Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
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 external and internal factors that affect a client's perceptions of pain.
-Name three concepts related to automatic thoughts.
-Name three concepts related to core beliefs.
-Name three characteristics of stress related to pain.
-Name three concepts related to redefining self-worth in chronic pain clients.
-Name three manifestations of anger commonly found in chronic pain clients.
-Name three concepts related to helplessness.
-Name three concepts related to self-victimization.
-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.
-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.
"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