Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide
Chronic and persistent pain syndromes are as much behavioral andpsychological problems as physical or medical problems. Mentalhealth professionals involved in pain management must have athorough knowledge of the latest pain management techniques inorder to select the best methods and strategies for helping eachpatient cope with pain. Pain Management Psychotherapy is the mostup-to-date comprehensive guide available for the psychologicaltreatment of chronic pain. It addresses the behavioral, emotional,sensory-physiological, cognitive, and interpersonal aspects of painproblems and provides accessible technical knowledge that enablespractitioners to alleviate unnecessary pain and suffering. Based onsound research and theory and written by two leading practitioners,this book introduces a short-term therapy model for treatingchronic pain that integrates clinical techniques drawn fromcognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, behavior therapy, anddesensitization therapies. This remarkably thorough volume:
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The Medical Necessity of Psychotherapy
PART ONE PAIN ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING
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