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Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide

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Written by an author who has lived with chronic pain, “Pain Management Psychotherapy is an up-to-date comprehensive guide for the psychological treatment of chronic pain. It provides a research-based, short-term therapy model that integrates proven clinical techniques. It features detailed instructions for assessing patients’ pain and implementing pain management techniques. It provides step-by-step treatment methods – from initial consultation through termination of treatment. Described are brief, solution-oriented pain treatment strategies that work in a managed care environment. Demonstrated are the latest therapy techniques such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), imaging, relaxation and self-hypnosis. Included are pain inventories, questionnaires and other assessment tools to assist the clinician in defining and managing patient problems.

This course is based on the book, Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide created by Eimer, Bruce, Ph.D. & Freeman, Arthur, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

Eimer, Bruce, Ph.D. & Freeman, Arthur, Ph.D.
Dr. Eimer received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a Post-Doctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann Univeristy Medical School in Philadelphia, PA . He is currently full-time private practice in Philadelphia, PA. and the President of The Behavior Therapy Center, P.C. Other books written by Dr. Eimer, B.N. & Allen, L.M. (1995/1997) include:. Psychological assessment of chronic pain and disability: A User's guide to the Pain Assessment battery. Durham, NC: CogniSyst, Inc. Zarren, J.I. & Eimer, B.N. (in preparation). Brief Cognitive Hypnosis: Facilitating the change of dysfunctional behavior. NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Eimer, Bruce, Ph.D. & Freeman, Arthur, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. assess hypnotic susceptibility as a basis for choosing the appropriate method for teaching self hypnosis for patient self management of chronic pain
  2. utilize at least three Cognitive therapy techniques to reduce emotional overlay associated with chronic pain syndromes
  3. to be able to utilize a clinical interview and relevant psychological tests to assess pain patients and prepare an appropriate report with psychotherapeutic treatment recommendations
  4. to be able to acquire an understanding of basic pain mechanisms and pain management concepts and utilize this understanding to classify different types of pain and pain syndromes

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Course Number 4170
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