Addressing and Managing Chronic Pain: An Evidence-Based Approach

Addressing and Managing Chronic Pain: An Evidence-Based Approach

Presented by Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS on 05-04-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting more than three months. A third of Americans experience chronic pain, and many of them have been prescribed opioid medications. In the midst of the current opioid epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new recommendations for nonpharmacologic therapies for treating chronic pain, including mental health counseling involving cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques.

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS will discuss evidence-based approaches for addressing and managing chronic pain with individuals in therapy. Martha will emphasize the effectiveness of CBT in helping people modify their thoughts about their pain. She will also cover CBT tools tailored for managing chronic pain including the ABC model, thought distortions, decatastrophizing, and automatic negative thoughts worksheets.

Martha will describe and demonstrate mindfulness practices that can be used to reduce reactivity in those with chronic pain. She will share strategies for helping individuals develop a mindful approach to their chronic pain that may allow them to be less reactive, calmer, and more accepting. Martha will also share case examples with other therapeutic interventions that have helped people move out of chronic pain.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Recognize chronic pain and its emotional aspects.
  2. Describe the chronic pain cycle.
  3. Summarize the physical and emotional risks of opioid medications.
  4. Apply effective components of the cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic pain.
  5. Demonstrate mindfulness techniques for managing chronic pain.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

Reference:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Relieving pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS has been in private practice in Waynesville, North Carolina since 1990. She has worked in primary care settings, free clinics, and medication-assisted treatment programs. 

Martha has provided trainings in 45 states and internationally. She has written over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Psychotherapy Networker and Family Therapy Magazine

Martha is also the coauthor of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook and Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope.

For more information about Martha and her work, please visit www.marthateater.com.

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Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.