Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain - 8hr Webinar

Program Description

This workshop aims to train Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) on comprehensive, evidence-based strategies for helping patients manage chronic and acute pain. After the initial webinar, follow up consultation calls will address specific topics and provide opportunities for case discussions.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for social workers and psychologists. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Outline DoD’s approach to improve pain treatment with the Stepped Care Model (SCM) for Pain.
  2. Describe the neuroscientific underpinnings of pain.
  3. Identify the differences between acute and chronic pain.
  4. Recognize factors which make the experience of pain better/worse.
  5. Discuss the long-term consequences of subpar management of pain.
  6. Utilize the Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale (DVPRS) to inform measurement-based care for chronic pain.
  7. Identify the components of a biopsychosocial assessment for pain.
  8. Discuss co-morbidities that are interacting with pain.
  9. Identify patients who may benefit from a higher level of care for pain.
  10. Implement Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (BCBT-CP) protocol for patients who experience chronic pain.
  11. Address common complexities in patients with chronic pain.
  12. Recognize and appropriately respond when patients are resistant or ambivalent to a non-pharmacological approach to managing pain.
  13. Utilize strategies to increase patients’ willingness to engage in BCBT-CP.
  14. Identify patients at risk for their acute pain to become chronic.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 APA
    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
  • 1.00 ASWB
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 1.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
01/18/2022
Course expires: 
01/18/2026

Bradford West Applegate, Ph.D. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Monica L. Cline, Psy.D. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
CAPT Anne C. Dobmeyer, Ph.D., ABPP. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jeffrey T. Reiter, Ph.D., ABPP. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Joneis Thomas, Ph.D. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 APA
    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
  • 1.00 ASWB
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 1.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Please login or register to take this course.

Accommodations for Learners with Hearing Impairment

Captions and transcripts are available upon request for all CE/CME live events and on-demand courses sponsored by J-7 CEPO.

Live events:
To request real-time, streaming closed captions, please contact CEPO at least three business days before an event begins. If CEPO cannot arrange for live event captioning, then a video recording and transcript of the audio will be provided after the event. 

On-demand "Home Study" courses:
You may request a transcript (a written account of a pre-recorded video’s audio content) upon registering for a CEPO Home Study course. 

CEPO can typically deliver a transcript within ten business days.

For more information, or to submit a request, please contact CEPO at dha.ncr.j7.mbx.cepo-cms-support@mail.mil.