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This comprehensive basic-level course provides social workers and behavioral health specialists with a fresh perspective on chronic pain. It highlights the nature and scope of chronic pain, discusses basic skills for effective assessment, and describes nonpharmacological adjunctive treatments for chronic pain and related problems. Case scenarios are used throughout the course to describe client experiences with pain, highlight sample therapist and client dialogues, and demonstrate the application of various treatments. The course opens with a discussion of the elements of pain, which include biological pain, pain perception, cognitive-emotional responses, and sociopolitical context. After examining the physiological principles that underlie pain, the course distinguishes acute from chronic pain and explains the factors that contribute to pain becoming chronic. The impact of chronic pain on physical functioning, health, and quality of life is examined.
Participants will learn about the prevalence of pain, racial and ethnic differences, age differences, and the social cost of pain. The course describes types of pain, including musculoskeletal, headaches, and neuropathic pain, and the effects of pain, such as physical activity limitations, sleep disruption, fatigue, depression, irritability, and disruptions in family and social support. Selected assessment tools and interview procedures are described, and assessment questionnaires and sample reporting tool forms are provided for use with clients. Assessment techniques include the clinical interview, the brief clinical interview, and self-report instruments. The discussion of pharmacological treatment of pain includes information on medication misuse, addiction, and medication adherence. Participants will also learn about complementary and alternative medicine approaches and psychosocial treatments, such as feedback-based intervention, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and relaxation training. Barriers to effective pain care are discussed, such as provider attitudes and training, insurance coverage, and geographic and regulatory barriers. The appendices include numerous pain assessment tools and an outline of a typical cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention for chronic pain.
Social workers will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.
Counselors will receive 3 NBCC clock hours.
Michigan Social Workers - This course fulfills your pain management requirement.
New Jersey Social Workers - This course has been pre-approved for 3 Clinical Social Work Practice credits by the Assoc. of Social Work Boards (NJ CE course approval program provider #52).
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This intermediate-level course provides social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists and rehabilitation professionals with evidence-based information on the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations of FMS, and the diagnostic studies, diagnoses and interventions, and collaborative care that can be used when treating individuals with the disorder. Healthcare professionals can have a great impact on individuals with FMS, in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas. Additionally, this course aims to increase the behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation professional’s ability to identify those individuals who may be suffering with undiagnosed FMS so that proper diagnosis, service referral, and support may be provided. Compassionate caregivers can validate the client’s experience and affirm her symptoms. A glossary of medical terms (at the end of the course) is provided for learners to use while reading the course.
Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.
Counselors - course does not qualify for NBCC credit.
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Fitzcharles, M., Shir, Y., Ablin, J. N., Buskila, D., Amital, H., Henningsen, P., & Häuser, W. (2013). Classification and clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome: Recommendations of recent evidence-based interdisciplinary guidelines. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/528952
McCarberg, B. H. (2012). Clinical overview of fibromyalgia. American Journal of Therapeutics, 19(5), 357–368. Abstract retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/Abstract/2012/09000/Clinical_Overview_of_Fibromyalgia.8.aspx
Nijs, J., Roussel, N., Van Oosterwijck, J., De Kooning, M., Ickmans, K., Struyf, F., . . . Lundberg, M. (2013). Fear of movement and avoidance behaviour toward physical activity in chronic-fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: State of the art and implications for clinical practice. Clinical Rheumatology, 32(8), 1121–1129. Abstract retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10067-013-2277-4
Sellers, A. B., & Clauw, D. (2013). Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. In M. L. Chin, R. B. Fillingim, & T. J. Ness (Eds.), Pain in women: Current concepts in the understanding and management of common painful conditions in females (pp. 209–228). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.