This book fills a major gap in the practice literature for healthcare professionals engaged in providing psychosocial care for their patients suffering from chronic pain or illness. Up to now there has been little published material on evidence-based medicine in this field. Roy's book at last provides empirically derived support and understanding of psychosocial problems and explores the efficacy of the interventions available for patient care. A boon for clinical psychologists.
Evidence-Based Approach and Psychosocial Practice.- Psychosocial Problems and the Chronic Pain Sufferer.- Family Therapy and Couple Therapy.- Abuse, Chronic Pain and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.- Interpersonal Psychotherapy.- Grief Therapy.- Brief Therapies.- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.- Group Therapy.- Multidisciplinary Approach and Chronic Pain.- Epilogue.
From the reviews:
"Ranjan Roy's Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain: In Search of Evidence is a book that's largely about these correlates of pain and the psychosocial methods used to treat them. ... Readers who take a broad approach to pain will find plenty here to inform their thinking and clinical activities. ... Clinicians should use the best available evidence in developing treatment programs for specific individual patients. ... If we follow his advice, our patients will benefit." (Alan G. Glaros, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (31), August, 2009)
Über den Autor
Ranjan Roy is Professor of Social Work and Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is also a Consultant (Scientific) in the Department of Anesthesia, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Science and Humanities, and is renowned as a researcher and lecturer on the biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain.
Chapter 1: Evidence Based Approach and Psychosocial Practice.- Chapter 2: Psychosocial Problems and the Chronic Pain Sufferer: A Social Dislocation Perspective.- Chapter 3: Family Therapy (Part 1) and Couple Therapy (Part 2).- Chapter 4: Abuse, Chronic Pain and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.- Chapter 5: Interpersonal Psychotherapy.- Chapter 6: Grief Therapy.- Chapter 7: Brief Therapies.- Chapter 8: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy.- Chapter 9: Group Therapy.- Chapter 10: Multidisciplinary Approach and Chronic Pain.- Chapter 11: Epilogue.