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Pain Management: Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia
Pain Management: Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Psychologist CEs, Social Worker CEUs, Counselor CEUs, MFT CEUs, Nurse CEUs

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 domains.
-Discuss three categories of pain perception.
-Explain three cognitive-behavioral therapy for cognitive-behavioral therapy.
-Discuss three cognitive interventions for chronic pain.
-Explain three characteristics of stress related to pain.
-Discuss three self-presentation effects of chronic pain.
-Explain three manifestations of behavioral anger in chronic pain.
-Discuss three challenges related to pain catastrophizing.
-Discuss three considerations regarding psychological distress and attention biases in chronic pain.
-Discuss three sources of guilt for chronic pain clients.
-Discuss three concepts regarding the co-occurrence of depression and chronic pain.
-Explain three manifestations of pain anxiety.
-Explain three techniques of chronic pain reduction therapy.
-Explain three techniques of coping with pain.
-Name the three components of cognitive-behavioral treatment. 
-Explain what does a clinician need to effectively utilize during group therapy in order to enhance treatment effectiveness and patient satisfaction in cognitive-behavioral treatment for chronic pain. 
-Explain what style of trained questioning used in cognitive interventions gently probes for patient meanings and stimulates alternative viewpoints or ideas. 
-Explain what is the rationale behind self-help cognitive-behavioral therapy. 
-Explain under what two concepts is psychosocial pain research carried out. 
-Explain what mechanism of pain can lead to a re-activation of childhood feelings of helplessness which, in turn, leads to severe psychosocial crisis. 
-Name one of the most researched variables of pain that influences pain intensity and physical / psychosocial disability. 
-Explain what is the assumption of cognitive models of pain. 
-Explain why is it that 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. 
-Name the four psychologic factors of Mr. H’s pain. 
-Name the three specific goals of a psychological assessment. 
-Explain how do the gate control theory and the biopsychosocial model of pain relate to cognitive-behavioral therapy.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

 

 
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