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The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit

Illustration of person leaning over in pain, with pain points highlighted
May 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr., Cypress Lounge Conference room

Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain.

Nothing grabs our attention like physical pain. For some of us such pain can be debilitating,sometimes consuming our lives. Pain psychologist and scientist Beth Darnall, PhD,  believes that to effectively scale pain treatment, efforts must involve improved pain education for patients and healthcare providers alike, and improved access to evidence-based low-cost behavioral pain treatment.

In this informative workshop Dr. Darnall will:

  1. Discuss the critical role of psychology in the experience of pain
  2. Identify 2 psychological risk factors for chronic pain
  3. Discuss how to reduce pain and its impacts using low cost and low risk evidence-based psychological strategies

About the Speaker:

Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and  Pain Medicine at Stanford University, and is faculty in the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab. She is a pain psychologist and scientist. She co-leads NIH research on psychological treatment for pain. She is author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit © 2016 and Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ©2014.  Beth blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.


Register online for this workshop. BeWell Berry available for eligible employees.

Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics. Eligible dependents may also attend.

Event Sponsor: 
Faculty Staff Help Center; Stanford WorkLife Office
Event Type: 
Event Categories: 
Connection & Community, WorkLife, Wellness, Faculty Staff Help Center, Benefits & Rewards, Health
Event Audience: 
Faculty, Staff, Retiree