The costs of occupational stress in absences, ill-health related retirement, litigation and lost productivity are increasing. The fact that health care work is inherently more stressful than many other occupations makes it vital that the problem of occupational stress among health professionals is addressed. This book goes beyond simply defining the problem by providing individual treatment interventions. In three parts, the book covers:
· an overview of stress in the occupational context
· the standard CBT approach to assessment, formulation and treatment
· a new schema focused approach to treating occupational stress
The schema focused approach presented here provides powerful tools for treating a range of work related problems, for which standard CBT approaches are ineffective. Case studies are presented throughout the book to illustrate the therapeutic approaches described.