Supervisor Maya D’Eon, PhD
Facility UC San Diego Health System- Pain Psychology Service
Address UC San Diego Health System- Pain Psychology Service
9400 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone 858-249-1746
Email msdeon@ucsd.edu
Placement Type Embedded integrative mental health/pain management clinic in ambulatory hospital setting at UC San Diego Health System
Patient Type Patients with chronic pain condition; we serve the broader San Diego county community of patients who seek services within UC San Diego Health System.  This means that we treat patients across the SES spectrum (those with Medi-Cal to those with private insurances), a range of ages (mainly 20s-80s), even distribution of genders, with a range of sexual orientations and gender identities, and diverse ethnic and cultural distribution.
Experience Type

Pain Psychology Service is an embedded clinic within the Pain Management Clinic. Patients who are treated by the Anesthesiologists within the Pain Management Clinic are able to access Pain Psychology services, which include both assessment and treatment. Specifically, patients are referred for the following services:

·   Opioid Evaluations- examining the biopsychosocial strengths and risks associated with patient pursuing or continuing chronic opioid therapy, as well as evaluate treatment needs to support possible taper plans. This comprises interview and self-report battery. These reports are relied on by Pain Physicians and Primary Care Physicians and there is frequently coordination of care discussions stemming from these evaluations.

·   Pre-procedure Evaluations- Any patient being considered for an implantable pain device (i.e., Spinal Cord Stimulator and similar devices, Intrathecal Pump) are required to participate in psychosocial evaluation with pain psychology, which consists of cognitive screen, completion of battery of self-report measures, and a clinical interview. Each of the resulting reports meets criteria for an integrated report per APPIC standards. Trainees will easily surpass the minimum number expected for internship in this rotation. 

•    Note, each patient seen by pain psychology for pre-procedure evaluation is presented by the trainees in a monthly Multidisciplinary Pain Rounds, which is attended by attending physicians, medical fellows/residents/students, and psychology services both from the VA and UCSD.  Our trainees also given one psychoeducational presentation at this conference on a topic related to pain psychology. Our service’s contributions are valued by the full team.

·   General Biopsychosocial Evaluations- These evaluations consist of self-report battery and clinical interview. The resulting report is designed to provide the pain provider and patient with a better understanding of the various biopsychosocial factors that are impacting their pain experience and to communicate treatment recommendations, including entry into our services.

·   Individual and group psychotherapy- Our service offers empirically-supported, short-term therapy (4-16 sessions) including ACT for Pain, CBT for Pain, and Mindfulness for Pain. Trainees will learn how to deliver these treatment modalities both in group and individual therapy formats.

Number Of Students 1-2
Experience Necessary

The ability to do intake screenings (2nd year training adequately will prepare trainees for this rotation), some exposure to either CBT or ACT fundamentals; no experience with pain patients is necessary.

Time Commitment 10 hours per week
Practicum Length Full Year 46-48 week commitment is the goal. Schedule can accommodate interviewing/internship start dates.
Start Date 7/1/2019
Limiting Factors

Trainee must be able to attend the monthly Multidisciplinary Pain Rounds (first Wednesday of the month from 7:00am-8:30am located in La Jolla- ECOB building on the UCSD medical campus).

Trainee must also be able to attend the UCSD Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine group supervision on Fridays from 8-9am in Hillcrest- this starts out weekly, but starting in September, this group meets monthly (first Friday of the month).

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Description Revised 03/08/2019

Maya D’Eon, PhD
UC San Diego Health System- Pain Psychology Service
9400 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-249-1746
msdeon@ucsd.edu
Embedded integrative mental health/pain management clinic in ambulatory hospital setting at UC San Diego Health System
Patients with chronic pain condition; we serve the broader San Diego county community of patients who seek services within UC San Diego Health System.  This means that we treat patients across the SES spectrum (those with Medi-Cal to those with private insurances), a range of ages (mainly 20s-80s), even distribution of genders, with a range of sexual orientations and gender identities, and diverse ethnic and cultural distribution.
Pain Psychology Service is an embedded clinic within the Pain Management Clinic. Patients who are treated by the Anesthesiologists within the Pain Management Clinic are able to access Pain Psychology services, which include both assessment and treatment. Specifically, patients are referred for the following services:

·   Opioid Evaluations- examining the biopsychosocial strengths and risks associated with patient pursuing or continuing chronic opioid therapy, as well as evaluate treatment needs to support possible taper plans. This comprises interview and self-report battery. These reports are relied on by Pain Physicians and Primary Care Physicians and there is frequently coordination of care discussions stemming from these evaluations.

·   Pre-procedure Evaluations- Any patient being considered for an implantable pain device (i.e., Spinal Cord Stimulator and similar devices, Intrathecal Pump) are required to participate in psychosocial evaluation with pain psychology, which consists of cognitive screen, completion of battery of self-report measures, and a clinical interview. Each of the resulting reports meets criteria for an integrated report per APPIC standards. Trainees will easily surpass the minimum number expected for internship in this rotation. 

•    Note, each patient seen by pain psychology for pre-procedure evaluation is presented by the trainees in a monthly Multidisciplinary Pain Rounds, which is attended by attending physicians, medical fellows/residents/students, and psychology services both from the VA and UCSD.  Our trainees also given one psychoeducational presentation at this conference on a topic related to pain psychology. Our service’s contributions are valued by the full team.

·   General Biopsychosocial Evaluations- These evaluations consist of self-report battery and clinical interview. The resulting report is designed to provide the pain provider and patient with a better understanding of the various biopsychosocial factors that are impacting their pain experience and to communicate treatment recommendations, including entry into our services.

·   Individual and group psychotherapy- Our service offers empirically-supported, short-term therapy (4-16 sessions) including ACT for Pain, CBT for Pain, and Mindfulness for Pain. Trainees will learn how to deliver these treatment modalities both in group and individual therapy formats.
1-2
The ability to do intake screenings (2nd year training adequately will prepare trainees for this rotation), some exposure to either CBT or ACT fundamentals; no experience with pain patients is necessary.
10 hours per week
Full Year 46-48 week commitment is the goal. Schedule can accommodate interviewing/internship start dates.
7/1/2019
Trainee must be able to attend the monthly Multidisciplinary Pain Rounds (first Wednesday of the month from 7:00am-8:30am located in La Jolla- ECOB building on the UCSD medical campus).

Trainee must also be able to attend the UCSD Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine group supervision on Fridays from 8-9am in Hillcrest- this starts out weekly, but starting in September, this group meets monthly (first Friday of the month).
03/08/2019