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August workshop is FULL. Registration is closed.

"Empowered Relief" certification workshop: August 26-27 2019

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Where: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Who may attend: All healthcare professionals may register

Why: Become certified to deliver an evidence-based single-session pain relief class that reduces pain catastrophizing and has broader benefits.



Developed by Beth Darnall, PhD, "Empowered Relief" (TM) has been embedded into clinical care pathways at Stanford University since 2013. Early positive scientific results (Darnall et al, J Pain Res 2014) led to major NIH funding to study further the benefits and mechanisms of the single-session pain relief class. The class is manualized, research-grade, and ready for immediate implementation into your clinic or research study. 


To Register: THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


Future Workshop and updates


(1)  Thank you for your interest in Empowered Relief! 

(2)  As you probably know, the August 26-27 certification workshop at Stanford University is full.

(3)  The next Empowered Relief workshop is taking place at the San Diego Pain Summit, Feb 11-12 in San Diego, CA.  Register here: https://www.sandiegopainsummit.com/empowered-relief


2019 “Empowered Relief” updates:


·  McGill University received a grant to embed “Empowered Relief” into primary care clinics in Canada (PI Regina Visca, PhD). In collaboration with McGill, “Empowered Relief” is being translated into French and it will go live in Canada at the end of 2019. The model of ‘scalable, low-cost, accessible, brief pain interventions delivered early in the care process’ is needed and is spreading internationally.


·  Maisa Ziadni, PhD, received an NIH NIDA K23 career development award in 2019 to test “Empowered Relief” as a pain relief and opioid sparing strategy, as well as to prevent of opioid misuse in chronic pain.


·  Our NIH-funded 3-arm RCT of “Empowered Relief” in chronic low back pain will complete enrollment in December 2019.


·  The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services Interagency Task Force on Best Practices in Pain Management just issued their 2019 report on what’s needed in American pain care and they cited “Empowered Relief” as an important scalable behavioral pain treatment strategy.






Terms of use

Terms of Use for Empowered ReliefTM:

  • The Empowered Relief materials may not be redistributed to others or made available to colleagues or for general public access (e.g., no forwarding of the slides or the manual to colleagues; no web postings of proprietary content allowed). 
  • Only certified instructors may deliver the Empowered Relief program.
  • Certified instructors are not authorized to train other clinicians in the Empowered Relief  program.
  • Training and certification must be received by the Empowered Relief training team. 
  • The Empowered Relief  program must be delivered in its full form: it is a single-session class, all Powerpoint slides and the accompanying manualized text must be delivered verbally by the certified instructor over the course of the approximately 2-hour class timeframe. 
  • The Empowered Relief program content may not be altered in any way, including partial delivery of materials. 
  • It is assumed that clinicians will practice within the scope of their license and Stanford University and Empowered Relief assumes no liability. 
  • The Empowered Relief slide deck branding must be retained and visible in all class presentations. A very brief promotional slide deck is available upon request; credit must be attributed to the Empowered Relief program. These few slides allow you to promote yourself and your organization as offering the Empowered Relief program.
  • All research publications that report on the use or results from Empowered Relief must include full attribution as follows: Empowered Relief by Beth Darnall ©2013-2019 Stanford University


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About Us

In-Person Training

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A certification workshop for the single-session pain psychology class designed to address pain catastrophizing and improve personal control over pain (“Empowered Relief”).

Expert Faculty

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Beth Darnall, PhD

Associate Professor 

Stanford University School of Medicine

Developer, “Empowered Relief”


Maisa Ziadni, PhD

Instructor

Stanford University School of Medicine

Master Trainer, “Empowered Relief”

Dr. Darnall Author

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