A Shifting Paradigm: From Biomedical to Biopsychosocial Interactions

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A Shifting Paradigm: From Biomedical to Biopsychosocial Interactions

August 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Presenter(s): Jeannie A. Sperry, PhD, LP, ABPP

About the webinar: The biopsychosocial model describes chronic pain as a complex, dynamic interplay among biological, psychological, and social factors. Providers should acknowledge the impact of psychosocial factors on the pain experience and treatment outcomes, and recognize the limitations of a purely biomedical focus. Effective pain management requires an integrated, multimodal, biobehavioral approach. Introducing evidence-based biopsychosocial care to patients early in the management of chronic pain can reduce distress and symptoms. The goal is to change patients’ relationship to pain, shift the focus from pain to quality of life, shift their locus of control, and encourage patients’ active role in their care.

Educational objectives:

  • Describe the critical interaction between biopsychosocial factors in the manifestation, maintenance, and treatment of chronic pain
  • Identify at least two ways to discuss the biopsychosocial approach with patients so that they appreciate the complex interplay of psychosocial variables in the pain experience

Accreditation and designation: The American Academy of Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Pain Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


August 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Jeannie A. Sperry, PhD, LP, ABPP
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