The Utah Psychological Association
Psychological Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain
Caroline Kelley, Psy.D. & Davis VanderVeen, Ph.D.
Presentation: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
3.0 CE Hours
Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans. These people face a myriad of challenges as they try to reduce pain, cope with pain, and maximize quality of life. This presentation will provide information on psychological approaches to the treatment of chronic pain, and how psychologists can be part of a treatment team to optimize patient and client functioning.
By attending this educational event, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the bio-psycho-social model of chronic pain
- Understand aspects of psychological assessment unique to chronic pain
- Improve knowledge of evidence-based treatments for chronic pain and opioid tapering
Caroline Kelley, Psy.D. and Davis VanderVeen, Ph.D. are licensed psychologists at University of Utah Health’s Pain Management Center. They work as part of an interdisciplinary team (anesthesiologists, physical therapists, pain psychologists, and nurses) to provide care for patients with chronic pain. They provide a range of services, including psychological assessment, pre-surgical assessment, supporting opioid tapers, and individual and group therapies. Their focus is to help patients learn and implement strategies for better managing chronic pain and to more effectively cope with chronic pain.
Dr. Kelley Psy.D. earned her Psy.D. at Xavier University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care Administration in New Orleans, LA, and her postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Dr. Kelley also specializes in the intersection of pain and sleep disturbance.
Dr. VanderVeen earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He completed his predoctoral internship at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, and completed one year of post-doctoral training in Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. VanderVeen also provides treatment for patients with complex medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis, neurocognitive disorders, and others.
UPA WILL HONOR THE MEMBER RATE IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION, BUT YOU MUST CALL TERESA BRUCE AT 801-410-0337 TO REGISTER VIA PHONE.
Non-members or Other Professional Organization:
Student members: $0
Non-member students: $22
How to register:
Online: visit www.utpsych.org
Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
Mail check to
Utah Psychological Association
5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM
Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.
Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance
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