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 Dr. Zoffness provides lectures and trainings on pain science, nonpharmacological approaches to pain management, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for pain. If you'd like to book a training, consultation, speaking engagement, or group facilitation, please use this contact form.

Select Talks & Presentations

Zoffness, R. Podcast guest, ZDogg MD with Zubin Damania. Healing the Pain Pandemic. March 2021. 


Zoffness, R. Podcast guest, Pain Reframed. Explaining Pain As a Pain Psychologist. Jan 2021.


Zoffness, R. Grand Rounds, UCSF-Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. A Biopsychosocial Approach to Pediatric Pain Medicine. Jan 2021.


Zoffness, R. Guest Speaker, About Health Radio Show. KPFA 94.1 "Coping with Chronic Pain." Jan 2021.


Zoffness, R. Visiting Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine. "Bridging the Gap between Medicine & Psychology in Pediatric Pain." Nov 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Grand Rounds. Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. "A Biopsychosocial Approach to Pediatric Pain Medicine." Nov 2020.


Zoffness, R. Presenter. U.S. Pain Foundation. Building Your Toolbox Speaker Series. "Neuroplasticity & Pain." Nov 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Kennedy Kreeger Institute. Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents, Annual Conference. "Bridging the Gap between Medicine and Psychology in Pediatric Pain." Oct 2020.


Zoffness, R. Presenter, Stanford Medicine Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar Series. “Pain Education and Mind-Body Tools for Pediatric Chronic Pain.” Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition and Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services. Sept 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Grand Rounds. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. "Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pediatric Pain Medicine." Aug 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Grand Rounds. Kaiser Permanente Northern California. “A Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management.” Aug 2020.


Zoffness, R. Presenter, Pediatric Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. Kaiser Permanente. “An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Pediatric Pain.” Aug 2020.


Zoffness, R. Presenter, American Association of Pain Psychology. “Breaking the Pain Cycle: CBT for Pediatric and Adult Pain Management.” May 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Mills College School of Education. "Treating Pediatric Pain and Illness: Workshop for Child Life providers." May 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Grand Rounds. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. "Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pediatric Pain Medicine."  April 2020.


Zoffness, R. Presenter, Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine Annual Conference. "Pain Education: Explaining Pain to Youth and Families." Bahamas. Feb 2020.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Neurofibromytosis Network national webinar. "Treating Neurofibromytosis Pain." Jan 2020.


Zoffness, R. Presenter, UCSF Pediatric Sports Medicine ConferenceBreaking the Pain Cycle with CBT: Managing Pain in Young Athletes After Injury.  Berkeley, CA. 1/11/20.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Hematology Oncology Clinic. Sickle Cell Boot Camp for Nurses. Pain Education: Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Medicine. Nov, 2019.


Zoffness, R.  Speaker, UCSF Sports Medicine Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Conference. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine. "Helping Young Athletes Return to Play: CBT for Sports Injuries." San Francisco, CA. June 2018.


Zoffness, R. Speaker, Pediatric Grand Rounds, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Pediatric Pain.”Oakland, CA. Jan 2018.


Zoffness, R. Presenter, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Concussion Conference. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric TBI and Post-Concussive Syndrome." San Francisco, CA. Sept 2017. 


Zoffness, R. Lecturer, UCSF Pediatric Brain Center. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “CBT, Migraines and the Brain.” San Francisco, CA. June 2017.

Select Articles & Podcasts

Zoffness, R. (2020). A Magical Cure for Pain? No - it's just CBT. Pain, Explained. Psychology Today.


Zoffness, R. (2020). Chronic Pain Has No Known Cure, but Can We Treat It? Pain, Explained. Psychology Today


Zoffness, R. (2020). Biobehavioral Strategies for Acute Pain Management. Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) Newsletter, 2020. 


Zoffness, R. (2020). Research Uncovers Potential Treatment for Chronic Pain. Pain, Explained. Psychology Today.


Podcast: The Face of Pain with Dr. Rachel Zoffness. Pain Reframed podcast with Drs. Tim Flynn and Jeff Moore. Episode 123. 11/14/19.


Podcast: Pain psychology in pain care with Dr. Rachel Zoffness. Modern Pain podcast with Dr. Mark Kargela. Episode 14. 9/26/19.


Podcast: Helping teens with chronic pain with Dr. Rachel Zoffness. Straight Talk MD podcast with Frank Sweeny MD. Episode 119. 8/19/19.


Zoffness, R. (2019). A Tale of Two Nails: What Changes Pain? The Science Behind Why Pain is Painful. Pain, Explained. Psychology Today.


Zoffness, R. (2019) Think Pain is Purely Medical? Think Again. Pain, Explained. Psychology Today.


Kapadia M, Scheid A, Fine E, &  Zoffness R. (2019). Review of the Management of Pediatric Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Multi-Disciplinary, Individualized Approach. Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine, 12(1), 57-66.


Zoffness, R. (2019) Pediatric pain, CBT, and the internet: Modern tools for pain management. Pediatric Pain Letter, 21(3) 34-39. 


Brookman-Frazee, L., Haine, R., Baker-Ericzen, M., Zoffness, R. & Garland, A. (2010). Factors associated with use of evidence-based practice strategies in usual care youth psychotherapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services, 37, 254-269.


Zoffness, R. (1999). Cast of characters: A brief guide to agents of infection. Natural History, 108, 44-45.


Zoffness, R. (1999). The world’s top ten infectious killers: Bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions and protists. Natural History, 108, 46-47.


Zoffness, R. (1999). Water wings. Natural History, 109, 82-83.


Zoffness, R. (1998). The role of anandamides and endogenous neurotransmitters in pain regulation: The Gate Control Theory of Pain. Honors Thesis, Brown University. Providence, RI.