Pain, PTSD and Mind-Body Interventions for Refugees and Others
(Monday March 4th, 2013 8:30 – 5PM Minneapolis, MN; $150) Presentor Bios
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.
- Understand the relationship and shared pathways between PTSD, depression and chronic pain;
- Develop strategies for mativating clients to participate in pain treatments, based on the distinction between pain and suffering;
- Identify specific mind-body interventions for chronic pain
Case examples will be used to operationalize the learning in this workshop.
Registrants interested in bringing a case to present should email Sue Johnston