8–9 am Sunday, April 29
This first of four sessions discusses the foundational nuts-and-bolts knowledge on integrating behavioral medicine into clinical care.
The Psychological Science of Pain and Relief
Beth D. Darnall, PhD
- Review the critical role of psychology in the experience and treatment of chronic pain.
- Identify and address barriers to pain psychology in one's own practice (e.g., patient receptivity; lack of knowledge of the treatment modality; lack of resources)
- Increase confidence to effectively engage patients in psychosocial pain care (through interactive role-playing, acquisition of skills.)
- Acquire tangible, immediately implementable resources to facilitate patient receptivity to psychosocial treatment approaches.
- Sleep Away the Pain: Whether and How to Treat Insomnia to Improve Chronic Pain (208)
- Visceral Pain: It Takes a Village: A Medical, Surgical, Behavioral Medicine, and Patient Team–Based Approach (309)
- Extending the Perioperative Surgical Home: Interdisciplinary Strategies to Optimize Perioperative Pain Management (311)
- Pearls of Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain the Veteran’s Health Administration, Medicaid, and Adolescent Populations (314)
- Behavioral Medicine Track—A Behavioral Medicine Workshop for Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Skills Target High-Impact Chronic Pain! (406)