There is overwhelming evidence supporting the biopsychosocial model of pain treatment and that psychosocial factors play an exceedingly important role in the success of pain treatment. AAPM is dedicated to advocating for this approach to care and to supporting the clinicians interested in implementing behavioral medicine into their practices. To that end, AAPM 2020 features 5 days of dedicated pain education suitable for pain psychologists as well as all pain clinicians with an interest of meeting the biopsychosocial needs of their patients.
2 preconference courses and 41 meeting sessions approved to offer APA CEs
In addition to offering physician and nursing continuing education credit, select AAPM 2020 sessions have also been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists. Learn more about AAPM 2020 continuing medical education information.
Access a full list of AAPM 2020 educational preconference courses and session that have been approved to offer CE for psychologists.
Full-day behavioral pain medicine workshop with some of the most prominent experts in the field on February 27
Chronic pain is most effectively treated through the use of a biopsychosocial model, yet often psychological concepts and treatments are not fully understood and commonly underutilized. The Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations preconference course on Thursday, February 27, will increase clinical competency in the biopsychosocial treatment model by equipping learners with skills and resources to engage patients in discussions that facilitate patient receptivity to interdisciplinary care, and equip learners with tools to dismantle resistance and difficult conversations.
The interactive course targets all health care professionals who seek to acquire skills and resources to competently discuss and integrate biopsychosocial treatment principles into their patient pain care plans. Learners will increase proficiency in behavioral pain management in terms of knowledge and clinical practice competency, as well as exploring such vital topics as placebo and addiction. In this interactive session, learners will.
Anyone who treats patients with pain can benefit from participation in this precon. Knowledge regarding pain psychology concepts, diagnostics, and treatment is lacking across professional disciplines. Psychologists, therapists and other pain practitioners struggle to engage patients in psychological treatment. Our course provides specific information to close the knowledge gap for interprofessional attendees and reinforce the science behind the practice.
Attendees will leave equipped with knowledge and resources that can be immediately implemented into clinical practice to increase patient receptivity to behavioral pain medicine. Expected outcomes are increased knowledge base about the perception of pain, pain modifiers, and addiction as well as an ability to engage patients in behavioral medicine.
Pain psychologists have a home at AAPM and at the AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting
Psychologists specializing in the treatment and management of patients with pain are welcome members of the Academy. AAPM leadership recently voted to expand Active, voting membership to non-physicians with a doctoral degree in psychology or neuroscience. Learn more about this change, which reflects the Academy’s commitment to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care through a more inclusive base of Active members.
Additionally, the AAPM Behavioral Medicine/Pain Psychology Shared Interest Group offers a forum at the meeting for behavioral medicine clinicians and psychologists to connect.
Learn about each of AAPM 2020’s expert behavioral medicine and psychology presenters
AAPM is beyond excited to have this all-star lineup of behavioral medicine and pain psychology experts joining us to present in National Harbor:
- Daniel Bruns, PhD
- Beth Darnall, PhD
- Luana Colloca, MD PhD MS
- Edward Covington, MD
- Katie Hadlandsmyth, PhD
- Francis Keefe, PhD
- Aram Mardian, MD
- Jennifer Murphy, PhD
- Elizabeth Oliva, PhD
- Tonya Palermo, PhD
- Ravi Prasad, PhD
- Emily Silverman, PhD
- Mark Sullivan
- Ajay Wasan, MD MSc
Registration for the meeting is live, and early-bird rates end January 8, 2020