The Role of Psychology in Addressing Pain and Related Opioid Dependence

A full-day on-line video presentation – Friday, July 5, 2024 – 9 am – 5 pm (zoom)
APNS Members $200
Non-Members $225
Students $75 – if price is a barrier, please contact the office.
6 CE Credits

Through our partnership with the APA, we have been given access to these videos featuring American Pain and Opioid experts. The videos are hosted by Jared L Skillings, PhD, ABPP, Chief of Professional Practice, APA. The 3 speakers are David Bruns, PsyD, FAPA, Jennifer F Kelly, PhD, ABPP and Ravi Prasad, PhD. In addition, APNS member Dr Frank Fedde, with a specialty in pain will be available to provide context and answer questions from the attendees. 

The 5 videos deal with various issues as described below.

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For more info about this workshop please contact: admin@apns.ca

Video 1

•   Intro to pain and the Opioid Crisis
•   Biopsychosocial Model of Pain Part 1: Pain Theory & Biology
•  Biopsychosocial Model of Pain Part 2: Psychological Factors: The Initial Psych Interview; Psychologists Role on an Interdisciplinary Pain Team; More Adverse Childhood/Adult Experiences

Video 2

•   Biopsychosocial Model of Pain Part 3: Social Factors; Social, Cultural, Racial, and  Health Care Disparities As It Relates to Pain

Video 3

•   Pain Guideline
•   Pain Assessments (Testing), Psychometrics, and Research on Outcome Variables
•   Billing (HBAI, Psych Codes, SBIRT)

Video 4

•   Pain Treatment (Behavioural Tools for Pain Management)
•   Additional Populations, Conditions, and Considerations
•   Telehealth and the Impact of a Pandemic

Video 5

•   Need For All Psychologists to Understand Pain
•   Core Competencies to Be a Pain Psychologist
•   Case Histories Roundtable

Audience: This workshop is appropriate for registered psychologists and psychologists in training.