"Both seasoned clinicians and novices will benefit significantly from reading and making use of the information contained in this succinct, yet practical volume. John Otis clearly guides the reader with sufficient detail on how to implement CBT in order to achieve optimal results with this difficult population. His wealth of knowledge and clinical experience permeate the text. I highly recommend this volume."--Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D., John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Research, University of Washington
"Dr. Otis has compiled a practical evidence-based book rooted in theory with a wealth of therapeutic interventions on the self-management of chronic pain. It is easy to read and understand and includes important educational material and helpful forms to offer guidance in the management of pain. It is printed in engaging fashion and packed with treatments that really work. This book is a highly recommended for both those who suffer from chronic pain and for their healthcare providers."--Robert N. Jamison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
"A significant challenge to the field of pain management is the limited access to empirically-validated psychological services. This manual by Dr. John Otis provides a step-by-step guide that addresses each of the key components of adaptive pain coping and provides numerous creative and easy to use tools to support skill practice and learning. Dr. Otis is to be commended for this important contribution."--Robert D. Kerns, Ph.D., National Program Director, VA Central Office; Chief, Psychology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology, Yale University
About the Author
John Otis is Director, Pain Management Psychology Services, V.A. Boston Healthcare System. His is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine.