Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide
Total CE Credit Hours: 14
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/4170
About the Course:
Written by an author who has lived with chronic pain, “Pain Management Psychotherapy is an up-to-date comprehensive guide for the psychological treatment of chronic pain. It provides a research-based, short-term therapy model that integrates proven clinical techniques. It features detailed instructions for assessing patients’ pain and implementing pain management techniques. It provides step-by-step treatment methods – from initial consultation through termination of treatment. Described are brief, solution-oriented pain treatment strategies that work in a managed care environment. Demonstrated are the latest therapy techniques such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), imaging, relaxation and self-hypnosis. Included are pain inventories, questionnaires and other assessment tools to assist the clinician in defining and managing patient problems.
Eimer, Bruce, Ph.D. & Freeman, Arthur, Ph.D.
About the Author:
Dr. Eimer received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a Post-Doctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann Univeristy Medical School in Philadelphia, PA . He is currently full-time private practice in Philadelphia, PA. and the President of The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. Other books written by Dr. Eimer, B.N. &amp; Allen, L.M. (1995/1997) include:. Psychological assessment of chronic pain and disability: A User’s guide to the Pain Assessment battery. Durham, NC: CogniSyst, Inc. Zarren, J.I. &amp; Eimer, B.N. (in preparation). Brief Cognitive Hypnosis: Facilitating the change of dysfunctional behavior. NY: Springer Publishing Co.
assess hypnotic susceptibility as a basis for choosing the appropriate method for teaching self hypnosis for patient self management of chronic pain
utilize at least three Cognitive therapy techniques to reduce emotional overlay associated with chronic pain syndromes
to be able to utilize a clinical interview and relevant psychological tests to assess pain patients and prepare an appropriate report with psychotherapeutic treatment recommendations
to be able to acquire an understanding of basic pain mechanisms and pain management concepts and utilize this understanding to classify different types of pain and pain syndromes
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