Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

MIRECC / CoE

Menu
Menu

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge
 

MIRECC/CoE VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment

MIRECC/CoE Educational Products

National Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Centers

MIRECC Educational Products

Detail for
ACCESS Manual for Managing Physical and Emotional Issues of Chronic Illness Clinician Manual

Return to Educational Products Menu

Product Information:

Name: ACCESS Manual for Managing Physical and Emotional Issues of Chronic Illness Clinician Manual
Description: This therapist guide and patient workbook are products of the Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support and Skills (ACCESS) research study examining the effectiveness and implementation of a psychosocial intervention to address the physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients. ACCESS involves six active treatment sessions (weekly meetings of 45-60 minutes for session 1, and 30-45 minutes for sessions 2-6). Content in sessions 3-6 is flexible, allowing the flexibility to spend more than one session on focused skills, as needed. Follow-up booster sessions (10-to15-minute phone calls) are used to help solidify changes over time. The length of the total treatment (active treatment and boosters) is 16 weeks. Developed by Jeffrey A. Cully, PhD; Melinda A. Stanley, PhD; Michael R. Kauth, PhD; Aanand Naik, MD; & Mark E. Kunik, MD; Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX.
VISN 16: South Central VA MIRECC

Contact to order product: South Central MIRECC Education Core
Phone:
E-mail: VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov
Product URL: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16/docs/ACCESS_Clinician_Manual.pdf

Product Formats:

NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • PDF

Language Availability:

  • English

Target Audience:

  • Veterans
  • MH Clinicians

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Evidence-Based Treatments

Return to Top

Return to Educational Products Menu

Questions or issues please contact joe.huggins@va.gov.


This website is for educational purposes only.  If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the  VA Facilities Locator & Directory.

The VA has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Hotline; you can also visit their website for more information.

Contact the National MIRECC Education Group at mireccinfo@med.va.gov with questions about the MIRECC program.

Contact joe.huggins@va.gov with technical problems and errors on this web site.