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Chronic Pain: The Interface Between Medicine and Psychology

CE Credit: 4

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Length: 4 hours

Exam Items: 5

Recent evidence clearly demonstrates that psychosocial variables are the best predictors of medical outcomes. Psychologists will increasingly find themselves in collaborative roles with medical colleagues to inform treatment. This introductory workshop will describe the role of the psychologist in the medical setting using fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and addiction in chronic pain as examples. A review of the available literature on the three conditions, unique interdisciplinary clinical experiences and interactive case reviews will be presented.
 
Learning Objective 1 
Describe the role of the psychologist in medical setting in general. 
 
Learning Objective 2
Describe specifically how psychologists can add to patient outcomes in the medical setting. 
 
Learning Objective 3
Summarize problems inherent in treating patients with disabling chronic pain and addiction. 
 
Learning Objective 4
Discuss the role of psychology in the treatment of co-morbid pain and addiction.  
 
Learning Objective 5
Identify common psychological conditions in an MS population. 
 
Learning Objective 6
Identify treatment options for psychological conditions in MS. 

Learning Objective 7
Identify the most common psychological symptoms and challenges in FM. 
 
Presenters: Sara A. Davin, PsyD, MPH, Judith Scheman, PhD, and Amy MB Sullivan, PsyD

Supplementary Materials

  • Handout of slides
  • References
 

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