Pain Assessment and Management: Multidisciplinary ApproachesCognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Pain Management for Older AdultsKerns, Robert D. PhD; Marcus, Kelly Stein PhD; Otis, JohnAuthor Information Chief, Psychology Service; VA Connecticut Healthcare System; West Haven, Connecticut; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology; Yale University; New Haven, Connecticut Attending Psychologist; Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology; Jefferson Medical College; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Research Psychologist; VA Connecticut Healthcare System; New Haven, Connecticut Preparation of this manuscript was supported by a Merit Review grant awarded from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the first author and a NARSAD grant awarded to the second author. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: March 2001 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 24-33 Buy Abstract This article addresses the utilization of cognitive-behavioral therapy with older adults. An overview of the cognitive-behavioral perspective on pain and pain management and a brief review of the empirical support for this treatment approach are presented. A review is given of the relevant empirical treatment literature utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy with samples of older adults, as is a review of the relevant developmental issues and suggestions for refinements to cognitive-behavioral therapy for older adults. Finally, suggestions for future research are made. Copyright © 2001 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.