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Cleveland Clinic Psychologist Directs Chronic Pain and Rehabilitation Program

Dr. Giries W. Sweis | PsyD in Clinical Psychology | Class of 2008

Dr. Sweis is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and Ohio, and is currently a staff member at the Cleveland Clinic, where he directs the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program and the Pain Psychology Training Fellowship. He holds joint appointments in the department of Psychiatry and Psychology and in the Center for Neurological Restoration. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at Cleveland State University and is an assistant professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Sweis obtained his BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois–Chicago, his Masters in Addiction Studies from Governors State University, and received his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. He also holds professional certifications in alcohol and drug addiction and smoking cessation, is board-registered as a mental illness and substance abuse counselor, and board-certified in biofeedback. He is an active member of several professional organizations and an ad hoc reviewer for Pain Medicine.

Dr. Sweis completed his internship at Centerstone of Indiana, where he also completed fellowships in health psychology and pain psychology. He works with individuals and families who struggle with chronic pain, disability, substance abuse, and various other medical conditions. He also treats adults with HIV/AIDS and various comorbid psychiatric disorders. His research interests include chronic pain, opioid addiction, HIV/AIDS, and health disparities.

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