Within the Center for Pain Relief, up to two advanced practicum placements are available. Clinical training will focus on pain assessment and pain management within the outpatient setting. Students will be exposed to a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions (i.e., complex regional pain syndrome, juvenile arthritis and functional abdominal pain) and work with a variety of medical disciplines (i.e., rheumatology, neurology, and gastroenterology). Training in pain management techniques includes progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, hypnosis and other cognitive behavioral modalities. Seventy-five percent of the student's time will be spent in actual patient care with the remaining 25 percent spent in educational seminars, supervision and research opportunities.
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