I need to see EDU vs CBT vs ACT compared.
For a doctoral level PhD/PsyD with relevant training in pain and medical psychology you're looking at total cost to the organization of at least $120-150K on the cheap (salary, benefits, employer taxes, CME, vacation, sick leave, retirement). Master's/LCSW about half. You can try to scale with psych RN or other para-professionals, but they can't bill independently so it reduces MD productivity. In my state, Medicaid won't pay for addiction counseling services in a medical office setting unless specifically designated by the state to be an addiction services provider (costly, regulatory redundant, and a waste of staff resources).drusso, what does a full time pain psychologist cost these days?
In going through the article, the MBSR treatment sounds a lot like what we do in counseling patients in the office. Is a qualified MBSR trainer absolutely necessary?