By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three kinds of pain frames.
-Explain three concepts related to automatic thoughts.
-Explain three manifestations of anger commonly found in chronic pain clients.
-Explain three sources of guilt for clients with chronic pain.
-Explain three techniques for helping clients lessen their chronic pain in day-to-day life
-Explain three concepts related to redefining self-worth in chronic pain clients.
-Explain three external and internal factors that affect a client's perceptions of pain.
-Explain three components of cognitive-behavioral treatment.
-Explain the three specific goals of a psychological assessment.
-Explain the assumption of cognitive models of pain.
-Explain a style of trained questioning used in cognitive interventions.
-Explain how the gate control theory and the biopsychosocial model of pain relate to CBT.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."