Aug 2, 2018
We welcome back, to Pain Reframed, Dr. Beth Darnall, who is a pain psychologist, clinical scientist, and Clinical Professor at Stanford University. Beth has such a passion and commitment to making a difference in the management of persistent pain as well as reducing the opioid epidemic.
In episode 28 with Beth, we discussed the fact that we tend to ignore the pain psychology of patients. Today, we’re continuing that discussion and getting also into the topic of pain catastrophizing and what to do about it.
Beth has a focus on pain catastrophizing as well as treating some of the key issues that prevent patients from succeeding with other pain treatments. Clinically, Beth provides psychological services to patients with catastrophic burn, spinal cord injury or amputation. Her desire to specialize in the management of chronic pain was inspired by her clinical experiences and by her own personal experience with chronic pain.