The Broad Perspective

Dr. Beth Darnall, author, Pain Relief Kit

October 16, 2016
This Friday join host, Vivian Komori and Laura Feliz as they chat with 
Dr. Beth Darnall, author
The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit
10 Simple Steps to Ease Your Pain

  • Relaxation to calm you nervous system
  • Pain Psychology Skills
  • Personalizing a plan for pain relief.  


Beth is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University and treats individuals and groups at the Stanford Pain Management Center. She is an NIH-funded principal investigator for pain psychology research that is examining the mechanisms of pain catastrophizing treatment, including a novel single-session pain catastrophizing class she developed (funded by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health).

She is Co-Chair of the Pain Psychology Task Force at the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and in 2015 received a Presidential Commendation from AAPM.  

Beth is author of Less Pain, Fewer Pills ©2014 and The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit ©2016. Her upcoming book, The Surprising Psychology of Pain: Evidence-Based Relief from Catastrophizing and Pain is due out in 2017. As a pain psychologist, she has 15 years experience treating adults with chronic pain, and she lived through her own chronic pain experience. She enjoys helping individuals with chronic pain gain control over mind and body and live their best life possible.

Beth is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA License #25495).