Brain vs. Pain: Model for Integrative Care in Distributed Networks

September 7, 2019

Target Audience

Medical personnel, Psychologists and Physical Therapists

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, learner will be able to:

  • given a patient who presents with a need for psychological care, use appropriate healing language to make an appropriate referral to psychosocial services.
  • given a patient with pain behaviors and experiences which are incongruous with imaging findings, use healing language to accurately explain to patient about those findings and give a brief (1-2 min) accurate description of a sensitive nervous system.
  • The learner will be able to contact all other learners individually to confer about patient care via most direct method for them (direct phone line/call, email, text, etc.).
  • The learner will accurately describe both normal and abnormal pain processing mechanisms in patient friend language.
  • The learner will verbalize the role of the other 2 professions in the room (ex:  if PT, will verbalize role of MD and Psych)  as judged in accuracy by the profession being verbalized (ex:  Psych judges what is being verbalized about Psych role).
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Ben Solheim
Phone Number: 
+1 (320) 293-5010
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/07/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
09/07/2019 - 5:00pm


  7:30 - 8:00AM    Registration

  8:00 - 8:30AM    Introductory Elements

  8:30 - 9:15AM    Participants' Sequenced Facilitated Targeted Processing (Sm. Gps.)

  9:15 - 9:30AM    Break

  9:30 - 10:30AM  Concept Elements

10:30 - 11:30AM   Participants' Sequenced Facilitated Targeted Processing (Sm. Gps.)

11:30 - 12:00PM   Lunch Break

12:00 - 1:00PM    Concepts Element

  1:00 - 2:00PM    Participants' Sequenced Processing

  2:00 - 2:15PM    Break

  2:15 - 5:00PM    Integrative Element

Post-Course Evaluation  

The Medical College of Wisconsin Wausau Campus
Wausau, WI 54401
United States

The Presenters: 

Ben Solheim, DPT

Dr. Ben Solheim is a Physical Therapist licensed and practicing for over 10 years of clinical experience with special emphasis in chronic pain population for the past 5 years. He has been board specialty certified in Orthopedics since 2013. He is currently undergoing fellowship training in orthopedic manual physical therapy through Evidence In Motion and pending completion in 2019. He is currently owner and Regional Coach for a 7 location private practice PT clinic in central WI.

William Schmelzer, PhD

Dr. Schmelzer is a Psychologist licensed and practicing for over 22 years in Wisconsin, with more than thirty years of training and experience in chronic pain evaluation and treatment.   His undergraduate beginnings in Biomedical Engineering enriched his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology.  Experience in assessment, neuropsychology, child development and trauma further inform his current approaches to conceptualizing pain mechanisms.   Adjacent background in optimizing groups and teams is incorporated in the course design to enhance participants’ absorption of content, while promoting development of collaborative relationships.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

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