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James W. Carson, Ph.D.

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  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Psychology

Special focus

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain Psychology

Locations and contact

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About me

Jim Carson, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist who has worked extensively with individuals suffering from persistent pain (back pain, fibromyalgia, cancer-related, multiple sclerosis, etc.), those with post-concussion/traumatic brain injury concerns, and patients referred for bariatric surgery consideration. Prior to becoming a psychologist he was a meditation teacher for many years, and is the lead author of Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain: An Eight Week Mindful Yoga Workbook for Finding Relief and Resilience. He has conducted innovative research on the application of meditation and yoga-based programs for various health conditions. Dr. Carson utilizes a variety of cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches with his patients, including mindfulness strategies, cognitive therapy, and biofeedback.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency

    • Health psychology intern, University of Florida Health Science Center/Shands Hospital, Gainesville FL: 2001-2002
  • Fellowship

    • Postdoctoral fellow, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC: 2002-2005
  • Certifications

    • Licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon, 2007
    • Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) holder #4304 since 2012, issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) in the United States and Canada
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Insurance

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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (95 Ratings, 52 Reviews)

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