Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Brief Description

Educational program delivered once a week for six weeks to increase self-efficacy for pain management. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  The program is intended for people who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain.


1 session per week for 6 weeks

Research Support

CPSMP has also been rigorously evaluated in two randomized clinical trials funded by Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Evidence for significant impacts:

  • Learning
  • Behavior
  • Results


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Materials: Curriculum material costs can be found here

Contact Info

Dr. Lisa Washburn
Phone: 650-242-8040
Mailing address is 711 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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