As part of Psychology Week 2020, the APS hosted a free public online event on the topic of pain.
Chronic pain is a common problem. Its impacts are not just physical. It also impacts on emotional, mental and social wellbeing – and its effects touch both the individual and those close to them.
Treating chronic pain often involves a team of health professionals, including psychologists working collaboratively. In fact, psychological treatments are one of the few evidence based treatments for pain.
APS psychologists and an everyday Australian with direct experience in living with chronic pain came together to talk to Australians about pain and its treatment.