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When: Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio  43240
United States
Contact: Carolyn Green

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6 CE for psychologists, social workers, counselors and marriage & family therapists

Registration Information: (Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included.)

Registration deadline is January 20, 2020.

Save $20 by registering on or before December 23, 2019 with the Early Bird Discount!

OPA Member Fee: $95 | OPA Student Member Fee: $75 | Non-OPA Member Fee: $145  

OPA / APA Psychological Pain Management Training

Chronic pain affects approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population, including an estimated 1.8 million Ohio adults.  Our nation's opioid epidemic has caused many patients, clinicians, and payors to seek nonpharmacologic options to assist with managing pain. Psychological interventions for chronic pain can reduce or eliminate the use of prescription opioids and improve patient functioning and recovery, and the U.S. Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force has recommended educating patients, clinicians, and the public about the role of psychological pain management interventions and expanding access to these services.

The Psychological Pain Management Training will help address this gap by building the nonpharmacological pain management workforce in Ohio. During the training, nationally recognized experts will provide participants with a strong understanding of the biopsychosocial nature of pain and the use of psychological and behavioral approaches to addressing chronic pain in adult populations. 

Program Description:
Chronic pain affects more than 100 million US adults at a cost of over $500 billion dollars per year. Many individuals seeking psychological treatments may subsequently experience pain as a co-occurring disorder; however, both patients and their clinicians may not be aware of the how this can influence the primary presenting problem. The current workshop will provide information on the role of psychology in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of pain for psychologists practicing both inside and outside clinical health settings.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop familiarity with different theories of pain 
  2. Understand the evolution of the opioid crisis 
  3. List psychosocial variables associated with pain 
  4. Describe the components of a pain clinical evaluation 
  5. Identify the range of evidence-based psychological approaches to pain management 
  6. Explain the role of interdisciplinary care in pain management
  7. Discuss the rationale for pain psychology competencies

About the Speaker:
Ravi Prasad, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and recently joined the Division of Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine as a Clinical Professor and Director of Behavioral Health. His clinical work focuses primarily on evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from non-malignant and cancer pain conditions. Prior to joining UC Davis, he was the program director of the Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program, developed a Pain Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program that is presently fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, and was the Chief of Psychological Services for the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University. 

Jennifer Kelly, PhD, ABPP is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology. She is the Director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Kelly has expertise in treating disorders that involve the relationship between physical and emotional conditions. Within health psychology, she specializes in Pain Management. Dr. Kelly was recently elected as the 2021 President of the American Psychological Association. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the newly formed Advocacy Coordinating Committee of the American Psychological Association Services, Inc. A past president of the Georgia Psychological Association, she has served as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator for 20 years. She is a recipient of APA’s State Leadership Award, Karl F. Heiser Advocacy Award, Legislative Award by the Georgia Psychological Association, and the APA Practice Organization’s Federal Advocacy Award. 

Daniel Bruns received his PsyD from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been a practicing health psychologist for 34 years, and specializes in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain. He is a senior clinical instructor for the University of Colorado Medical School, and has served as a technical expert for CMS. Dr. Bruns has been involved in the development of about 20 medical treatment guidelines. He is the coauthor of numerous articles and book chapters about chronic pain, and led a 15 year-long longitudinal study of 29 million patients testing the effects of the biopsychosocial model.

Key Literary References:

  • Schutze, R., et. al. (2018). How Can We Best Reduce Pain Catastrophizing in Adults With Chronic Noncancer Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pain, 19(3), 233-256. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.09.010 

  • Ballantyne, J. C. (2018). The brain on opioids. Pain, 159, S24-S30. 

  • Luque-Suarez, A., Martinez-Calderon, J., & Falla, D. (2018). Role of kinesiophobia on pain, disability and quality of life in people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-098673 

  • NIH Office of Pain Strategy (2018). Federal Pain Research Strategy. 

  • Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation: Chronic Pain Task Force. (2017). Rule 17, Exhibit 9: Chronic Pain Disorder
    Medical Treatment Guidelines. 

  • Colorado Medical Treatment Guidelines. 2017. 

  • Hegmann, K.T., et. al. (2017). ACOEM chronic pain guideline. Westminster, Colorado: Reed Group. Ben-Shalom, Y. (2016). Steps States Can Take to Help Workers Keep Their Jobs after Injury, Illness, or Disability. 

  • Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor: Mathematica Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. (2016). 

  • National Pain Strategy: A Comprehensive Population Health-Level Strategy for Pain. Retrieved from https://iprcc.nih.gov/docs/DraftHHSNationalPainStrategy.pdf 

  • Hilton, L., et. al. (2016). Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Behav
    Med. doi:10.1007/s12160-016-9844-2 

  • Richmond, H., et. al. (2015). The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Non- Specific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0134192. 

  • Jensen, M. P., & Turk, D. C. (2014). Contributions of psychology to the understanding and treatment of people with chronic pain:
    Why it matters to ALL psychologists. Am Psychol, 69(2), 105-118. doi:10.1037/a0035641

  • Seminowicz, D. A., et. al. (2013). Cognitive-behavioral therapy increases prefrontal cortex gray matter in patients with chronic pain. J Pain, 14(12), 1573-1584. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2013.07.020 

  • Lumley, M. A., et. al. (2011). Pain and emotion: a biopsychosocial review of recent research. J Clin Psychol, 67(9), 942-968.

  • Apkarian, A. V., Baliki, M. N., & Geha, P. Y. (2009). Towards a theory of chronic pain. Prog Neurobiol, 87(2), 81-97. doi:S0301-0082(08)00113-5 [pii] 

  • Hoffman, B. M., et. al. (2007). Meta-analysis of psychological interventions for chronic low back pain. Health Psychol, 26(1), 1-9.



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