Minding the Pain
(Includes detailed, fully-footnoted course outline)
Course Purpose: Prevailing standard practices notwithstanding, there are many ways to treat pain besides drugs, surgery, and physical therapy. Progressive relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, imagery, and psychotherapy can all be very effective in alleviating pain and sometimes eliminating it altogether. This seminar provides both the theoretical and practical understanding you need to use mind-body therapies effectively in treating pain.
Course Objectives: You will learn...
Who Should Attend
Nurses who are looking for ways to improve patient outcomes, shorten hospital stays, and reduce the need for analgesics — along with some useful techniques for handling their own on-the-job stress.
Mental Health Professionals who would like to expand their practice and clientele into this rapidly-evolving field, or who would like to further improve their competency in an existing mind-body psychotherapeutic practice.
Practitioners with dual certification with the California boards of Registered Nursing and Behavioral Science earn CE credit for both licenses.
TO REGISTER CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out, in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Early registrants will receive certificates at the end of the seminar. Others will receive them by mail.
Refunds/Cancellations: If canceling 3 or more days prior to seminar, registrant receives full refund minus a $10 processing fee. If canceling within 3 days of seminar date, or in the event of nonattendance, or in the event of cancellation of the seminar due to factors outside our control, registrant receives voucher for full tuition to any other seminar we offer. Refunds/vouchers will be given within 10 business days.
Approved by the California Department of Consumer Affairs for continuing education credit.
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