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 external and internal factors that affect a client's perceptions of pain
-Explain three concepts related to automatic thoughts
-Explain according to Kurtais, what are the three components of cognitive-behavioral treatment
-Explain what a clinician needs to effectively utilize during group therapy in order to enhance treatment effectiveness and patient satisfaction in cognitive-behavioral treatment for chronic pain
-Explain the style of trained questioning used in cognitive interventions that gently probes for patient meanings and stimulates alternative viewpoints or ideas
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."