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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three concepts related to depression and fibro fog.
-Name three manifestations of anxiety in chronic pain clients.
-Name three techniques for helping clients lessen their chronic pain in day-to-day life.
-Name three coping techniques.
-Explain why is it that certain patients when referred for psychological treatment (for a pain problem), may not attend the sessions or follow through with homework assignments or practice recommendations that are often a part of these psychological approaches. 
-Name the four psychologic factors of Mr. H’s pain. 
-Name the three specific goals of a psychological assessment. 
-Explain how do the gate control theory and the biopsychosocial model of pain relate to cognitive-behavioral therapy.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

This course belongs within NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4, Counseling Services.