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Adolescent and young adult (AYA-between ages 15 and 39) cancer patients face unique psychosocial challenges due to their developmental stage and complex health problems. Research indicates psychotherapy and group support can be beneficial to AYAs. Group therapy offers an opportunity for connection among peers who are enduring similar struggles while also utilizing effective therapeutic intervention. The current project describes a model for an AYA cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group. The model was informed by existing CBT literature and was successfully implemented. Future research may evaluate the efficacy of the proposed group structure and content for reducing distress in AYA cancer patients.
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Name: Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology
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A direct form of psychotherapy based on the interpretation of situations (cognitive structure of experiences) that determine how an individual feels and behaves. It is based on the premise that cognition, the process of acquiring knowledge and forming beliefs, is a primary determinant of mood and behavior. The therapy uses behavioral and verbal techniques to identify and correct negative thinking that is at the root of the aberrant behavior.
Contextually focused form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses MINDFULNESS and behavioral activation to increase patients' psychological flexibility in areas such as ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.
A specialty which deals with the interrelationship of physical, psychological, social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of cancer. Psycho-oncology examines the behavioral and psychosocial factors that may influence the course of the disease, cancer risk, prevention, and detection.
Preliminary cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone/endocrine therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, etc.) that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.
The use of art as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of neurological, mental, or behavioral disorders.
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