Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain

In Search of Evidence

Authors: Roy, Ranjan

  • Yet another Springer first – the first book to systematically explore the effectiveness of interventions offered to chronic pain sufferers in an evidence-based framework
  • Comes on to the market at a time when demand for evidence-based analysis is increasing
  • Oxford University, a leader in evidence-based medicine, now has a master’s program in evidence-based social work, the only one of its kind
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Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain

In Search of Evidence

Ranjan Roy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Although much of medical practice is research driven, the same cannot be said about the psychosocial interventions for chronic pain and illness. Psychological therapy for pain is dominated by cognitive-behavior therapy, which is demonstrably effective in a significant proportion of chronic pain sufferers. There is a clear need to broaden the base of psychosocial therapies for treating this hugely suffering population. Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain goes a long way to correct the situation by examining the empirical bases of patient problems as well as offering evidence-supported approaches to their management. Ranjan Roy’s introductory chapters explain how effectiveness is measured in psychosocial practice, and these concepts are clearly applied in compelling case examples, including:

  • Family and couple therapy for longstanding pain issues.
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy in a case of abuse and chronic pain.
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy for identity issues following a hysterectomy.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for "immobilizing" pain.
  • Grief therapy following catastrophic loss.
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to complex chronic pain.

Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain brings a useful framework of ideas to all health and mental health professionals working with chronic pain patients, including psychologists, social workers, physicians, and nurses. The book’s evidence-based orientation also makes it a valid text for specialized graduate courses on pain management.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

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)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Epilogue

    Roy, Ranjan

    Pages 1-3

  • Evidence-Based Approach and Psychosocial Practice

    Roy, Ranjan

    Pages 1-18

  • Psychosocial Problems and the Chronic Pain Sufferer

    Roy, Ranjan

    Pages 19-30

  • Family Therapy and Couple Therapy

    Roy, Ranjan

    Pages 31-52

  • Abuse, Chronic Pain and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    Roy, Ranjan

    Pages 53-69

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2616-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain
Book Subtitle
In Search of Evidence
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76296-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76296-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76295-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2616-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 177
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