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Pediatric Chronic Pain: Powerful relief for kids and teens through ACT, CBT, somatic therapy, and interdisciplinary care

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Jin Lee, PsyD, MSCP, BCB
6 Hours 26 Minutes
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Jan 19, 2024
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Nothing makes us feel more helpless than seeing kids suffer and not being able to help.

Yet many of the conditions causing chronic pain in children and teens are puzzling and poorly understood, often leaving us unsure of whether the best approach lies in the medical or psychological realm.

If you are ready to make a profound difference in the lives of children and adolescents suffering from chronic pain, watch renowned pediatric psychologist and pain specialist, Dr. Jin Lee, for this groundbreaking training to help you:

  • Utilize assessment tools to assist with differential diagnosis and identification of co-morbid conditions
  • Select strategies from cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and acceptance and commitment therapy to support self-efficacy and resiliency
  • Facilitate an interdisciplinary and collaborative care approach to effectively address complicated medical conditions
  • Provide kid-friendly psychoeducation to foster self-efficacy

Purchase this transformative and cross-disciplinary course to become a catalyst for change in pediatric chronic pain management.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



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Jinsoon Lee, PsyD, MSCP, BCB, is a licensed pediatric psychologist with a specialization in chronic pain and functional neurological disorder in children and adolescents. As a founder of Your Pediatric Psychologist, Dr. Lee delivers direct clinical care to pediatric patients and collaborates closely with medical teams, school personnel, and community providers to ensure comprehensive care coordination and treatment. Moreover, as the founder of Teen Chronic Pain Academy, Dr. Lee provides a vital online psychoeducation program and coaching support to adolescents and their families, focusing on resolving chronic pain and functional neurological disorders. Through evidence-based interventions and compassionate care, she empowers her patients to overcome their challenges and achieve better outcomes.

With extensive training, including a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Master’s Degree (MA) in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and a Postdoctoral Master of Science (MS) in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Lee has honed her expertise to become a leading expert in the field. Her research contributions and advocacy efforts have led to legislative changes having a direct impact on youth with chronic pain and neurological disorders. Dr. Lee continues to advance the field of pediatric psychology, leaving a lasting impression on the lives of countless young patients and their families.



Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jinsoon Lee maintains a private practice and is the founder of Teen Chronic Pain Academy, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jinsoon Lee is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the American Psychological Association, and the Colorado Psychological Association.



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  1. Understand the unique challenges and impact of chronic pain on children and adolescents, including physical, emotional, and social aspects.
  2. Differentiate the common causes and underlying mechanisms of pediatric chronic pain, enabling accurate assessment and diagnosis.
  3. Identify evidence-based interventions and treatment approaches for pediatric chronic pain management, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological options.
  4. Evaluate interdisciplinary and collaborative care models to effectively address the complex needs of children and adolescents with chronic pain.
  5. Apply skills in assessing and addressing the psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic pain, such as coping strategies, family dynamics, and social support networks.
  6. Utilize strategies for promoting resilience and empowering children and adolescents with chronic pain to enhance their overall well-being.


Biopsychosocial Model of Pain

  • Prevalence and common causes
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Headaches
    • Abdominal
  • Functional neurological disorder
  • Physical, emotional, social, familial, and financial impact
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative approach for complex diagnoses

Three-Step Treatment Process
The three “R’s” of transformative practice

  • Relief
    • Skills and tools for symptom management
    • Help clients uncouple pain and find joy in life
  • Root Causes
    • Differential diagnostic strategies
    • Psychoeducation to empower kids and teens
    • Multidisciplinary approaches to address root causes
  • Relapse Prevention
    • Facilitating resourcefulness to keep clients moving forward
    • Cognitive restructuring to establish internal locus of control

Comprehensive Evaluation of Pediatric Chronic Pain
Merging the medical and psychological perspectives

  • Differential diagnosis techniques
  • Identifying co-morbid conditions
  • Anxiety and depression – precursors or results of pain?
  • Signs of self-medication and substance abuse

Evidence-Based Strategies for Pain Relief and Prevention

  • Cognitive Approaches
    • Fun-packed CBT strategies
    • Behavioral activation techniques for teens
    • Problem-solving training to promote cognitive flexibility
    • Outside-the-box mindfulness activities
    • Psychoeducation resources to strengthen family involvement
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • Helping kids make peace with pain
    • Cognitive defusion strategies to decrease the power of pain
    • Minimizing “pain mindscripts”
    • Values identification strategies for teens
    • Working toward committed action
    • Acceptance vs avoidance
  • Mind-Body Strategies
    • The role of hypnosis
    • 3 accessible biofeedback techniques
    • Yoga postures for pain relief
    • Resources for movement and flexibility techniques
    • Parasympathetic nervous system activation strategies
    • Collaboration between behavioral and physical health professionals

Additional Clinical Considerations

  • The use of pain medications
    • Commonly prescribed meds
    • Effects, side effects and cautions
    • Strategies for abuse prevention
  • Engaging caregivers in treatment
  • Collaboration with OT, PT, chiropractic care, and nutrition intervention

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Professionals


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