Patient-Centered Prescription Opioid Reduction: A Toolkit for Psychologists (Archived)
Psychologists play a critical role in helping patients with chronic pain achieve their goals for opioid reduction. Dr. Beth Darnall will review results from opioid tapering scientific studies, iatrogenic consequences of poor tapering practices, pitfalls to avoid, best clinical practices for patient safety, and tools and treatments that may support patient success. Clinical tip sheets and a resource list will accompany the webinar.
Presentation Slides and Additional Resources: To Treat Pain, Study People in All Their Complexity from Nature (2018), Optimizing Placebo and Minimizing Nocebo to Reduce Pain, Catastrophizing, and Opioid Use from International Review of Neurobiology (2018), and Psychology Opioid Tapering Resources