Pain Management in Daily Clinical Practice: Practical Tools for Caring for the Patient and the Provider Webinar

Live Webinar: February 21 | 1-4 p.m. (A recording will be available on the OPA website.)
Speaker: Amy Burleson Sullivan, PsyD
CE Credits: 3.0 (after successful completion of webinar quiz)
Learning Level: Beginner
Cost: OPA Member: $60 | Non-Member: $90 | OPA Student Member: $10 (no CE)


Behavioral medicine is an important and necessary component in the interdisciplinary treatment of chronic pain. This webinar is designed for psychologists who have some experience with the treatment of complex, medically involved patients. The focus is on reviewing the medical and psychological techniques used in the management and treatment of chronic pain. Special emphasis will be placed on complex and challenging syndromes such as the patients considering surgical and interventional pain treatments, patients being managed long-term with opiates, and medically complex patients. Two cases will be presented and participants will be encouraged to participate in discussion and problem-solving. The complexity of treating chronic pain also comes with the real potential of provider burnout and so this presentation will address caregiver burnout and ways to manage it.

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Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  1. Be able to understand the importance of an interdisciplinary team in the treatment of chronic pain.
  2. Understand prevalent chronic pain condition.
  3. Identify exogenous drug categories used in the treatment of chronic pain, their long-term effects as currently known.
  4. Be able to identify specific behaviors patients can use to release similar endogenous chemicals.
  5. Be able to understand caregiver burnout.

About the Speaker:

#04 - SullivanAmy Burleson Sullivan, PsyD, is a health psychologist, and director of fellowship training and research at Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research. Her specialty interests include consultation-liaison work, individual and family chronic disease management, pain management, depression and adjustment to phases of life.

This webinar will be recorded and available on the OPA website. Please contact Director of Membership and Education Joan Bowman with questions.


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