Pain Management > Chapter 1 -Pain Management

Pain Management

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
4 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $20


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Board and Agency Approvals, provider #1613, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: (12/15/21 to 12/15/24). Social Workers completing this course receive 4 continuing education credits.

CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 4 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 4 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 4 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0822

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

This course addresses the issues of different types of pain and techniques to help manage that pain. This includes assessing levels of pain, pain therapies and interventions. Also discussed are drug therapies of pain and the management of pain in various populations.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify complementary approaches for various types of pain.
  • Compare the effectiveness various non-medical methods available to control and alleviate pain as an adjunct to, or in place of, the use of analgesic medications.
  • Identify common medications used to alleviate pain along with their uses, side effects, contraindications, and addictive propensities.
  • Describe the behavioral health approaches for pain management

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences: A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Introduction

  • Chapter 1. Chronic Pain---In Depth
    • Complementary Health Approaches for General Pain
    • Complementary Health Approaches for Specific Pain
    • Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions

  • Chapter 2. Prescription Opioids
    • What are prescription opioids?
    • Prescription Opioids and Heroin

  • Chapter 3. Pain Management Best Practices
    • Approaches to Pain Management
    • Medication
    • Restorative Therapies
    • Behavioral Health Approaches
    • Complementary and Integrative Health
    • Special Populations

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Update March 2021

Pain Management > Chapter 1 -Pain Management
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