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Thu, 15 Apr


Le Pub Home Brew

Lance McCracken at Le Pub Scientifique

Approaches to chronic pain are rather divided and even oppose each other. How can we engender more cooperation and integration?

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Lance McCracken at Le Pub Scientifique

Time & Location

15 Apr 2021, 20:00 – 22:00 BST

Le Pub Home Brew


About The Event

About this Event

We are really excited to welcome Professor of Clinical Psychology at Uppsala University in Sweden, Lance McCracken to talk about the how we can engender more cooperation and integration in our approach to chronic pain

Approaches to chronic pain are rather divided and even oppose each other. This may not be ideal as this often creates competition, resistance, defense, and ignorance, to be frank. In this division people within isolated schools of thought may work to promote a narrow version of success, fail to join forces with people from other approaches, and fail to build something better. This can create “silos” in practice and impede progress in research. None of this is necessarily intentionally selfish or malicious. It is just human nature. So, is there a way to frame approaches to chronic pain that might engender more cooperation and integration? There may be. One way to integrate could include for providers to adopt a process-based therapy approach. During this session we will discuss what this means.

One day treatment providers might not identify themselves with divided approaches or different therapy types. People from different disciplines might operate on separate processes within their own professional competencies. At the same time, if outcomes are agreed in common, what would there be to stop these approaches from integrating with each other?

This is going to be an incredible Le Pub Homebrew!

World Event Times

London, Thursday, 15 April 2021, 20:00 GMT

Amsterdam, Thursday, 15 April 2021, 21:00 CET

New York, Thursday, 15 April 2021, 15:00 EDT

Prof. Lance McCracken

Lance McCracken is Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Psychology, in the Department of Psychology, at Uppsala University in Sweden. He is also visiting professor at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist the INPUT pain management centre at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Lance is on the editorial boards for numerous journals in the fields of pain and clinical health psychology, including The Journal of Pain, Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and European Journal of Pain, where he is also Psychology Section Editor. He is a clinical researcher and has published over 300 scientific articles and chapters, and two books, most of these on treatment development in physical health conditions, including chronic pain.

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Places can be cancelled and refunded up to 48 hours before the start of the event. Within 48 hours of start time no refund.


Please note that Le Pub Home Brew is a LIVE EVENT. We are looking at options for giving access to recordings in the future, but right now, we are doing what we are best at - bringing you awesome live and interactive learning events!

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