There are insufficient resources for youth with pain. The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens is ideal for children, tweens, teens and young adults, as well as therapists, physicians, nurses, PT/OTs, and parents. It's filled with child-friendly pain education, coping skills, and other pain management tools rooted in CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, biofeedback, and other evidence-based treatments for pain.
Consultation and edits provided by Lorimer Moseley PhD, Pain Scientist, and foreword by Elliot Krane MD, Stanford Pediatric Pain Clinic director. Because pain is biopsychosocial - triggered and maintained by biological, psychological and social factors - all of these domains must be targeted to effectively treat pain.
This book is for any clinician wanting an effective, easy-to-follow treatment protocol for chronic pain. It's for physicians hoping to learn more about nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. Perhaps most importantly, it's for youth and parents ready to take their power back. It IS possible to take your life back from pain!
*Note to parents: Any therapist can use this workbook, even if s/he isn't trained in pain.