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Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support & Skills | South Central MIRECC

ACCESS manual


These materials are products of the ACCESS research study. The study examined the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention to address physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients.

  • Six active treatment sessions.
  • Sessions 3-6 is flexible, allowing the flexibility to spend more than one session on focused skills.
  • Follow-up booster telephone sessions are used to help solidify changes over time.
  • Length of the active treatment and boosters is 16 weeks.
  • Published 2015


Developed By

Jeffrey A. Cully, PhD, Melinda A. Stanley, PhD, Michael R. Kauth, PhD, Aanand Naik, MD, and Mark E. Kunik, MD, MPH.

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Please note that the health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Facilities Locator & Directory. This page may contain links that will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

Last updated: December 17, 2020