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Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D.

Understanding & Managing Chronic Pain

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Participants will be able to:
  • Perspectives on chronic pain and chronic pain patients
  • A comprehensive assessment of chronic pain
  • An integrated biopsychosocial, rehabilitation approach to the treatment of chronic pain patients
  • Cognitive-behavioral perspective and principles of patients
  • Evidence-based cognitive and behavioral techniques
  • How to overcome challenges in treating patients with chronic pain
  • Comparisons of clinical and cost-effectiveness of treat- ments for diverse chronic pain syndromes
  • The future of rehabilitation of patients with chronic pain
  • Topics Covered

    Chronic Pain: Magnitude of the Problem
    • Number seeking treatment , cost of treatment
    • Impact on lives
    Perspectives on chronic pain
    • Biomedical, psychiatric, behavioral (operant)
    • Motivational (third-party payer)
    • Subjective (patient?s)
    • Multidimensional/Interdisciplinary
    Effectiveness of Treatments ? Some Surprises
    • Medication, surgery, spinal cord stimulators
    • Implantable drug delivery systems, somatic treatments
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
    • Alternative
    Multidimensional Assessment
    • Case example
    • Core assessment questions
    • Screening - ACT-UP
    • Comprehensive interview
    • Assessment of pain, emotional functioning, physical functioning, behavior
    • Monitoring, goal setting
    • Patient subgroups
    Biopsychosocial & Cognitive-Behavioral Rehabilitation
    • Assumptions, objectives, stages, characteristics
    • Case examples
    Cognitive Techniques
    • Restructuring, coping skills training, relaxation and controlled breathing
    • Cognitive coping strategies (attention diversion, imagery)
    • Communication skills training
    • Problem solving
    • Pleasant activities planning
    • Role reversal
    Behavioral Methods
    • Self-monitoring, paced mastery (shaping)
    • Self-reinforcement, participant modeling
    • Homework, goal setting
    • Involvement of significant others
    • Maintenance and generalization
    • Relapse prevention
    • Communications with referral sources
    Comparative Treatment Effectiveness
    • Pain reduction
    • Medication reduction
    • Reduction in health care utilization
    • Increased activity
    • Return to work
    Applying All We Have Learned
    • Assessment
    • Treatment
    • Future of pain management

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    Extra Test (12 CE Credits)
    Extra Test (12 CE Credits)



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    CE Info

    J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
    • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
    • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
    • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
    • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
    • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
    • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
    • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835
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