Andrea Kohn Maikovich-Fong, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist with significant experience working with chronic pain populations.
The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain must be part of the collection of any psychologist or other behavioral health professional who is working with patients experiencing chronic pain. Graduate students, clinicians, and educators will find this book to be the perfect starting place for learning about the biopsychosocial theories and approaches for assessing and treating a variety of pain conditions across settings and populations. Chapters provide an ideal balance between concise, contemporary, and practical reviews of the existing literature and guidance about how to provide evidence-based care.-Jeffrey L. Goodie, PhD, ABPP, board-certified clinical health psychologist and president, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology (2019-2020) The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain is an excellent introduction to the field of pain psychology. It provides concise, current overviews of biopsychosocial approaches to pain assessment and treatment. The emphasis on evidence-based cognitive behavioral and mindfulness interventions for a wide range of pain conditions and comorbid problems will be invaluable to clinicians new to the field. Novice and seasoned clinicians alike will benefit from the discussions of emerging and timely topics in pain psychology such as primary care integration, telehealth, and opioid risk reduction strategies. I highly recommend this book to behavioral health clinicians who want to improve their skills in working with patients with chronic pain. -Anne C. Dobmeyer, PhD, ABPP, past president, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology This book details the evolution and current status of psychological applications in the management of chronic pain. It is evident that this topic in is well within the scope of Dr Maikovich-Fong's clinical expertise. This work is thoroughly researched, organized, and presented in a way that will benefit a wide range of readers. Experienced psychologists will benefit from reviewing the recent updates in treatment while those readers interested in learning more about involvement will find this an excellent reference. It is with work such as this that our profession will continue to benefit from continued research, understanding, and application. -James D. Meyer, PsyD, ABPP, retired consultant, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic