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Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain
An Evidence-Based Guide

ISBN 9780815370833
Published May 29, 2019 by Routledge
626 Pages

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Book Description

Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive review of interventions for chronic pain grounded in biopsychosocial frameworks.

Each chapter gives readers the opportunity to solidify their knowledge of major approaches to chronic pain in an accessible format. Reflecting national efforts to reduce prescriptions for pain medications and increase access to interdisciplinary treatment approaches, the book also considers a wide range of person-level variables such as age, cultural factors, and comorbid mental health conditions.

In this book, mental health and allied health professionals will find the tools they need to understand the real-world delivery of chronic pain treatments in a wide variety of settings.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Andrea Maikovich-Fong, PhD, ABPP

2. Assessment of Chronic Pain Patients

Adrianne Sloan, PhD

3. Historical Context: Psychological Mislabeling and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Model

Howard Pikoff, PhD

4. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Chronic Pain

Emily Cox-Martin, PhD

Lisa H. Trahan, PhD

Diane M. Novy, PhD

5. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Chronic Pain

Darcy E. Burgers, PhD

Emily F. Muther, PhD

6. Group Interventions for Chronic Pain

Amanda L. Bye, PsyD

Melannie D. Nienaber, LCSW

7. Brief Treatment Approaches for Addressing Chronic Pain in Primary Care Settings

Don McGeary, PhD, ABPP

Hunter Hansen, PsyD

8. Pharmacological Treatment Approaches: Strengths, Risks, and the Role for Interdisciplinary Care

Catherine G. Derington, PharmD

David K. Choi, PharmD

Katy E. Trinkley, PharmD

9. Chronic Back Pain

Emily J. Ross, M.A.

Jeffrey E. Cassisi, PhD

Kenneth R. Lofland, PhD

10. Cancer-Related Pain

Jinsoon Lee, PsyD

Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS-PsyPharm, ABPP, FACHP

Beverly S. Shieh, PsyD

Michael Tees, MD, MPH

11. Chronic GI Disorders

Melissa Hunt, PhD, ACT

12. Fibromyalgia and Related Conditions

Jessica Payne-Murphy, PhD

Stephanie Parazak Eberle, MA

Colleen Conry, MD

Abbie O. Beacham, PhD

13. Chronic Headache Pain

RuthAnn R. Lester, PsyD

Eleanor S. Brammer, RN, MSN, FNP

Allison Gray, MD

14.: Rheumatoid Arthritic Pain

Natasha S. DePesa, PhD

Chelsea Wiener, MS

Jeffrey E. Cassisi, PhD

15. Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes

Dean A. Tripp, PhD

Valentina Mihajlovic, BSc

J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC

16. Orofacial Pain

John E. Schmidt, PhD

James M. Hawkins, DDS, MS

17. Treating Chronic Pain in Personality-Disordered Patients

Jessica Ketterer, PhD

18. Co-Occurring Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Pain

Jennifer M. Caspari, PhD

19. Co-Occurring PTSD and Chronic Pain

John D. Otis, PhD

Christina Hardway, PhD

20. Psychological Treatment of Chronic Pain in Pediatric Populations

Jody Thomas, PhD

Anya Griffin, PhD

21. Psychiatric Treatment Approaches for Pediatric Pain

Ian Kodish, MD, PhD

22. Psychological and Psychiatric Treatment of Chronic Pain in Geriatric Populations

Luis Richter, PsyD, ABPP

Shruti Shah, PhD

Stephanie Wheeler, MD, MPH

23. Pain and Culture: Differences in Experience and Treatment, Challenges of Measurement and Some Recommendations

Nuwan Jayawickreme, PhD

Eva Pugliese

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Andrea Kohn Maikovich-Fong, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist with significant experience working with chronic pain populations.


"The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain must be part of the collection of any psychologist or other behavioral health professional who is working with patients experiencing chronic pain. Graduate students, clinicians, and educators will find this book to be the perfect starting place for learning about the biopsychosocial theories and approaches for assessing and treating a variety of pain conditions across settings and populations. Chapters provide an ideal balance between concise, contemporary, and practical reviews of the existing literature and guidance about how to provide evidence-based care.Jeffrey L. Goodie, PhD, ABPP, board-certified clinical health psychologist and president, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology (2019-2020)

"The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain is an excellent introduction to the field of pain psychology. It provides concise, current overviews of biopsychosocial approaches to pain assessment and treatment. The emphasis on evidence-based cognitive behavioral and mindfulness interventions for a wide range of pain conditions and comorbid problems will be invaluable to clinicians new to the field. Novice and seasoned clinicians alike will benefit from the discussions of emerging and timely topics in pain psychology such as primary care integration, telehealth, and opioid risk reduction strategies. I highly recommend this book to behavioral health clinicians who want to improve their skills in working with patients with chronic pain."—Anne C. Dobmeyer, PhD, ABPP, past president, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology

"This book details the evolution and current status of psychological applications in the management of chronic pain. It is evident that this topic in is well within the scope of Dr Maikovich-Fong’s clinical expertise. This work is thoroughly researched, organized, and presented in a way that will benefit a wide range of readers. Experienced psychologists will benefit from reviewing the recent updates in treatment while those readers interested in learning more about involvement will find this an excellent reference. It is with work such as this that our profession will continue to benefit from continued research, understanding, and application."—James D. Meyer, PsyD, ABPP, retired consultant, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic