Listen as host Danny Scalise and Dr. Jeannie Sperry talk about cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of pain & addiction from the site of the Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in Morgantown, WV.
Dr. Jeannie A. Sperry (PhD, LP, ABPP) is a Clinical Health Psychologist and Consultant in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She serves as Co-Chair of the Division of Addictions, Pain, and Transplant. Dr. Jeannie A. Sperry completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. For over two decades she has worked in academic medicine settings training health care providers in the interdisciplinary care of chronic pain, opioid use reduction, and prevention of pain-related disability. Her research interests focus on communication skills for physicians and evidence-based practices for chronic pain. Her work at Mayo Clinic is in the Pain Rehabilitation Center where patients are tapered off of opioids and instructed in self-management techniques for chronic pain. She has served on Mayo’s Opioid Stewardship Subcommittee on Patient and Provider pain and opioid education, the ICSI MN Health Collaborative work group on pain and opioid addiction, and chairs Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Curriculum Subcommittee on Pain and Opioid Addiction.