Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Workbook

Paperback | September 15, 2007

byJohn D. Otis

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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. Sufferers' inability toengage 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. The CBT treatment engages patients in an active coping process aimed at changing maladaptivethoughts and behaviors that can serve to maintain and exacerbate the experience of chronic pain. Overcoming Chronic Pain, Therapist Guide instills all of these empirically validated treatments into one comprehensive, convenient volume that no clinician can do without. By presenting the basic,proven-effective CBT methods used in each treatment, such as stress management, sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy and cognitive restructuring, this guide can be used to treat all chronic pain conditions with success.

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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. Sufferers' inability toengage in these everyday activities may cont...

John Otis is Director, Pain Management Psychology Services, VA Boston Healthcare System. His is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.31 × 10.71 × 0.2 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Both seasoned clinicians and novices will benefit significantly from reading and making use of the information contained in this succinct, yet practical volume. John Otis clearly guides the reader with sufficient detail on how to implement CBT in order to achieve optimal results with this difficult population. His wealth of knowledge and clinical experience permeate the text. I highly recommend this volume."--Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D., John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Research, University of Washington "Dr. Otis has compiled a practical evidence-based book rooted in theory with a wealth of therapeutic interventions on the self-management of chronic pain. It is easy to read and understand and includes important educational material and helpful forms to offer guidance in the management of pain. It is printed in engaging fashion and packed with treatments that really work. This book is a highly recommended for both those who suffer from chronic pain and for their healthcare providers."--Robert N. Jamison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston "A significant challenge to the field of pain management is the limited access to empirically-validated psychological services. This manual by Dr. John Otis provides a step-by-step guide that addresses each of the key components of adaptive pain coping and provides numerous creative and easy to use tools to support skill practice and learning. Dr. Otis is to be commended for this important contribution."--Robert D. Kerns, Ph.D., National Program Director, VA Central Office; Chief, Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology, Yale University