Seminar Detail

Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Techniques to Move People from Hurt to Hope
Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Techniques to Move People from Hurt to Hope

Where:   SPRINGFIELD, MO

When:  Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

We are in the midst of a nationwide push to treat chronic pain and address our out-of-control opioid prescribing. At least 1/3 of the people we treat are dealing with this condition, yet most of us are ill-prepared to address this with skill and expertise. The CDC recently published recommendations for the treatment of chronic pain, specifically highlighting behavioral treatment as an approach that should be tried before opioids are prescribed.

We are witnessing a devastating public health crisis that is ruining individual’s lives, tearing up families, and ripping through communities. We need to arm ourselves with the skills needed to offer our clients evidence-based behavioral interventions that will help them live healthy and productive lives.

Come to this interactive and cutting-edge training and learn creative tools and techniques to transform your practice. Learn powerful mindfulness interventions and motivational interviewing techniques to move your clients toward behavior change. Master the four pain-changing CBT tools. You will leave with the skills and confidence to provide practical and life-changing help to help people move out of chronic pain and into active, healthy, and meaningful lives.
Objectives:

  1. Describe how the emotional aspect of client’s pain can be more problematic than the physical aspect.
  2. Specify the differences in risks of opioid medications use in men, women and the elderly and the related treatment implications.
  3. Assess the psychological, physical, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to chronic pain and articulate their treatment implications.
  4. Implement motivational interviewing techniques to motivate clients toward behavioral change that reduce the symptoms of chronic pain.
  5. Summarize the CDC recommendations for the treatment of chronic pain and communicate how that impacts clinical treatment.
  6. Utilize mindfulness-based strategies to decrease symptoms of chronic pain in clients.
OUTLINE

Pain
  • Acute vs. chronic pain
  • Emotional aspect of pain
    • More problematic than physical aspect
    • Anxiety, fear, catastrophizing
  • ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
    • Study and link to pain
  • Chronic pain onset: Physical & emotional
  • Pain vs. suffering
  • Impact of pain
    • Prevalence
    • Societal costs
  • Chronic pain cycle
    • Psychological
    • Physical
  • Factors that impact pain
    • Physical, thought, emotions, behaviors
    • Social interactions
  • Suicidality and chronic pain
Opioids
  • Scope of the problem
  • The “painkiller” myth
    • Not effective pain relief
  • Medication assisted treatment
    • Methadone
    • Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
    • Naltrexone injection (Vivitrol)
  • Risks
    • Men, women, elderly
Assessment
  • Pain experience factors
    • Psychological
    • Behavioral
    • Social
    • Physical
  • 5 E’s of pain interview
  • Self-report measures
  • Impact of pain
Treatment
  • Treatment options
    • Medication
    • Invasive
    • Non-invasive
  • CDC guidelines
    • Behavioral treatment first
    • Importance of therapeutic relationship
  • Mindfulness
    • Powerful evidence-based interventions
  • Motivational interviewing
    • Proven techniques to move toward behavior change
  • Goal-setting
    • SMART goals
    • Matching goals with client values
  • CBT tools
    • Automatic negative thoughts
    • Thought distortions
    • ABC worksheet
    • Decatastrophizing
  • Additional behavioral treatment tools
    • Breathing
    • Imagery
    • Pleasant activities
    • Progressive muscle relaxation
    • Anger management
    • Time-based pacing
    • Stress management
    • Sleep hygiene
Research limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches
Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other Helping Professionals

ERIC K WILLMARTH, PH.D.

Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been affiliated with Michigan Pain Consultants for the past 30 years. He is the founder and president of Michigan Behavioral Consultants, a psychology and social work practice with 13 offices dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with chronic pain or other chronic medical conditions. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management and past president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the Midwest Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Willmarth is the assistant director of Saybrook University’s Department of Applied Psychophysiology in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences where he also serves as coordinator of training and coordinator for the specialization in integrative mental health.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial Eric Willmarth is the director of Integrative Mental Health at Saybrook University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Eric Willmarth is a member of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; and Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

OKLAHOMA ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20190032. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MISSOURI COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

OKLAHOMA LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, LPC/LMFT Licensing Board for 6.25 C.E. hours.

TEXAS COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


NURSE PRACTITIONERS
This program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement to receive credit. It is your responsibility to submit your certificate of successful completion and a copy of the seminar brochure to your licensing board.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

OKLAHOMA PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course has been approved for 6.25 contact hours (Category A - Synchronous) for the 2019 reporting period by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Course # 201911225.

TEXAS PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits for completing this course. Course Level: Intermediate. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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