Why it's important to treat the whole person

Presentation-style

  • Course Description

    While an integrated inter-disciplinary BioPsychoSocialSpiritual treatment model is not a new concept, advances in medical science and the “westernization” of chronic pain treatment has tipped the scales toward a BioMedical model. However, many payers like insurance companies and workers’ compensation providers are finding out (the hard way) that not treating the whole person can negatively impact clinical outcomes, especially for chronic pain. This course will describe how addressing the physiological drivers of pain is an important component for recovery from injury and resumption of activities, and will cover how the different facets of the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual model can influences positive chronic pain treatment outcomes.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe two or more differences between the BioMedical and BioPsychoSocialSpiritual treatment models; Identify the role of medical treatment in the acute phase of pain; Describe the role of prescription painkillers in the management of chronic pain

  • Downloadable Audio Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Continuing Education Approvals

    This course meets the requirements for Continuing Education credit hours by the American Psychological Association (APA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). See full list of Continuing Education Approvals below, as well as information about these approvals.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: All levels.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the Distance Learning Policies link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

  • Multi-part Course

    Please note that this course is #1 in a 3-part course series relating to the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual Model of Chronic Pain treatment. To view these other related courses, please visit our course catalog.

Continuing Ed Details
This course meets the requirements for 1 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:

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Instructor

Pain Management/Worker's Comp Specialist

  • Mark  Pew

    Mark Pew

    Senior Instructor

    Mark Pew, senior vice president of product development and marketing for Preferred Medical, is a passionate educator and agitator. Known as the RxProfessor, Mark is focused on the intersection of chronic pain and appropriate treatment, particularly as it relates to the clinical and financial implications of prescription painkillers along with the evolution of medical marijuana. He is a strong champion for the workers' compensation industry to #CleanUpTheMess, a movement he created to drive attention to the importance of individualized appropriate treatment for injured workers. Mark is a vocal advocate of the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual treatment model. Mark serves on the IAIABC Medical Issues Committee, SIIA Workers’ Compensation Committee, and is chairman of the CompSense California Pharmacy Group. He serves as technical advisor to regulators and legislators on subjects such as drug formularies, treatment guidelines, Opioid Task Force initiatives, encouraging support of non-pharma treatment options and the medicinal use of cannabis.

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Want to listen to this course but don't need CE credit hours?  All educational course podcasts* are available via the link(s) below as part of Clearly Clinical's free podcast series, titled Light Up The Couch.  


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