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Published: 14 March 2008

128 Pages

ISBN: 9780195342901

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Coping with Breast Cancer

A Couples-Focused Group Intervention, Therapist Guide

Sharon L. Manne and Jamie S. Ostroff

Treatments That Work

This couples-focused group program aims to improve a couple's functioning as a "team" and provides a supportive environment for couples facing breast cancer-related issues. Over the course of six sessions, couples learn support and communication skills, as well as techniques to manage stress and enhance intimacy. Modeling by group leaders and other couples facilitates skill acquisition. With continued use, the skills learned in group can have long-term benefits for couples.


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