Throughout October the Center for Deployment Psychology will be featuring a special spotlight on the topic of Chronic Pain.
During this month, CDP is hosting numerous events and posting several features and resources on Chronic Pain, including blogs, webinars, training events, and infographics.
Click on the icons below or scroll down to find resources to expand your knowledge and skills to assess and treat Chronic Pain effectively.
CHRONIC PAIN-RELATED TRAINING EVENTS
CDP offers numerous events throughout the year to help train providers on Chronic Pain. In October, we will be offering even more opportunities for providers to increase their knowledge and skills.
To register or for more details on any of these events, click on the links below!
5 October 2021 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. ET: Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Military-Connected Clients: The Role of Civilian Community Mental Health Providers
20-21 October 2021 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET: Understanding and Treating Chronic Pain in Military Personnel
27 October 2021 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET: CDP Presents: Non-pharmacological Pain Management in the Context of Trauma Polymorbidity - View a recording
|Mental Health Impact of Chronic Pain
Among Military-Connected Patients
|High Opioid Prescription Rates in Military Population
and the Vulnerability to Misuse
- 6 October: Living with Chronic Pain by Dr. Diana Dolan
- 13 October: Fighting Fibromyalgia with Military-Connected Patients by Dr. Tim Rogers
- 20 October: "It's All in Your Head" - Tempromandibular Joint Pain by Dr. Bill Brim
- 27 October: What Do Race, Ethnicity, Gender, or Age Have to do with the Care Received? by Dr. Jeff Mann
In addition, we also have numerous existing blog entries on the subject, including:
- An Interview with Dr. Tom Horvath on the Current State of SUD Treatment and SMART Recovery - A video recording of in-depth conversation between CDP's Dr. Jeff Mann and Dr. Tom Horvath as the two discuss the current state of SUD treatment and aspects of SMART Recovery.
- A Quiz on Chronic Pain Research - Dr. Dave Reynolds offers a short quiz on some aspects of Chronic Pain.
- Examining and Dealing with Chronic Pain in Service Members - Chronic pain is the most common reason for medical evacuation from Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, and spinal pain is the most frequent reason for medical boards across military services.
- Chronic Pain and PTSD in the Military - Chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder frequently occur together in military and civilian populations. A recent study of veterans receiving treatment for PTSD found that 66 percent also had chronic pain diagnoses.
- Opioid Misuse in the Military - It is important to note that misuse is not equivalent to addiction, but involves problematic behaviors that can lead to addiction, dependence, or overdose.
- Finally, An Integrated Treatment for Patients with PTSD and SUD - Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) is an integrated cognitive behavioral psychotherapy developed for patients struggling with both PTSD and an alcohol or drug problem.
- Training the Next Generation of Military Substance Abuse Treatment Providers - 10 Things to Think About - Dr. Kim Copeland writes about her experience as a psychologist at the Navy’s Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program, also known as SARP.
CHRONIC PAIN RESOURCES
In addition to the publicly-accessible resources below, as part of this month's Chronic Pain spotlight, we have created a brand-new section with a variety of handouts, documents, and other tools to assist with the treatment of Chonic Pain. It's exclusively available in the CDP's Provider Portal section of this site. If you have previously attended a CDP-led training in any EBP, you should already have access. If not, we invite you to register for an upcoming EBP today!
- Motivational Interviewing: Motivational Interviewing is a therapeutic approach intended to increase a patient's intrinsic motivation to make a behavior change. MI does not replace an EBP, but rather serves as an adjunct to help a patient decide to engage in the EBP treatment and then to continue to enhance the patient's motivation.
- Motivational Techniques and Skills: Examples, tips and advice on motivational techniques for coaching/counseling.
- Stages of Change: A graphic displaying the Stages of Change.
- Consultation: CDP offers consultation services for providers who have completed an EBP workshop through the CDP. Learn more about this important service here.
Below is a curated list of recordings from various Chronic Pain-related webinars that the CDP has offered in the past. For a complete list, you can click here to visit our webinar archive.
- CDP Presents: Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders - Originally presented 16 October 2019
- CDP Presents: Psychological Interventions in Pain Management - Originally presented 25 October 2018
- CDP Presents: Chronic Pain and Opiod (Ab)Use - Originally presented 15 November 2017
- CDP Presents: Opioid Use Disorders in Military-Connected Patients - An Overview of Current Trends and Treament - Originally presented 18 October 2016
- CDP Presents: Chronic Pain - Originally presented 16 February 2016