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Mastering Chronic Pain : A Professional's Guide to Behavioral Treatment
Robert N. Jamison
Professional Resource Press / Softcover / 1996-07-01 / 1568870183
Mind & Body / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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192 pages
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Mastering Chronic Pain (Professional Guide) (8.5" X 11" with flexible binding) describes a structured, time-limited, and group-based pain program built on the principles of cognitive/behavioral therapy and rehabilitation. Includes many forms, illustrations, questionnaires, checklists, and letters which may be copied for use with your patients.


"A succinct, clearly written and comprehensive introduction to pain and pain management from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. It should prove to be a valuable addition to the libraries of physicians, psychologists and other health care professionals who work with or are studying to work with chronic non-specific pain. The scope of details re underlying concepts and working tools is impressive and they are well presented."
-Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle

"An excellent guide to the multidisciplinary management of chronic pain. It should be especially useful for those who are in the process of setting up a practice in this area. It provides practical advice on key issues such as patient selection, selecting treatment alternatives, and monitoring progress. It also includes a number of forms and sample reports. Finally, it provides helpful hints on handling problem patients. I would recommend this book to anyone who is considering starting a pain management program."
-Francis J. Keefe, PhD, Director, Pain Management Program, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham



Pain Categories / Psychogenic Versus Organic Pain / Models for Treating Chronic Pain / Unimodal Treatment Approaches

Rationale for a Group-Based Program / Goals of the Program / Roles of a Multidisciplinary Team / Program Structure / Forms, Instruments, and Reports / Sample Patient Contract

Medical Assessment of Chronic Pain /Psychological Assessment / Usefulness of Psychometric Measures / Types of Psychometric Measure (Pain Intensity Scales, Mood and Personality Measures, Beliefs and Coping Scales, Functional Capacity Measures, Behavioral Analysis, Summary) / Semistructured Interview / Treatment Plan and Patient Contract / Patient Exclusion Criteria / Forms, Instruments, and Reports ( Medical Evaluation Form, McGill Pain Questionnaire - Short Form, Comprehensive Pain Questionnaire, Sample Preapproval Request Letter, Sample Lien Agreement, Sample Initial Psychological Report)

Group Therapy (Group Size and Meeting Room, Leadership Style, Group Format) / Family Therapy / Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy (Principles Influencing Behavior, Objectives of Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy) / Contingency Management ( Give Homework Assignments, Provide Examples of Proper Behavior, Help to Create a Daily Routine, Recruit Support, Encourage Recreational and Social Activities,Identify Resources, Monitor Progress, Structured Follow-Up) / Patient Rating System / Compliance and Follow-Up / Forms, Instruments, and Report (Sample Discharge Summary)

Patient Education: An Overview / Relaxation Training (Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Autogenic Relaxation, Imagery) / Exercise (Stretching, Cardiovascular Exercise, Weight Training) / Role of Medication (Definition of Terms, Categories of Medication, Monitoring of Medications) / Stress and Pain Management / Sleep Disturbances / Comfort Measures / Assertiveness Training / Depression, Pain, and Positive Thinking (Negative Thinking, Depressio) / Problem Solving / Weight Management and Nutrition / Vocational Rehabilitation / Special Topics (Sexual Issue, Memory and Concentration, Humor and Pain, How to be "Smart" About Pain, Dealing With the Medical System,Social Support) / Relapse Prevention / Forms, Instruments, and Reports (Sample Exercise Record, Sample Opioid Therapy Contract, Sample Medication Record, Side Effects Checklist, Sample Sleep Diary, Sample SOLVE-Problems Worksheet, Sample Daily Food Diary, Vocational Issues Questionnaire)

What Is Program Evaluation? / When Programs Don't Work / Marketing Issues (Analysis of Services, Assessment of the Competition, Delineation of Objectives, Development of a Strategy) / Forms, Instruments, and Reports (Sample Program Evaluation Report, Sample Helpfulness Questionnaire)



Commonly Used Nonprescription Analgesics / Commonly Used Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) / Commonly Used Opioid Analgesics / Commonly Used Antidepressants / Commonly Used Minor Tranquilizers and Muscle Relaxants / Commonly Prescribed Anticonvulsant Medications


About the Author:

Robert N. Jamison, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who directs a structured pain management program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is an associate professor of Anesthesia and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has 16 years experience working with persons who experience chronic pain. Dr. Jamison has written 120 articles, chapters, and abstracts in the area of behavioral medicine and chronic pain. He is active in many national and international organizations including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society, and the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Jamison serves on the Executive Board of the New England Pain Association and has been a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Contact the author at: [email protected]


Learning to Master Your Chronic Pain (Patient Handbook with Patient CD) (6" X 9") is written in simple language and contains information, forms, and exercises to help patients understand the phenomenon of chronic pain and learn new ways to control it. It includes a CD-ROM with relaxation exercises; timed stretching exercises with animated illustrations plus voice-over and background sounds; interactive quizes;learning exercises; a pain journal; progress reports for monitoring pain, mood, medication use, and activity level progress; and much, much more. [Note: The CD-ROM can be used with both Windows and Macintosh computers. Minimum requirements: 4 MB available RAM, sound card and speakers, color monitor, 9MB available hard disk space.]

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