PAIN MANAGEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
A Practical Guide
Bruce N. Eimer & Arthur Freeman
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe and be able to apply an integrated psychotherapeutic approach to pain management
• Describe conceptualization, cognitive-behavioral, and hypno-behavioral treatment modalities
• Review the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, sensory-physiological, and interpersonal aspects of pain problems
• Help alleviate unnecessary pain and suffering with proven treatment methods and strategies
• Assess and measure outcome
• Develop checklists, worksheets, and clinical scripts
Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in private practice in Philadelphia. He is a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Pain Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain, and a Certified and Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has published seventeen books and forty papers and chapters. He is coauthor of COGNITIVE THERAPY OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR and co-editor of the COMPREHENSIVE CASEBOOK OF COGNITIVE THERAPY. Dr. Freeman holds diplomates in clinical and behavioral psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Chronic and persistent pain syndromes are as much behavioral and psychological problems as physical or medical problems. Mental health professionals involved in pain management must have a thorough knowledge of the latest pain management techniques in order to select the best methods and strategies for helping each patient cope with pain.
Pain Management Psychotherapy is the most up-to-date comprehensive guide available for the psychological treatment of chronic pain. It addresses the behavioral, emotional, sensory-physiological, cognitive, and interpersonal aspects of pain problems and provides accessible technical knowledge that enables practitioners to alleviate unnecessary pain and suffering. Based on sound research and theory and written by two leading practitioners, this book introduces a short-term therapy model for treating chronic pain that integrates clinical techniques drawn from cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, behavior therapy, and desensitization therapies. This remarkably thorough volume: Supplies step-by-step treatment methods from initial consultation through termination of pain treatment; Describes brief, solution-oriented pain treatment strategies that work in a managed care environment; Features assessment and outcome measurement instruments, checklists, worksheets, and clinical scripts; Demonstrates the latest therapeutic techniques, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, therapeutic imagery, relaxation training, and self-hypnosis; Includes pain inventories, questionnaires, and other assessment tools.
A remarkable, comprehensive, and practical guide for pain management therapy. Everything you wanted to know about the cognitive-behavioral treatment of people with severe pain problems is exceptionally well presented in this book. --Albert Ellis, PhD, President Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Author, A Guide to Rational Living
Pain Management Psychotherapy makes a strong contribution to the clinical literature. It provides a clear overview of the management of persistent pain and offers insight into the psychological and interpersonal nightmare experienced by pain patients. This important work will help therapists better understand and treat chronic debilitating pain.-- Richard S. Weiner, PhD, Executive Director America 0n Academy of Pain Management
An exceptional handbook. Clinicians will emerge knowing how to mitigate the suffering of people in pain. -- Arnold A. Lazarus, PhD, ABPP Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus Rutgers University Author, Brief But Comprehensive Psychotherapy
]A definitive and comprehensive text for assessing and treating patients suffering acute, subacute, or chronic pain. I heartily endorse and recommend this text to students and practitioners alike. --C. David Tollison, PhD Editor, The Handbook of Pain Management
Pain Management Psychotherapy has the best psychological techniques for the care of the chronic pain patient, which includes cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, and hypnosis therapy. This book should be in the library of every clinician who treats chronic pain. -- Dabney M. Ewin, MD, FACS. Diplomate, American Board of Surgery Diplomate, American Board of Medical Hypnosis