19MH038 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: 2-Day Intensive with Webinar Instruction - CANCELED

Dec 31–Nov 27, 2019 Canceled Mental Health

19MH038 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: 2-Day Intensive with Webinar Instruction	- CANCELED


Another course that covers this same content is
Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope.

With spikes in overdose deaths for individuals with opioid use disorders on the rise, physicians have decreased opioid prescriptions to patients with chronic pain due to the risk of accidental death and abuse. Physicians and patients are turning to alternative treatment options for opioid use disorders and chronic pain.

Many physicians are now prescribing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. CBT is an effective treatment for significantly reducing depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients. The CBT for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) protocol has been clinically shown to improve overall quality of life by reducing the negative impact of pain on daily life, improving physical and emotional functioning, and increasing effective coping skills for pain management.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been an integral part in disseminating and implementing CBT-CP protocol in the United States. Dr. Elizabeth Lima from The Charles George VA Medical Center will provide detailed instructions in a two day live workshop, followed by nine 1-hour webinars to provide intensive instruction on how to use CBT in your practice. Utilizing CBT can decrease suffering and increase the quality of life for individuals with mental health and chronic pain conditions.

Program Contains 2 Components

Combined total of 22.5 Hours of Credit!

Part 1: Live 2-Day Workshop
Part 2: Nine 1-Hour Webinar Sessions

Part 1: 2-Day Workshop (LIVE)

Monday, September 16th & Tuesday September 17th, 2019 | 8am - 4:30pm Both Days

Mountain Area Health Education Center
121 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Part 2: 9 Webinars (1-Hour Each)

September 25th - November 27th, 2019 | Wednesdays 12pm - 1pm

1September 25Patient Selection and Session 1: Interview and Assessment
2October 2Session 2: Treatment Orientation
3October 9Session 3 & Session 4 (Part A): Exercise and Pacing
4October 16Session 4 (Part B) and Session 5: Relaxation Training
5October 30Sessions 6 & 7: Pleasant Activities 1 and 2
6November 6Session 8 & 9: Cognitive Coping 1 and 2
7November 13Challenges & Session 10: Sleep
8November 20Session 11: Discharge Planning
9November 27Booster session, Moving Forward, & Course Wrap-Up

You must attend each webinar individually, in its entirety with a personalized link, to receive credit.

Group Registrations

Registering 2 or more participants with one payment? Once registration has opened, please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Group Rate Available!

$215/person | Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time(After 9/9/19 registration fee + $15)

*For full list of registration fees, please scroll to the bottom of this page or see the pdf brochure

Provided by MAHEC with the support of


Target Audience

Your target audience will consist of mental health professionals including substance use counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.


  • Identify how key components of CBT can be used in the treatment of chronic pain
  • Examine pain interview assessments and how to utilize various tools within mental health and addiction practice
  • Demonstrate various skills and techniques to assist individuals suffering from chronic pain, with or without addiction


  • Elizabeth N. Lima, PhD