PSY 361 Week 4 Content Question Board Behavioral and Cognitive Methods for Treating Pain
Behavioral and Cognitive Methods for Treating Pain. This is a Content Question Board. Please view the instructions for interacting with this type of discussion forum here.
Writing the Content Question Answer and Providing a Response:
Content Question Answer Posting: The focus of this Content Question Discussion Board activity will be on pain treatment strategies.
You will be posting on the approach to pain management that is listed below with the first letter of your last name. In your discussion, assess how psychological methods might be effectively employed to assist patients to manage and cope with pain. Be sure to distinguish how you might utilize your strategy differently with patients across the lifespan.
Last Names beginning with:
A through C: Operant Approach (techniques to extinguish pain behavior and reinforce well behavior)
D through F: Fear Reduction (reducing fear of pain to minimize behaviors that worsen function)
G through J: Relaxation and Biofeedback (techniques to reduce stress)
K through N: Cognitive – active coping (distraction, non-pain imagery, and/or pain redefinition to modify the
O through Q: Cognitive – pain acceptance (cognitive strategies to promote pain acceptance and improve
R through T: Hypnosis, Stimulation Therapies, and/or Animal-assisted
U through Z: Interpersonal Therapy (talk therapy to promote insight into the pain experience)
Your original post should be a minimum of 300 words.
You must include a minimum of one scholarly or peer- reviewed reference published within the last five years to support your work. All references should be cited in APA format as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.