This book begins by presenting an overview of §research into the social implications, emotional §distress and coping related to disfigurement. The §establishment and evaluation of a prototype §disfigurement support unit is detailed in three §studies, all conducted in the context of ''real §world'' clinical practice. A survey of burn injured §individuals investigates to what extent there is a §need for a psychological service. This is followed §by an examination of the clinical concerns presented §by individual adults referred to the unit. A §cognitive behavioural intervention is then described §and evaluated, highlighting significant improvement §in psychological functioning. Quantitative as well §as qualitative methods are employed and §illustrations with quotes from users bring the §subject matter to life. Issues related to uptake of §psychological help, the active ingredient in therapy §and areas in need of future research are discussed.