Dr. Wesley P. Gilliam, Ph.D., L.P. is a pain psychologist and clinical director of the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board-certified in clinical psychology and serves on the faculty as assistant professor of psychology. Dr. Gilliam completed his post doctoral research fellowship in Pain Psychology Pain, Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center. He completed his Ph.D. - dissertationon Investigating the Use of Strategic Self-Presentation as a Way of Improving the Efficacy of Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment Programs. He obtained his Master of Science - Clinical Psychology. Thesis Title: The Effects of Cognitive Load on Pain Suppressors' Attentional Bias at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Department of Psychology and his B.A. in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago.
March 3rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 25 mins 57 secs
ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, living with chronic pain, managing pain, osteoarthritis, pain, pain psychologist, pain rehab, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Living with arthritis can mean living with chronic pain for so many. What’s the best way to cope with pain? On this episode, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, PhD, LP, director of Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center, discusses the brain-pain connection and offers suggestions for managing pain.