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
||A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition
Psychology of Pain
Psychological Approaches in Pain Mgmt
|| A This unit is cased based and is best suited for experienced clinicians