By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three kinds of pain frames.
-Name three concepts related to redefining self-worth in chronic pain clients.
-Name three sources of guilt for clients with chronic pain.
-Name three concepts related to depression and fibro fog.
-Name three manifestations of anxiety in chronic pain clients.
-Name three techniques for helping clients lessen their chronic pain in day-to-day life.
-Name three coping techniques.
-Name 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 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 psychological 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.
-Explain which model Decostruction challenges.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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