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David Patterson, Ph.D., ABPH

Closing Plenary Session

David Patterson, Ph.D., ABPH, is a psychologist from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he has practiced hypnosis and experimental hypnosis for more than 30 years. He began his career approaching acute pain on the burn unit and has evolved to the area of chronic pain management. His first grant from NIH was in 1989 with that line of funding lasting for 30 years. David has a passion for eastern philosophy and Zen-Buddhism for addressing pain and suffering. He has more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters relevant to hypnosis, pain control, and adjustment to trauma. He published Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control with the American Psychological Association in 2010.

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