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Psychological Care: Why and How

Differences in Care “The treatment of injured workers is quite a departure from traditional psychological care. In a psychological practice, patient’s are self-referred, referred by family or friends, referred by their insurance carrier or referred other professionals. The patients seek care for phobias, mood disorders, addictions, problems with intimacy and a range of conflicts and …

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“Timing Can Be Everything”

  The Timing of Intervention There is a slowing of the recovery process near the time of settlement. Patients express confusion about this sudden slowing of the process but quite often, they are unwittingly part of its creation. Many patients have a very distant relationship with their attorneys. And most have a severely eroded or …

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Who Should Be Treated?

Before the patient is treated: If formal psychological diagnostic exam reveals that a psychological disorder exists that has resulted from injury or been exacerbated by injury, then the following series of decisions must be made: a. Is the patient sufficiently motivated for change; interested in being treated? b. Is the patient intellectually capable of understanding …

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Psychological Risks from Transitional Duty Work

Most injured workers are in an environment where there are not true light duty positions. These positions are (often reluctantly …
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Fear of Failure

Failure: Not all of those who fail to return to work are unmotivated or manipulative. So why do not the majority of the return …
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The Pre-Surg Patient

Pre-surg: Patients are often silent because they are overwhelmed by the fear of the impending procedure, do not know how …
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