39. Chronic Pain with Dr. Adrianne Sloan

Do You Have Chronic Pain, Care About Someone With Chronic Pain, Or Treat Chronic Pain In Clinical Practice?

Wondering Why Psychology Is An Important Part Of Pain Management?

Want To Learn How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Treat Chronic Pain?

Join Us For An Interview With Pain Psychologist Dr. Adrianne Sloan!

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Chronic Pain is a complex condition, which can can be hard to treat medically and can often have a profound impact on emotions, thoughts, and quality of life. In this episode, we discuss psychological aspects of chronic pain with Dr. Adrianne Sloan, a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of cognitive pain in her clinical practice. Dr. Sloan shares with us some ideas and research about how chronic pain develops, and how it can affect people psychologically. She then shares some important ideas from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach to pain management.

Dr. Adrianne Sloan is a Health Psychologist and licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado. She earned her doctorate at Texas Tech University. She works primarily with chronic illnesses. She spent a number of years working with cancer, and now works with Veterans with chronic pain and ALS, as well as in a primary care setting. 

Resources: 

Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach (Treatments That Work)

Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness