Chronic Pain and Opioid Management: Strategies for Integrated Treatment (Paperback)
Many patients seeking treatment for chronic pain are also managing opioid medications. This book presents an integrated healthcare team approach for helping patients manage opioid use in a structured, safe, and supportive environment while also exploring all of the factors that impact the patients' pain experience. Practitioners across healthcare disciplines will learn to better understand their patients, improve rapport and engagement, and implement behavioral treatment strategies that help patients live their best lives.
About the Author
Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD, is a recognized authority and international speaker on optimizing behavioral treatments for chronic pain. She is the lead manual author, master trainer, and subject-matter expert for the Department of Veterans Affairs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain treatment. In her long-term role as Clinical Director of Tampa VA's inpatient Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, Dr. Murphy provided clinical oversight for participants during opioid tapering. She is Associate Professor at the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine, co-investigator on numerous funded research trials, and serves on the editorial board of Pain Medicine. She lives in Tampa, Florida. Visit Jennifer.MurphyPhD.com. Samantha Rafie, PhD, is a leader in developing and providing behavioral pain treatment in primary care to tertiary-level programs, including functional restoration, opioid tapering, medication-assisted treatment, and detoxification. Dr. Rafie is faculty at the University of California San Diego's Health Department of Psychiatry and San Diego VA Healthcare System, authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and trained interdisciplinary teams and future health care professionals in providing psychologically informed pain care. Nationally, she is one of a small number of psychologists fellowship trained in chronic pain management. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit SamanthaRafiePhD.com, MindOverPain.org, and follow @ChronicPain_Doc on Twitter.