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Ohio Psychological Pain Management Training
Friday, January 24, 2020  |  9 A.M. - 4:30 p.m.
Quest Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio
Eligible for Continuing Education: 6 Credits

Our nation's opioid epidemic has had a devastating impact on the U.S. labor force — particularly industries involving manual labor in which acute and chronic pain injuries are experienced more frequently. Chronic pain affects approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population, including an estimated 1.8 million Ohio adults. Psychologists provide evidence-based, nonpharmacological treatments to assist with managing pain, which can reduce or eliminate the use of prescription opioids and improve patient functioning and recovery. The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Defense, 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. In this 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.

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The Role of Psychological Pain Management Care in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

A Leadership Forum with Federal, State, and Local Policymakers

THURSDAY, January 23, 2020  |  2-4 p.m.
Capitol Atrium, Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio

In connection with the training, the Ohio Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association are hosting a separate leadership forum on psychological pain management for federal, state, local, and private sector policymakers on Thursday, January 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Capitol Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The forum will feature an overview of evidence-based psychological pain management interventions and their potential role in patient care, as well as a discussion of policies affecting access to these services.

We invite you to join this event.

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