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It's a Pain - Public Lecture Series

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 University.

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 entitled:  

Every move you make: The normal psychology of chronic pain

Professor Stephen Morley

Stockton Arts Centre

(Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL)

Thursday 6th December

7pm start

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 the clinical
psychology training programme at the University of Leeds.

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