By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-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.
-Name three external and internal factors that affect a client's perceptions of pain.
-Name three components of cognitive-behavioral treatment.
-Name 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."
CEU Continuing Education for
Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs