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Pain Psychology
Digital Seminar
$219.99 USD
Product Details
Digital Seminar
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
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  1. Integrate the three core competencies of pain psychology into practice with clients with chronic pain.
  2. Appraise the recent literature related to the efficacy of behavioral and medical interventions for pain management.
  3. Conduct a comprehensive assessment of pain clients, including psychological factors, degree of distress, quality of life, activities/missions, history, and type/degree of pain/pain interference with quality of life.
  4. Assess for suicide risk factors common in pain clients.
  5. Utilize CBT, including RET, to help clients overcome cognitive biases that interfere with their ability to make scientifically-based decisions related to their pain care.
  6. Employ CBT strategies to address sleep problems in clients with chronic pain.
Understanding Pain, the Pain Client, and Pain Psychology
  • Nature and nurture of pain
  • Why medical interventions aren’t enough
  • Barriers to effective pain management, both global and individual
  • Why integrative healthcare is the future of pain management
  • Diversity and multicultural considerations to improve the therapeutic relationship
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
Assessment & Case Conceptualization
  • 7 components of a comprehensive assessment
  • Common mental health co-morbidities
  • Model including factors of pain, medications, obesity, distress, evaluations and sleep
  • 3 core competencies of pain psychology: medication management, mood regulation, and fitness
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Break Through Cognitive Barriers to Elicit Behavior Change
  • 10 powerful biases that sustain client resistance to change
  • CBT journaling exercises relative to pain
  • Self-monitoring to maximize lifestyle change efforts
  • Active coping strategies
  • Therapeutic Understanding of Science (TUS)
Rational-Emotive Therapy: Concrete Strategies to Change Thinking, Mood, and Behavior
  • Ellis’ “Stinkin’ thinkin”: Problem thinking that increases pain
  • How extreme/absolute words limit pain clients’ sense of control and choice
  • The “SEAT” exercise (Situation, Emotions, Automatic Thoughts, Turn Around Thoughts)
  • Strategies for incorporating science into decisional counseling
Sleep Management: 12 Steps to Improve Both Quality and Quantity of Sleep
  • Simplified, accessible CBT interventions for sleep
  • Biological, psychological, and socialenvironmental factors
  • Setting routines, increasing activity, increasing distress tolerance when not sleeping well
  • Documented failure of all sleep medications reviewed
Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention for a High-Risk Population
  • Assessment and screening measures
  • Factors that increase suicide risk in chronic pain clients
  • Red flags to watch/listen for in every session


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Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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