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Historically, health care practitioners have treated pain as a sensory experience occurring in the body.  Fortunately, over time, a more comprehensive vision of pain has emerged centering the pain in the brain, as a mind-body phenomenon. 

This workshop will provide an understanding of how intricately pain is linked to the psyche. I will demonstrate ways of evaluating and treating pain using our knowledge of psychology, psychotherapy and neuroscience. 


(Trainer Robin S. Cohen, PhD, PsyD received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. Dr. Cohen completed an internship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, specializing in Medical Psychology and trained in Hypnosis. In 1998, she received a Psy.D. from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP). Dr. Cohen is currently a Training and Supervising Analyst at ICP, as well as past President of the ICP Board of Directors.  Additionally she is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of UCLA, involved in clinical training.  Dr. Cohen’s focus is contemporary relational psychoanalytic approaches, object-relations, trauma focused psychotherapy, the relationship between the mind, the body and the brain, and mindfulness approaches.) 



  • What is chronic pain? (20 minutes)
    1. Historical concepts of pain.
    2. Current definition of chronic pain.
    3. Why it is important for you to understand pain.
  • Mind-body dynamics in chronic pain conditions. (30 minutes)
    1. The interplay of emotions and pain.
    2. Psychological factors affecting pain experience.
    3. Psychological sequalae of chronic pain.
    4. Trauma and Pain
  • Evaluating a referral: Is this someone who I should and can treat? (20 minutes)
  • Treatment modalities. (60 minutes)
    1. Multidisciplinary treatment
    2. Cognitive Therapies
    3. Psychoanalytic Approaches
    4. EMDR and Trauma Focused treatments
    5. Mindfulness approaches
  • Case discussion (disguised case) (30 minutes).
  • Questions (20 minutes)


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to understand the important link between chronic pain and emotional factors.
  • Participants will be able to understand various ways to assess a pain patient in order to develop a treatment plan
  • Participants will learn about the primary effective treatment strategies for chronic pain
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

    • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period {valid_date}. Social workers completing this course receive {num_ceu} continuing education credits.
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437

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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
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