Pediatric Pain Management (3.5 CE’s)

Presented by Rebecca Ellens, Psy.D.
October 13th,  8:30 am – 12:00 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

The presentation will introduce learners to the theoretical underpinnings of coping with chronic, acute, and functional pain for pediatric populations. We will review empirically-based assessment and treatment of chronic pain and interdisciplinary approaches to its management. It will function as an overview and introduction and is not to be considered a replacement for advanced clinical training and supervision. It focuses on the application of psychological assessment and intervention methods for chronic pain, as supported by the preponderance of current peer-reviewed evidence. We will examine the empirically supported theoretical, assessment, and intervention foundations of pediatric pain.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc). There are no known risks.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify factors essential to assessing pain.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish chronic, acute, and medically unexplained pain.
  • Participants will discuss evidence-based treatments for pain.
  • Participants will be introduced to interdisciplinary approaches to pain treatment.

Presenter Information

Rebecca Ellens, Psy.D., started her career at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Mich. where she worked within pediatric urology and pediatric pain subspecialties. In 2018, Dr. Ellens joined Hurley Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Ellens is the Associate Director of the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program at Hurley Medical Center. She supervises clinical training provided at the Hurley Children’s Clinic, Advanced Neuropsychology and Pediatric Psychology Services, and Hurley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ellens also provides didactics across a range of topics spanning pediatric psychology, evidence-based practice, leadership, wellness, and EDI.

Location and Costs

$62.50 - Regular registration fee
$46.88 - 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.
***Refund/Cancellation: Please give 24-hour notice to receive a full refund of the CE cost.

This presentation will be offered via Zoom.

*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.