Understanding Chronic Pain and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pain Management & Complex Pain Recovery, Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, Friday, 06. November 2020

Title: Understanding Chronic Pain and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pain Management & Complex Pain Recovery
Course Description: 
This workshop will help professionals learn how to address the chronic pain their clients bring into session. Whether it is a primary issue or an issue that keeps coming up in therapy. Starting with an introduction to the history and evolution of pain management. Explain the difference between acute and chronic pain and how pain is currently diagnosed, measured, and generally treated by the medical community. Detailed exploration of the Biomedical “Curative” Model and the Biopsychosocial Model will be addressed. The four areas of balance and helpful assessments for pain management/recovery will be discussed and demonstrated how to apply in your practice to facilitate a new mindset for your clients experiencing chronic pain. Lastly, we shall address salient nuances central the opioid epidemic, addiction, and what to expect in the future.
Learning Objectives: 
1. A brief history of the evolution of pain management and theoretical foundations.2. Define chronic pain and differentiate chronic pain management from complicated pain recovery.3. Identify multidisciplinary approaches and techniques to help the client understand complicated pain recovery.4. Explain strategy and treatment approaches that will enable clinicians to work more effectively with their chronic pain clients.5. Identify useful assessments for chronic pain clients.6. Discuss the coexisting disorder of chronic pain and addiction.
Anastasia D. Bean LPC, NCC is the founder and director of Connections Behavioral Health & Complex Pain Recovery®. She holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University and is a Certified Complicated Pain Recovery™ Coach. She has developed an expertise in chronic pain through her professional and collaborative work with clients and pain management specialists. It became evident that the symptoms of someone suffering from chronic pain and substance use disorder were more alike than different. Inspired to serve the chronic pain community better she developed Complex Pain Recovery®, which provides support groups, consultations, and workshops for clients and professionals. She incorporates evidence-based modalities for managing complex pain. Utilizing a pain recovery language aimed at enhancing coping skills, increasing levels of functioning, with a focus on decreasing or elimination opioid medication reliance. Ms. Bean serves on the CPA (Chronic Pain Anonymous) Board of Trustees as a professional advocate.
Continuing Education Credit: 
 Application is pending by LPCA-GA for 3 continuing education hours
 Application is pending by GSCSW for 3 continuing education hours
Refund Policy:
Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to eevans@pyramidhc.com.

Friday, 06. November 2020, Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare, Understanding Chronic Pain and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pain Management & Complex Pain Recovery

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