Title: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain
When: On Demand Course- get instant access
What: Continuing Education Course. 6 CE Credits/6 CMC Contact Hours
Presenter: Jennifer Steiner, PhD, ABPP
This course was recorded on 9/23/22
Course Description: Over 20% of individuals living in the USA experience chronic pain (Dahlhamer et al, 2018). Chronic pain is associated with increased risk for depression, anxiety, and disability, as well as significant changes in sense of self and overall well being. Due in part to the impact of pain on mental health, as well as the reduction of reliance on opioid pain medications, more and more individuals with chronic pain are looking to psychologists for alternative ways to manage the impact of their pain. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) is considered the gold standard in terms of psychological interventions for chronic pain (Edhe, Dilworth, & Turner, 2014). This workshop will emphasize learning how to apply the CBT model to the unique physical experience of chronic pain; specifically, how to conceptualize and intervene on pain-related behaviors such as pain avoidance and addressing common pain-related thought patterns. Finally, this presentation will touch on ways in which biased medical decision-making based on race, SES, and gender impacts referrals to mental health. as well as ways in which disparities in pain care may impact engagement in psychological interventions for pain, such as CBT-CP.
Educational Objectives: After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:
- Explain how to conceptualize chronic pain using the CBT-Chronic Pain (CP) model
- Implement at least two behavioral interventions from the CBT-CP model
- Describe at least one way to modify CBT-CP to make more appropriate for historically underrepresented populations
- Apply knowledge of CBT-CP to a case example
Target Audience: This seminar is open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals.
This program is intended for those with a beginning level of knowledge and experience related to this content.
About the presenter
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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How To Earn CE Credits
Participants will have their participation registered through Center for Mental Health & Aging. This program is available for six (6) continuing education (CE) credits after the following steps have been successfully completed:
Step 1: Register & mark your calendar with Zoom link emailed to you directly following registration
Step 2: Attend 100% of the LIVE course. Attendance is tracked via Zoom after each break. Attendance is required for CEs
Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation
Step 4: Complete Attestation
Step 5: 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!
- Introduction to the prevalence of chronic pain and common pain conditions, followed by review of the science of pain processing and the biological relationship between emotional and physical experiences as it relates to pain
- Brief review of the literature base on the efficacy of (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), including efficacy with historically underprivileged and underrepresented populations
- Introduction of the CBT-CP model including a pain focused intake and case conceptualization; case examples and experiential exercises will be used, start to discuss specific CBT-CP modules
- Continuation of CBT-CP specific modules including case examples and experiential exercises to demonstrate various CBT-CP specific interventions and modules
- Discussion of ways to implement CBT-CP in a group setting
- Discussion of Diversity Considerations (see description above and diversity statement) including Brief discussion of resources/ways to modify CBT-CP for various special populations, i.e. visually-impaired, illiterate individuals, etc.
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Continuing Education Approvals
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: 3/25/23 – 3/25/26. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.
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.
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.
CMHA is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #21-905CMHA. This activity approved for 6 CMC contact hours
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
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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.
Commercial Support: There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, or sponsor.
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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