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Psychotherapy Casebook: In for the Long Haul

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9:230-231
10.4088/PCC.v09n0309

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My interest in helping cancer patients adjust to their illness began in 2000, when I started a 3-year collaboration with an oncologist. 1 I saw about 1200 of his outpatients, while making clinic rounds with him 1 morning a week for 3 years.2 This experience led to the design of a research study of the value of brief (6-session) cognitive therapy to aid in adjustment to cancer.3‚Äč