By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three manifestations of anger commonly found in chronic pain clients
-Explain three concepts related to helplessness
-Explain three concepts related to self-victimization
-Explain one of the most researched variables of pain that influences pain intensity and physical / psychosocial disability
-Explain the assumption of cognitive models of pain
-Explain Why certain patients when referred for psychological treatment (for a pain problem), may not attend the sessions or follow through with homework assignments or practice recommendations that are often a part of these psychological approaches
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."