The continuing evolution of biopsychosocial interventions for chronic pain

Day, MELISSA A., Thorn, Beverly E. and Burns, John W. (2012) The continuing evolution of biopsychosocial interventions for chronic pain. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26 2: 114-129. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.26.2.114

Author Day, MELISSA A.
Thorn, Beverly E.
Burns, John W.
Title The continuing evolution of biopsychosocial interventions for chronic pain
Journal name Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-8391
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1891/0889-8391.26.2.114
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 114
End page 129
Total pages 16
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Language eng
Abstract In the last several decades, great strides have been made in the treatment of persistent painful conditions. The scope of treatment has shifted from purely biomedical, including approaches built upon cognitive, behavioral, and social psychological principles. This article reports and discusses several key paradigm shifts that fueled this revolutionary change in the management of chronic pain. The progressive development of theoretical metamodels and treatment conceptualizations is presented. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely accepted biopsychosocial treatment for chronic pain and is founded upon a rich theoretical tradition. The CBT rationale, and empirical evidence to support its efficacy, is presented. The emergence and promise of mindfulness-based and acceptance-based interventions is also discussed. The article concludes with the assertion that future treatment outcome research should focus on understanding the treatment-specific and common factors associated with efficacy.
Keyword Biopsychosocial
Chronic pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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