Jeannie A. Sperry, Ph.D., L.P.

  1. Psychologist


  1. Vargovich AM, Schumann ME, Xiang J, Ginsberg AD, Palmer BA, Sperry JA. Difficult Conversations: Training Medical Students to Assess, Educate, and Treat the Patient with Chronic Pain. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Jun 5 Epub 2019 June 05
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  2. Palmer BA, Lee JH, Somers KJ, Swintak CC, Rullo J, Bright RP, Michael Bostwick J, Frye MA, Sperry JA. Effect of In-Class vs Online Education on Sexual Health Communication Skills in First-Year Medical Students: a Pilot Study. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Apr; 43 (2):175-179 Epub 2018 June 11
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  3. Gilliam WP, Craner JR, Cunningham JL, Evans MM, Luedtke CA, Morrison EJ, Sperry JA, Loukianova LL. Longitudinal Treatment Outcomes for an Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program: Comparisons of Subjective and Objective Outcomes on the Basis of Opioid Use Status. J Pain. 2018 Jun; 19 (6):678-689 Epub 2018 Mar 02
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  4. Pestka EL, Craner J, Evans M, Nash V, Kimondo N, Pestka D, Loukianova L, Sperry J. Impact of Family History of Substance Abuse on Admission Opioid Dose, Depressive Symptoms, and Pain Catastrophizing in Patients with Chronic Pain. Pain Manag Nurs. 2018 Apr; 19 (2):115-124 Epub 2017 Nov 15
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  5. Craner JR, Sperry JA, Koball AM, Morrison EJ, Gilliam WP. Unique Contributions of Acceptance and Catastrophizing on Chronic Pain Adaptation. Int J Behav Med. 2017 Aug; 24 (4):542-551
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  6. Gilliam WP, Craner JR, Morrison EJ, Sperry JA. The Mediating Effects of the Different Dimensions of Pain Catastrophizing on Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program. Clin J Pain. 2017 May; 33 (5):443-451
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  7. Craner JR, Gilliam WP, Sperry JA. Rumination, Magnification, and Helplessness: How do Different Aspects of Pain Catastrophizing Relate to Pain Severity and Functioning? Clin J Pain. 2016 Dec; 32 (12):1028-1035
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  8. Craner JR, Sperry JA, Evans MM. The Relationship Between Pain Catastrophizing and Outcomes of a 3-Week Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Program. Pain Med. 2016 Nov; 17 (11):2026-2035 Epub 2016 May 26
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  9. Koball AM, Craner J, Sperry J. Impact of weight status on physical and psychological outcomes of a comprehensive pain rehabilitation programme. J Rehabil Med. 2016 Jul 18; 48: (7)632-5.
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  10. Vargovich AM, McNeil DW, Foley KP, Sperry J. Impact of a psychological opioid-risk evaluation on opioid prescribing in primary care Family Medicine. 2016 Jul-aug; 48: (7)538-45.
  11. Craner JR, Skipper RR, Gilliam WP, Morrison EJ, Sperry JA. Patients' perceptions of a chronic pain rehabilitation program: changing the conversation. Curr Med Res Opin. 2016 May; 32 (5):879-83 Epub 2016 Feb 26
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  12. Foley KP, Haggerty TS, Rickert J, Sperry JS, Abdel-Rehim M, Baiou M, Aryal S, Gupta S. Wellness Needs of Residents From Different Cultures. Family Medicine Digital Resource Library (available from:;
  13. Shannon CK, Dhaliwal K, Sperry J, Maroon M, Monteleone G. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. PEPID Primary Care Plus, Evanston, IL. 2012-02-20.
  14. Nath C, Sperry JA, Neiman-Hart H, Kirby B. It takes a village! Lessons learned from communication skills training. Family Medicine Digital Resource Library (available from 2012.
  15. Foley KP, Cox S, Haggerty T, Unger K, Sperry J. Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating ADHD in Family Medicine. Family Medicine Digital Resource Library (available from 2012.
  16. Sperry J, Oreskovich J, Carlisle R, Guiffre A, Weinstein B. Patient Satisfaction with Medical Student Participation in a Family Practice Clinic. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 2011; 17(2):14-16.
  17. Foley KP, Sperry JA. Interpersonal Violence in Integrated Primary Care. Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (available from: 2011.
  18. Jarquin S, Sperry J, Fields S, Foley K. Teaching Behavior Change Strategies to International Medical Graduates. Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (available from: 2011.
  19. Moitra E, Sperry JA, Mongold D, Kyle BN, Selby J. A Group Medical Visit Program for Primary Care Patients with Chronic Pain. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2011; 42(2):153-159.
  20. Sperry JA, Guiffre AM, Williams D. Addressing Communication Skill Deficits in 4th Year Medical Students: An Intensive Remediation Curriculum. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 2010; 16(1):14-20.
  21. MacLaren JE, Gross RT, Sperry JA, Boggess JT. Impact of opioid use on outcomes of functional restoration. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2006; 22(4):392-398.
  22. Ciano-Federoff LM, Sperry JA. On “Converting” Hand Pain into Psychological Pain: Treating Hand Pain Vicariously Through Exposure-Based Therapy for PTSD. Clinical Case Studies. 2006; 4(1):57-71.
  23. Vowles KE, Zvolensky MJ, Gross RT, Sperry JA. Pain-related anxiety in the prediction of chronic low back pain distress. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2004; 27:77-89.
  24. Heffner M, Eifert GH, Parker BT, Hernandez DH, Sperry JA. Valued directions: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2003; 10:379-384.
  25. Heffner M, Sperry J, Eifert G, Detweiler M. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of an Adolescent Female with Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Example. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2002; 9:232-236.
  26. Heffner M, Sperry J. Psychotherapy Rituals: A Graduation Ceremony to Transform Anxiety Into Reassurance. Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy. 2001; 37:40-44.
  27. Zvolensky MJ, Goodie JL, McNeil DW, Sperry JA, Sorrell JT. Anxiety Sensitivity in the Prediction of Pain-Related Fear and Anxiety in a Heterogeneous Chronic Pain Population. Behavior Research and Therapy. 2001; 39.
  28. Newfield SA, Newfield NA, Sperry-Clark JA, Smith T. Ethical Decision Making Among Family Therapists and Individual Therapists. Family Process. 2000; 39(2).
  29. Sperry-Clark JA, McNeil DW, Ciano-Federoff L. Clinical Applications of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire III. Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book. 1999; 17.