Psychological Considerations for Chronic Pain Evaluation

Psychological Considerations for Chronic Pain Evaluation


Psychological Considerations for Chronic Pain Evaluation and Care

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

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Nonmembers: $75

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Program description:

Chronic pain is a multifactorial patient experience, encompassing psychological dimensions relevant to effective assessment and interdisciplinary treatment. Providers may benefit from learning about psychological paradigms for understanding these factors, including psychological risk stratification and empirically supported approaches to effective long-term care. This webinar offers an overview of psychological approaches to chronic pain evaluation and management in the context of this complex and challenging area of medical care.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe theoretical paradigms for integrating psychological factors in medical care for chronic pain.
  • Identify psychological risk factors related to chronic pain, opioid use disorder and overdose.
  • Summarize CDC recommendations for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Outline empirically supported psychological treatments for chronic pain, including cognitive-behavioral therapy.


Anne Mary Montero, PhD, HSPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine, IU School of Medicine,
Digestive and Liver Disorders Division;
Medical Director, Behavioral Health,
IU Health North Hospital

About the speaker:

Anne Mary Montero is a licensed clinical psychologist with board certification as a health-service provider in psychology and more than 20 years’ experience in medical psychology, including assessment and treatment of chronic pain. She trained at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and with supervisors from Boston and Harvard Universities in clinical, health, and neuropsychology.

Montero serves as medical director for behavioral health at IU Health North Hospital and is an assistant professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, division of digestive and liver disorders. She has been published in peer-reviewed medical and psychological journals and has participated in research funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, IU School of Medicine, Purdue University School of Biomedical Engineering, and the National Institutes of Health. Montero was an invited member of Phi Kappa Phi and was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Dissertator Award for early achievement in investigation. She has served as a national speaker for continuing medical and psychological education.

CME information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

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5/13/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar