The widespread prevalence of chronic pain is a major challenge for healthcare systems, clinicians, and patients. There is a significant need for evidence-based biopsychosocial clinical intervention for people living with chronic pain. This workshop will offer an introduction to the role of psychology in the management of chronic pain and prepare attendees to integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) into their clinical practice. In addition, a brief introduction to contemporary approaches within the field of pain psychology, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Pain Reprocessing Therapy will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Anderstand how pain is processed in the brain and appreciate the modulating role of psychosocial factors in the experience of pain.

  • acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to begin implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in their own practice

  • Become cognizant of additional approaches (e.g. Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Pain Reprocessing Therapy) within the field of pain psychology.


Dr. Emily Moore is an Edmonton-based registered Psychologist. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at McGill University and subsequently completed specialized postdoctoral training in pain management at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Moore currently runs her own private practice where she focuses on serving individuals who are struggling to navigate co-occurring physical and mental health challenges which interfere with their ability to function optimally and find meaning in their lives. Dr. Moore has considerable expertise in the treatment of chronic pain via multiple modalities, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT). She successfully integrates these solution-focused, evidence-based treatments to promote insight, enhance coping and improve overall well-being. Dr. Moore is passionate about helping individuals navigate pain, harness motivation, find fulfillment, and flourish in their lives. Find out more about Dr. Moore at dremilymoore.ca.