Counseling Women with Breast Cancer by Merle A. Keitel
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Counseling Women with Breast Cancer
By Merle A. Keitel

Counseling Women with Breast Cancer

A Guide for Professionals

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Counseling Women with Breast Cancer by Merle A. Keitel

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'There are several interesting case studies, and the book is a very useful guide for those starting out in this field as well as helpful revision material for more experienced counsellors' - National Association of Cancer Counsellors This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761908340
ISBN-10: 076190834X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Merle A. Keitel

Merle A. Keitel is currently Professor and Director of Training of the APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education in New York City. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of individual counseling and psychotherapy and counseling theory and process. Dr. Keitel takes pride in the accomplishments of the many doctoral students she has mentored over the past 30 years at Fordham University. She is the co-author with Mary Kopala of Counseling Women with Breast Cancer (Sage, 2000) and the co-editor of the first edition of the Handbook of Counseling Women (Sage, 2003). She has written numerous book chapters and articles on topics related to women's issues and health psychology such as cancer, infertility and miscarriage, PCOS, and eating disorders. Dr. Keitel presents on these topics regularly at national professional conferences. She has been awarded the James C. Hansen Humanitarian award from the University of Buffalo, the Katherine J. Scanlon Award for "extraordinary contribution to Fordham University and to the field of Psychology", and was represented in the Oral History of Feminist Psychologists (Division 35, American Psychological Association). Mary Kopala is Professor Emerita at The Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and her Master's of Education in Counselor Education in 1980 also from Penn State. During her teaching career which spanned nearly 25 years, she taught master's students in rehabilitation and school counseling, and doctoral students in counseling and school psychology. She has worked as a clinician in private practice and at Georgia State University counseling center. Previous to receiving her Ph.D., she worked with college students at Temple University's career counseling center, with college and high school students at Drexel University in Special Programs and Upward Bound, with international college students at Penn State, and as a counselor in Penn State's freshmen orientation program. She coauthored and coedited professional articles, chapters, and books, and she presented at numerous state, regional, and national conferences. She also served in various administrative capacities, most recently as Executive Officer in Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center. Since retiring, she has continued to contribute to the profession as a reviewer of articles, book proposals, and health psychology student papers.

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