Published: Sept. 7, 2019

yoni asharCU Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student Yoni Ashar (Clinical, mentored by Sona Dimidjian and Tor Wager [now at Dartmouth]) was in the news, being interviewed about some research of his for Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine. The research has to do with studying the treatment of previously intractable chronic back pain (CBP) through the use of psychotherapy sessions with a local therapist who specializes in treating chronic back pain. The therapy uses a relatiely new treatment called pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), in which clients are taught to reinterpet the pain signals as not being harmful to them. Read the A&S Magazine article about the research and a case example of how PRT has been very effective for one particular person (as it has been with most of their participants).