8. Psychological Intervention

  1. Luigi Grassi2,3 and
  2. Michelle Riba4,5
  1. Maggie Watson

Published Online: 30 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941101.ch8

Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective

Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective

How to Cite

Watson, M. (2012) Psychological Intervention, in Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective (eds L. Grassi and M. Riba), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941101.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biomedical and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy

  2. 3

    Clinical & Emergency Psychiatry Unit, Department of Mental Health & Drug Abuse, Ferrara, Italy

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

  4. 5

    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, MI, USA

Author Information

  1. Psychology Research Group, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital, Research Department of Clinical, Health and Educational Psychology, University College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974322

Online ISBN: 9781119941101



  • psychological intervention;
  • psychological and emotional needs of cancer patients, best met;
  • ‘intervention’ according to level of skill, professionals with patients;
  • psychological support, UK NICE four-tier stepped care model;
  • NICE model, patient needs and variation, and skills required;
  • adults, and psychological intervention efficacy;
  • IPOS, online lectures on psychotherapies with cancer patients;
  • clinical trials, using stringent criteria of CONSORT guidelines;
  • psychiatric versus psychological models


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Major issues

  • Conclusions and summary

  • Clinical case

  • Acknowledgements

  • Suggested further reading

  • References