Understanding and Coping with Pain

Akiko Okifuji, Ph.D.

11/17/2017 at 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

Truckee Meadows Community College, Red Mountain 256
7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, NV 89512

6 CE Credits

~ ~ Online registration will be available in September 2017 ~ ~

Approved for Nevada Psychologists. Approval pending: LCSWs and MFTs.
NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

About this Workshop:

The main goal of this workshop is to help clinicians gain knowledge and skills essential to manage chronic pain. Chronic pain is one of the most common and disabling conditions in our society. It has been well understood that chronic pain is not a simple sensory dysfunction but it is a multifactorial and multi-symptom disorder. Various psychological factors are known to impact pain perceptions and quality of life in chronic pain patients. Psychological assessment and treatment should be an integrated part of chronic pain management. In this workshop, Dr. Okifuji will delineate the complexity of chronic pain and detail the psychological evaluation and treatment approaches.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
1. Summarize the multifactorial nature of chronic pain.
2. Describe common co-morbidities and medication issues in chronic pain.
3. Discuss how psychological factors contributes to chronic pain.
4. Describe the essential components of psychological assessment of people with chronic pain.
5. Apply the psychological approaches to manage chronic pain.

About this Speaker:

okifuji-akiko-photoAkiko Okifuji, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, is Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah and attending psychologist at the University of Utah Pain Management Center, where she provides behavioral medicine services as part of the interdisciplinary pain care team. She is also a faculty member of the Pain Research Center at the University of Utah, where she conducts various pain related clinical research projects. Over the past twenty five years, she has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to the psychological aspects of chronic pain management. Dr. Okifuji’s CV

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