Who should attend?
Occupational Therapists interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and chronic pain.
Participants who complete the course in full will:
- Be listed on Pain BC's Find a Practitioner map, a searchable map that patients use to connect with health care professionals in their community. View the map here.
- Obtain 16 hours of Continuing Education credits.
- Receive Pain BC Certificate of Completion (emailed to participants after the workshop).
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- Describe neurophysiology of pain and how it relates to OT intervention
- Explain the pain Neuromatrix theory and its implication in rehabilitation
- Describe acute pain management with the intention of preventing/avoiding chronicity (i.e. recognize clues that your patient may be going down the road to chronic pain)
- Explain the importance of educating clients in pain physiology
- Explain how to assess and treat a client in pain within the context of CMOP-E
- Cite the benefits of treatment approaches such as: CBT, ACT, MI, and PGAP
- Identify strategies to facilitate behaviour change
- How and when to use pain-related outcome measures
- Discuss how to integrate pain science and practice through real clinical examples
- Network with other OTs interested in chronic pain management and treatment and develop your community of practice support
- Early-bird for CAOT-BC members: $350 before January 31, 2018
- CAOT-BC members: $375 after January 31, 2018
- Non-members: $465
- Lunch and handouts are provided
Partial funding for this program is provided by the Government of B.C.
About the faculty:
Linda Cundiff, Occupational Therapist
Linda has been a proud occupational therapist since graduating from University of Toronto in 1982. She enjoys being involved in a practical, wholistic perspective of health where learning is constantly demanded. Linda has travelled the world, working in Nicaragua and Australia as an OT. She has obtained yoga certificates, medical qi gong and completed PGAP courses to expand her skills and aid clients in their pain recovery. Linda has worked with the Royal Jubilee Pain Program since its inception 8 years ago and has assisted with the birth of an integrated team and dynamic programming that engages community and clients in the context of self-management.
Clare Lakes, Occupational Therapist
Clare graduated from the School of Occupational Therapy, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1980. She has many years of clinical experience working in physical rehabilitation in both the private and public sectors of health care. Her career as an OT has taken her to positions in Australia, New Zealand and London, England. Clare’s clinical interests lie in the area of chronic pain self-management and facilitating behaviour change. She has spent the past 15 years working with and learning from her patients at the Pain Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital. She balances this with raising a family, cycling, hiking, and generally getting outside as much as possible.
Susan Schellinck, Occupational Therapist
Susan is a graduate from the University of Victoria with a BSc in Biology in 1996, and from UBC with a BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2000. Prior to working exclusively as a Pain Therapist, she worked at NRGH for 10 years in both the acute and occupational rehabilitation settings. Susan continues to increase her knowledge regarding pain and people because with everything she learns, she has so many more questions. Susan’s passion is helping people to find a more functional lifestyle. She has a particular interest in working with people with CRPS. Susan also has extensive experience in the sporting world, as an athlete, coach, and administrator. Working in the pain field allows Susan to combine her love of active, healthy living, and occupational therapy. In her spare time, she mountain bikes, skiis and surfs with her three kids.
- Tickets are 100% refundable up to 17 days prior to an event, 50 % refundable 16-11 days prior, and non-refundable 10 days prior to the event.
- In the unlikely event that Pain BC must cancel a workshop, participants will be refunded 100% of the workshop fee. Pain BC is not responsible for any travel, accommodation or other fees incurred by participants as a result of workshop cancellations or rescheduling.