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The Dialectic of Pain: Synthesizing Acceptance and Change

Wed, Feb 10, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST


Dr. Barrett will be offering a framework and tools to help people improve their quality of life, just as they are, while also reducing pain and suffering. Her work draws from empirically based cognitive and behavioral interventions, and she practices what she preaches every day. Hosted by Anne Ciemnecki, FPA Board Secretary and Co-Editor of Facial Pain: A 21st Century Guide.


Deborah “Debbie” Barrett, PhD, LCSW

Deborah “Debbie” Barrett, PhD, LCSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor who divides time between the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a licensed clinical social worker, she conducts individual and group therapy in the Psychiatry outpatient program, working primarily with adults suffering from chronic pain and any comorbid disorders. She is especially interested in the overlap of emotional and physical distress, and brings a dialectical approach to her clinical work.

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