Pain, pain and more pain: Addressing persistent pain with brief, behavioral interventions (3 CE’s)

Presented by Robert Allred, Ph.D.
Friday, January 3rd,  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level

Introductory — Designed for psychologists who may have little to no background in a specialized skill or content area. The learner can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of a content area. Although it can be used as a foundation for more advanced learning, a program may simply focus on breadth, enrichment, or general knowledge.

Course Description and Target Audience

Chronic pain or persistent pain continues to be a multi-faceted concern that plagues many medical centers, including primary care. Attendees will be provided with an overview of persistent pain, including prevalence rates, comorbidities, etc. Furthermore, biological explanations of persistent pain will be provided and discussed. Finally, contextual conceptualization and introduction to the NEEDS (nutrition, exercise, enjoyable activities don’t smoke or drink and sleep) will be provided, as well as other brief evidence-informed interventions. Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role-plays. 

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc). There are no risks associated with this presentation. Limitations include any potential changes to laws/regulations related to the topic areas from date of creation to presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe persistent pain in regards to prevalence, contributing factors, comorbidities, etc.
  • Attendees will be able to describe biological explanations of persistent pain.
  • Attendees will be able to describe behavioral explanations of persistent pain.
  • Attendees will be able to identify and apply brief behavioral approaches for persistent pain.

Presenter Information

Robert Allred, Ph.D., completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University, College of Psychology. His dissertation was on the spiritual and psychological impacts of clergy perpetrated sexual abuse compared to abuse by family members and strangers. Dr. Allred spent his internship at HealthPoint in Kent, WA. His primary interests include the PCBHC model and trauma-informed care.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the HealthPoint Administration Office 955 Powell Avenue SW, Renton, Washington 98057

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.