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Managing Chronic Pain A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach

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ISBN-10: 0195329163

ISBN-13: 9780195329162

Edition: 2008 (Guide (Instructor's))

Authors: John D. Otis

List price: $49.95
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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 contribute to their experience of pain. Cognitive-behavioral 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 behaviors that can serve to maintain and exacerbate the experience of chronic pain. Managing Chronic Pain, Therapist Guide distills many of these empirically validated techniques into one convenient volume that no clinician can do without. 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 CBT program can be used for the successful management of chronic pain, helping patients regain control of their lives.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550

Introductory Information for Therapists
The Pain Evaluation
Session 1: Education on Chronic Pain
Session 2: Theories of Pain and Diaphragmatic Breathing
Session 3: Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Visual Imagery
Session 4: Automatic Thoughts and Pain
Session 5: Cognitive Restructuring
Session 6: Stress Management
Session 7: Time-Based Pacing
Session 8: Pleasant Activity Scheduling
Session 9: Anger Management
Session 10: Sleep Hygiene
Session 11: Relapse Prevention and Flare-up Planning
Pain Interview
Goal Setting Worksheets
About the Author