Psychological Management of the Orofacial Pain Patient

Psychological Management of the Orofacial Pain Patient

In-person at UCLA School of Dentistry
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Course Fee: $500          30-day early registration: $450
CDE Credits: 14

Friday-Saturday, August 26-27, 2022 
at UCLA Dentistry

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The illnesses, pains and emotional challenges that we experience are often the expression of deep unspoken feelings and emotions. Once we can understand and get in touch with those emotions, expressions, feelings and even thoughts, we can begin the process of healing.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the part psychology plays in the treatment of chronic pain and specifically orofacial pain.
  • Red flags that are raised in each patient and the psychological issues they bring with them
  • Psychological assessments utilized in the treatment of orofacial pain patients
  • Learning the mind-body connection: how the mind expresses pain and disease through the body
  • Understanding the different treatment modalities utilized to address chronic pain
  • Learning and understanding the application of 3rd wave treatment modalities
  • The power of hypnotherapy in reducing anxiety and initiating the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Biofeedback, heart-rate variability to aid in reducing anxiety and promoting healing

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the part psychology plays in the treatment of chronic pain and specifically orofacial pain.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the body and mind work together to express chronic pain, illness and disease
  • Define the different methods in the treatment of chronic pain anxiety and depression
  • Understand the role of communication and rapport in the treatment of orofacial pain patients
  • Learn the use of psychological assessments in treatment of orofacial pain patients
  • Identify the application of different psychological modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, 3rd wave therapy (mindfulness, breathing, act therapy), etc. in the treatment of orofacial pain patients
  • Define the role of hypnotherapy in the reduction of anxiety and the decrease of chronic pain
  • Identify aspects of red flags that are raised in each patient and the psychological issues they bring with them'

 

Speaker and topics subject to change without notice

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