Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Psychological Management of Chronic Pain by William W. Deardorff, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives

This is a beginning to intermediate level course. After taking this course, mental health professionals will be able to:

  • Discuss current theories of pain
  • Utilize a model for understanding and treating chronic pain
  • Discuss psychological factors that affect acute and chronic pain
  • Use the following assessment tools in your evaluation: clinical interview, questionnaires, diaries, psychological tests, archival data
  • Write a thorough report of a pain management evaluation using the forms included in this course
  • Design a chronic pain reconditioning program using principles discussed in this course

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