For Medical and Mental Health practitioners
Thank you for your interest in Pain Reprocessing Therapy. We believe it is a powerful tool that you can use to help your patients.
Learning the Basics
An overview of PRT can be found on our Introduction to PRT page. A comprehensive overview of resources for further study, including a book and free podcast, can be found on our So You Think You Might Need PRT page.
An overview of the Medical Evidence related to PRT can be found on our page of that name. This includes an RCT published in JAMA psychiatry with the following findings:
"The study found that two-thirds of chronic back pain patients who underwent a four-week psychological treatment called Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) were pain-free or nearly pain-free post-treatment. And most maintained relief for one year. They also showed changes in pain-generating brain regions after therapy." Source: CU Boulder Today
Finally you are welcome to share stories in our Success Stories Database with your patients. There are some things that are easier to hear as a hopeful personal story written by someone who has "been there."
Continuing Education and Certification from the PRT Center
The Pain Reprocessing Therapy Center is a training institute aimed at teaching clinicians the tools and techniques of Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT). PRT is an evidence-based approach for treating chronic pain. Rooted in neuroscience, PRT aims to rewire neural pathways in the brain in order to deactivate pain.
The PRT Certification Training takes place virtually over the course of four weeks and offers up to 12 CE credits. Upon completion of the training, all certified physicians and psychotherapists are eligible to be listed on our Directory of Practitioners so patients can easily find them on our website.
The training covers the following topics:
- The neuroscience behind chronic pain.
- How to help patients debunk the structural diagnosis and accept a mind-body explanation.
- Breaking the pain-fear cycle.
- Somatic Tracking – a guided exercise combining mindfulness, safety reappraisal, and positive affect induction.
- The Process – a formula to determine when and how to use various pain-reducing techniques.
- Addressing other psychological factors that contribute to an overall sense of danger.
- Applying a universally applicable formula to overcome any fear-inducing stimuli.
- Developing a toolkit for maintenance and relapse prevention.
Click here for additional details about the training and registration process.