Pain Management and Logotherapy Workshop
Craig Hall, Room 120, Community Room
Reid Jacobs, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW and
Kate Hoffman, MRE, MSW, LCSW
Social workers play an important role in managing pain and reducing suffering. This workshop will explore the psychosocial complexities of pain and pain management, including the meaning and emotions associated with uncontrolled pain, barriers to adequate pain control, cultural dynamics, as well as the stigma and fears associated with opioid medications. The presenters will then explore evidence-based, non-pharmacologic interventions, Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy and meaning-centered view on pain and suffering, including three ways to reframe suffering. Activities will include “Self-compassion Break,” “Practicing Gratitude, “and “One Minute Meditation.” The program will also provide a brief introduction to the THRIVING FROM WITHIN® model.