Guided Imagery for Pain
This program provides a brief overview of the efficacy of using guided imagery for pain with references and then provides experiential practice in utilizing guided imagery for pain.
Faculty: Bruce Singer, PsyD
This 0.5-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the utility of incorporating guided imagery into treatment of acute and chronic pain.
- Discuss how they might be able to use a simple guided meditation for headache relief.
- Discuss the differences between mindfulness meditations and guided imagery.
Bruce F. Singer, PsyD, serves as chief of psychology for Crossroads Centre, Antigua. The founding director of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital, he is widely recognized as a leader in bringing mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatments to people with chronic pain and substance use disorders. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Board to the US Pain Foundation and the Education Committee of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Singer reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 0.5 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 APA
- 0.50 Document of Attendance