Chronic Pain and Treatment Techniques
A Therapist's Guide to
Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training
It is estimated that fifty million Americans battle chronic pain (Dahlhamer, 2018). These individuals are four times more likely to experience anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, these numbers are on the rise due to both work from home injuries and Long COVID. It is very likely that you already work with chronic pain clients or will work with them in the future.
Battling chronic pain takes a deep toll on mental health. Often, these folks can experience chronic invalidation from the medical system, their families and their peers in addition to the physical and emotional isolation that comes from chronic illness. Mental health treatment can have a strong positive effect, both in helping folks improve their mental health and in reducing the intensity of the physical pain they experience.
In this workshop, we will discuss the neurobiological relationship between physical pain and psychological sequelae, as well as understanding related disorders. We will identify related psychological disorders and provide an overview of evidence-based treatments to manage chronic pain. By the end of this workshop, you will have a strong foundation for treating client with chronic pain.
Course Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Time: Sign-In: 9:30am Eastern Time – Workshop: 9:45am-1:00pm ET
Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits for Maryland Social Workers (same as in-person!)
Cost (includes 3.0 CE Credits):
$69 early registration through Nov 5
$79 after Nov 5, 2022
Presenter: Eva Chiriboga, PsyD
CE Credits: 3.0 Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Maryland CEU Institute is an approved provider through the ASWB ACE approved provider program.
Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)
DC Social Work CE Credits
See below for credit & state acceptance details
Eva Chiriboga, PsyD
Dr. Eva Chiriboga is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. She has been working with trauma since 2009, beginning with her work at Shepard Pratt Hospital on their Trauma Disorders unit. Since then, she got her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, and her doctoral degree from Long Island University Post, a small school in Long Island that focused on providing treatment for underserved populations. In the course of her career, Dr. Chiriboga has worked with 9/11 first responders, gang members, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, as well as military veterans. In the course of her work, she noticed the overlap between trauma and chronic pain. In order to deepen her understanding of the relationship between trauma and the body, she became a certified yoga teacher and sought training in mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT for Chronic Pain. In her current practice, Dr. Chiriboga specializes in a combination of chronic pain, trauma and addiction.
Dr. Chiriboga is the owner of Sanctuary at the Spring, a telehealth psychology practice.
After attending this course, participants will be able to…
Define chronic pain, as well as common psychological co-morbidities
Describe the neurobiology of pain, as well as emotional and behavioral sequelae
Explain the relationship between emotional distress and physical pain
Identify evidence-based treatments for chronic pain
CE CREDIT INFO
Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, 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. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 continuing education credits.
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New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)
New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.
*West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.
ADDITIONAL CE ACCREDITATION
3.0 Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credits
Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.
MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for:
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors
Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.
*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11
PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.
Course Interaction & System Requirements:
This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.
Minimum System requirements:
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems
Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:
View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.
Course Completion Requirements:
To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:
Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).
Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).
Attend training in full and participate.
Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).
If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.
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