Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
of Chronic Pain
Milton Spett, Ph.D.
Chronic pain often begins with an injury. The injury heals, but the pain continues. Why does this happen? Dr. Spett will explain the most important treatments of chronic pain, including traditional CBT, operant conditioning, psychoanalytic approach, stress management, mindfulness, relaxation, biofeedback, exercise, and acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as when to use each of these interventions. Case examples of successful and unsuccessful treatments of chronic pain will be provided.
Learning objectives. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
1. Assess the psychological causes of each patient’s chronic pain
2. Develop a treatment plan for each patient’s chronic pain
3. Utilize operant conditioning techniques, cognitive techniques, & behavioral techniques
4. Determine if and how exercise, mindfulness, and relaxation should be a part of treatment
Cost: $25 (MCPA members)
$30 (non-MCPA members)
Includes a Full Buffet Breakfast
from 9:00 - 10:30am
Presentation is from 9:30-10:30am
Contact: Randy Bressler. by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973)346-4138. Please contact Randy by noon on Monday, Monday May 8th for more information and to make a reservation. When calling Randy, please spell your name and indicate the name of the person(s) for whom you are making the reservation.