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Continuing Education

The Mind-Body Connection: A Path for Healing

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PST January 31 Location: South Chapel, Lewis & Clark Graduate School

South Chapel, Lewis & Clark Graduate School

This workshop will provide mental health practitioners with a grasp of the deep connections between physical symptoms, emotional dysfunction, and trauma, with a particular focus on the interconnectedness between mental health and physical health.

Presenters Jeffrey Christensen, PhD, LPC, LMHC and Chris Goodrich, MD will dive into the science of pain and trauma, and will provide participants with a framework for guiding patients along the journey of understanding and healing.

Presentation content will be focused on chronic pain, though the lessons and framework can be applied to many other medical conditions as well.

Following this training, participants will understand:

  • Ways to apply the Biopsychosocial Model of pain
  • The role of trauma in chronic pain and other health conditions
  • How thoughts, emotions, and trauma interact and influence physical symptoms
  • Methods for discussing these models with patients Identify the counselor’s role in helping patients find relief

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Instructors: Jeffrey Christensen, PhD, LPC, LMHC, and Chris Goodrich, MD

Cost: $125 before 1/9, $150 after. Includes 6 CEUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.
Student Rate: $50

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    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

About the Presenters

Jeffrey Christensen, PhD, LPC, LMHC is an Assistant Professor in the Professional Mental Health Counseling Program at Lewis & Clark College, where he has supervised students both in their practicum and internship. He has 10 years of experience working within community mental health settings and was the Clinical Supervisor at the New Leaf Clinic, located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Chris Goodrich, MD is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who specializes in the treatment of chronic pain and other associated conditions. His practice focuses on the use of mind-body approaches. He completed medical school at the University of Virginia and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/University of Maryland, along with subsequent training in Mind Body Medicine through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Portland, OR.

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