This intermediate program will review the scholarly research on the use of ACT with a population experiencing chronic pain. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to apply the ACT model of emotional pain and suffering to the unique physical experience of chronic pain; specifically, how to conceptualize pain behaviors, avoidance of pain, and emotional experiences (i.e. depression, anxiety, and fear) from an ACT perspective. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which ACT approaches may need to be modified for the chronic pain population. The presentation will cover ways to adapt treatment for both individual and group formats. A focus will be placed on how to tailor specific ACT interventions for the chronic pain population, and participants in this workshop will learn these techniques first hand through participation multiple experiential exercises.
After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:
Recording Date: 3/25/22
5.5 hour Continuing Education (CE) Course.
Jennifer Steiner, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Jennifer Steiner is a board certified clinical health psychologist, founder of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, Co-Director of Center for Mental Health & Aging's Continuing Education Program, Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine, Board Member of the Georgia Psychology Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for Georgia Psychological Association, and Member of the Committee on Health Psychology and Integrated Practice.
Dr. Steiner is one of the first board-certified clinical health psychologists in the state of Georgia (certification received in 2018). Dr. Steiner received her PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from Purdue University.
She has worked with over 1200 individuals with chronic pain over 10+ years. Dr. Steiner was previously employed as the primary pain psychologist for the Atlanta VA Healthcare System for 6+ years. Dr. Steiner has also published multiple peer reviewed articles on the impact of chronic pain on mental health, psychological correlates of chronic pain, and psychological interventions for those with chronic pain. Dr. Steiner's research and clinical practice focuses on chronic pain and interventions for chronic pain.
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Financial: Dr. Jennifer Steiner is owner of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, Co-Director of Center for Mental Health & Aging's Continuing Education Program.
Non-financial: Dr. Jennifer Steiner is Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine, Board Member of the Georgia Psychology Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for Georgia Psychological Association, and Member of the Committee on Health Psychology and Integrated Practice.
There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, or sponsor.
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