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INTENSIVE INTEGRATED

Pain Management Coaching Course

FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

IN ITALIAN

Main facilitator
Valentina Buscemi, Ph.D.

Pain Coach

4 Modules
85 hours of teaching

Where
Online + In person

Start
January 2024

For
Physiotherapists - ECM credits provided

Offers
Discount and Referrals

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

The course will be theoretical and experiential

Aimed at Physiotherapists with a minimum of 4 years of clinical experience

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Do you want to become a Pain Coach

AND DISCOVER HOW TO HELP YOUR PATIENTS WHO SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN?

How does it differ from a traditional Physiotherapist?

Upon completion of the four modules, the student will be able to:

Apply Psychologically Informed Physiotherapy and integrate a Self-Management mind-body model for the management of chronic pain in their clinical practice

Use cognitive-behavioural and somatic techniques  to guide the patient towards changing unhelpful habits that foster maladaptive pain mechanisms

Integrate cutting-edge models of new generation, that derive from the fields of behavioural and sensory-motor psychology, trauma therapy, mindfulness and Yoga for the treatment and management of chronic pain

Understand the theory behind the models proposed and also recognize when to seek support from other professionals and how to work with highly complex or challenging clients

In order to become a Pain Management Coach (or Specialist in Pain Management), the student must complete all four modules within 3 years.
    For those who want to complete in 2024, a discount will be applied   

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Presented by Valentina Buscemi, Ph.D.
Specialist Physiotherapist  in
Chronic Pain and Complex Pain conditions 

I am a physiotherapist with more than 15 years of experience. I have always been passionate about trying to understand why patients develop chronic pain and how to help them living a better life. This passion has led me to study, research and travel around the world to find some answers that have made the person and clinician who I am today. The models and knowledge that I integrate in this course come from different fields such as behavioural psychology, coaching, mindfulness, Yoga and Somatic work. This integration has allowed my practice and my teachings to become more holistic and body-mind oriented. Having built a model that encompasses different models and theories, my goal is to devote part of my work towards training other healthcare professionals in order to spread my knowledge and, above all, my clinical experience as much as possible.

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From patients who have followed my Pain Management programmes

I definitely think it is useful. I am discovering many things about myself that I did not know before and the frequency of my flare-ups has decreased. In addition, when I am in pain it is not as bad as before. I think if I did not have sessions with you during these stressful times, I would be much worse off.

I feel much more relaxed and self-confident in talking to others (about my needs), and this helps me cultivate patience, build good relationships and think before I speak, which allows me to have more control over what I say.

Her holistic approach - that is, his ability to combine neurological, biological, psychological and social theories with physical interventions - has been much more useful to me than purely medical and psychological interventions

The work I did with Valentina has been very useful to improve my daily-life. She took the time to understand me, the way I function, and my specific needs, also being HSP. She guided me to undertsanding what was going on and how to improve my life.

PROGRAMME

of the course

01
MODULE

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  • Mechanisms of pain

  • Biopsychosocial assessment

  • Pain, the autonomic nervous system and survival mechanisms in humans

  • Principles of Stress management

  • Befriend of the body - how to return to the body and build awareness of internal experiences when in pain

  • Session with Pain Psychologist 

  • PRACTICE DAY - roleplaying and case study presentations

02
MODULE

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  • The role of language in therapy

  • Coaching styles

  • Basic techniques for Pain Management (e.g. activity management, self-regulation techniques)

  • Models used in Pain Management 

  • The highly complex patient

  • Session with Pain Psychologist 

  • PRACTICE DAY - roleplaying and case study presentations

03
MODULE

  • Principles of Behavioural change – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Pain Management

  • ACT examples and practices in Pain Management

  • How to run a Pain Management session and how to manage moments of difficulty with the patient

  • Session with Pain Psychologist 

  • PRACTICE DAY - roleplaying and case study presentations

04
MODULE

  • The importance of communication skills in Pain Management

  • Yoga and other somatic interventions

  • Self-compassion in Pain Management

  • Personalities and neurodiversity

  • Polyvagal Theory in Pain Management

  • Internal Family Systems coaching in Pain Management

  • Sleep hygiene

  • Other related syndromes: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long Covid Syndrome

  • Session with Pain Psychologist 

  • PRACTICE DAY - roleplaying and case study presentations

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85 HOURS

TOTAL HOURS OF TEACHING  ·  4 MODULES

52

hours

Online teaching one day a month - for the duration of 8 months (weekends)

4

days

Four practical days - face-to-face
(at the end of each module - weekends)
Location: TURIN (Italy)

5

hours

Four hours of group Q&A and
1 hour of individual supervision

(online)

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BONUS

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

to use directly with patients

WHOLE COURSE

1-to-1 SUPERVISION

1 hour of Individual Supervision 

ON MODULE 4

PAIN PSYCHOLOGIST

Intervention of Pain Psychologist 
 

ON EACH MODULE

2 EXTRA TOPIC

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long Covid Syndrome
 

ON MODULE 4

   LAUNCH PRICES

FOR SINGLE MODULES

425

Cost of each module purchased separately over 2 or 3 years

x 4 MODULES = 1700

FOR 4 MODULES PURCHASED IN 2024

1510

EARLY BIRD PRICE
For registratio
n by 30 October 2023 (after that price is 
1700)

REFER

A FRIEND/COLLEAGUE

€40 discount for each friend/colleague who will sign up

(max 2 referrals)

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PLACES ARE LIMITED FOR 2024!

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