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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three concepts related to redefining self-worth in chronic pain clients.
-Name three manifestations of anger commonly found in chronic pain clients.
-Name three concepts related to helplessness.
-Name three concepts related to self-victimization.
-Name three sources of guilt for clients with chronic pain.
-Explain what style of trained questioning used in cognitive interventions gently probes for patient meanings and stimulates alternative viewpoints or ideas. 
-Explain what is the rationale behind self-help cognitive-behavioral therapy.   
-Name one of the most researched variables of pain that influences pain intensity and physical / psychosocial disability. 
-Explain what is the assumption of cognitive models of pain. 

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

This course belongs within NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4, Counseling Services.