Behavioral Medicine Track—A Behavioral Medicine Workshop for Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Skills Target High-Impact Chronic Pain! (412)

11:45 am–12:45 pm Sunday, April 29

This final session provides advanced training in difficult cases and high-impact chronic pain. It includes challenging case examples and interactive workshops, as well as role plays and panel discussion.

Strategies for Improving Challenging Interactions and Optimizing Outcomes for High-Impact Chronic Pain: Challenging Case Examples and Interactive Workshop

Judith Scheman, PhD

Role Plays and Panel Discussion

Beth D. Darnall, PhD
Sara Davin, PsyD
Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD
Judith Scheman, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • 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