Dr. Robert Gatchel will visit Sept. 29 to deliver the presentation “The Biopsychological Model of Chronic Pain: Past, Present and Future Clinical Directions.” The presentation is 11 a.m. in the EUC Maple Room. A reception and refreshments will follow the lecture.
Gatchel is professor of clinical health psychology and directs the Center of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illness at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement, one of the highest honors in psychology. His research explores the causes, assessment, and treatment of chronic pain behavior, including opioid overuse and misuse.