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Psychotherapy Casebook

In for the Long Haul

Dean Schuyler, MD

Published: June 15, 2007

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

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Volume: 9

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