PEPP: Patient Empowerment Pain Programs - Elective Module

*Previously known as "Group Interventions"

CPD: 15 CPD Points 


Romy Parker (PhD)

Melissa Saw (MSc Physio)

This two-day course aims to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to run evidence based structured treatment programs for people with pain. The content primarily focusses on using the materials in running treatment groups, but all materials are adaptable for use in one on one treatment settings.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • the evidence to support the use of group-based interventions which incorporate education, self-management training, exercise and mindfulness in the treatment of pain
  • how to select patients who would be appropriate for group-based interventions
  • how to design exercise programs according to patient profiles
  • how to assess and evaluate outcomes of participants
  • how to assess stage of change
  • have a patient centred attitude
  • have a compassionate attitude
  • Be able to explain simple pain mechanisms in lay terms
  • Be able to facilitate a group exercise session
  • Be able to facilitate goal setting
  • Be able to facilitate a mindfulness or relaxation based activity
  • Be able to use screening tools to assess patients

Next Event

Medical Communication Skills  (Module 2)

Facilitated by: Bev Bolton & Jacqui Koep

24 & 25 January 2020

Tzaneen, South Africa

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Train Pain is a non-profit organisation that provides innovative pain education for transforming health practice.


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