Most health care clinicians and psychologists lack a foundational understanding of the role of psychology in the experience and treatment of pain. This book provides those key foundations, as well as a comprehensive overview of evidence-based psychological treatments for chronic pain.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach that includes cognitive–behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and chronic pain self-management, Darnall describes the value and applications of various evidence-based treatments and techniques applied within the context of patients with medical pain conditions and psychosocial comorbidities. She includes compelling case studies, clinical tips, and resources for clinicians and patients alike.
This book is recommended for all health care clinicians.