Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personnel Training via Zoom, 21-22 February 2023

Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personnel Training via Zoom, 21-22 February 2023

Registration ends in: 1 month, 30 days, 11 hours, 32 minutes

Military Only

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Meet The Team

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM
Diana Dolan

Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Event Details

  • Cost:
    CE Credits:
    Date and Time:
    2023-02-21 22:00 to 2023-02-22 18:30 (EST)
    Course type:
    Registration deadline:
    Military Only
    Address: Online via Zoom,
Add to Calendar 02/21/2023 10:00 PM 02/22/2023 06:30 PM America/New_York Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personnel Training via Zoom, 21-22 February 2023 MM/DD/YYYY Online via Zoom The Center for Deployment Psychology cadams@deploymentpsych.org

Course information

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a two-day evidence-based workshop for Tri-Service military/DoD/GS behavioral health providers entitled "Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personel" online via Zoom, 21-22 February 2023, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern. Attendance at both days is mandatory. The workshop is free. Space in this event is limited and registration will close once capacity is reached, even if this is before the final registration deadline.

This course will be held online via Zoom. Also, a functioning microphone is MANDATORY to attend, in order to participate in the role-play sessions. Headphones are also HIGHLY recommended to provide the optimal experience.

This intensive two-day module provides training in the assessment, management and cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic pain. The module lays the foundation for working with military connected individuals suffering from chronic pain by reviewing the rates and mechanisms of chronic pain in civilian and military populations, including the role of military culture. Furthermore, theories of chronic pain will be introduced with a focus on biological, psychological and social factors impacting chronic pain. Participants will develop case conceptualization skills grounded by the clinical interview and empirically based assessment tools. Participants will learn and have the opportunity to practice key intervention strategies. In addition to learning CBT skills/techniques for working with chronic pain patients, participants will explore the role of motivational interviewing practices in CBT for chronic pain.

The workshop also discusses common challenges to psychological service for pain management and ways to overcome those barriers. The module is designed for behavioral health providers working with Service members, Veterans and their families who are seeking in-depth training in empirically supported treatment options they can immediately incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants are expected to actively engage in class activities and attend both days.

Registration for the course comes with 14 CEs.

Learning Objectives: 
Attendees will be able to:

  • Specify prevalence rates of chronic pain in military and civilian populations.
  • Formulate treatment considerations specific to a military population when utilizing CBT-CP.
  • Integrate common co-morbid mental health conditions into treatment planning for military-connected patients.
  • Evaluate the contribution of opioid medication to a patient’s experience of chronic pain.
  • Apply the biopsychosocial model to the process of clinical case conceptualization.
  • Perform differential diagnosis using DSM-5 diagnoses relevant to the chronic pain population.
  • Demonstrate a psychological chronic pain-focused clinical interview including biological, physical, and social domains.
  • Score and interpret relevant, subjective assessment measures for pain.
  • Develop treatment goals for pain management using the SMART model.
  • Apply targeted relaxation practice as pain coping strategy.
  • Develop behavioral interventions to target under- and/or over-activity patterns that exacerbate chronic pain.
  • Modify pleasurable activities given realistic pain limitations to increase behavioral activation.
  • Apply cognitive strategies to modify unhelpful pain-related cognitions.
  • Design a plan to address common challenges in implementing CBT-CP with patients.

System Requirements: This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Participants will not have to install any additional programs on their computer to take part. However, a web browser is necessary. (Mac users are recommended to use the Chrome or Firefox browsers to minimize tech issues). Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting http://zoom.us/test). We recommend all participants test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. All participants must log in via an individual connection, rather than as a group using one machine. A headset/headphones are recommended.
A functioning microphone is also MANDATORY to attend this training, to allow for participation in role-play sessions. 

Continuing Education Details:

Participants are required to attend the entire training. Partial credits cannot be issued. Attendance is taken through the use of electronic logs, and a post-training evaluation form must be completed in order to receive CE credits. There is a 30-day time limit post-training to complete all CE requirements.

CE credit certificates will be emailed within 30 days after all course requirements have been completed.

American Psychological Association Sponsor Approval: The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education Provider Approval: The Center for Deployment Psychology, #1761, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: May 19, 2022 – May 19, 2025. Social workers completing this course receive 14.0 Live, Interactive Webinar continuing education credits.

New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology Provider Approval: The Center for Deployment Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0178).

For additional CE information, click here or on the "CE DETAILS" button above. Inquiries regarding CE credits may be directed via email to Katie Medina at katie.medina.ctr@usuhs.edu.


Space is limited! To be eligible you must be either an Active Duty, DoD-GS, or DoD-contractor behavioral health clinician who provides therapy to Service members at a military facility. We are unable to accomodate non-DoD providers at this webinar. Participants must attend the full two days to receive CEs; no partial credit will be given.

For additional details about attending a CDP workshops, check our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.