Psychological Approaches to Pain Management

Third Edition
A Practitioner's Handbook

Edited by Dennis C. Turk and Robert J. Gatchel

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
July 3, 2018
ISBN 9781462528530
Price: $75.00 $63.75
634 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
July 3, 2018
Price: $75.00 $63.75
634 Pages
print + e-book
Hardcover + e-Book (PDF) ?
Price: $150.00 $82.50
634 Pages

This authoritative handbook—now significantly revised with more than 50% new material—has introduced thousands of practitioners and students to the state of the art in psychological interventions for managing pain. Leading experts review the most effective treatment approaches for enhancing patients' coping and self-efficacy and reducing pain-related disability, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, group therapy, and more. Strategies for integrating psychosocial and medical treatments for specific populations are described, with chapters on back pain, headache, cancer, and other prevalent chronic pain disorders. Attention is given to customizing intervention for individual patients, maximizing treatment adherence, and preventing overuse of opioids and other medications.

New to This Edition

“The field of pain management will need a stronger relationship with the biopsychosocial perspective if pain care is to improve. This book is foundational in strengthening such a relationship. The third edition embodies the wisdom of many respected clinicians and scholars who discuss psychological/behavioral aspects of pain and provide direct, evidence-based recommendations on both the 'what' and 'how' of clinical practice. Existing chapters have been updated and new chapters added on such cutting-edge topics as mobile health pain technologies, psychological resilience, and the management of comorbid substance use disorder. I highly recommend this handbook to students, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers. It continues to be a mainstay on my bookshelf.”

—David A. Williams, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology and Associate Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan

“Turk and Gatchel have assembled an all-star cast of distinguished clinician-scientists to review the theories, research, and applications that have generated the exciting contemporary field of pain psychology. The writing is clear and the story well told—there is something for everyone interested in pain. For psychology students, the entire volume is 'must' reading. For behavioral clinicians, each chapter provides very practical clinical instructions, illustrated with sample dialogues and helpful tables and figures, and updates the latest evidence supporting different therapies. There is also much here for pain medicine specialists, who should familiarize themselves with this book to help them work effectively with their behavioral team members. The chapter on enhancing motivation to change is particularly pertinent.”

—Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, Pain Medicine; Director for Pain Policy Research and Primary Care, Penn Pain Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

“This handbook continues to be the foremost reference for anyone interested in treating pain from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. The third edition profits from the wealth of new research that has facilitated mechanism-based psychological interventions for both acute and chronic pain. It covers established and novel pain management approaches and presents detailed treatment suggestions for prevalent pain syndromes. New and exciting approaches include methods to enhance resilience and interventions based on advanced technologies; the book also addresses the growing number of patients with comorbid psychological disorders. Combining scientific rigor with very clear instruction for clinical practice, this book meets the needs of clinicians, scientists, and students alike.”

—Herta Flor, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany

“This is the most comprehensive handbook detailing psychological approaches to pain management available today. Readers will appreciate the well-organized, integrated presentations of conceptual issues; the diversity of approaches; and the applications to treatment of various pain populations. The third edition is greatly enhanced with new additions addressing areas of increasing interest. This is a 'must-have' resource for clinicians and researchers in pain medicine. It is also an effective teaching tool for trainees in any pain-related discipline.”

—Akiko Okifuji, PhD, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah
About the Editors

Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research and Director of the Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, and Effectiveness at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of Pain and a past president of the American Pain Society. Dr. Turk's research focuses on assessment and treatment of patients with a range of chronic pain conditions, coping with and adaptation to chronic illness, clinical decision making, and clinical trial methodology. Widely published, Dr. Turk is the recipient of honors including the John C. Liebeskind Award for Career Contribution to Pain Research from the American Academy of Pain Management and the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award and the John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award, both from the American Pain Society.

Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Nancy P. and John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at The University of Texas at Arlington, where he is also Director of the Center of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses. In addition, he is Clinical Professor at the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Gatchel's research and clinical work have focused on the biopsychosocial approach to the etiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic stress and pain behavior; the comorbidity of physical and mental health disorders; and clinical health psychology. Widely published, Dr. Gatchel is the recipient of honors including the Senior Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health and the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.

Clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists; also of interest to nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals.
Serves as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses in health psychology, primary care psychology, hospital social work, behavioral medicine, and psychological intervention in healthcare.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

Second Edition, © 2002
ISBN: 9781572306424

First Edition, © 1996
ISBN: 9780898622928
New to this edition: