MAHEC's Project ECHO®: Behavioral Health for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)

Apr 2–Apr 30, 2020 Filled Mental Health

MAHEC's Project ECHO®: Behavioral Health for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)

Description

Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by participants.

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The objective for this ECHO is to increase competence in behavioral health interventions and to increase collaboration with medical professionals of behavioral health practitioners for managing clients with chronic pain.

Chronic Pain (CP) is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in healthcare. Subsequently, there is now an opioid epidemic, and drug overdose is the leading cause of death from injury in the United States. This live video teleconferencing series explores evidence-based behavioral health interventions to increase a person’s ability to meet treatment goals, increase acceptance, handle adverse situations, reduce risks related to opioid use, and enhance functional ability despite their ongoing pain. This Chronic Pain ECHO is designed to provide behavioral health professionals with specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapies and mindfulness approaches. Participants will also explore strategies for increasing integration and communication with healthcare providers. Additionally, participants will increase their knowledge of individuals experiencing pain with or without co-occurring issues with chronic pain.

This ECHO video teleconferencing series, guided by experts, takes place over five weekly modules (one-hour each) and will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding Chronic Pain and Opioids
  • CBT for Chronic Pain
  • Integration Issues: Creating Collaboration and Communication Routes
  • Mindfulness Approaches for Chronic Pain
  • Common Co-occurring Issues with Chronic Pain


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.

MAHEC assumes permission to use audio, video and still images from this program for promotional and educational purposes. Please speak with a staff member if you have any concerns.

Target Audience

Licensed Behavioral Health Clinicians, especially in rural areas

Objectives

  • To increase competence in behavioral health interventions and increase collaboration with medical professionals for clients with chronic pain

Faculty

  • Eric M. Christian, MAEd NCC LPC
  • Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH
  • Martha H. Teater, MA,LMFT,LCAS,LPC,NNC
  • Zach T. White, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Sessions

Full MAHEC Project ECHO®: Behavioral Health for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
4/2 12:00 PM–4/30 1:00 PM

Near Capacity Module 1: CBT for Chronic Pain
4/2 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Near Capacity Module 2: Understanding Chronic Pain and Opioids
4/9 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Near Capacity Module 3: Integration Issues - Creating Collaboration and Communication Routes
4/16 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Near Capacity Module 4: Common Co-occurring Issues with Chronic Pain
4/23 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Near Capacity Module 5: Mindfulness Approaches for Chronic Pain
4/30 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Credits

.500 CEU

0.1 credit hour per module; max of 0.5 credit hours available

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.5 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit. Full attendance is required to receive credit.

5.000 Contact Hours

1 credit hour per module; max of 5 credit hours available

Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 5.0 Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.

5.000 NBCC Hours

1 credit hour per module; max of 5 credit hours available

MAHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of their programs. Full attendance at a session is required to receive credit.

5.000 NAADAC

1 credit hour per module; max of 5 credit hours available

This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for a maximum of 5.0 hours.

5.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

1 credit hour per module; max of 5 credit hours available

Psychologists: MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 5.0 hours Category A. Full attendance is required.

Fees

FREE Registration Fee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 2/10/20–4/30/20
Brochure / Registration Form