CBT for Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents

Paperback | May 2, 2012

byTonya M. Palermo

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Chronic pain is a significant health problem for many children and adolescents and is often challenging for healthcare professionals to treat. Estimated to affect approximately 15% to 30% of children, chronic and recurrent pain occurs most commonly in the pediatric population without clearlyidentifiable underlying physical etiology, such as pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, or complex regional pain syndrome. Chronic or recurrent pain may also be associated with ongoing underlying medical conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, Crohn'sdisease, or sickle cell disease. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents provides a practical guide for implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and their families coping with the consequences of persisting pain. The book is divided into three sections. The first sectionpresents a brief history, theoretical foundations, and background concerning the development of CBT interventions for children with chronic pain conditions and summarizes research results on the efficacy of CBT. Chapters in the second section cover assessment and evaluation approaches, patienteducation, and how to structure and sequence CBT interventions with children and families. The last section of the book describes in detail each cognitive-behavioral intervention, including relaxation and cognitive skills and interventions directed at parents, sleep problems, physical activity, andschool functioning. Extensive suggested dialogue and detailed instructions and handouts are included in the text and accompanying appendices to provide user-friendly therapist training materials for successful application of clinical techniques to children and families. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyfor Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents is an essential, evidence-based resource for pediatric and child clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals (social workers, child psychiatrists) who work with children in pain.

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Chronic pain is a significant health problem for many children and adolescents and is often challenging for healthcare professionals to treat. Estimated to affect approximately 15% to 30% of children, chronic and recurrent pain occurs most commonly in the pediatric population without clearlyidentifiable underlying physical etiology, su...

Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D., is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Washington. She is the 2012 President of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199763976

ISBN - 13:9780199763979

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents1. The problem of chronic pain in children and adolescents2. A brief history: development of CBT in pediatric pain management3. The evidence base for cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric chronic painPart II: Assessment, education, and treatment planning4. Assessment and evaluation5. Education and treatment planningPart III: Interventions6. Relaxation, imagery, and biofeedback training7. Parental intervention strategies8. Cognitive skills training9. School interventions10. Sleep interventions11. Lifestyle and physical activity interventions12. Conclusions and future directionsAppendices1. Pain diary2. Educational resources for parents3. Basic abdominal breathing instructions.4. Progressive muscle relaxation script for younger children (under 10 years)5. Progressive muscle relaxation script for older children (ages 10 and above)6. Pleasant place imagery7. Muscle relaxation with imagery script8. Relaxation practice tips9. Relaxation practice log and diary10. Parent management guidelines11. Point system contract and tracking calendar12. Privilege system contract13. Tips for parents to establish an effective reward system14. Tips for establishing good communication habits15. Positive coping self statements worksheet16. Thought record17. Thought-stopping instructions18. Thought continuum exercise19. School letter sample20. Sleep diary21. Tips for improving your sleep22. Stimulus control instructions23. Instructions for activity pacing24. Pleasant activities chartReferencesIndex