About the Event
Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Dr. Thea Gallagher for a live interactive webinar on: CBT for Chronic Pain
Date: September 21st, 2023
Time: 12pm-3pm EST
Location: online via zoom webinars
*Participants will not have access to their video/microphone
Credit Hours: 3 clinical CEs
Chronic pain can be a disabling condition and is characterized by persists beyond expected healing times and despite treatment. (Ashburn et al., 1999) Chronic pain can cause debilitating physical and psychological symptoms and treatment has focused on the biopsychosocial model because of this complexity (Darnall et al., 2016; Murphy et al, 2020). Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain (CBT-CP) is considered the gold standard psychosocial intervention for chronic pain (Murpy et al., 2020; Skelly et al., 2018).
In this training, participants will review the psychological symptoms of chronic pain and distinguish between chronic and acute pain. Participants will learn about the chronic pain cycle and the principles of CBT-CP. The course will include an overview of the structure of CBT-CP including assessments, explanations of relaxation training exercises, pleasant activities,goal setting, and cognitive coping exercises. Further, clinicians will explore the challenges of treating patients with chronic pain. Teaching methods will include lecture style format, with Q+A and case examples.
- 12 - 3
- Psychological, behavioral, and psychosocial symptoms associated with chronic pain
- Describe the structure of CBT for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP)
- Describe the chronic pain cycle
- List relaxation training exercises
- Explain cognitive coping strategies for CBT-CP
- Describe goal setting in the context of CBT-CP
Participants will describe the chronic pain cycle
Participants will explain cognitive coping strategies for CBT for Chronic Pain
Participants will describe goal setting in the context of CBT for Chronic Pain
Thea Gallagher, PsyD, is a nationally recognized psychologist and anxiety specialist and is an assistant professor and digital mental health, outcomes, and wellness coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health.
Dr. Gallagher previously held several positions at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, including assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, clinic director, media coordinator, and counseling psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and clinical director of COBALT, a digital wellness platform for employees at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gallagher specializes in prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), exposure and response prevention for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and cognitive-behavioral treatments for other mental health illnesses such as social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, and depression.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Gallagher serves as the digital mental health, outcomes, and wellness coordinator. In this role, she is enhancing mental health support and resources for NYU Langone’s health care workers through digital content, particularly during this critical time when so many healthcare workers have suffered various levels of burnout due to the strains of the COVID pandemic.
Dr. Gallagher obtained her PsyD in clinical psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty where she has worked for the past seven years.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Gallagher has presented at several national and international conferences, led dozens of cognitive behavioral therapy trainings, and published numerous research papers, review articles, and book chapters. She is regularly featured in national media outlets and hosts a mental health-focused podcast, Mind in View.
Ashburn, M. A., & Staats, P. S. (1999). Management of chronic pain. The Lancet, 353(9167), 1865-1869.
Darnall, B. D., Scheman, J., Davin, S., Burns, J. W., Murphy, J. L., Wilson, A. C., . . . Mackey, S. C. (2016). Pain psychology: A global needs assessment and national call to action. Pain Medicine, 17, 250 –263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnv095
Murphy, J. L., Cordova, M. J., & Dedert, E. A. (2020, September 28). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Veterans: Evidence for Clinical Effectiveness in a Model Program. Psychological Services. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ser0000506
Skelly, A. C., Chou, R., Dettori, J. R., Turner, J. A., Friedly, J. L., Rundell, S. D., . . . Ferguson, A. J. R.(2018). Noninvasive nonpharmacological treatment for chronic pain: A systematic review. Bethesda, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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