Chronic Pain: Biological Understanding and Treatment Suggestions for Mental Health Counselors

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Chronic pain in adults is common. The authors review familiar evidence-based counseling approaches that are useful in working with clients who are in pain, and they identify how practitioners can use their counseling skills to help these clients. The approaches reviewed are assessment considerations, use of psychotropic medications, cognitive-behavioral strategies, hypnosis and imagery techniques, family considerations, and positive psychology.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as intermediate.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Biological Understanding of Pain and Chronic Pain
  • Part 3: Counseling and Pain Management
  • Part 4: Psychotropic Medications and Pain Management
  • Part 5: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Part 6: Family Therapy
  • Part 7: Positive Psychology
  • Part 8: Conclusion
  • Part 9: References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Dr. David Farrugia and Dr. Holly Fetter are members of the faculty at Canisius College in the counselor education program.

CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Explain the biological factors related to chronic pain.
  • Describe evidenced-based counseling approaches used to work with clients in pain.

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