Webinar: “Biofeedback: Training your Body to Relax”


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TOPIC: “Biofeedback: Training your body to relax

PRESENTER: Sara Williams, PhD — Pediatric Pain Psychologist

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About our speaker:

– Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment, treatment, and research of pediatric chronic pain.

– She is the clinical director of the Functional Independence Restoration program for inpatient pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation.

– Sara E. Williams, PhD also practices as a pain psychologist in the Headache Center and Pain Management Clinic.

– Her research interests focus on psychosocial factors affecting children’s and parents’ experience of pediatric chronic pain conditions.

– Sara E. Williams, PhD is a study therapist for an NIH funded clinical trial investigating exercise and behavioral interventions for adolescents with fibromyalgia.

PhD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Internship: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Wojtowicz A, Greenley RN, Gumidyala AP, Rosen A, Williams SE. Pain severity and pain catastrophizing predict functional disability in youth with inflammatory bowel disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2014 Mar 11.

Birnie KA, Caes L, Wilson A, Williams SE, Chambers CT. A practical guide and perspectives on use of experimental pain modalities with children and adolescents. Pain Manag. 2014 Mar;4(2):97-111.

Kovacic K, Williams S, Li B, Chelimsky G, Miranda A. High Prevalence of nausea in children with pain-associated functional gastrointestinal disorders: Are Rome criteria applicable? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Sep;57(3):311-15.

Logan DE, Williams SE, Carullo VP, Claar RL, Bruehl S, Berde C. Children and adolescents with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: More psychologically distressed than other children in pain? Pain Res Manag. 2013 Mar-Apr;18(2):87-93.

Sieberg CB, Williams S, Simons LE. Do parent protective responses mediate the relation between parent distress and child functional disability among children with chronic pain? J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Oct;36(9):1043-51.

Williams SE, Blount RL, Walker LS. Children’s pain threat appraisal and catastrophizing moderate the impact of parent verbal behavior on children’s symptom complaints. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Jan;36(1):55-63.

Williams SE, Smith CA, Bruehl SP, Gigante J, Walker LS. Medical evaluation of children with chronic abdominal pain: Impact of diagnosis, physician practice orientation, and maternal trait anxiety on mothers’ responses to the evaluation. Pain. 2009 Dec;146(3):283-92.

Little CA, Williams SE, Puzanovova M, Rudzinski ER, Walker LS. Multiple somatic symptoms linked to positive screen for depression in pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Jan;44(1):58-62.

Walker LS, Williams SE, Smith CA, Garber J, Van Slyke DA, Lipani TA, Greene JW, Mertz H, Naliboff BD. Validation of a symptom provocation test for laboratory studies of abdominal pain and discomfort in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Aug;31(7):703-13.

Walker LS, Williams SE, Smith CA, Garber J, Van Slyke DA, Lipani TA. Parent attention versus distraction: Impact on symptom complaints by children with and without chronic functional abdominal pain. Pain. 2006 May;122(1-2):43-52.

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