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Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) for Chronic Pain and Migraines

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1.25 CE Hour
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Description

Chronic pain in general and migraine in particular are highly debilitating conditions that are estimated to affect 15%-20% of the world’s population. Past trauma and chronic interpersonal stress are two etiological factors that have been shown to promote the initiation of several chronic pain conditions, possibly through emotional and/or autonomic mechanisms.

 

Currently used behavioral treatments for chronic pain having “stress relieving properties” (e.g., biofeedback, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have been highly recommended to help better manage pain symptoms either as a standalone or in combination with pharmacotherapy. However, despite their use, these recommended behavioral interventions are limited and
may not provide long-lasting pain relief. A possible explanation is that these interventions do not directly address the emotional and interpersonal stress consequences of adverse life events, which are prevalent in the chronic pain population.

 

Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), is a novel manual-based, empirically-supported behavioral intervention that has shown promising results in many controlled and uncontrolled studies in patients with chronic pain, including superiority to the current gold standard, cognitive behavioral therapy. Preliminary data shows that EAET has tremendous potential as a novel and efficacious behavioral treatment for migraine. Participants who work with trauma and/or chronic pain patients are encouraged to participate and learn about this new and promising treatment.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to increase knowledge about the basic mechanisms of chronic pain and migraine and about EAET as a novel treatment for trauma-related chronic pain and migraine.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the physiological mechanisms of pain.

  • Describe the clinical manifestation and known mechanisms of migraine.

  • Compare 2 or more treatment approaches for chronic pain

  • Explain the underlying principles of the EAET intervention as a potential novel treatment approach for chronic pain.

References
  • Lumley, M. A., et al. (2011). Pain and emotion: a biopsychosocial review of recent research. Journal of clinical psychology, 67(9), 942–968. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20816

  • Lumley, M. A., & Schubiner, H. (2019). Psychological Therapy for Centralized Pain: An Integrative Assessment and Treatment Model. Psychosomatic medicine, 81(2), 114–124. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000654

  • Lumley, M. A., & Schubiner, H. (2019). Psychological Therapy for Centralized Pain: An Integrative Assessment and Treatment Model. Psychosomatic medicine, 81(2), 114–124. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000654

Introductory
Clinical
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, 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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by Utah Mental Health Counselor Association (UMCHA). There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
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Dan Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Dan Kaufmann is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah.
Dr. Kaufmann has researched the mechanisms of neuropathic pain and migraine for several years as a basic scientist and identified the effects of stress and sex on migraine phenotypes in animal models for migraine.

Dr. Kaufman was trained and is certified in Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), and is
currently completing a study evaluating the effectiveness of EAET in people living with migraine. Dr. Kaufman has a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics.

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