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In-Person Workshop March 4th, 2023 at 2:00 PM- Treating Chronic Pain

Saturday, March 4, 2023
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM (CST)

Event Details

Treating Chronic Pain via Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
In-Person Workshop
Saturday March 4th, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:15 PM
HALO Project at 401 E Memorial Road, Oklahoma City

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) is a widely researched, time-limited approach that has been shown to improve functioning and quality of life for a variety of chronic pain conditions. CBT-CP is rooted in the development of a strong therapeutic relationship that encourages clients to adopt an active, problem-solving approach to cope with the challenges associated with chronic pain. Key components include exercise, pacing, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral activation. CBT-CP can be either delivered alone or as a component of an integrated, multimodal, and interdisciplinary pain management program.

The objectives for this course include:
1. Gain a knowledge base regarding chronic pain, including how it differs from acute pain, typical areas affected, and medical treatment options.
2. Understand how cognitions, emotions, and behaviors can impact development and maintenance of pain and functional impairment.
3. Learn how to implement key CBT components to improve functioning and quality of life for those suffering from chronic pain.


This course meets criteria for 3 hours of general continuing education by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma LPC and LMFT license holders, by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (provider #20230088) for Oklahoma LCSW license holders, by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors (certificate #20230018) for LADC and CADC license holders (3 hours non-specific CEUs), and for Oklahoma case managers (3 hours strength-basedl CEUs).

Dr. Caleb Lack

Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the Counseling & MFT Practicum Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lack is the best selling author or editor of six books on topics from critical thinking and pseudoscience to PTSD to racism and sexism in early psychology. He has also authored more than 60 scientific publications relating to the assessment and treatment of psychological problems such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, trichotillomania, and posttraumatic stress. In addition, Dr. Lack has presented nationwide and internationally at conferences on a variety of topics, is on the editorial board of scientific journals, and is a reviewer for both journals and granting agencies.