Art credit to Diane Frankling Co-op Community Art Workshops

Resources for Psychotherapists and Patients from Dr. Tayer:

Dahl, J. (2006, May 3). Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain. New Harbinger Publications

Burch, V. & Penman, D. (2015, January 6). You Are Not Your Pain. Flatiron Books

Gardner-Nix, J. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2009, February 2). The Mindfulness Solution to Pain. New Harbinger Publications.

UCSD Center for Mindfulness web page which lists courses and offers free guided meditations

Chronic Pain Treatment Program and IOP at UC San Diego Health:

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association:

U.S. Pain Foundation:

Local pain support groups and informational resources can also be found at local chapter websites or offices for The Arthritis Foundation, The Lupus Foundation of American and The American Cancer Society. Also check local hospitals for patient support programs.

Recommended Readings from Dr. Harpin and Ms. Gammon:

Dahl, J., Luciano, C., & Wilson, K. G. (2005). Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain. New Harbinger Publications.

Flor, H.  & Turk, D. C. (2011). Chronic Pain: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach. Seattle: IASP Press.

Gardner-Nix, J., & Costin-Hall, L. (2009). The mindfulness solution to pain: Step-by-step techniques for chronic pain management. New Harbinger Publications

Gatchel,  R. J. (2005).  Clinical Essentials of Pain Management. Washington D.C.: APA Books

Neff, K. (2011). Self-Compassion. New York: HarperCollins

Recommended Readings from Dr. Kangas:

California Medical Association: Physician Recommendation of Medical Cannabis

Hill, K. P. (2015). Medical marijuana for treatment of chronic pain and other medical and psychiatric problems: A clinical review. JAMA, 313(24), 2474-2483.

Additional Resources:

Association for Contextual Behavior Science

McGill Pain Questionnaire


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s