CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being A Skills Training Manual Integrating DBT, ACT, Behavioral Activation and Motivational Interviewing

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2014-06-03
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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The first clinical manual of evidence-based CBT skills for managing psychological issues associated with chronic pain, drawn from current approaches such as DBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing.

  • The first skills training manual in the field of chronic pain and mental health disorders to provide an integrated session-by-session outline that is customizable for clinicians
  • Adaptive and evidence-based - integrates skill sets from DBT, ACT, Behavioral Activation, and Motivational Interviewing to address the unique needs of individual chronic pain sufferers
  • Clinicians can import the approach into their work, selecting the most appropriate skills and sessions, or create an entire therapeutic program with the manual as its foundation
  • Includes invaluable measurement and tracking tools for clinicians required to report outcomes

Author Biography

Mark R. Carlson is Founder, President, CEO, and co-owner of Mental Health Systems (MHS), Minnesota. He is also Vice-President of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA) and a Department Chair in Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities. He served as the Clinical Director of multiple clinics before leaving to found MHS.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

1 Introduction to Comorbid Mental Health and Chronic Pain 1

2 Treatment Organization, Outline, and Structure of the Program 6

3 Clinical Manual for TAG Program 15

Biological Section 15

Goal setting and motivation 15

Functioning and loss 21

Sleep 26

Emergence and patterns 29

Adherence to treatment protocols 33

Complexity 38

Working with your team 41

Psychological Section 46

Orientation to change 46

Readiness to change 50

Depression 54

Anxiety 59

First step toward change 64

Anger management 69

Attending to distress 73

Meaning and pain 79

Stress management 83

Defense mechanisms and coping styles 87

Stigma 91

Chemical abuse 96

Lifespan issues 101

Managing fl are-ups 104

Social Section 108

Managing confl ict 108

The 3 Is 112

Problem-solving 116

Nurturing support systems 120

Social roles in relationships 124

Intimacy 129

Styles of interacting 132

4 Handouts and Homework 136

Master Skills Sheet 223

Appendix – Safety Contract 230

References 231

Index 234

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