Course Description

While pain is not all in your brain, we do know from research that depression and other mental health issues can be directly related to chronic pain suffering.

Dr. Ingrid Fedoroff walks us through some of the important ways that pain and psychology are connected and provides some valuable tools that can help you manage your pain.

You will learn about:

  • The role of psychology in pain
  • Cognitive behavioral strategies that can help manage pain 

Clinical Psychologist, Complex Pain Centre, St. Paul's Hospital

Ingrid Fedoroff, PhD, R.Psych.

Ingrid Fedoroff is currently a clinical psychologist at the Complex Pain Centre at St. Paul's Hospital. She also holds the position of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. She obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry UBC. Her specialties include psychological aspects of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, mood and anxiety disorders. She is actively involved in teaching and clinical supervision of psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Psychological Factors in Pain

    • Pre-Survey

    • Psychological Factors in Pain

    • Evaluation Survey

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    FreeOut-Thinking Pain: How the Mind Can Control Pain

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  • Free

    FreeThinking (Hard) about Pain: Psychological Challenges and Recovery in Chronic Pain

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