Topical Concurrent Session 3F – Goal setting, cognitive flexibility, and their relationship to adjustment in chronic pain


Topical Concurrent Session 3F

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It is customary for pain management interventions, whether delivered individually or in a group format, to incorporate goal setting as a key component of the intervention package. Approaches such as the SMART goal setting protocol are commonly presented to patients to guide the process of achieving desired outcomes from their pain treatment. However, goal setting and the pursuit of treatment-related goals in chronic pain, is often much more complicated in practice.

This workshop will explore a range of clinical and theoretical issues related to goal setting, cognitive flexibility and goal pursuit for patients with chronic pain. From expert insights from experienced pain clinicians (Newton-John, Austin) to the latest research evidence from researchers in this area (Howlett, Roux), at the end of this multidisciplinary workshop the attendee will be able to.

A/Professor Toby Newton-John, University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Tim Austin, Royal Prince Alfred Medical Centre, NSW
Caitlin Howlett, Body in Mind Research Group, NSW
Lawrence Roux, Sydney Pain Management Centre, NSW

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