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Howard Pikoff

Associate Librarian

420C Lockwood Memorial Library, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-7747

Education and Training

  • PhD, (Clinical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine), SUNY/Buffalo
  • MLS, (Library Studies), Pratt Institute
  • BA/MA, (Behavioral Psychology), Queens College


Howard Pikoff is a psychology librarian and a psychologist. Since 1975, he has divided his time between Lockwood Library and clinical work, in private practice and at the Pain Management Center of Buffalo General Hospital.



Pikoff, H. (2020). Psychological mislabeling in Lyme disease. (under review)

Pikoff, H. (2020). Reducing the risk of psychological mislabeling in chronic pain. ACPA Chronicle (American Chronic Pain Association),Winter. This is a preprint of Pikoff, H. (2020). Psychological mislabelling in chronic pain: Reducing the risk. British Journal of General Practice, 70, 25.

Pikoff, H. (2019).  Psychological mislabeling and the emergence of the biopsychosocial model. In A. Maikovich-Fong (Ed.), Handbook of psychosocial interventions for chronic pain (pp. 38-50). New York: Routledge. (preprint available at

Pikoff, H.B. (2017). Psychological mislabeling of chronic pain: Lessons from migraine in the 20th century. Pain Management, 7,127-132. (preprint available at

Pikoff, H. (2010). A study in psychological mislabelling: The rise and (protracted) fall of psychogenic fibromyalgia.  International Musculoskeletal Medicine, 32, 129-132. (preprint available at

Pikoff, H. (2004). Complementary headache therapy: A close look at the treatments and the evidence. Buffalo, N.Y.: Data for Decisions.

Pikoff, H. (1996). Treatment effectiveness handbook.  Buffalo, N.Y.: Data for Decisions.

Pikoff, H. (1987). A critical review of autogenic training in America.  Excerpted in J. Masters, T. Burish, S. Hollon, & D. Rimm (Eds.). Behavior therapy: Techniques and empirical findings, 3rd edition. N.Y.:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Pikoff, H. (1984). Is the muscular model of headache still viable? A review of conflicting data. Headache, 24, 186-198.

Pikoff, H. (1984). A critical review of autogenic training in America. Clinical Psychology Review, 4, 619-639.