The best treatment for chronic pain isn’t found in a doctor’s office or pharmacy-it’s in the therapist’s office. Written by a mental health professional and a physician with over fifty years combined experience, this skills manual will teach you how to treat pain without pills and with confidence, using cutting-edge assessments, insights and interventions.
Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, is a Diplomate with the Academy for Cognitive Therapy and is a practicing cognitive-behavioral therapist. She has maintained a private practice since 1990 and has worked in primary care settings, free clinics, and medication-assisted treatment programs. Martha is a Red Cross disaster mental health manager and has been on many national disaster deployments where she provides support to traumatized people. She is also involved with the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces to develop programs to support military and veteran families.
She has provided trainings in the United States and internationally on topics such as evidence-based treatments for trauma, DSM-5®, compassion fatigue, and behavioral treatment of chronic pain. A prolific writer, Martha has published over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Psychotherapy Networker and Family Therapy Magazine. Martha is the co-author (with John Ludgate) of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook (PESI, 2014) and (with Don Teater) Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope (PESI, 2017).
Financial: Martha Teater maintains a private practice and receives compensation as a consultant. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Martha Teater is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.
Don Teater, MD, MPH, is a family physician who has worked in western North Carolina since 1988. Dr. Teater works with people who have addiction and mental health disorders and is a national expert in the areas of pain, addiction, and opioids. He has several years’ experience working with the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control, the National Safety Council, and many other state and federal agencies and community organizations focusing on the opioid epidemic. Dr. Teater is a published author and co-authored the book Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People for Hurt to Hope (PESI, 2017) with Martha Teater.
Financial: Don Teater is the owner of Teater Health Solutions. He has an employment relationship with Meridian Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Teater receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Don Teater has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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