This course aims to offer an overview of the psychopathophysiology of pain, pain management methods, and the formal roles psychologists have in pain management. Discussions will include the pain management of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Traditional and innovative evidence-based methods of pain management and assessment will be reviewed. Participants will also learn about the psychological, social, and emotional impact of pain on an individual and their supports.
Program Level: Introductory
1. Identify 3 psychological, social, and/or emotional impacts of pain on an individual and their supports.
2. Describe two evidence-based treatments for chronic pain
3. Discuss at least one way to work in interdisciplinary settings to provide evidence-based, holistic care.