12. The Counselling Psychologist Working in a Pain Context

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Natalie Hession

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch12

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Hession, N. (2010) The Counselling Psychologist Working in a Pain Context, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • counselling psychologist - working in a pain context;
  • pain, most common reason for individuals - to enter health care settings;
  • pain, classified as ‘acute’ or ‘chronic’ - acute pain usually has a sudden onset, associated with tissue damage or painful stimuli;
  • psychologists and medics alike - aware of complexity of difficulties, individuals experience;
  • biopsychosocial model of chronic pain;
  • behavioral methods - for chronic pain and illness;
  • cognitive-behavioural model of chronic pain;
  • mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) - adapted from Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn;
  • different models - to conceptualizing pain;
  • role of educator, counselling psychologist - preventing or reducing some of these relationship ruptures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Development of Pain Perspectives

  • Mindfulness

  • Challenges and Issues

  • Differences in Conceptualising Pain

  • Therapeutic Context

  • Confidentiality

  • Autonomy and Informed Consent

  • Medical Complications

  • Summary

  • Note

  • References