Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach...offers in a single volume the most comprehensive and in-depth view of the field currently available. Drs. Flor and Turk share their collective kwledge and professional insights accumulated over three decades of extraordinary contributions to the field...The first section of the volume provides an up-to-date and highly digestible review of the foundational principles of the multidimensional experience of chronic pain and is followed by two sections on clinical assessment and treatment, concluding with a glimpse at future invations in pain care. These later sections are simply extraordinary in integrating theory, science, and practical information that will be equally useful to vice and experienced clinicians, investigators, and policy makers. - From the Foreword by Robert D. Kerns, PhD This book integrates current psychological understanding with biomedical kwledge about chronic pain. With an emphasis on psychological factors associated with chronic pain states, this volume includes recommendations for a structured assessment plan. Using detailed treatment protocols and case examples, the authors aim to guide clinicians in developing effective individualized treatments for their chronic pain patients. The accompanying online ancillary content includes 65 appendices of sample documents and worksheets featuring detailed assessment methods and treatment protocols for use by health care professionals. Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach is essential reading for: Clinicians who treat chronic pain patients Clinical psychologists Students studying medicine, psychology, psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine Social workers Nurses Clinical investigators All those interested in the treatment of chronic pain
Herta Flor, PhD, studied psychology at the Universities of Wurzburg, Tubingen, and Yale, and obtained her PhD at the University of Tubingen. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in behavior therapy. Since 2000 she has served as Scientific Director of the Department of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the Central Institute of Mental Health and as a full professor at the University of Heidelberg. She has made important discoveries in the field of pain and phantom phenomena, including the cortical processing of pain-related information in humans. Her research focuses on the interaction of brain and behavior, in particular the question of how behavior and experience influence neural processes and how neural processes alter behavior and experience. 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, & Effectiveness (C-PRIME) at the University of Washington. A charter member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and a founding member of the American Pain Society, Dr. Turk is a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Turk is currently Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain, Co-Chair of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, & Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), and Co-Director of the Executive Committee for the Analgesic Clinical Trials Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, & Networks (ACTTION) initiative.