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"...a comprehensive, substantive, and readable presentation of psychological treatment interventions with pain patients. Extensive references are provided throughout...any clinician who deals with pain will find it relevant for undergraduate and graduate students, it is a basic text." --Nicholas E. Stratas, MD (private practice), Readings
"Despite our best efforts to understand its causes and cures, pain continues to challenge, even frustrate both patient and practitioner. The biopsychosocial complexity of pain requires consideration and care from disciplines ranging from surgery to counseling. Practitioners all along this multidisciplinary spectrum will be helped by this handbook, whether they seek technical instruction, theoretical background, or guidance in consultation." --Rowland G. Hazard, M.D., Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont; Director of Rehabilitation Services, Spine Institute of New England
"This is a marvelous book. It provides excellent descriptions and evaluations of the psychological approaches to pain management. First-rate practitioner-researchers examine all the major approaches to pain management, including psychodynamic therapy, relaxation therapy, hypnosis, group therapy, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. The chapters on controlling pain in children and in the elderly are particularly valuable. So are the chapters on strategies for the prevention of chronic pain and occupational rehabilitation. This book is clearly 'a practitioner's handbook,' and practitioners will be grateful to have so much valuable information at hand in a single volume. The editors have provided a sensible sequence of chapters that follow logically and helpfully. The book is well-written throughout. The reader who peruses it will find valuable, interesting information on almost every page." --Ronald Melzack, Ph.D., McGill University
"This text will be an invaluable resource for anyone who treats patients in pain. Its comprehensive inclusion of practical approaches to the psychological issues in pain will keep this handbook from collecting dust on any shelf."
"The most comprehensive book on psychological issues and their management in pain. It is very apparent that the experts are talking here. This handbook is full of practical, well-defined therapeutic recommendations that can be incorporated directly into the practice of pain management. The inclusion of special topics such as pain in children and the elderly, motivating patient change, prevention of chronic pain dysfunction, occupational injuries and outcome research will make this book an essential resource for years to come." --Margaret A. Caudill, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, author of Managing Pain Before it Manages You
"This well-referenced book is 'must reading' for psychologists and counselors who work with patients with pain. Filled with practical guidelines and case examples, it presents clearly the major types of psychological interventions as they apply to different populations with pain. It is refreshing and illuminating to read how experts in pain management apply their scientific knowledge to deal with the common day-to-day problems presented by this difficult patient population. This text will benefit both beginners and seasoned veterans in the field of pain management." --Stanley L. Chapman, Ph.D., Center for Pain Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine