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Psychotherapy in Pain Management

New Perspectives and Treatment Approaches Based on a Brain Model

Author(s): Robert Moss

Book Description

Within the current opiate crisis, this book provides a timely, comprehensive guide for psychological treatment with chronic pain patients. It is written for academic and practicing psychological professionals, in addition to graduate students, neuroscientists, and neuropsychologists. It provides an explanation of neurophysiological pain processing based the Dimensional Systems Model (DSM), a theory of higher cortical functions. Novel views on the roles of the basal ganglia, cerebellum, and cingulate cortex are presented here, while the applied Clinical Biopsychological Model (CBM) is used to explain psychological treatment with chronic pain patients. Three new areas of treatment focus are discussed in this book, including specific approaches to deal with influential negative emotional memories, interpersonal relationship stressors, and loss-related depression, all of which have been shown to influence chronic pain disorders. Detailed information on how to do assessment, conceptualization, and treatment is also provided. In total, the book offers a unique viewpoint unavailable in any other source.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5511-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5511-9
Date of Publication: 01/09/2020
Pages / Size: 290 / A5
Price: £61.99


Bob Moss is a clinical neuropsychologist with North Mississippi Regional Pain Consultants. He has published 52 refereed articles in the areas of pain, psychotherapy, neuroscience, and neuropsychology, and is board-certified in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He has worked with an inpatient comprehensive pain program and spent over 20 years in private practice during which time he treated work injury patients with chronic pain. He served for five years as the founding editor-in-chief of AIMS Neuroscience and 10 years as the behavioral science section editor for the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice. He is currently the co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.