Adaptation of a psycho-oncology intervention for black breast cancer survivors: Project care

Suzanne C. Lechner, Nicole Ennis-Whitehead, Belinda Ryan Robertson, Debra W. Annane, Sara Vargas, Charles S. Carver, Michael H. Antoni

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Black women are traditionally underserved in all aspects of cancer care. This disparity is particularly evident in the area of psychosocial interventions where there are few programs designed to specifically meet the needs of Black breast cancer survivors. Cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention (CBSM) has been shown to facilitate adjustment to cancer. Recently, this intervention model has been adapted for Black women who have recently completed treatment for breast cancer. We outline the components of the CBSM intervention, the steps we took to adapt the intervention to meet the needs of Black women (Project CARE) and discuss the preliminary findings regarding acceptability and retention of participants in this novel study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-312
Number of pages27
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013



  • content
  • dimensions of diversity
  • health psychology
  • multiculturalism
  • race/ethnicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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