We had the privilege of speaking to Rachel Zoffness, PhD. In this episode we discuss what may be behind the lack of pain psychologists in practice, trying to dent biomedical beliefs, and Rachel's book and work with teens in pain.
Check out Rachel's website at zoffness.com
Here awesome book - The Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook For Teens can be found here
Here is Rachel's bio:
Rachel Zoffness PhD is a pain psychologist, medical consultant, science writer and educator specializing in chronic pain and medical illness. She is the author of The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, a guide to pain management for youth, parents and health providers.
Dr. Zoffness serves on the board of the American Association of Pain Psychology (AAPP) and founded AAPP’s Pediatric Division. She is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF School of Medicine where she teaches pain neuroscience education to medical residents and interns. She also provides lectures and trainings on pain, serves as a consultant to hospitals and health professionals, and consults on the development of pain education programs worldwide.
Dr. Zoffness was trained at Brown, Columbia, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, the NYU Child Study Center, Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's Hospital, and the Mindful Center. She collaborates with UCSF's Pediatric Brain Center and Pain and Palliative Care Clinic; Stanford’s Pediatric Pain Management Clinic; and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.