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ERIC Number: ED420000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 26
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Familiarizing Students with the Empirically Supported Treatment Approaches for Psychophysiological Disorders and Chronic Pain.
Wilkins, Victoria; Chambliss, Catherine
In training counseling students, it is increasingly important to acquaint them with the clinical research literature exploring the efficacy of particular treatments. This review of empirically supported treatments (EST's) concerning psychophysiological disorders and chronic pain is intended to facilitate the educational process. EST's, or evidence-based treatments, are based on studies recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA). To qualify for inclusion in the EST listing, research must have shown that the treatment leads to a reduction or remission of the disorder or problem at a rate higher than occurs with the passage of time or that it outperforms an alternative active treatment. Knowledge that a treatment has been shown to be efficacious should affect decisions about how one practices psychotherapy. The use of treatment guidelines and EST's in managed care psychotherapy is presented. The paper further discusses advances in chronic pain assessment and treatment as well as treatment comparisons; lists diagnostically relevant outcome measures; presents summaries of research on EST's for psychophysiological disorders and psychological treatment approaches for irritable bowel syndrome; and describes treatments and outcome measures for migraines and tension headaches. Other disorders are discussed briefly. A list of empirically supported treatments is appended. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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