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Supporting Children with Chronic Pain with Dr. Anya Griffin

September 25, 2021 Dr. Tamara Soles Season 2 Episode 34
This Hour Has 50 minutes
Supporting Children with Chronic Pain with Dr. Anya Griffin
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Dr. Anya Griffin joins me to talk about helping children change their thoughts, experiences and behaviours related to chronic pain, ultimately reducing pain and leading to a more functional life. Anya shares the gold standard of care along with other important supportive therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Anya Griffin is a pediatric psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain, and Perioperative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Stanford Children’s Health Pediatric Rehabilitation Program (PReP), an intensive pain rehabilitation program for pediatric chronic pain with an interdisciplinary treatment team. She has trained and worked in the field of pediatric psychology primarily with children and adolescents diagnosed with chronic pain, Sickle Cell Disease, and cancer. Her research focuses on pediatric chronic pain, mind-body interventions, oncology and more. She was awarded a grant in 2015 from the Stanford Medicine and Muse for her project “Capturing Pain: Photographic storytelling of youth with chronic pain.” She is also a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist and completed her graduate training at UCLA.

Acute pain vs Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain as an overprotective parent
How family members may perpetuate the pain
Using CBT for chronic pediatric pain
Additional supportive therapies for pain management
The Nocebo effect
How dance and creative movement impact pain
Empowering children using PhotoVoice to express the experience of pain
Virtual Reality in Pain Management

Capturing Pain: Photographic Storytelling of Youth with Chronic Pain
Using Photovoice
Tame the Beast- It's time to Rethink Chronic Pain

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