• A Behavioral Health Clinician's Guide for Best Practices for Treating Chronic Pain


A Behavioral Health Clinician’s Guide for Best Practices for Treating Chronic Pain

JANUARY 28, 2021 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Approved for 5 Continuing Education Hours

Chronic pain is common, and many providers do not get specialized training in how to approach it in their practice. This training will introduce ways to talk about chronic pain and explore treatment approaches. Participants with learn what chronic pain is, how best to treat it and practice ways to talk with your patients about it. Participants will also learn more about evidence-based interventions for chronic pain.


  1. Differentiate key differences between the biopsychosocial model and the medical model in the treatment of chronic pain.
  2. Identify essential messages that behavioral health clinicians should incorporate into chronic pain education.
  3. Describe differences between acute and chronic pain; Understand difference between hurt (pain) and harm (damage, injury).

Presented By:

Dr. Laurie Greco

Vice Chair of Behavioral Health @OSU’s Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Greco, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant. She began her professional career as a research faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and later transitioned to the VA Health Care system, where she served as Director of Pain Management Services and VA national consultant in evidence-based psychotherapies. Currently, Dr. Greco is the Vice Chair of Behavioral Health in OSU’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is also the founder and director of OSU’s Primary Care Pain Team Clinic.

Heather Lauderback, LISW-S

Primary Care Behavioral Health Social Worker @OSUMC Department of Family and Community Medicine

Heather Lauderback is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical social work and the treatment of chronic health conditions.

Dr. Kinjal Pandya

Dr. Pandya earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at University of South Carolina. She completed her clinical internship at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ohio State Department of Family & Community medicine. She specializes in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD. She enjoys working on interdisciplinary teams and teaching & training.

Holly Ferrell LICDC, MSW, LSW

Holly Ferrell began her clinical experience working with individuals with co-occurring traumatic brain injury and substance use disorder at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Traumatic brain Injury Network. Holly has recently collaborated with the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Primary Care Pain Team providing a team-based rehabilitation- focused approach to chronic pain.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours. Evaluation must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C#. This training is approved for prevention specialists in domain P#.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration.

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Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068.