Sunday, April 23, 2017

Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain Syndrome

Created by Steven Hayes and his colleagues, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that focuses on cognitive flexibility and behavioral change. Watch the video below to hear an overview from Bruce F. Singer, PsyD, Founding Program Director of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital on utilizing this therapy for Chronic Pain Syndrome.

Want to learn more about The ABC’s of ACT? Take a 1-hour CME course in our Pain Care Learning Center. The basic concepts of ACT are introduced, along with a review of the recent literature that supports its effectiveness for treating individuals with chronic pain syndromes. ACT principles of “acceptance,” “cognitive defusion,” “values,” and “commitment” are defined along with specific interventions that can be used to illustrate ACT concepts in a practical and pragmatic fashion. Learn more and register here.

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  1. Kari McDonald
    October 30, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Chronic pain is driving our used to be tough talented washington state 36 yr old son in sain. Please help before it’s to late.

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