Treating Chronic Pain

Course Description

Chronic pain imposes severe limitations on millions of people’s lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) is typically considered the gold standard of treatment. Unlike traditional CBT, CBT-C Pexplicitly acknowledges physiology as a treatment factor. Applied Psychophysiology, of course, has long recognized the role of learned physiologic change in improving health. When clients learn to modulate their own physiology, they regain a sense of mastery over themselves. There are associated improvements in mood, outlook, health, and functioning. This talk focuses on using bio- and neurofeedback to enhance CBT-CP treatment. With illustrative case material, we will discuss integrating biofeedback into treatment, and consider factors that may improve outcome.

Objectives

Participants will be able to;

  • Summarize the role of applied psychophysiology in treating chronic pain
  • Recognize the role of different bio- and neurofeedback modalities to improve chronic pain management
  • Select appropriate bio- or neurofeedback interventions when working with clients experiencing chronic pain

Saul Rosenthal, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV

Saul Rosenthal is a developmental and clinical psychologist in the Boston area. Over the past twenty years he has built expertise in integrating approaches to health, primarily drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Applied Psychophysiology. His work focuses on persistent health issues, anxiety, and stress across the lifespan. He is particularly interested in the complex biopsychosocial factors involved in conditions like chronic pain. Dr. Rosenthal has worked in a variety of medical and community health settings, including serving as Training Director and Biofeedback Coordinator of Behavioral Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He oversaw the biofeedback program at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Medical Center as part of the Primary Care Behavioral Health service. Dr. Rosenthal presents to a wide variety of audiences on topics related to biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. He is also involved in training, supervision, and biofeedback mentoring.

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Who this course is for

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject

This course is offered at the introductory level.

1. Treating Chronic Pain

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Treating Chronic Pain

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