Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients

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Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients

SKU# 9780826145956

Author: Carrie Winterowd PhD, Aaron T. Beck MD, Daniel Gruener MD


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This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach.

The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 07, 2003
  • Page Count 392
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826145956
  • EISBN 9780826145963

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Overview of Pain, Assessment, And Treatment Considerations
  1. Theories of Pain and Treatment Approaches to Pain Management
  2. The Cognitive Conceptualization of Pain
  3. The Usual Course and Structure of Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patients
  4. Pain Assessment

  5. Part II: Behavioral Interventions
  6. Monitoring Pain and Activity Levels and Activity Scheduling
  7. Relaxation Training and Distraction Techniques

  8. Part III: Cognitive Interventions
  9. Identifying Automatic Thoughts About Pain
  10. Evaluating Automatic Thoughts About Pain
  11. Modifying Automatic Thoughts About Pain and Implementing Problem-Solving Strategies
  12. Eliciting and Modifying Imagery
  13. Identifying Beliefs About Pain
  14. Evaluating and Modifying Beliefs about Pain

  15. Part IV: Psychosocial Stressors To Address
  16. Managing Medical Care
  17. Family, Friends, and Lifestyle Issues
  18. Occupational, Financial, and Legal Difficulties

  19. Part V: Assertiveness
  20. Assertiveness Training

  21. Part VI: Pain Pharmacotherapy
  22. Pharmacotherapy for Chronic Pain Patients

  23. Part VII: Preparing for the End of Therapy and Beyond
  24. Preparing for Termination and Relapse Prevention

  25. Appendix: Patient’s Report of Therapy Session