Pain Management Skills Course - ONLINE MAR 2021

7:00pm Tuesday, 16 March 2021
8:30pm Tuesday, 18 May 2021
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This course is an AHTA elective course. An AHTA Elective course contains learning outcomes that meet at least the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Level 8 standards. 


This exciting new elective course aims to give participants an opportunity to learn how to help patients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems in the context of hand therapy practice. Using an online webinar format, and between webinar activities, the program provides participants with an opportunity to develop competence in the application of core Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) methods for managing patients with persisting pain.


Completed Fundamentals of Hand Therapy Course OR
Completed a Masters or postgraduate degree in Hand Therapy (PT/OT) OR
Be an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association OR
Have a minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience in a hand therapy setting.

Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to assess knowledge of CBT principles. They will also be asked to complete a formal evaluation of the course on completion of the requirements. Competence in performing CBT strategies is also assessed as part of the training.

Non-Member $2000

Associate $1300

Accredited Hand Therapist $1200

Numbers are strictly limited - register today! 

Refer to the COURSE PROFILE page on this website for information about the Pain Management Skills course.

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About the presenters

Dr Sarah Overton

Sarah is a senior clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the area of pain management at the Pain Management & Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital. Her work includes running ADAPT programs as part of a multidisciplinary team and conducting comprehensive assessments of chronic pain patients within a biopsychosocial model. She is also a lecturer in the Graduate Studies in Pain Management Program with the University of Sydney.


Maria de Sousa

Maria is a senior physiotherapist with over 12 years of experience at the Pain Management & Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital. She has completed her Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) and contributes to the Graduate Studies in Pain Management Program with the University of Sydney. Her work includes conducting comprehensive assessments of patients with persistent pain within a biopsychosocial model and running cognitive-behavioural pain management programs as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Course testimonial

This course so far has given me a solid framework for helping clients manage chronic pain. I am so glad that I have stuck with the course. I have done pain webinars in the past which weren’t helpful. They focussed more on the way the client might feel rather than solutions. I feel enthusiastic and I know that I now have a workable tool kit for chronic pain clients. I use much of these tools in my practice already. This gives me structure for chronic pain clients.

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