Professor Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P.

Professor Barbara K. Bruce
  • Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Louisiana State University
Everyone agrees that pain is a universal human experience, but not everyone knows what to do about it.

Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P., is a clinical health psychologist in the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from the University of New Orleans.

Dr. Bruce has spent her entire career in the field of pain management. She served as Clinical Director of the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center Program in Rochester, MN, where she also led the development of the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program. She is currently located at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where she has developed and currently leads its fibromyalgia and chronic abdominal pain treatment programs.

Dr. Bruce is widely published in scholarly journals addressing issues of pain management, including The Clinical Journal of Pain, Clinical Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Her research interests include the effective treatment for chronic benign pain and cancer pain, controversial use of maintenance opioid therapy in chronic non-cancer pain, and understanding the role of multidisciplinary psychosocial factors in treatment.

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  1. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief Sale

    The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief

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    If your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, you’re not alone. One out of every three U.S. adults lives with chronic pain. In The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief with Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P., you will learn new science-based behaviors that can lessen your pain, how to build a health care team, and how to create your individualized pain-management program addressing issues of...
  2. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Embark on a journey of holistic health with this two-course set. Learn the science-based lifestyle choices that can lessen your chronic pain from the experts with The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief. Combine that with the robust and effective self-improvement toolkit you obtain in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain to achieve better wellbeing inside and out.
  3. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & The Science of Integrative Medicine Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & The Science of Integrative Medicine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $179.90 Starting at $179.90 $399.90 $179.90$399.90
    Produced in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, this two-course set provides you with a comprehensive look at your health. Lessen your chronic pain and improve your overall health and wellbeing with The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief. Then, get a foundational explanation of a wide and diverse field of medicine with The Science of Integrative Medicine.
  4. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & The Science of Mindfulness Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & The Science of Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    For thousands of years, people have used mindfulness practices—techniques to develop awareness of present experience with acceptance—to deal effectively with a wide range of life's challenges. This two-course set provides you with a guide to lessen your chronic pain and improve your overall health and wellbeing, with The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, and reveals the science behind mindfulness in...
  5. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover the tried-and- true framework for coping with chronic pain caused by most sources with this two-course set. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief gives you the information and tools you need to create and implement your unique pain-management plan with your physician, and includes physical exercises and a meditation practice. Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong is a complete introduction to the practice,...
  6. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Diet & The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief Set on sale

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Diet & The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $329.00 Starting at $44.90 $399.90 $44.90$399.90
    Get advice from one of the most renowned health organizations in the world with this two-course set. Get help to reach your weight-loss goals with The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss. And, get a tried-and-true framework for coping with chronic pain caused by most sources with The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief.
  7. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & How to Stay Fit as You Age Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & How to Stay Fit as You Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    Stave off age-related issues such as illness, chronic pain, fatigue, and short-term memory loss with this two-course set. Lessen your chronic pain and improve your overall health and well-being with The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief. Then, discover a gateway to creating and practicing a balanced, adaptable fitness program that will help you stay fit throughout your life with How to Stay Fit as You Age.