Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on "Culturally-Informed Complementary Treatments for Pain Management" Presented by Valerie W. Jackson, PhD, MPH

Valerie W. Jackson, PhD, MPH, will present "Culturally-Informed Complementary Treatments for Pain Management."

Valerie W. Jackson, PhD, MPH, is a Psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Pain Management Clinic, as well as the founder and training director of the UCSF Pain Psychology Practicum program. She completed her fellowship in Pain Management at Stanford University and is certified in biofeedback. Her research and clinical specialties include pain management, cultural psychology, and reducing barriers to care using integrated behavioral health. Dr. Jackson has worked in China and Botswana in a public health capacity and continues to focus on culturally-informed mental health treatment. She is a trainer and clinical facilitator for CBT and mental health treatment for culturally-diverse groups, and provides consultation on Asian American mental health, stigma, and program evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain one way mental distress and pain may manifest in culturally-diverse individuals
  • Identify three culturally-validated measures of mood, anxiety, and pain for use with culturally-diverse patients
  • Describe three culturally-appropriate and empirically-validated complementary pain treatments for culturally-diverse patients

CME Disclosure Statement:

  • Planners: Shelley Adler, PhD; Selena Chan, DO; Anand Dhruva, MD; and Sara Sagui-Henson, PhD, have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Valerie W. Jackson, PhD, MPH, has no relationships to disclose.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00am to 9:00am

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