Facebook Live with Leanne R. Cianfrini, PhD and Beth Stillitano
Join RSDSA for our Facebook Live with Leanne R. Cianfrini, PhD and Beth Stillitano on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00p Eastern as they discuss managing pain flares.
Leanne was raised in Buffalo, NY and completed her PhD in Medical (Clinical) Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral pain psychology fellowship at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Leanne returned to Birmingham, Alabama to work for The Doleys Clinic, a privately owned outpatient pain management clinic. After 14 years as Program Director of an interdisciplinary pain management program and supporting an outpatient chronic opioid therapy clinic, Leanne moved to beautiful BC in December 2019 to escape the heat and humidity of the U.S. South, but more importantly to be part of a vibrant team to support injured workers in their recovery and rehabilitation.
Leanne has spoken extensively at national scientific conferences and regional workshops, is Past President of the Southern Pain Society, and has been a lead author on a book and several book chapters about the role of psychology within pain management teams. She is passionate about the interdisciplinary approach to promoting a client’s wellbeing, function, and quality of life. Her clinical interests include a focus on positive psychological factors such as resilience, post-traumatic growth, use of humor, and intentional gratitude in recovery.
Outside of work, Leanne enjoys exploring her new home in Canada, nature photography (a mindful pursuit!), the endless quest for the best pizza in the Lower Mainland, and knitting/crocheting.
Beth Stillitano, a CRPS fighter since 1996, has dedicated her life to bringing attention to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She is the Executive Director of Fight the Flame®, a non-profit established to raise awareness and educate medical professionals and the public about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); while providing resources to support the CRPS community. Beth facilitates a monthly CRPS Support Group and coordinates the annual Fight the Flame 5k and 1k Family Roll