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Ayala Gorodzinsky

Location: Nova Scotia
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
Research Supervisor: Jill Chorney
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: October 2009

About me/my research:

My research focus is on adolescents with chronic or acute post-operative pain. Within these populations, my interest has focused on family relationships and dynamics specifically the bidirectional nature of pain experiences and changes in family dynamics.


Representative Publications:
Gorodzinsky, A., Davies, W., & Drendel, A. (2013). Parents' treatment of their children's pain at home: Pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Gorodzinsky, A., Davies, W., Tran, S., Medrano, G., Bernacki, J., Burks, L., . . . Weisman, S. (In press). Adolescents' perceptions of family dynamics when a sibling has chronic pain. Children's Health Care.

Gorodzinsky, A., Tran, S., Medrano, G., Fleischman, K., Anderson-Khan, K., Ladwig, R., & Weisman, S. (2012). Parents' initial perceptions of multidisciplinary care for pediatric chronic pain. Pain Research and Treatment.

Gorodzinsky, A., Bernacki, J., Davies, H., Drendel, A., & Weisman, S. (2012). Community parents' use of non-pharmacological techniques for childhood pain management. Children's Health Care, 41(1), 1-15.

Gorodzinsky, A., Hainsworth, K., & Weisman, S. (2011). School functioning and chronic pain: A review of methods and measures. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(9), 991-1002.