What is the biopsychosocial model of understanding and treating pain? What benefits can this model have for helping to reduce my pain levels? These are questions that will be answered by Dr. Caprio in this webinar.
Attending this webinar will help you:
- Identify what the biopsychosocial model has to do with pain and why it matters
- Describe the connection between the stress response, the HPA axis and pain
- List 7 ways to lessen the debilitating effects of the pain experience
Dr. May Caprio is a Registrant of the College of Psychologists of B.C. working as a Psychologist with the Pain Program in the Anaesthesia & Surgical Services at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. She practiced in the area of neuropsychology with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre and the Brock Institute, and has been a consultant in the oil industry providing psychotherapy and giving presentations on memory enhancement and optimal performance. Dr. Caprio was the Staff Psychologist at the Calgary Police Service for eight years where she provided support to officers and their families, conducted risk assessments, and worked extensively with trauma. Her earlier work in pain management at the Columbia Health Centre has been utilized throughout her career. Currently, Dr. Caprio sees many patients with chronic pain as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
This event is co-sponsored by Pain BC, Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability, and The Canadian Pain Coalition.