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Medical Pain Medicine

Pain Psychology for Clinicians

A Practical Guide for the Non-Psychologist Managing Patients with Chronic Pain

by (author) Leanne R. Cianfrini, Elizabeth J. Richardson & Daniel Doleys

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Pain Medicine
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
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Given the heightened focus on the opioid crisis and its intersection with adequate chronic pain management, there is an impetus to shift patient care toward self-management and comprehensive interdisciplinary modalities. However, despite the evidence base for efficacy, pain psychology remains largely relegated to the complementary and alternative medicine designations and medical providers struggle to search for trained pain psychologists in their community. This unique book makes core psychological techniques accessible to medical providers and allied health professionals who are on the front lines of routine communication with patients living with chronic pain. Practical suggestions and vignettes demonstrate how to briefly and effectively incorporate key concepts from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other orientations into any health care setting.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Leanne R. Cianfrini, PhD, is a registered psychologist with the CBI Health Group Abbotsford Pain and Medication Management Program in British Columbia, Canada.

Elizabeth J. Richardson, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama.

Daniel M. Doleys, PhD, is the Director of The Doleys Clinic/Pain and Rehabilitation Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.