Continuing Education Hours for Mental Health and Physical Health Professionals
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 122 Franklin Ave W. Mpls., MN 55404
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Many refugees and other populations exposed to psychological trauma are seen in primary care and mental health clinics with chronic pain syndromes. These can be very frustrating problems to treat. This continuing education workshop will provide health and mental health professionals with an alternative way to understand chronic pain: as a psycho-physiological condition which is caused, maintained and exacerbated by biologic, psychological, social and cultural influences
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the relationship and shared pathways between PTSD, depression and chronic pain; 2. Develop strategies for motivating clients to participate in pain treatments, based on the distinction between pain and suffering; 3. Identify specific mind-body interventions for chronic pain;
PRESENTER: Dr. Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP is a psychologist in private practice and a consultant in behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology at several Twin Cities hospitals. For more information, go to http://www.drmarkweisberg.com/
* This training is appropriate for any mental/physical health practitioner treating clients with psychological trauma and pain syndromes. Case examples will focus on refugee clients.
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