Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that is the most widely used evidence based practice for improving mental health. CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation. It is designed to treat a variation of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress, chronic pain, delayed recovery, etc.. Many payers today are acknowledging this evidence based practice to aid in an injured worker’s recovery and/or return to work.
Ensuring claimant understands cognitions and behaviors can affect pain experiences.
Exercises and techniques used that decrease tension, reduce distress, and divert attention from pain experiences.
Claimants are taught problem solving methods to enable them to deal with pain experiences independently as they occur.
EZ’s custom program has all the steps in place to help prevent your injured worker from relapsing on opioids. For more information on our intensive, unique program, talk with a EZ representative.