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Psychology of Pain

Sydney Professional Certificate

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in the psychology of pain.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the main psychological models of pain and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Discuss how psychological variables can cause, modulate and maintain pain
  • Outline key psychological assessment methods
  • Describe the evidence-based psychological treatments for pain
  • Discuss how psychological principles can be applied to the management of pain by all health care providers.
  • Analyse current evidence on the effectiveness of psychological interventions in a range of settings
  • Analyse how social, cultural and interpersonal contexts can influence the experience and impact of pain.

Sydney Professional Certificate in Psychology of Pain

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition
Psychology of Pain
Psychological Approaches in Pain Mgmt
6 A This unit is cased based and is best suited for experienced clinicians