Accumulating data suggest that chronic pain is not simply the result of damage to tissues, but is caused, exacerbated, or maintained by cycles of psychological stress, muscle tension, and avoidance of activity. Research is demonstrating that mindfulness--awareness and acceptance of present experience--is a powerful tool for interrupting the cycles maintaining these conditions. This webinar will introduce a step-by-step, mind-body approach that integrates advances in rehabilitation medicine with psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques. You’ll learn tools to help patients interrupt the cognitive, affective, and behavioral components of chronic pain cycles, using mindfulness practices to increase symptom tolerance, reduce pain-related anxiety, and engage more fully in life activities, reducing their dependence on analgesic medications.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. pcssnow.org
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- Identify three core components of mindfulness
- Describe cognitive, affective, behavioral components of chronic pain cycles
- Specify how mindfulness practice can help to interrupt chronic pain cycles
Physicians and other clinicians with interests in safe and effective use of opioid medications for the treatment of chronic pain and the interface of pain and opioid use disorder.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Review Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 1, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Beatrice Eld, Deputy Director of Education for Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D.– Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
Program Reviewers (June 1, 2019)
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
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