Watch Pain Is Not a Four-Letter Word
Pain Is Not a Four-Letter Word
Ever wish you understood your pain more? And what your doctors were talking about when they suggest trying “pain management?”
This introduction to pain management will cover what chronic pain is and isn’t, different types of pain and their importance, one theory of how chronic pain develops, the basics of how pain management works, and realistic expectations for various treatment approaches.
Babette Reeves, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a Behavioral Medicine Specialist who is also living with dermatomyositis.
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About Babette Reeves, MA, MSW, LCSW
Babette Reeves is a Behavioral Health Specialist at South River Community Health Center, specializing in work with patients with chronic pain and trauma. Her training includes completion of Level I in trauma specific Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, PA, and internship in integrated care at St. Anthony North Hospital and Family Practice in metro Denver. She has worked in medical education, emergency departments, hospice, addiction services, private doctor’s offices, and intermediate care facilities.
Babette has spoken at national, regional, state, and local conferences as well as been a poster presenter at the Oregon OPAT Pain Conference and at the American Academy of Pain Medicine. She earned her MSW from the University of North Dakota, MA in Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, and BA in Psychology from Queens University. Oregon is the eighth state that she has called home, but her accent remains from her growing up years in metro Atlanta.