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Chronic pain: Leveraging psychosocial approaches for better pain management


Chronic pain: Leveraging psychosocial approaches for better pain management

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: August 23, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Chronic pain is a major problem among Veterans: approximately 50% of Veterans in primary care and 80% of returning OEF/OIF Veterans live with persistent pain. The dangers of opioid pain medications are receiving increased attention, and generating interest in non-pharmacological approaches to managing pain. How can we help our clients find relief and live well in the face of pain? In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of the biopsychosocial approach to pain management, including cognitive-behavioral self-management strategies individuals can use to manage persistent pain. Participants will also learn the basics of two evidence-based techniques used for pain management: clinical self-hypnosis and mindfulness. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to give them a richer understanding of how to apply psychosocial approaches to pain management.

Objectives: 1. Describe the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain management 2. Explain the use of clinical self-hypnosis for pain management 3. Explain the use of mindfulness meditation for pain management 4. List two cognitive-behavioral self-management strategies individuals can use to manage pain

Cost: No Cost!

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.