Chronic Pain, Opioids, and Addiction among Older Adults

Addiction Free Solutions for Managing Chronic Pain


Presenter: Stephen Grinstead, Dr. AD

What: 60 minute, On-Demand

Self-Paced, Non-interactive, Asynchronous Audio Podcast

CE Credits: 1 CE Credit for social workers, psychologists, therapists, certified care managers, and more (see below)


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Course Description

The landscape of chronic pain treatment is changing rapidly as we wean ourselves off the traditional bio-medical approach that emphasizes harmful opioid-based pain management approaches. In this presentation you will learn the unique challenges and obstacles that face patients suffering with chronic pain and coexisting disorders, including medication misuse abuse or addiction. By understanding these unique challenges, you will discover that it requires an integrated concurrent team approach to achieve successful treatment outcomes. You will obtain the proper understanding, skills and treatment techniques you need to address the neurobiological psychological/emotional, social and spiritual aspects of chronic pain when potentially addictive medications are no longer a viable option.

Educational Objectives

After attending this beginner-level program in full, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate two or more reasons why the biomedical approach alone may be ineffective for the low outcome subset of chronic pain clients with coexisting disorders.
  • Evaluate three successful chronic pain management treatment outcomes.
  • Differentiate between the physiological and psychological/emotional pain symptoms and have appropriate management strategies for both types.


Target Audience:
This seminar is open to all Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals.

This program is intended for those with a beginner level of knowledge and experience related to this content.

Recording Date:
This program was recorded on 12/7/21

Here's what you'll see inside the course


About the presenter


Stephen Grinstead, Dr. AD


Dr. Stephen Grinstead has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD). He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and, a Certified Denial Management Specialist (CDMS) an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Grinstead was the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of a Triple Diagnosis Residential and Intensive Outpatient Chronic Pain Management Program in California. He is author of the book Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering, as well as author of several other pain management books including Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope, Managing Pain, Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. Dr. Grinstead is also an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction and chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Evidence-Based Addiction-Free Pain Management® System. He has been working with chronic pain management, substance use disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders since 1984. Since 1996, he has trained well over 40,000 healthcare providers in Seminars, Workshops and Trainings across the United States and Canada.

Learn more at Dr. Grinstead's website

How To Earn CE Credits


Participants will have their participation registered through Center for Mental Health & Aging. This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:

 

Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.

Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test; a score of 75% or greater is passing. (You have a total of 3 attempts to pass the post-test)

Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation & Attestation

Step 4: Download Your Certificate


Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It's that simple!

About the host

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP


Dr. Regina Koepp is a board certified clinical psychologist, clinical geropsychologist, founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging.

Prior to founding the Center for Mental Health & Aging, Dr. Koepp was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and former staff psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System, where she provided direct patient care and consultation on the Geropsychiatry Outpatient Mental Health team for more than a decade.

Dr. Koepp earned her doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences where she won the Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award.

Praise for the Podcast


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The podcast is free for ALL to listen. We want everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, to have access to this much needed information about the "Psychology of Aging". We see this as democratizing mental health education.

Only professionals wanting to earn CEUs will need to pay. Professionals, it is with your business that we can provide this education to everyone! So, thank you for being here and contributing to this important mission.

Continuing Education Approvals



Social Workers

Center for Mental Health & Aging, #1801, 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. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/25/2022 – 03/25/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.


Psychologists

Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Counselors

Center for Mental Health and Aging (CMHA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7230. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Mental Health and Aging (CMHA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Care Managers

CMHA is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #21-905CMHA. This activity approved for 1 CMC contact hours.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)

Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. In many state licensing jurisdictions, APA approved continuing education programs qualify for LMFT CE credits. See what your state requires here.

National CE Credit Approvals For Live & On Demand Webinar: Credits listed are for full attendance at the live webcast only. For on demand courses, the CE certificate can be downloaded/printed after completing the webcast and passing the online post-test evaluation (75% passing score). NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.


Registrant is responsible for ensuring that CE credits meet the criteria for their own jurisdiction requirements.


*Content and materials in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

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    Important Details


    Speaker Disclosures:

    • Financial: Stephen Grinstead maintains a private practice and is the director at Innovative Treatment Solutions. He is an author and receives royalties. Mr. Grinstead receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
    • Non-Financial: Stephen Grinstead is a member of the ASAM, ASIPP, IAPM, NAADAC, CAMFT, and CCAPP.


    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for Center for Mental Health & Aging


    Accessibility Requests: Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.


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