This course explains the common behavioral assessment and interventional strategies for both headache and pain. The course also delves into typical pharmacological, surgical, and alternative approaches to pain, including:
- Relaxation training
- Cognitive restructuring
- Therapeutic touch
Students learn by watching audiovisual lectures and movies provided on the course website, reading assignments both from materials provided on the website, standard texts, and interacting with their instructor via e-mail. They answer short essay questions after each lecture rather than taking exams. Previous students have found that this course takes between 45 and 95 hours of work to perform. This course is accredited and blueprint-relevant for initial certification by, and continuing education for, certificants of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
Continuing Education credits: 45
Instructor: Richard A. Sherman, Ph.D.