We must recognise what people are worried about and what they are trying to achieve

The resources on this page can be used by practitioners working with people with long-term conditions.  You might even provide copies to your clients.

We also hold training sessions for practitioners to learn more about how to use some of these resources with their clients, as well as networking and information events for both people with long-term conditions and practitioners.


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Integrative Model of Adjustment to Chronic Conditions (IMACC)

The Integrative Model of Adjustment to Chronic Conditions (IMACC) can be used by practitioners to support people with long-term conditions who are experiencing adjustment problems. The model is based on biopsychosocial principles.

In the coming months we will be adding further information about how to use IMACC in clinical practice.  For now, practitioners who are interested in using IMACC with their clients can book onto one of our free workshops.  You can book onto our March workshop using the link in the “events” section on this page or you can contact us at info@meaningandpurpose.co.uk to find out about future workshops.


Our Publications

Kılınç, S., Campbell, C., Guy, A., & Van Wersch, A. (2018).  Epilepsy, identity, and the experience of the body  Epilepsy and Behavior. 8942-47.   
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.10.003

Kılınç, S., Van Wersch, A., Campbell, C., & Guy, A. (2017).  The experience of living with adult-onset epilepsy.  Epilepsy and Behavior, 73, 189-196.
Kılınç, S., & Campbell, C. (2009). “It shouldn’t be something that’s evil, it should be talked about”: A phenomenological approach to epilepsy and stigma. Seizure, 18(10), 665-671.
Kılınç, S., & Campbell, C. (2008).  The experience of discontinuing antiepileptic drug treatment: An exploratory investigation. Seizure, 17(6), 505-513.

Hammond, L., & Hirst-Winthrop, S. (2016).  Proposal of an Integrative Model of Adjustment to Chronic Conditions (IMACC): An understanding of the process of psychosocial adjustment to living with type 2 diabetes.  Journal of Health Psychology, 23(8),1063-1074.  DOI:10.1177/1359105316664131