Pain Management is a Key Battleground in the 21st Century Opioid Epidemic
A history of mental illness and/or substance abuse are high risk factors for opioid addiction, so the clients we see in our practices every day are more susceptible to the dangerous trap of opioid dependency. With reports of opioid related addictions and deaths on the rise, doctors and their patients are actively searching for alternative ways to manage pain. Due to our training in the assessment and treatment of mental illnesses and addictions, behavioral health professionals are uniquely poised to battle opioid addiction by helping clients learn to manage their chronic pain without pills. However, many of us feel that we don’t have the training or current information to face the very real challenges of treating clients who are experiencing chronic pain.
With over 30 years of practical experience in the treatment of physical pain, Dr. Robert Umlauf prepares you for effective practice with clients who are at risk of, or already in, the trap of opioid addiction. He will help you expand your assessment abilities to include the neurophysiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors involved in the development of chronic pain syndrome. You will learn to use specific self-regulation and behavioral activation skills that can help any client manage pain better. Dr. Umlauf will also present new medical research, alternative medicines, the impact of diet and nutrition, and effective evidence-based treatments. He employs highly interactive, hands-on experiences in teaching multidisciplinary approaches to pain management.
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Robert Umlauf, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced board certification in rehabilitation psychology. He has over 30 years of direct clinical experience working with clients with chronic pain and has also worked in a wide variety of medical/rehabilitation settings. In addition, Dr. Umlauf has experience working with people who have addictions and is passionate about teaching skills to people living with chronic pain so they can avoid the trap of opiate abuse.
Dr. Umlauf is in private practice and consultation, with a specialty in health/wellness, pain management, and lifestyle adaptation to maximize well-being. He has been on the faculty at the University of Washington, University of California San Diego, and Georgetown University, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles, professional presentations, workshops, and book chapters. Dr. Umlauf earned his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his BS in psychology from the University of Washington.
Financial: Robert Umlauf has an employment relationship with the Department of Veteran's Affairs. He receives compensation as a consultant. Robert Umlauf receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robert Umlauf serves on the Behavioral Animal Review Committee and the Pain Education Committee.
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