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  Name:  John G. Arena, PhD  
  Faculty Title:  Professor Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior  
  Medical Degree:  PhD, State University of New York, Albany - 1983  
  Clinical Interests:  Non-drug treatment of chronic pain
headache
lower back pain
biofeedback
relaxation therapy
hypnosis
 
  Research:  Non-drug treatment of chronic pain
headache
lower back pain
biofeedback
relaxation therapy
hypnosis
 
  Language(s):  English  
 
 
Veterans Administration Medical Center

1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904
Telephone: 706-733-0188

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John G. Arena, PhD
 
 
Specialty NameBoard Info
Psychology
 
 
 

Dr. John Arena is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Health Sciences University, and Psychology Executive at the Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. He is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a fellow of Divisions 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) and 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Arena is currently immediate past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and has twice been president of the Augusta Area Psychological Association. Dr. Arena's area of expertise is psychological and psychophysiological assessment and treatment (e.g., biofeedback, relaxation therapy, cognitive behavior therapy) of chronic pain and the psychophysiological disorders. He has had over 100 articles and chapters published in numerous journals, including Headache, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Neurology, and Pain.