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The University of Southampton

CBT for LTHC: Working with patients managing pain Event

09:30 - 16:30
13 June 2012
University of Southampton Wide Lane Recreation Ground

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 02380 593578 or email .

Event details

This day is suitable for health professionals who work with people who manage chronic pain and who have at least a basic understanding of CBT. It will be particularly helpful for IAPT CBT therapists who treat anxiety and depression in people with chronic pain.

Several reviews have shown that NICE-approved psychological therapies can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, with multidimensional reductions in distress and disability as well as changes in work status. The workshop begins by discussing the contemporary conceptualisation of pain as the conscious correlate of the brain’s implicit perception of threat to body tissue, and the implications of this for the behavioural management of pain. It will also cover the function of pain, abnormal pain, neurobiological and psychological responses. There will be an emphasis on CBT formulation and treatment interventions, illustrated with case material.

Speaker information

Gary Lee,is a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist in Long Term Conditions. He has set up a number of large multidisciplinary conferences on long term conditions and contributes towards the teaching and supervision on the CBT Certificate in long term health conditions as well as establishing a research group exploring the role of threat histories and aetiology of the neurobiology of fibromyalgia at the University of Southampton. In addition to his clinical expertise, he brings a wealth of experience in the development of service structures to support people with long term health conditions. He recently won The Medina Award for allied healthcare professionals for excellence and innovation in practice.

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