Chronic pain is an overwhelming problem and to complicate matters, the historical reliance on opioid medication for pain management has further compounded the problem. In recent years, treatment for chronic pain has demanded that we reevaluate the traditional bio-medical approach that emphasizes harmful opioid-based pain management approaches. In this intermediate workshop, you will learn the unique challenges and obstacles that patients/clients suffering with chronic pain and coexisting disorders face, including mental health and medication misuse abuse or addiction. Through understanding these unique challenges, you will discover that treatment for chronic pain requires an integrated concurrent team approach to achieve successful outcomes. You will obtain a current evidence-based understanding, skills and treatment techniques necessary to address the neurobiological, psychological/emotional, social and spiritual aspects of chronic pain when potentially addictive medications are no longer a viable option.
After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:
Continuing Education Course. 5 CE Credits/5 CMC Contact Hours.
Stephen Grinstead, DR AD, LMFT, 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
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 this CE program, content, or sponsor.
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