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Complicated Pain…Understanding & Working with Pain Complicated by Mood, Trauma or Addiction

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
9:00- 11:00 am
Where: Arizona Biltmore Casa Room
2400 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, Arizona  85016
United States
Contact: Ryan Young

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Topic: Complicated Pain…Understanding & working with pain complicated by mood, trauma or addiction

Speaker:  Jerome Lerner, MD, Director of Pain Recovery Program

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August 23, 2017

Arizona Biltmore
Casa Room
Hosted valet parking, gratuity not included

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.- Presentation


This presentation explores the core concepts underlying complicated pain and explains the four major complicating factors of un-resolving pain which include; structural stressors, sympathetic over-activity, systemic inflammation, and negative thinking patterns. Dr Lerner identifies how mental health and addiction professionals can more effectively work with people in pain in the context of mood disorders, trauma and addiction.


*List the four major complicating factors that interfere with the natural healing of painful conditions.

*Differentiate chronic pain from complicated pain.

*Identify three strategies that people with pain plus mood disorders, trauma, or addiction can implement to safely and effectively reduce pain.


Jerome Lerner, MD, is the Director of Pain Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ. He joined Sierra Tucson’s Medical Team in December 2010 as director of the Pain Recovery Program. He was appointed interim medical director in December 2012 and accepted the position of medical director in September 2013. Wisconsin born and raised, Dr. Lerner received his medical education and specialty training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Lerner has investigated pain from many perspectives. In addition to his medical and physiatric training and experience, he has studied and trained in myofascial release, cranio-sacral therapy, osteopathic manipulation, mindfulness meditation, nutrition, life coaching, and trauma recovery. His treatment philosophy is to serve as a guide and facilitator, bringing together knowledge and appreciation of medical, surgical, rehabilitation, and alternative strategies to serve individuals with pain, trauma, and disabilities.

Dr. Lerner brings a quarter century of clinical and leadership experience to his work. He is the former medical director of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Hospital, Mount Carmel Health and Rehabilitation Center, Performance Enhancement Rehabilitation, and the Integrative Pain & Rehabilitation Center. He owned and operated a private practice for 15 years, as well as developed and operated Selfcares, a wellness spa. He has been a clinical instructor at the Medical College of Wisconsin for over 20 years and has served frequently as a medical-legal expert on cases involving injuries, pain, and disabilities.


Sign up and save! $35 per person with pre-registration one week prior to the event (no refund after the due date).  (Late registration at the door, $40 cash or check only.)

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1.5 Education Credits available:
*Psychologists - This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Attendees for this advanced presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice, treatment program clinical directors/staff, community agencies, and various mental health disciplines.

Price: $35.00

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Date: August 23, 2017 

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