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ACT vs Pain Education - Which is Best for Treating Pain?

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ACT vs Pain Education - Which is Best for Treating Pain?

ACT vs Pain Education - Which is Best for Treating Pain?

This course includes
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The instructors
This course was recorded in August 2020


In this 60-minute online course, join Dr. Joe Tatta as he discusses the differences between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Pain Science Education. Joe will also discuss how to combine these cutting edge treatments effectively in clinical practice.
By reviewing the latest evidence surrounding ACT in treating chronic pain, participants will gain a better understanding of how their patients can benefit from this intervention.  


Learning Objectives:

  • How to overcome the partial reconceptualization of pain.
  • Why educating people about pain may not move the needle.
  • Why pain science education may be confusing to people with pain.
  • How acceptance and mindfulness interventions differ from pain science education. 
  • What the science says about the effectiveness of ACT in treating a variety of chronic pain syndromes.
  • How practitioners of all types are using ACT in their practice to improve pain outcomes. What the research shows.
  • How you can get cutting-edge clinical training in ACT so you can help your patients break the cycle of suffering caused by chronic pain.



This online course is available to all healthcare practitioners who treat people in pain. This course is free for Embodia Members.

The instructors
Joe Tatta

Dr. Joe Tatta is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating persistent pain. A unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training.

In 2017 he was a key member of the APTA task force expanding nutrition as part of the scope of practice for physical therapists. He is chair of the Physiotherapy SIG at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the parent organization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He also volunteers his time on the New York Physical Therapy Opioid Speakers Bureau and the New York Physical Therapy Association Opioid Alternative Task Force. Dr. Tatta is author of the bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now and host of The Healing Pain Podcast, featuring interviews and free training from respected pain experts.

Course Material included in this course
  • ACT vs Pain Education
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Pain Education and ACT
  • Cognitive Defusion
  • Is Pain Reduction and Changing Thoughts Necessary for a Return to Function?
  • Questions Part 1
  • Questions Part 2
  • What's Next
  • Feedback
  • Review Quiz
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