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Seminar Detail

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

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 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 towards 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. Connect pain and its emotional aspects.
  2. Communicate the chronic pain cycle.
  3. Specify the risks of opioid medications.
  4. Determine pain experience factors in the psychological, physical, social, and behavioral realms.
  5. Establish the ability to assess people to determine the impact of their chronic pain.
  6. Utilize effective components of the behavioral treatment of chronic pain.
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

MARTHA TEATER, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, is a Diplomate with the Academy for Cognitive Therapy and is a practicing cognitive-behavioral therapist. She has maintained a private practice for over 27 years and has worked in primary care settings, free clinics, and medication-assisted treatment programs. Martha is a Red Cross disaster mental health manager and has been on many national disaster deployments where she provides support to traumatized people. She is also involved with the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces to develop programs to support military and veteran families.

She has provided trainings in the United States and internationally on topics such as evidence-based treatments for trauma, DSM-5®, compassion fatigue, and behavioral treatment of chronic pain. A prolific writer, Martha has published over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Psychotherapy Networker and Family Therapy Magazine. Martha is the co-author (with John Ludgate) of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook (PESI, 2014) and (with Don Teater) Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope (PESI, 2017).



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Martha Teater maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Martha Teater is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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.

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.

New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Renewal for CASAC, CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.




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.

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Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 5/8/2018. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Vermont Counselors: CE credit is available. This activity is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 6.25 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.

Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. Certification #: PC-PC- 032887.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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.


Pharmacology 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.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 Contact Hours.

Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the Vermont Chapter of the APTA, A State of Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Approved Provider, for 6.25 hours. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice and in accordance with State Practice Act.


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 this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
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