Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This course will define the basics of pain, the current state of affairs in pain management, and discuss how we can begin to address issues of pain as healthcare professionals. This would be appropriate for NBCC.

  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Basics of Pain Management

This course will discuss the basics of pain as it pertains to the common cohorts of clients seen by behavioral health professionals in the state of Michigan. This course will provide participants with a definition of pain and allow them to clearly communicate the current theories and evidence-based research surrounding pain management. 

Pain and the Body

Unlike the previous introductory course, this course dives deeper into the biological effect pain has on the client's body. This course will provide information to better explain and help participants understand how various types of pain reveal themselves and negatively affect clients throughout their lives. 

Treatment Plans for Pain Management 

Participants of this course will leave this course able to list and communicate various ways to treat pain. This course will also help behavior health professionals to identify potential barriers and resistance to effective pain management. 

Additional Considerations

Music therapy can reduce the effects pain has on the brain by occupying it with something pleasant or sentimental.


Course Objectives

  • Describe the current state of affairs in pain management.
  • Discuss how we can begin to address issues of pain as healthcare professionals.
  • Define pain and learn how pain works in our bodies.
  • List ways to appropriately treat pain and identify barriers to effective pain management.

What People Are Saying

The course gave me a better understanding of the difficulties consumers endure concerning the stigma and prejudice of dealing with a mental illness.

- Rick L.