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Pain Management: Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia (Abbreviated) - 6 CEs

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Course Transcript Questions The answer to Question 1 is found in Track 1 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 2 is found in Track 2 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.

Questions:

1. What are the kinds of pain frames?
2. What are the concepts related to redefining self-worth in chronic pain clients?
3. What are the sources of guilt for clients with chronic pain?
4. What are the concepts related to depression and fibro fog?
5. What are the manifestations of anxiety in chronic pain clients?
6. What are the techniques for helping clients lessen their chronic pain in day-to-day life?
7. What are the coping techniques?

Answers:


A. depression:  fact vs. fiction; fibro fog; and dispelling the fibro fog myth.
B.
unmet obligations; burden guilt; and external influences
C.  threat; loss; and challenge.D. poor self-image; grieving; and building the new identity.
E. generalized anxiety; social anxiety; and fear of mortality.
F. Self-Motivators; Emotional Essay; and Assert Yourself.
G. Brain Talk; Focus Anger; and Name Your Symptoms.


Course Article Questions
The answer to Question 18 is found in Section 18 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 19 is found in Section 19 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.

Questions

8. According to Kurtais, what are the components of cognitive-behavioral treatment? 
9. What does a clinician need to effectively utilize during group therapy in order to enhance treatment effectiveness and patient satisfaction in cognitive-behavioral treatment for chronic pain? 
10. Under what concepts is psychosocial pain research carried out? 
11. What mechanism of pain can lead to a re-activation of childhood feelings of helplessness which, in turn, leads to severe psychosocial crisis? 
12. What is one of the most researched variables of pain that influences pain intensity and physical / psychosocial disability?  
13. What is the assumption of cognitive models of pain? 
14. Why is it that certain patients when referred for psychological treatment (for a pain problem), may not attend the sessions or follow through with homework assignments or practice recommendations that are often a part of these psychological approaches?  
15. What are the psychological factors of Mr. H’s pain?   
16. What are the specific goals of a psychological assessment? 
17. How do the gate control theory and the biopsychosocial model of pain relate to cognitive-behavioral therapy?
18. Decostruction challenges which model?

Answers

A.  coping and coping strategies.
B.  (a) identify psychosocial factors that may affect pain perception and behavior as well as functional impairment, (b) identify specific treatment goals for each patient and (c) identify intervention strategies that may produce maximum patient improvement.
C. 1) An educational phase; to help patients to understand the effects of thoughts, beliefs, expectations and behaviors on their symptoms (biopsychosocial model). 2) A skills training phase; patients are emphasized on cognitive and behavioral strategies for coping pain. 3) An application phase; patients learn to apply cognitive and behavioral skills to real life situations. In this phase relapse prevention is aimed.
D. The effective utilization of the group process can enhance treatment effectiveness and patient satisfaction in cognitive-behavioral treatments for chronic pain.
E.  One reason for this apparent resistance may be the belief that seeing a psychologist for pain problems amounts to an admission that their pain is "in the head" and not real.
F.  The narcissism mechanism
G.  The assumption of cognitive models of pain is that cognitive activity and an individual’s emotional distress or behavioral difficulty is not a direct reaction to an untoward life event but rather a consequence of how that event is perceived.
H.  The gate control theory explicitly acknowledges the roles of cognitive-evaluative and affective motivational
processes, in addition to sensory- discriminative or nociceptive input, in determining an individual’s perception
of pain. The biopsychosocial model provides a more general framework for explaining the interrelationship among biologic, psychological, and social influences on individual’s experience of illness.
I.  (1) significant fear-avoidance, (2) does not pace his activities to adjust for his pain, (3) coping skills are passive and rely heavily on resting and taking analgesic medications, and (4) prior history of depression.
J.  (a) psychodynamic; and (b) behavioral medicine concepts
K.  Contingency Management Model

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