Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Bruce N. Eimer, Arthur Freeman
     
 

Chronic and persistent pain syndromes are as much behavioral and psychological problems as physical or medical problems. Mental health professionals involved in pain management must have a thorough knowledge of the latest pain management techniques in order to select the best methods and strategies for helping each patient cope with pain. Pain Management

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Chronic and persistent pain syndromes are as much behavioral and psychological problems as physical or medical problems. Mental health professionals involved in pain management must have a thorough knowledge of the latest pain management techniques in order to select the best methods and strategies for helping each patient cope with pain. Pain Management Psychotherapy is the most up-to-date comprehensive guide available for the psychological treatment of chronic pain. It addresses the behavioral, emotional, sensory-physiological, cognitive, and interpersonal aspects of pain problems and provides accessible technical knowledge that enables practitioners to alleviate unnecessary pain and suffering. Based on sound research and theory and written by two leading practitioners, this book introduces a short-term therapy model for treating chronic pain that integrates clinical techniques drawn from cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, behavior therapy, and desensitization therapies. This remarkably thorough volume:

  • Supplies step-by-step treatment methods from initial consultation through termination of pain treatment
  • Describes brief, solution-oriented pain treatment strategies that work in a managed care environment
  • Features assessment and outcome measurement instruments, checklists, worksheets, and clinical scripts
  • Demonstrates the latest therapeutic techniques, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, therapeutic imagery, relaxation training, and self-hypnosis
  • Includes pain inventories, questionnaires, and other assessment tools
This book is an indispensable guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health professionals who need fast, reliable methods for promoting pain relief. It is also an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in these and other disciplines, and a valuable reference for insurers, physicians, and managed care providers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471157083
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/23/1998
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Medical Necessity of Psychotherapy for PainManagement.

PAIN ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING.

Assessment through Structured Interviews, Checklists, and PainRating Scales.

Assessing Disability, Pain Beliefs, Coping, andMaladjustment.

Treatment Planning.

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL PAIN MANAGEMENT.

A Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Pain and Suffering.

Implementing Cognitive Therapy for Pain Management.

Reprocessing Pain Beliefs and Stressful Experiences.

Behavior Therapy for Pain Management.

HYPNO-BEHAVIORAL PAIN MANAGEMENT.

Hypno-Behavioral Pain Management Psychotherapy Strategies.

Inducing Hypnosis and Assessing Hypnotic Ability andResponsiveness.

Using the Hypnotic Ability and Response Profile (HARP)Strategically.

Epilogue.

Appendices.

References.

Indexes

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