Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personnel Training via Zoom, 2-3 November 2022 - Registration Not Yet Open

Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personnel Training via Zoom, 2-3 November 2022 - Registration Not Yet Open

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Meet The Team

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM
Diana Dolan

Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D.
Kelly Chrestman

Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Event Details

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    Date and Time:
    2022-11-02 09:30 to 2022-11-03 17:30 (EDT)
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    Address: Online via Zoom,
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Course information

Please note: Registration for this event has not yet begun. We anticipate opening registration in early August. If you have any questions, please contact Aric Bowie (aric.bowie.ctr@usuhs.edu) or Chris Adams (christopher.adams.ctr@usuhs.edu).

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a two-day evidence-based workshop entitled "Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain In Military Personnel" on 2-3 November 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern via Zoom. Registration for the course is $45 and comes with 14 continuing education credits. (Please note the refund and Continuing Education policies at the bottom of the page.) Space in this event is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached, even if this is before the final registration deadline. 

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 is $45 and comes with 14 CEs. (Please note the refund policy at the bottom of the page.) 

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:

Final CE details are still being finalized. This section will be updated in advance of registration opening.
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. The Center for Deployment Psychology offers attendees 14 credit hours for participation in this training.

The CEs approved by the American Psychological Association are acceptable for most licensed professionals when renewing their license and it is our experience that APA-approved CE credits have been recognized by most professional state license boards. However, please check with your board regarding the acceptability of APA CE credits for this activity.

 CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. 

For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Aric Bowie (aric.bowie.ctr@usuhs.eduor Mr Chris Adams (christopher.adams.ctr@usuhs.edu). 

Refund Policy: Cancellations more than two weeks before the start of the event will receive a full refund, minus an approximate 10% credit card processing fee. Cancellations less than two weeks, but more than one week before the event will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than a week before the event date will not be eligible for a refund.


Last Day for Full Refund:
2022-10-19 (All day)
Last Day for Partial Refund:
2022-10-26 17:00
Full refund:
Partial refund: