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Filling the Gaps in Pain Care

Next session starts February 5, 2016.

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FILLING THE GAPS IN PAIN CARE is an 8 week program designed for people with pain and their families to improve their ability to manage chronic pain more effectively in collaboration with their health care providers, resulting in an increased sense of well being and improved quality of life.


EVIDENCED BASED PRACTICE TAILORED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH PAIN
  • ONE ON ONE INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT
  • MIND BODY SKILLS
  • VITAL SELF CARE SKILLS
  • LEARN ABOUT COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES including Mindfulness Based Practice, Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Nutrition/Herbs, Gentle Movement, Acupuncture
  • TREATMENT PLANNING
  • FAMILY AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Even before classes begin clients meet with one of our clinicians for individual assessment. Each week the 2 Ĺ hour class, paced for people with pain, includes both didactic and experiential skill building modules with an emphasis on participants utilizing their own internal healing abilities. Clients learn skills to manage pain each week.

Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2016. Snow dates: April 8 and 15, 2016.
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 PM (Paced for people with pain).
Cost: Fee: $320. Includes individual assessment, 8 group sessions, manual and Mindfulness Meditation and Guided Imagery CDís. $300 fee for paid members.

Some insurance companies do reimburse for this group. Pain Connection does not take insurance but will provide you with a receipt to give to your insurance company. Pain Connection now takes some Medicare and Medicaid plans.
Registration and an interview are required.
Payment must be made in full before first class.

INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT FOR EACH CLIENT

CUTTING EDGE FEATURES:
Treating chronic pain is complex and affects people physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and environmentally.

  • Caring licensed clinicians, many who have personal experience with pain
  • Small groups to increase individual attention and support
  • Significant others are included in the program
  • Weekly sessions and daily practice of learned skills
  • Outcome criteria is measured and impact is assessed for pain intensity, physical and emotional functioning
  • Cost effective program that can complement and enhance other treatment

Pain is a serious and costly public health issue affecting more than 100 million Americans and costing more than $635 billion each year. It is a hidden epidemic that affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined according to the National Center for Health statistics. It is a leading cause of disability in the United States.

TEACHERS' BIOGRAPHIES:
GWENN HERMAN, LCSW-C, DCSW: Founder and Executive Director of Pain Connection, Ms. Herman has over 30 years of experience as a licensed clinical certified social worker. Her work has been featured in many publications including the Washington Post. She has chronic pain as a result of an automobile accident and incorporates her experience into her work. Ms. Herman is the co-author of Making the Invisible Visible Chronic Pain Training Manual for Health Care Providers.

Directions to 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD:
From Rockville Pike, take Randolph Road going east. At the stoplight, turn left on Parklawn Drive. We are approximately a half mile up on the left hand side.
From points east, take Randolph Road to Parklawn Drive. At the stoplight, turn right on Parklawn Drive. We are approximately a half mile up on the left hand side.
From I-270, take the Montrose Road East Exit, Exit 4A. Stay on Montrose Road. You will cross Rockville Pike. You are now on Randolph Road. At the stoplight, turn left on Parklawn Drive. We are approximately a half mile up on the left hand side.


Register and Pay:
Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2016. Snow dates: April 8 and 15, 2016.
Time: 12:00 to 2:30PM (Paced for people with pain)
Cost: $ 320. Includes individual assessment, 8 group sessions, manual and Mindfulness Meditation and Guided Imagery CDís. $300 fee for paid members.
Payment must be made in full before first class.

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