Cancer psychologist Andrew Kneier has devoted his career to helping patients master the many challenges and dilemmas that come with a cancer diagnosis. From his work with thousands of people in therapy sessions and cancer support groups, Dr. Kneier has distilled the most common questions and concerns into ten free-standing essays that will help you work through whichever issues are most relevant to you, including:
• Family Matters
• Cancer as a Gift?
• Learning from Your Emotions
• Five Existential Dilemmas
• Mastering Anxiety
• Cancer and Your Life Story
Dr. Kneier has developed innovative ways of thinking and coping that have helped his clients and their families come to terms with personal issues and face them head-on. Whether you’re gathering the courage to communicate honestly with your significant other or children or having trouble determining what your prognosis actually means for you, Dr. Kneier will guide you through the questions and answers that have helped thousands of others who have also navigated this challenging journey.
About the Author
ANDREW KNEIER, PhD, was the only clinical psychologist on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1990 through 2006, and has met with more than 7,500 patients one-on-one. As the coordinator of the UCSF Psychosocial Oncology Program, he developed support services and related research. Today, Dr. Kneier is in private practice through affiliation with the Sierra Nevada Comprehensive Cancer Center. He lives with his wife in Grass Valley, California.
“Dr. Kneier has written a compassionate, wise, and accessible book about living with cancer. He lets those who are on that journey illuminate your way.”
—David Spiegel, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of Living Beyond Limits
“In this beautifully written book, Dr. Kneier calls out the inherent emotional suffering that often intrudes, disrupts, and persists for many diagnosed with and treated for cancer. I will definitely recommend this to all of my patients.”
—Laura Esserman, MD, Surgical Oncologist, UCSF Medical Center