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Spirituality and Chronic Pain: The positives and the pitfalls

February 5, 2014 - 12:00pm PST, 3:00pm EST
Recorded in February, 2014


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Dr. Amy Wachholtz walks us through current research that shows how spirituality of various types works as a coping mechanism to support healthier living with chronic pain.

 At the end of this lecture, attendees will:

  1. understand the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of pain
  2. be able to identify common forms of religious and spiritual coping with pain and who is most likely to benefit from use 
  3. be able to separate positive and negative forms of religious and spiritual coping with pain
  4. understand how positive and negative forms of religious/spiritual coping affect pain levels

Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, ABPP, FACHP

Dr. Amy B. Wachholtz is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School, and the Health Psychologist on the Psychosomatic Medicine Consult Service at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In the research and clinical realms her interests involve the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of health and illness. Her current research interests focus on 1) bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of chronic pain disorders and 2) the complexities of treating of co-morbid pain and opioid addiction in both acute pain and chronic pain situations.  


This event is co-sponsored by CIRPD, Pain BC and The Canadian Pain Coalition.

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