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Psychologically-Informed Practice: Implementing a New Model of Patient Care

Starts: Mon 5:00AM CT (May 01, 2023) Ends: Mon 8:00AM CT (Apr 03, 2023) OnDemand

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Psychologically-informed Practice (PiP) is defined as, “an approach to practice, with a focus on the identification and management of psychological and psychosocial obstacles to recovery of optimal function.” Growing evidence suggests that risk screening, reassurance, and advice to remain normally active positively affect outcomes. These recognitions, and the shift toward new reimbursement models, are increasing demand for practical means to optimize patient care through PiP. At present, PiP lags in spine care, with a lack of provider education as the primary obstacle.

This comprehensive online, interactive course consists of 10 modules led by expert faculty who thoroughly address PiP and its implementation. The course is designed to flexibly meet the interest of clinicians, administrators and payers who are increasingly engaged in health-systems design and value-based reimbursement strategies.

Faculty Discussion: It Takes a Village - Creating & Maintaining Psychologically-Informed Care Teams.

The Course Includes:

A Patient’s Perspective: An Interview with Wendy Whelan, NYCB Associate Artistic Director;

It Takes a Village: Creating & Maintaining Psychologically-Informed Care Teams (Faculty Panel Discussion);

10 foundational modules brought to you by an internationally recognized faculty of thought leaders and researchers emphasizing the practical “real-world” implementation of a PiP care model;

Module 1: From Biomedical to Biopsychosocial: The Evolution of PiP;

Module 2: The Patient-Provider Relationship: New Challenges in a Complex Health Care System;

Module 3: Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology of Pain: Current Evidence & Research Trends ;

Module 4: Essentials of Psychologically-Informed Clinical Evaluation and Treatment;

Module 5: Patient Education In a Time Constrained Health-Care Environment: What Works and How;

Module 6: Provider and Patient Skills Training: Motivating Behavior Change and Making It Stick;

Module 7: Psychologically Informed Surgical Decision-Making: Outcomes and Reimbursement Implications;

Module 8: Psychosocial Predictors, Moderators and Mediators: Impact on Outcomes and Chronic Spine Disability;

Module 9: PiP in Clinical Trials – Current and Next Generation Research;

Module 10: Assessment of Psychological Risk Factors/Risk Screening: Does Research Support Utility?;


Gregory Whitcomb, DC

Sherri Weiser, PhD


Chris Main, MA, PhD

Tamar Pincus, PhD

Inge Timmers, PhD

Carol Greco, PhD

Michael Jacob Schneider, DC, PhD

Jason Beneciuk, DPT

Daniel Bruns, PsyD, FAPA

Steven George, PT, PhD

Rob J.E.M. Smeets, MD, PhD

Brian Justice, DC

F. Todd Wetzel, MD

Marco Campello, PT, PhD

Lynn Gufeld, APRN

Upon completion of this activity, participants should gain strategies to:

Describe the distinction between the biomedical and biopsychosocial paradigms of spine care;

Express the ability to identify patients who can benefit from PiP;

Recite knowledge of inter-personal communication techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral strategies and Motivational Interviewing;

Identify at least two behavioral changes you can implement immediately.


This course is open to all members and nonmembers in the medical field.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Registration: General Registration

 Commercial Affiliate$119.00
 Commercial Business Interest$179.00
 Member Affiliated Healthcare$79.00
 Member Doctor$119.00
 Member Emeritus$79.00
 Member In-Training$35.00
 Non-Member Affiliated Healthcare$119.00
 Non-Member Doctor$179.00
 Non-Member In-Training$59.00



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