Katie Fleischman, PhD is a pediatric pain psychologist at the Boston’s Children’s Hospital’s Department of Neurology Headache Program and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fleischman specializes in research, assessment, and treatment of children and adolescents with acute and chronic medical conditions, with a particular focus on pain management. Currently, she is conducting research, teaching and providing consultation, psychotherapy, and biofeedback to youth with migraines, headaches, and post concussive syndrome. Dr. Fleischman has presented on the topic of pediatric pain, headaches, migraines, post concussive and other vestibular headache concerns at numerous institutions and conferences.
Pediatric pain is a major public health issue affecting rising economic costs, repeated emergency department visits, poor pain management and potentially leading to decreased quality of life and increased disability (International Association for the Study of Pain, 2005; 2019). Pediatric headaches are one of the most common psychophysiological conditions affecting children and adolescents at various ages and etiologies. Estimates of headache prevalence range from 57-82% in children and adolescents 8-15 years of age (Singhi, Jacobs, and Gladstein, 2014; Straube et al., 2013).The International Association Study of Pain has highlighted the need for improvements in pain education, feasible short-term solutions, and early recognition and prevention.
This presentation will discuss a comprehensive approach to identifying and treating at-risk youth with a primary focus on prevention. Additionally, this talk will include a brief review of an ongoing piloted triage/referral model of care and previous significant results of a comprehensive brief biofeedback-based Intervention for pediatric headache. This symposium will address how to improve the communication or “buy in” from these families that are only seeking a medical approach to their child’s pain, effective ways of communicating pain education to children, families and medical teams, a brief review of various models of pain and its’ complexities and how to apply and practice various ways to disseminate pain education.
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:
- Summarize an example of an ongoing headache pain referral and treatment model examining identification of at-risk pediatric youth as part of an inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary treatment team.
- Observe the general piolet model structure, assessments, and treatment process.
- Recognize the need for a preventative model of care and avenues of disseminating education to providers and families for the “Buy in” of biopsychosocial model of care.
- Observe and apply various models and modalities of pain education.
- Apply and practice use of various models, modalities, analogies of pain to all ages.
Who Should Attend: Any provider working with children and youth with pain.
CE Credits: 1 credit
Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 1 hour.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.