2021.08.11 | Combat Stress, PTSD, and Pain Management


12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. | August 11, 2021 | Brian Meyer, Ph.D.

This presentation will discuss several reasons why chronic pain and PTSD co-occur in combat veterans and how they exacerbate each other.


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12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. | August 11, 2021| 1.25 contact hours or 1.25 CMEs

There are many kinds of combat stress.  Two of the most common are the physical wear and tear on the veteran, which can result in chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress.  Chronic pain and PTSD frequently co-occur:  66-80% of veterans with PTSD also have chronic pain.  This presentation will discuss several reasons why these two problems co-occur in combat veterans and how they exacerbate each other.  It will address what we know about effectively treating the two problems in an integrative manner.  It will also make recommendations regarding non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify at two least reasons why PTSD and chronic pain often co-occur in combat veterans
  2. Describe two promising integrative treatments for co-morbid PTSD and chronic pain
  3. Identify at least two strategies they can take to assess and facilitate treatment of co-occurring pain and PTSD

About the Presenter

Brian Meyer, Ph.D.  Dr. Meyer is a Clinical Psychologist and the Psychology Program Manager for Community-Based Outpatient Clinics at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more

Contact hours A completed evaluation is required to receive a contact hour for the following:

1.25 Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians

1.25 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1.25 contact hours for CHES/MCHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

1.25 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

1.25 contact hours for prevention from the Maine Prevention Certification Board: This training has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.






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