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Averting a public health crisis of opioid overdose deaths by encouraging psychological pain management in health services

12 December 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This webinar will outline steps that can be taken to enhance the utilisation of effective psychological pain management practices in Australian health services. In recent experience in the United States, regulatory efforts to reduce opioid pain management have been associated with increased illicit opioid use and a public health crisis of increased overdose deaths is unfolding. The Australian Psychological Society (APS), College of Health Psychologists is seeking to encourage increased adoption of effective psychological behaviour change pain management approaches within Australian health services. This webinar will outline client activity pacing as an effective behaviour change strategy that can improve pain management. The webinar will also outline how clinical practice change can be facilitated using health promotion campaigns for behaviour change within health service organisations. The webinar will outline a one day workshop that the College has designed to assist health service leaders and stakeholders to assess the opportunities within their organisation to enhance the utilisation of effective psychological pain management and to strategically plan improvements.

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Online
Cost: $80 APS Member; $120 APS Non Member or $40 APS Student Member.
To register, please visit: http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventPreview.aspx?EventPreviewID=f2a7fd58-e9e3-441c-875f-0b78cc64ee71


12 December 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm