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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain

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From: May 15, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.

Details: Dr. Jakupcak will review the definitions of PTSD and chronic pain as well as the prevalence rates of PTSD and co-occurring chronic pain. He will also present theoretic models for understanding the high rates of co-occurrence of these two disorders and mechanisms that likely maintain each condition. Finally, Dr. Jakupcak will review treatment guidelines and evidenced based treatments for PTSD and chronic pain, as well as emerging research specific to unified treatment approaches. Participants will be encouraged to share and discuss their own practices specific to individuals with PTSD and chronic pain. Clinical Case Examples will be used to illustrate clinical intervention strategies and audience participation in Open Discussions will be encouraged throughout the presentation.

Objectives: 1) Attendees will be able to describe prevalence rates of PTSD and chronic pain 2) Attendees will be able to describe biological, clinical, and sociocultural factors that likely inform the co-occurrence and maintenance of PTSD and chronic pain 3) Attendees will be able to identify practice guidelines and evidence-based strategies to address co-occurring PTSD and chronic pain 4) Attendees will be able to conceptualize their own current practice patterns and ways they might implement new strategies to address PTSD and chronic pain.

Cost: FREE

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.