Thomas P. Guck, PhD
Thomas P. Guck, PhD

Thomas P. Guck, PhD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Family Medicine

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Dr. Guck completed his undergraduate training in Psychology at Hastings College, Hastings, NE.
He obtained his Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after completing an American Psychological Association approved internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He held positions at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis and the University of Nebraska Medical Center prior to joining the Creighton University faculty in September, 1996.
 
Dr. Guck is a member of the American Psychological Association, Nebraska Psychological Association, International Association of the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, Society of Behavioral Medicine, as well as other professional organizations. 

Education

  • Hastings College,B.A.,1973 - 1976
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha,M.S.,1978 - 1981
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln,Ph.D.,1978 - 1981

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kear, BM, Guck, TP, McGaha, AL. (2016). Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test: Normative Reference Values for Ages 20 to 59 and Relationships with Physical and Mental Health Risk Factors, Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 1-5, 2016
  • Marsh, S., Guck, TP. (2016). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Anticipating and Managing Psychological Comorbidities, Journal of Family Practice, 65, 4, 246-257, 2016
  • Guck, T.P., Burke, R.V., Rainville, C., Hill-Taylor, D.S., Wallace, D.P. (2015). A Brief Primary Care Intervention to Reduce Fear of Movement in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. Translational Behavioral Medicine, Practice, Policy, Research. 5, 113-121., Translational Behavioral Medicine (TBM), 5, 113-121, 2015
  • Guck TP, Burke RV, Rainville C, Hill-Taylor D, Wallace DP. (2015 March). A brief primary care intervention to reduce fear of movement in chronic low back pain patients. Tranl Behav Med; 5(1): 113-21. doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0292-x., Translational Behavioral Medicine (TBM), 5(1), 113-21, 2015
  • Khandalavala, B., Rojanala, A., Geske,J., Koran-Scholl, J., Guck, T. (2014). Obesity Bias in Primary Care Providers. Family Medicine. 46,7, 532-535., Family Medicine, 46(7), 532-535, 2014
  • Relationship between Acceptance of HIV/AIDS and Functional Outcomes Assessed in a Primary Care Setting., AIDS Care, 22, 1, 89-95, 2010
  • ”Attributions Regarding Unmet Treatment Goals After Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation”, Clinical Journal of Pain, 24'5, 415-420, 2008
  • ”A psychocosial taxonomy of patients with diabetes: validation in a primary care setting”, Diabetic Medicine, 2008
  • Behavioral Health No-show Rates in a Primary Care Setting, Families, Systems, & Health, 25, 2, 137-146, 2007
  • ”The Doctor's Comminication Handbook” 5th ed. Doody's Health Science, Not Applicable, 2007
  • Meidcal Student beliefs: spirituality's relationship to health & place in the med school curriculum, Medical Teacher, 28, 8, 702-707, 2006
  • Overcoming resistance to implementing classroom management strategies: use of the transtheoretical model to explain teacher behavior., Research in the Schools, 13, 2, 1-12, 2006
  • A practical guide to crisis management, American Family Physician, 74, 7, 1159-1164, 2006
  • ”Communication Skills that Heal: A Practicel Approach to a New Professionalism in Medicine” Doody's Health Science, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Addressing Depression at Work., WELCOA's Absolute Advantage Magazine, 4 (6), 12-15, 2005
  • Guck, T.P., M.G. Kavan, G.N. Elsasser, and E.J. Barone. Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction., American Family Physician, 64, 4, 641-648, 2001
  • Efficacy of multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain patients in changing patient locus of control. Archives of Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation, (in press), Not Applicable, 2000
  • The medication quantification scale: measurement of medication usage at a multidisciplinary pain center, Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 1999;, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Predictive validity of the Pain and Impairment Relationship Scale (PAIRS) in a chronic non-malignant pain population, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion, 1999., Not Applicable, 1999

