This two-day interactive workshop will demonstrate how to teach pain neuroscience to clients and use this education to frame treatment direction. Three dynamic instructors who have developed custom pain programs will highlight the unique role of occupational therapy in pain rehabilitation utilizing the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E; Polatajko, Townsend, & Craik, 2007). The format includes workbook and small group activities.
Goals and Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the neurophysiology of pain and how it relates to occupational therapy intervention.
- Be able to explain the pain Neuromatrix theory and how it relates to rehabilitation.
- Know how and why to educate clients in pain physiology.
- Be able to assess and treat clients in pain within the context of the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E).
- Be able to identify the benefits of treatment approaches such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP).
- Be able to apply strategies to facilitate behavior change.
- Be aware how and when to use various pain-related outcome measures.
- Be able to integrate pain science and practice through real clinical examples.
Participants will also enjoy the opportunity to network with other occupational therapists interested in chronic pain management and treatment.
Occupational therapists and students in occupational therapy programs interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and chronic pain.
Dates and Registration
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