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Activity Dates: 10/13/2023 - 10/12/2025

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

BCPPs desiring an evidence-based focus on an emerging area of practice and contemporary issues in psychiatric pharmacy at the specialist level are the intended audience of this recertification activity. This activity is designed for BCPPs who learn best from didactic presentations, are auditory and visual learners, and/or who learn best from hands-on-learning and dialoguing with specialist faculty and colleagues.


Session Summary

At least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain. Treating pain best means addressing pain comprehensively, at the lowest cost and risk, and ensuring that treatments are broadly accessible to patients. More focus has been placed on the realm of behavioral medicine for pain, which works alongside medical treatments and is now being called “empowered pain relief.” Individuals can become equipped with information, skills, and strategies that help them better manage the negative impacts of pain. This can help them reduce aspects of suffering, alter the trajectory of pain, and for some patients can even help reduce the need for medical care. Empowered Relief® is an evidence-based, single-session pain class that rapidly equips patients with pain management skills. The idea is to empower patients as early as possible, ideally before pain becomes an ongoing problem. This presentation will focus on the process of Empowered Relief® as a therapy option for patients with chronic pain and outcomes with this program.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe elements of the treatment intervention Empowered Relief® for pain management.
  2. Explain the impact of Empowered Relief® on patient outcomes.
  3. Identify potential applications of Empowered Relief®.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 10/13/2023 - 10/12/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-23-016-H08-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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