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Event Name:Mar. 2020 Webinar: Hillary Blake, Psy.D, HSPP: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Headaches
Event Type(s):CE Events


IPA 2020 Webinar Series
"Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Headaches"
Hillary Blake, Psy.D., HSPP, IU Health Riley Hospital for Children

1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, March 20th, 2020 at Noon

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Program Description
Fifty-eight percent of children and adolescents report headaches. Within this population, five to 11 percent of adolescents have migraines, 5.1 to 18 percent have tension headaches, and three percent have chronic daily headaches (Moschiana, Amico, Ramusino, & Micieli, 2013). This presentation will review the prevalence of headaches in children, along with the ICD criteria for meeting each diagnosis.

Although the frequency of headaches varies, chronic migraines (defined as having 15 headache days a month) and chronic daily headaches are the most disruptive to a child's life. Children and adolescents with chronic headaches often have decreased daily functioning, as they miss a significant amount of school, have decreased family and social interactions, and no longer participate in extra-curricular activities. With the most severe cases, the patient will need inpatient rehab due to deconditioning from failure to get out of bed on headache days. In order to treat headaches, children and adolescents benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for pain and biofeedback. When completing CBT for pain, the therapist provides psychoeducation regarding pain and teaches the patient lifestyle changes to reduce headache pain. Additionally, the therapist integrates pacing to gradually integrate the patient back into school and other activities that he/she previously participated in prior to headache pain. Furthermore, the therapist will challenge the patient's thoughts to reduce negative emotions and pain. In CBT for pain and biofeedback, the child learns relaxation skill such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization. The child completes biofeedback using these skills to reinforce the mind-body connection.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1. identify common headaches in children and adolescents.
2.  describe what forms of biofeedback are empirically supported for treatment.
3.  identify the main components of CBT for pain.
4.  recognize lifestyle modifications to reduce headaches.

Presenter: Hillary Blake, Psy.D, HSPP

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given.
Licensees who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form will receive a CE certificate via email.
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, and Emeritus-Practicing Members - $0
IPA Basic, Emeritus-Retired, and Student Members - $15
Non-Members - $30


Event Date:3/20/2020
Event Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location:Live Webinar
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