UPCOMING WEBINARIntegrating Comprehensive Pain Management into Primary Care
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:00 PM EST
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Effectively managing chronic pain patients, both medically and interpersonally, can be quite difficult. This presentation aims to describe a comprehensive intervention program implemented within an integrated primary care setting that is designed to improve both patient care and physician satisfaction. The goal is to provide attendees with a model of chronic pain care that they might successfully implement within their own primary care clinics or medical training programs.
This webinar is designed to help you:
1. Describe an integrative intervention model for managing chronic pain in a primary care setting.
2. Identify primary care patients who may benefit from an integrative chronic pain intervention.
3. Develop an integratiave pain management program in your primary care clinic.
||Scott Safford, PhD: Dr. Safford currently works full time for St. Charles Health System as a Behavioral Health Consultant in the St. Charles Family Care clinic in Bend, Oregon. In this role he works collaboratively with 5 primary care physicians, a nurse care coordinator, and a community health worker. His primary duties involve providing brief behavioral interventions for addressing a myriad of chronic health conditions, including chronic pain, and facilitating referrals to outpatient therapy services when warranted. Dr. Safford completed his undergraduate degree at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. He interned at the Portland VA Medical Center with an emphasis in geriatrics and behavioral medicine and completed his post-doctoral training at the Idaho State University Clinic, focusing on training clinical psychology graduate students in the treatment of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and geropsychology. |
Kimberly Swanson, PhD: Dr. Swanson currently works full time for St. Charles Health System as a Behavioral Health Consultant at St. Charles Family Care in Redmond, Oregon. She has the pleasure of working with 11 primary car eproviders and 2 pediatricians in a busy family practice clinic. Additionally, Dr. Swanson holds a position with the University of Washington School of Social Work as the local Principle Investigator for childhood abdominal pain.
Dr. Swanson was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology in May 2007 from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California, and a Masters of Science in Psychophysiology and Biofeedback from the same institution in August 2002. She completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington conducting chronic pain research and has published several book chapters and articles.
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