Managing Chronic Pain : A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

Managing Chronic Pain : A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

Description

Chronic pain has a multitude of causes, many of which are not well understood or effectively treated by medical therapies. Individuals with chronic pain often report that pain interferes with their ability to engage in occupational, social, or recreational activities. Their inability to engage in these everyday activities may contribute to increased isolation, negative mood, and physical deconditioning, which in turn can exacerbate their experience of pain.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven effective at managing various chronic pain conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain and tension/migraine headache. CBT engages patients in an active coping process aimed at changing maladaptive thoughts and behaviours that can serve to maintain and exacerbate the experience of chronic pain. This Therapist Guide distils many of these empirically validated techniques into one convenient volume. Each session
presents the basic methods of a technique, such as stress management, sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy, and cognitive restructuring.

Designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding Workbook, this Therapist Guide offers a complete treatment program. It provides session outlines, sample dialogues, and homework assignments for each technique, as well as addresses assessment and relapse. This program can be used for the successful management of chronic pain, helping patients regain control of their lives.


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Details

Author(s)
John D. Otis
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
179 x 253 x 12mm | 243g
Publication date
01 Nov 2007
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
14 line illustrations
ISBN10
0195329163
ISBN13
9780195329162
Bestsellers rank
165,344