The second of the Public Engagement Lecture Series 'It's a
Pain', which is a collaboration between County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and also Durham University, takes
place in December.
Our first lecture was very successful and had between 150-200
attendees who were members of the public, ex and current patients,
health care professionals and students/staff from Durham
Our first lecture concentrated on the science of pain and in
particular how our brain is wired for pain. In this lecture series
we hope to give an overview of the multidimensional aspects of
pain, and so our second lecture takes a different focus as we shift
from science to psychology. Our second lecture is
Every move you make: The normal psychology of chronic
Professor Stephen Morley
Stockton Arts Centre
(Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL)
Thursday 6th December
No booking necessary
What has psychology got to do with pain? Psychology is often
associated with abnormality and extreme reactions. Professor Morley
will redress this balance by considering the normal psychology of
pain. The impact of chronic pain is described in terms of
interrupting conscious experience, interfering with tasks, and
impacting upon identity.
Professor Morley will also talk about how psychologists have
developed treatments to address pain, the effectiveness of these
treatments and what the future might hold.
Stephen Morley is Professor of Clinical Psychology and director of
psychology training programme at the University of Leeds.
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital