Help your clients understand that pain is not an option and that misery can be avoided. Strengthen the therapeutic relationship by validating the reality of clients’ pain while introducing ways to help them immediately experience a lessening of their distress.
Robert Rosenbaum – 2-Day,Chronic Pain Certificate Course, Behavioral Treatment & Assessment
An angry client walks into your office, expressing their frustration at the constant pain they are experiencing. The client begins to share their story, and the mask of frustration starts to peel away. This exposes the despair and hopelessness that comes with living in constant misery. Although most clinicians don’t have any training in chronic pain management, this is becoming a common scenario for at least 1/3 of our clients. More and more clients are moving away from medication, seeking out holistic solutions, yet we’re not quite sure of the best way to help them.
Help your clients understand that pain is not an option and that misery can be avoided. Strengthen the therapeutic relationship by validating the reality of clients’ pain while introducing ways to help them immediately experience a lessening of their distress. To help clients understand the connection between mind and body, acupressure can be used.
This recording features Dr. Robert Rosenbaum, will teach you the facts about pains’ biology and effective treatment strategies, so you can confidently educate and treat your clients. You will be able to combine cognitive exercises with experiential exercises like guided imagery, acupressure and meditation.-behavioral methods, you’ll leave with the right skills and tools at your fingertips to treat chronic pain.
- Client psychoeducation can be achieved by exploring strategies that prevent pain from starting.
- Explain the clinical implications of early intervention and the importance of early intervention during the pain cycle.
- Recognize the most common pain symptoms and their relationship to clinical treatment.
- Explain how age, gender and ethnicity influence pain perception in case conceptualization.
- Different types of pain need different treatment methods.
- You can relate how your brain, the mind and the heart affect your client’s pain.
- For clients to feel more functional, it is important to examine and debunk maladaptive beliefs about pain.
- Assess pain through specialized questionnaires and interview methods to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
- Describe four meditation techniques that can be used to manage pain during a session.
- Six acupressure points are helpful in pain management and prevention.
- Clients can use guided imagery to relieve pain.
- Identify the existential, spiritual and personal aspects of your life-Identity issues can interact with the psychological and biological components of pain in relation to treatment outcomes.
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Impact of chronic Pain Mental Health
- Prevention is the best treatment
- Early intervention and detection are key.
Pain Prevalence and Impact
- Prevalence and incidence: Most common types
- Societal cost
- Impact on clients’ mental health and quality life
Biology of Pain
- What is pain?
- Environmental, psychological, and physical factors
- Pain Intensity vs. pain distress
- Types Pain
- Nociceptive, neuropathic
- Location effects
- Sensation, temporal course, Etiology
- Inflammation, cancer, Ischemic
- Acute vs. Chronic pain
- Pain Transmission and modulation
- Neurochemicals that cause pain
- PainStrain, Brain, and?
- Central sensitization
- The importance of attention
- PainBasic Biology Beyond
- Biopsychosocial model
- Maladaptive coping strategies can lead to vicious circles
- Emotional and psychological aspects of pain
- Pain’s effect on the sense of self
- Combating Pain Myths
AssessmentManagement, Interventions, & Management
Pain Treatment Optional
- Medical treatments and medication
- Introduction to analgesics
- Opioids – Facts and Myths
The opioid epidemic
- Opioid efficacy, risks
- Tolerance or addiction?
- Abuse and addiction are possible
- These are the basics
- Psychometric tools
- Pain vs. distress
- Technique vs. relationship
- Meditations such as mindfulness and meditations in general
- Reality and the hype
- Open awareness and focus
- Four breathing techniques
- Comfort strategies: The world is bigger than the Pain
- Early detection is important
- Concretizing with images and names
- Broadening and narrowing of attention
- Going to the middle; going distal
- Imagery and self-Hypnosis
- CBT to catastrophize
- Separate distress from pain
- Flares: Deal with them
- Additional tools for treating behavioral problems
- Gentle movement
- The importance of feet, hands, and face
- Qigong is a pain relief method
- Sleep and rest
- Positive cultivating
- Antidotes for difficult emotions
- Increasing emotional granularity
- Refer to
- Build positive relationships
- You have to deal with difficult relationships
Considerations for different treatment
Results of integrative interventions
Psychotherapeutic approaches and their risks: Research limitations
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- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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