Publications

  • Davis, R. (2016). Stress! Creighton University Magazine. Spring edition, Creighton Magazine, 2016
  • Kear, B., Guck, T., McGaha, A. (2015). The Timed Up and Go Test (TUG): The Sixth Vital Sign Assessed in Primary Care. [abstract] Annals of Behavioral Medicine 47, Supplement, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47 Supplement, 2015
  • Guck, T.P., Rainville, C., Hill-Taylor, D.S., Burke, R.V. (2013). A Brief Primary Care Intervention to Reduce Fear of Movement in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. [abstract] Annals of Behavioral Medicine 45, Supplement, S38., Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S38, 2013
  • Guck, A.J., Siracusano, M.A., Kelly, K.S., Guck, T.P. (2013). The Fear-Avoidance Model of Pain in a Treated Clinical Sample [abstract] Annals of Behavioral Medicine 45, Supplement, S133., Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, S133, 2013
  • ”Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire: Examination of the Psychometric Properties and Pre to Post Changes”, Journal of Pain, 10;4, S64, 2009
  • ”The Multidimensional Pain Readiness to Change Questionnaire: Assessment of Reliability, Validity, and Pre-Post Changes”, Journal of Pain, 10;4, S64, 2009
  • ”Acceptance and Readiness to Change Related to Functional Outcomes in Fibromyalgia Patients, Journal of Pain, 7, 4, Supplement 2, S70, 2006

