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    Course Outline

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    • Introduction: Definition, Prevalence, and Relevance

    • Barriers to Effective Pain Management

    • The Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Pain Context: A Historical Perspective

    • Understanding the Impact of Sociodemographic Factors in the Etiology and Presentation of Pain and Chronic Pain

    • Co-morbid Psychological Disorders in Pain Patients

    • Best Practices in Pain Management

    • A Model for Integrated Care: How the Mental Health Practitioner Fits Into the Medical Team

    • Pain Assessment Tools

    • General Administration Instructions

    • Conclusion

    • Web-based Resources

    • References

    • Post-Test: A Review of Pain Screening Instruments for Medical and Mental Health Providers: Assessment and Coordination of Care of the Pain Patient

    • Program Evaluation