Psychology of Pain

1:30–3 pm Saturday, January 13

Pain perception involves sensation, emotion, and cognition. This session will discuss how optimal patient care requires inclusion of pain psychology and psychopharmacology in interventional pain management treatment planning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the psychology of pain.
  • Support the utility of presurgical screening for implantable device medical decision making.
  • Review psychological issues related to opioid analgesic and psychopharmacologic regimens.
  • Recognize the range of psychotherapy approaches appropriate for patients with pain.

Faculty subject to change.