Friday, July 09, 2010

HealthSkills Weblog

Healthskills is a blog for health providers who want to read about research related to self managing chronic pain.

 What you’ll find here over time:

  * cognitive behavioural therapy

 * chronic pain management

 * relaxation

 * motivation

 * values-based therapy

 * research

 * psychology

 * interdisciplinary teams

 * using exposure therapy

I trained as an occupational therapist, and graduated in 1984. Since then I’ve continued study at postgraduate level and my papers have included business skills, ergonomics, mental health therapies, and psychology. I completed by Masters in Psychology in 1999, and started my PhD in 2007.

I have many passions, but one of them is to help people experiencing chronic health problems learn to achieve their potential. I have worked in the field of chronic pain management, helping people develop ‘self management’ skills for 16 years. Many of the skills are directly applicable to people with other health conditions.

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