Presentations

  • Submission ID: 55073;  Presentation Title: “Primary Care Resident Knowledge of Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Management”   STFM 2017 Conference on Practice Improvement; Category you submitted for: Poster - Completed Research Project  Category we accepted your submission for: Poster - Completed Research Project   Presenters:   Robyn Teply, PharmD, Thomas Guck, PhD,  Mark Goodman, M.D.,  Amy McGaha, M.D.,Krista Goins, M.D., Sandeep Mukherjee, M.D., 2017
    • Teply RM, Goodman MD, Mukherjee S, Guck T.  Impact of a hepatitis C virus screening alert for baby boomers in a regional health system.  American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Conference October 2017, Washington DC.
    , 2017
    • Teply RM, Goodman MD, Mukherjee S, Guck T, Simari C.  Out-of-pocket costs for hepatitis C virus treatments.  American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Conference October 20 2017, Washington DC.
    , 2017
  • Doll, J.D., Costanzo, C., Jensen, J., Maio, A., Potthoff, M., White, M.; Guck, T., Greene, M. (2017, October). Bridging the Divide: Designing and Implementing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in an Academic Health System. Collaborating Across Borders. Banff, CA, 2017
  • "Psychological Aspects of Pediatric Pain" Thomas P. Guck, PhD;16th Annual Pain Management Conference, Friday March 3, 2017, Mike and Josie Harper Center, Creighton University Campus, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Mental Health Presentation. Mayan Community Health Collaborative. January 27, 2017., 2017
  • Subia, GA, Teply RM, Goodman M, Mukherjee S, Guck T.  Evaluation of hepatitis C virus screening practices for patients with human immunodeficiency virus managed by a primary care interdisciplinary team.  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting December 2016, Las Vegas, NV, 2016
  • Motivational Interviewing. American Academy of Pediatricians – Nebraska Chapter. October
    7, 2016., 2016
  • Resilience. Graduate Medical Education Residency Director Retreat., 2016
  • Cognitive Behavioral Management of Acute and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Annual
     Convention of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. Lincoln, Nebraska, 2016
  • Work / Life Balance. Women in Medicine and Science, Creighton University School of
     Medicine, 2016
  • Mental Health Panel SNMA/Common Ground, 2016
  • Goodman, M., Guck, T.P., Teply, R., Koves, C. (2014). Management of Patients on Opioid Medication for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference, Jacksonville, FL., 2015
  • Kear, B., Guck, T., McGaha, A. (2015). The Timed Up and Go Test (TUG): The Sixth Vital Sign Assessed in Primary Care. Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2015
  • Teply R, Guck T, Goodman M, Meyer A.  (2015). Burden of Out-of-Pocket Medication Cost in a Primary Care Setting and Development of a Clinical Service to Assist Patients with Accessing Medications.  American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical. San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Integrated Pain Management in Primary Care. Creighton University 14th Annual Pain Management Conference: Practical Management for Healthcare Providers. Omaha, NE, March 13, 2015., 2015
  • "Stress + Your Heart" Creighton University Wellness Program, 2015
  • "Stress + Your Heart" Creighton University Wellness Program. February, 2015., 2015
  • "Stress + Your Heart" Creighton University Wellness Program. February, 2015., 2015
  • Goodman, M.,  Guck, T.P., Teply, R., Koves, C. (2014). Management of Patients on Opioid Medication for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.  Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement, Tampa, FL, 2014
  • Pain Management. Creighton University Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update Healthcare Providers. Omaha, NE, February 7, 2014., 2014
  • Dealing with Stress in Times of Change. Mutual of Omaha Wellness Program, September, 26, 2013., 2013
  • Management of Chronic Pain. Interprofessional Seminar Series. Creighton University School of Medicine and Allied Health, September 17, 2013., 2013
  • . Management of Chronic Pain. Interprofessional Seminar Series. Creighton University School of Medicine and Allied Health,, 2013
  • Guck, A.J., Siracusano, M.A., Kelly, K.S., Guck, T.P. (2013). The Fear-Avoidance Model of Pain in a Treated Clinical Sample. Society of Behavioral Medicine 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2013
  • Guck, T.P., Rainville, C., Hill-Taylor, D.S., Burke, R.V. (2013). A Brief Primary Care Intervention to Reduce Fear of Movement in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. Society of Behavioral Medicine 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2013
  • The Behavioral Management of Fibromyalgia. Creighton University 12th Annual Pain Management Conference: Practical Management for Healthcare Providers. Omaha, NE, March 8, 2013., 2013
  • The Balancing Act: Life & Work. Faculty Development and Assessment, Creighton University Health Sciences, February 22, 2013., 2013
  • Stress Management. Mutual of Omaha Wellness Program, February 22, 2013., 2013
  • The Balancing Act: Life & Work.  New Faculty Orientation, Creighton University Health
                Sciences, February 14, 2012, 2012
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Mutual of Omaha Wellness
     Program, February 9, 2012, 2012
  • Treatment for Depression.  Mutual of Omaha Wellness Program, May 3, 2011, 2011
  • The Balancing Act: Life & Work.  New Faculty Orientation, Creighton University Health
                Sciences, May 3, 2011, 2011
  • Guck, A.J., Siracusano, G.C., Guck, T.P. (2010). Speedwalking: Evaluation of a strategy to reduce fear/avoidance beliefs and learned pain behavior in patients with chronic noncancer pain. Paper presented at 13th World Congress on Pain, Montreal, Quebec, Canad, 2010
  • Psychological and Religious Perspectives on Chronic Pain and Suffering. Creighton 9th Annual Pain Mgt Conference: Practical Pain Mgt for Healthcare Providers, Omaha, NE, 2009
  • Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Maximize Functional Outcomes. Creighton 9th Annual Pain Mgt Conference: Practical Pain Mgt for Healthcare Providers, Omaha, NE, 2009
  • "Chronic Pain Acceptance Quesstionaire: Examination of the Psychometric Properties and Pre to Post Changes." American Pain Society's 28th Annual Scientific Mtg, San Diego, CA, 2009
  • "The Multidimensional Pain Readiness to Change Questionnaire: Assessment of Reliabillity, Validity, and Pre-Post Changes." American Pain Society 28th Annual Scientific Mtg, San Diego, CA, 2009
  • "Strategic Planning for Prevent Blindness Nebraska), 2009
  • "Relationship between Acceptance of HIV/AIDS & Functional Outcomes Assessed in a Primary Care Setting., 2008
  • "Pain Management" presented to UNL Health Services Staff Training, 2007
  • "Making Lasting Behavior Change" presented to Happy Hollow CC Rotary Mtg, 2007
  • Stratigic Planning for Wellness Council of the Midlands, Facilitator, 2007
  • Strategic Planning for Wellness Council of the Midlands, Facilitator, 2007
  • "Acceptance and Readiness to Change Related to Functional OUtcomes in Fibromyalgia Patients" presented at APS conf, San Antonia, TX, 2007
  • "In Primary Care Brevity is Next to Godliness" presented to ASP conf. Washington DC, 2007
  • "Biofeedback & Pain Coping Skills, Osteoporosis Support Group, Osteoporosis Research Center, 2006
  • Using the Transtheoretical model to assist resistant school staff with PBS strategies, 2005
  • Wellness Council of America's Annual Directors Mtg, 2005
  • Stress and the Holidays. Community Health Matters radio program sponsored by CHAD and WELCOM on KFAB, Omaha NE. December 1999, 1999
  • Stress Management. Wellness Connection radio program sponsored by CU Medical Center, Omaha, NE. December 1999, 1999
  • Psychological and Religious Perspectives for Understanding Pain and Chronic Suffering. Pain Management Conference, Omaha, NE. September 1999, 1999
  • Cognitive-Behavior Modification. Smoking Cessation Ed Program sponsored by CU CME, Omaha, NE. May 1999., 1999

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Guck, T. P. (Principal Investigator) (2016). Weight Management Counseling in Medical Schools: A Randomized Controlled Trial, NIH / University of Massachusetts Worcester / Creighton University School of Medicine. $24,862.00
  • Given, D.L., Grindstaff, T.L., Wichman, C.S., Guck, T.P., Turman, K.A. (2013). Corticospinal Excitability and Rehabilitation in Knee Osteoarthritis, New Initiatives Research Grant Program, $75,000.