20MH015 - Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope

Mar 12, 2020 Closed Mental Health

20MH015 - Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope


Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

The evidence is clear about how to safely and effectively treat pain while minimizing the risks of opioid use. We now know that behavioral approaches are the treatment of choice for chronic pain. About one-third of our population lives with chronic pain, and most of them are not receiving adequate pain care.

Behavioral health providers, medical professionals, and rehab clinicians can all be equipped with the skills needed to help people improve their quality of life despite having pain. Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches have the strongest research support for pain treatment.

This interactive and cutting-edge training will provide participants with innovative and evidence-based tools to expand their effectiveness in treating people with pain. Participants will gain skills and confidence to provide life-changing interventions to help people become more active, enhance social connections, find pleasure and meaning, and live fuller, richer lives.


Join us for the same training on March 09, 2020 in Raleigh, NC! Click HERE to Register!

Join us for the same training on March 11, 2020 in Wilmington, NC! Click HERE to Register!

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.

By registering for this program, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with Care Reach, formally Community Care of Western North Carolina, which is a collaborator of this continuing education activity.

In collaboration with:

Care Reach

Group Registrations

Registering 2 or more participants with one payment? 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

$65/person | Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time (add $15 to fee after 9/26/19)

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

Target Audience

Behavioral health professionals including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, and others interested in this topic


  • Define pain and its emotional aspects
  • Describe and map out the chronic pain cycle
  • List risks of opioid medications
  • Utilize effective components of the cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic pain
  • Demonstrate mindful approaches for chronic pain


  • Martha H. Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC


Brochure / Registration Form