When I came here five weeks ago, I felt more despair than at almost any other time in my life. It felt like there was no hope. Now I feel as if I can whip any problem the world throws at me. Basically, you saved my life. I hope everyone who takes this course will have even half the success I've had." — Nan, 73-year-old Participant, SFCPM Pilot Study
Draft Report: 2016 SFCPM Pilot Study
IN 2016, the Center for Solution-Focused Chronic Pain Management conducted a small-scale pilot study of version 1.0 of the five-week SFCPM training course "Pain Sucks, But Life Goes On." Because the program design was brand new, and it attempted to integrate the solution-focused model of behavioral change with the biopsychosocial model of pain, the overall intent of the study was to gather preliminary quantitative and qualitative data on its efficacy, to demonstrate proof of concept. The study was graciously co-sponsored by Longmont United Hospital's Health Center of Integrated Therapies. The manuscript below was recently submitted for consideration to the peer-reviewed Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.