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    Jessica Pullins

    TitlePSYCHOLOGIST 3
    SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
    DepartmentAnesthesia
    Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 80
    San Francisco CA 94110
    Phone415-885-7246
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      I am a Clinical Psychologist providing pain psychology at the UCSF Pain Management Center. I typically work with people who have chronic pain, which is pain that has lasted beyond the expected time for healing. I specialize in helping people whose pain occurred from a traumatic injury, or who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder along with chronic pain.

      I use a range of research-supported therapies to help people learn to manage and reduce their pain and enjoy a good quality of life. Specifically, I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. You can learn more about these treatments using the links which follow. Copy the links and paste them in your Internet browser.

      Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for pain:
      http://www.apa.org/divisions/div12/rev_est/cbt_pain.html

      Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):
      https://www.div12.org/PsychologicalTreatments/treatments/chronicpain_act.html

      Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):
      http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=8140

      Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR):
      http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr/what-is-emdr.html

      In addition to clinical work, I enjoy setting up systems to measure treatment outcomes for people with chronic pain and other conditions in clinical settings. Finally, as the Co-Chair of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine's Pain Rehabilitation Group, I am taking an active role in moving pain treatment toward an interdisciplinary and biopsychosocial treatment framework.

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