Psychology and Pacifica Orthopedics
Dr. Jeffrey Bone is a licensed psychologist (PSY 20017). He is professionally trained in the use of psychological testing and psychotherapy techniques, which he integrates into a comprehensive program designed to bring measurable relief to his clients. He holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from Kenyon College. Dr. Bone earned his doctoral and masters degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. He has been involved in the mental health field since 1999.
Dr. Bone is a licensed psychologist with over 4 years of experience providing forensic psychological evaluations. He has developed an expertise in providing comprehensive and timely psychological reports for the California court system. Types of evaluations performed include:
- Workers’ Compensation Evaluations
- Personal Injury Evaluations
- Social Security/Disability Evaluations
- Pre-Surgical Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does Dr. Bone work with Chronic Pain?
Dr. Bone uses several different techniques to help people with chronic pain to recover their strength and sense of self, and improve the quality of their lives, in spite of the pain. Specific techniques to help people with chronic pain induce support, education, and skill building in areas such as relaxation, biofeedback, stress management, problem solving, goal setting, sleep hygiene, and assertiveness. Dr. Bone also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive approaches foster thoughts, emotions, and actions that are adaptive for managing a life with pain. Behavioral approaches help people plan their activities in ways that give them more control without increasing the pain.
How does Dr. Bone prepare patients for surgery?
Patients being considered for surgery develop many ideas about their injuries and about potential medical treatments. Some of these beliefs are realistic and appropriate—the patient may have a good idea of what is wrong and how to fix it. However, other beliefs and thoughts arise out of fear, desperation, uncertainty, and many months or years of demoralizing ineffective medical treatments. Preparing for surgery means identifying and altering such negative beliefs so you may avoid becoming your own worst enemy during the recovery and rehabilitation process.
The techniques Dr. Bone uses have at their core a set of cognitive behavioral interventions. These techniques teach the patient to recognize and modify a number of internal processes such as thoughts, emotions, and physiological sensations. Cognitive-behavioral interventions have a greater power in influencing the process of recovery from and rehabilitation after surgery.
Why should I have a Pre-Surgical Psychological Screening?
- PPS is a routine procedure for surgery candidates, like any other medical test.
PPS assists the surgeon in developing the most effective treatment plan for each patient.
- PPS involves an interview and psychological testing by a psychologist.
Pain and injury create many changes in a patient’s life, and these influence the effectiveness of the surgery.
- PPS will help determine if the patient is ready for surgery and what type of preparation may help improve the patient’s results.
- PPS allows the patient the opportunity to discuss any concerns about the surgery.
- PPS allows the patient to discuss emotional, marital, vocational, or other issues related to the pain or injury.
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