Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients

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Springer Publishing Company, Oct 7, 2003 - Medical - 392 pages
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This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach.

The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.


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Behavioral Interventions
Cognitive Interventions
Psychosocial Stressors to Address
Preparing for the End of Therapy and Beyond
Appendix A

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Carrie Winterowd, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Counseling in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University. She has been working with chronic pain patients in her private practice for the past 10 years. Dr. Winterowd received her PhD in Counseling Psychology at The University of Kansas in 1993. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed psychologist (Health Service Psychologist) in the state of Oklahoma and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). Much of her current research is focused in the area of health psychology. She is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP), the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the American Pain Society (APS).

A native of Rhode Island, Aaron Beck had an early interest in psychology. After graduating from Brown University, he embarked on a career in medicine at Yale University with the intention of specializing in psychiatry. Dissatisfied with classical psychoanalysis, he turned to modified psychoanalytic approaches and was particularly influenced by ego psychology advanced by Rapaport. Ego psychology directed his interest in cognition, and over time Beck abandoned the psychoanalytic framework and formulated his own cognitive theory-behavior therapy for patients with depression and other psychiatric disorders. He developed numerous measurement scales, including the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Self-Concept Test, which are widely used as diagnostic and research tools in the field. Beck continues to teach, consult, and write about the use of cognitive therapy in treating emotional disorders and other problems.

Daniel M. Gruener, MD, completed his psychiatric training at Jefferson Medical College in 1991 and served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry during his last year of training. Dr. Gruener is board-certified in both Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. He has been on the volunteer teaching faculty of Jefferson Medical College since 1992. Dr. Gruener has divided his time, both academically and clinically, between the fields of Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. He has been active in both clinical and administrative work in Psychiatry and has served as President of the Medical Staff of Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as two years as the Medical Director of Inpatient Services. Dr. Gruener has spent time doing research, teaching, clinical practice and writing related to Pain Medicine and Psychiatry. He has lectured at numerous conferences, continuing medical education programs and similar venues across the United States and remains a highly requested lecturer. Active in many causes related to Pain Medicine, he currently serves as President of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, a branch of the American Pain Society, and edited, "A Guidebook for Managing Pain in the Hospital, "with the society. Active in clinical practice, Dr. Gruener was named one of the "Top Docs" for 2002 in "Philadelphia Magazine. " He is President of the Northeast Neuroscience Institute, a medical education company devoted to the advancement of research and education in both Psychiatry and Pain Medicine. He continues to serve a patient population via a private group practice in Abington, Pennsylvania.

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