Over one-third of Americans report chronic pain of one type or another. The causes of chronic pain are multi-faceted, and often do not involve identifiable tissue damage. Opioid therapy for chronic pain has a high risk for opioid dependency, addiction, and possible death. CBT is a proven alternative intervention. This article describes a 10-session CBT program for the treatment of chronic pain.
- Describe the presentation and assessment of chronic pain.
- Utilize a 10-session CBT program for the treatment of chronic pain.
Thorn, B. E. (2018). Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 44, 25–32.