Interventions for Chronic Pain

COURSE: $20.00

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Interventions for Chronic Pain explores the meaning and impact of chronic pain. It also offers both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for those coping with chronic pain as well as their family, friends, and professional caregivers.


  1. Define acute and chronic pain.
  2. Outline the impacts and costs of chronic pain in the US.
  3. Describe pharmacological interventions for pain management.
  4. Summarize non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.

**This course meets the 2-hour Pain and Pain Symptom Management requirement for Social Work licensure. Once you have viewed all of the course content, you must pass a post-test with a score of 80% or higher to receive a social work continuing education certificate. Upon successful completion of the course and post-test, your social work continuing education certificate will be made available to download/print within Blackboard (our online course system).

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 616-331-7180 or email


Please note that you will receive access to the course within 2 hours of completing your registration. Your login instructions and credentials will be emailed to you shortly after registering for the course. This is done manually by one of our team members, but if you need quicker access, please visit:

Fee: $20.00

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Maria Louise Merkx-Quinn

Maria-Louise graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019 from The College of St Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She has over 35 years of experience in the field of medicine. She is a specialist in the assessment and treatment of all musculoskeletal impairments using the MDT/McKenzie approach.

Sally Pelon

Sally Pelon holds a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University and a PhD in Social Work from Michigan State University. She worked for 17 years in hospice and end-of-life care settings in a variety of capacities including social work, bereavement, and administration. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University.