CDP Presents Non-pharmacological Pain Management in the Context of Trauma Polymorbidity via Zoom
27 October 2021, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: This 90-minute webinar will review the influence of common military trauma conditions (e.g., PTSD, TBI, substance use disorders) on chronic pain and the consequence of these comorbidities on response to standard clinical treatments for pain. The presenter will highlight gaps in the existing MHS and VA care structures for chronic pain management and present putative models describing how non-pharmacological interventions like cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) and complementary and integrative health (CIH) may address these gaps. This webinar will then review recent clinical trials completed by the presenter that tested non-pharmacological interventions for polymorbid pain (i.e., chronic pain presenting in the context of mTBI, PTSD and substance use) and will highlight the benefits and remaining gaps in non-pharmacological care.
Participants will be able to describe the complexity of chronic pain in the context of trauma polymorbidity, understand how polymorbid trauma affects response to treatment, and outline contemporary evidence-based approaches for addressing complex pain.
Please note: Space in this event is limited and registration will close once capacity has been reached, even if this is before the final registration date.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
For a brief overview of the presentation, check out the Bottom Line, Up Front (B.L.U.F.) below!
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate chronic pain and trauma comorbidity (including expected domains of assessment and clinical prognosis).
- Appraise gaps in existing care for complex pain and putative models of trauma polymorbidity that may guide advances in care.
- Differentiate evidence-based treatment approaches for complex pain management including their expected outcomes and limitations.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits (CEs).
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.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (michah.norgard.ctr) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com).