Pain Education and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain
A 6-week virtual training for all practitioners who treat pain
FOR: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, MD, DO, RN, NP, PA, PSYCH, DC, RD, CPT, HEALTH COACH
How Pain Education and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain can enhance your practice
The management of chronic pain continues to be an unmet need in the United States and around the world. In order to meet this global burden, practitioners must be able to assess and treat pain taking into consideration the multidimensional nature of the pain experience.
Current evidence suggests that when healthcare providers are up-to-date on the latest pain science and educate their patients, they are able to treat pain more effectively. This more comprehensive biopsychosocial approach has been demonstrated to improve outcomes and enhance quality of life.
Over the past two decades, there has been an explosion of pain science research and professionals are utilizing pain education as an intervention to improve physical and psychosocial outcomes.
During this 6-week course, we will cover the latest concepts in pain science, how to comprehensively evaluate pain, and use pain education as an intervention. You will learn how to use evidence-based outcomes and measures and various pain management interventions - ranging from pain neuroscience education, exercise and modalities, graded exposure and pacing, lifestyle modifications, and psychological approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
"I've structured the course to keep things sequential and straightforward to assimilate"
[Dr Joe Tatta]
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Week 1 Slides
Mechanisms of Pain
Neurobiology of Pain
Week 1 Quiz: Basic Concepts and Mechanisms of Pain
Week 2 Slides
Individual Differences in Pain
Pain Outcome Measures
Week 2 Quiz: Individual Differences, Pain Variability, Pain Assessment
15 Years of Explaining Pain
The clinical application of teaching people about pain
PNE Resource List
Week 3 Slides
Week 3 Quiz
The clinical application of pain neuroscience graded motor imagery and graded action
NOI GMI posters
Week 4 - PDF of slides
Week 4 Quiz
Week 5A - Sleep & Pain
Week 5B - Nutrition and Pain
Week 5C - PNE+
Week 5 - PDF of slides
Article - Anatomy of Sleep 2013
Handout - Sleep hygiene
Article - Food pyramid & chronic pain
Week 5 Quiz
Week 6A- CBT & ACT
Week 6B - Relaxation & Coping Strategies
Week 6C - Meditation & Mindfulness
PDF of slides - Week 6
Article - CBT & Pain Education for People with Chronic Pain: Tests of Treatment Mechanisms
Article - Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Chronic Pain (2019)
Handout - CBT Worksheets
Handout - Examples of Negative Thinking
Handout - Resource list - Week 6
Week 6 Quiz
Meet your instructor
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Yes! This course is approved for 7 CEUs for PTs and OTs.
The Integrative Pain Science Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course is approved in New York as well as more than 34 states through reciprocity (see below for a list of states).
STATES PRE-APPROVED THROUGH RECIPROCITY:
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (Rule 64B17-9), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
This course is also approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
NOTE: Some states still do not require continuing education for re-licensure. In addition, some states do not perform verification of continuing education material, which means they do not approve courses for CEU credit and usually accept any material. Please check with your state physical therapy association or state PT board for more details.
For participants outside of the United States or those who do not require a formal CEU certificate, we will be happy to provide a Letter of Participation form that you may keep for your records. Upon completion of the course, please contact us at email@example.com to request the form. Please check with your industry governing body to confirm whether this is required for your continuing education.
Registration includes unlimited access. You have as long as you need to complete the program and you can come back to the training as many times as needed.
This is an on-demand program. Each week you will receive new content. The program can be accessed in real-time, anywhere, and at any time. If you fall behind you can catch up at your own pace.
This program requires approximately 1-2 hours per week to complete.
Lessons are available in a variety of formats to make learning easy and fun, including video, audio, transcripts, study guides, PDF handouts and quizzes.
You will also receive FREE exclusive access to …
One-on-one calls with Dr Joe Tatta for personalised support and guidance
Our digital community incorporates an online forum where you can share best practice, research interests, and benefit from peer-to-peer support
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