Dawn Prentice, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations and Integrated Care; Deborah Elliott-Desorbo, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Note: This is a recording from a live presentation, hosted by the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network on March 28, 2023. Only attendees of the live presentation are eligible to receive a CE credit from this seminar.
This seminar is designed to educate attendees on pain stigma and pain experience and how it relates to patient engagement, provide them education on the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain, and introduce empirically supported interventions for assisting patients with chronic pain (to include pacing, relaxation training, and identifying and challenging automatic negative thoughts). Participants will gain a broad understanding of how individuals experience and react to their pain and the ways in which mental health professionals can assist them with that pain.
Three objectives of the presentation:
- Describe stigma around pain and how it relates to patient engagement
- Explain biopsychosocial model of chronic pain
- Describe 3 empirically supported interventions for assisting patients with chronic pain: pacing, relaxation training, and identifying and challenging automatic thoughts
About the Speakers
Dawn Prentice, LCSW
Ms. Prentice is the Director of Clinical Operations and Integrated Care. She works with the leadership team to review and enhance operational excellence of the clinical practices at SLBMI. Ms. Prentice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Missouri State University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has many years of clinical experience working with families and individuals, particularly with medical students and physician residents. She has worked Primary Care Behavioral Health Integrated Care Settings and has been providing Integrated Care training and consultation for other clinics across Missouri for over 10 years.
Deborah Elliott-Desorbo, PhD
Dr. Deb Elliott-DeSorbo is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers University before obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University.
Deb specializes in the areas of health psychology, integrated care, gender, military (she was once an active duty clinical psychologist), trauma and issues related to aging. She primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy but brings in techniques from other schools of thought when they are of assistance to a client. She is the Director of Health Psychology, the Founding/Administrative Director of the Gender Affirming Program, and serves as the Institute’s Training Director.