What is the benefit of psychotherapy provided as part of a multidisciplinary team?
Pain is best conceptualized and treated using the biopsychosocial model of care. Multiple life domains are influenced by emotional functioning and psychosocial factors. Thus psychotherapy as part of a multidisciplinary team targets an important aspect in treating a complex condition. Psychotherapy can potentially alter the pain experience and response to treatment. It also addresses factors that influence patient engagement and burnout among health professionals. The information obtained from treatment can help inform health care through the consideration of each patient’s unique risk and protective factors in managing pain effectively.