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This basic-level course provides information on empirically supported psychosocial treatment strategies that can be useful when working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain including cognitive behavioral therapy, family interventions, and complementary and alternative approaches. The course also provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention
Explain the basic elements of pain and pain perception.
- Describe biopsychosocial treatment approaches for chronic pain.
- Identify barriers to effective pain care.
Ivan Molton, PhD, is a rehabilitation psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He received his PhD in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami in 2006, and completed his psychology residency, followed by a two-year training fellowship, in adjunctive pain management at the University of Washington Medical Center. His expertise is in chronic pain and chronic pain management, particularly as it applies to individuals with long-standing physical disabilities. He is the author of more than 10 peer-reviewed publications on chronic pain and chronic pain treatment, and is currently supported by a Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowship through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
- Courses must be completed within 1 year of the date of purchase.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, GSC ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.