Thursday, March 14, 2019
Presented by The University of Rochester Center for Experiential Learning
Presenter: Howard Schubiner, MD
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Helen Wood Hall Auditorium
School of Nursing Auditorium 1W-304
255 Crittenden Blvd.., Rochester, NY 14620
Patients often present with complaints of chronic pain for which there is no clear medical explanation, including back and neck pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and abdominal and pelvic pain. High rates of lifetime trauma and unresolved emotional experiences often underlie these conditions. This one-day workshop brings together cutting-edge research and advanced emotion-focused clinical interventions to train participants in an emerging model of care for patients with chronic psychophysiologic pain. Dr. Schubiner’s novel approach to working with these patients incorporates aspects of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, as well as other mind-body interventions, to resolve emotional impasses and break the activation of learned nerve pathways that drive the pain experience, with the goal of eliminating pain all together.
Through lecture and video case examples, this workshop will provide a conceptual framework and the tools to help therapists and healthcare professionals simultaneously address both chronic physical and emotional pain.
Key learning objectives:
This workshop is open to mental health professionals and students, physicians, residents, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who encounter patients with chronic pain or other related psychophysiologic, psychosomatic, or mind-body symptoms.
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Dr. Howard Schubiner is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Ascension Providence Hospital in Michigan and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has authored more than 100 publications and has lectured and trained nationally and internationally on the understanding and treatment of psychogenic pain disorders. Dr. Schubiner has consulted for the American Medical Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Mental Health. He is co-author/PI of an NIH-funded RO1 study which showed that an emotion-focused intervention was superior to CBT for fibromyalgia pain. He is the co-author, with Dr. Allan Abbass, of Hidden From View: A Clinician's Guide to Psychophysiologic Disorders , as well as the author of Unlearn Your Pain and Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression