Student Demographics and Testimonials
Learners enrolled in the online Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management program represent various disciplines and are located in various parts of the world.
I have also been able to integrate new acquired knowledge into my practice, which helps me guide patients on their journey of living with chronic pain and to refer them appropriately when needed."
"I was so glad to have found this certificate.
Despite working with chronic pain for over a decade, all subjects and perspectives that I learned in this course made a huge difference in my daily life.
I better comprehend complex cases and I am aware of all interventions available for my patients to live a better life regardless of other health problems or living conditions.
I’m confident that anyone who is working in this area should learn these skills to better treat patients and work in interprofessional teams.
Furthermore, I am convinced that the level of knowledge learned is what we need to to work together, more efficiently, to reduce the impact of chronic pain on the public health care system."
"I appreciated how all aspects of the BioPsychoSocial model were covered in equal depth: the newest research on the Biology of, and biological risks for, chronic pain; the Psychological and mental health impacts of, and risks for, chronic pain; and the Social and institutional forces at play in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients with chronic pain and common co-morbidities.
The potential for holistic, interdisciplinary treatment models was also highlighted, both in presented research, as well as in practice through group homework and online forums where all healthcare backgrounds were considered and celebrated.
I have implemented many aspects of this program into my clinical practice, both as a therapist and as a communicator with physiotherapists, psychologists, nurses and doctors who share the same clientele.
I would highly recommend this diploma for anyone wishing to expand their idea of the roles that they, and their healthcare colleagues, can play in helping clients manage chronic pain."
“I have learned how to educate and empower my patients living with chronic pain.
Using my own therapeutic interventions differently, as active communication tools, my patients actively participate in their rehabilitation path. I realize that as clinicians, we become the guides who accompany the patient through their rehabilitation.
We must help patients become more knowledgeable about their condition, their feelings surrounding it, and their abilities because they often tell us their story which best identifies with their own ideas, values, and beliefs to make sense of what is happening. However, their story may contain some limitations or myths and we can help them see these and make a difference.
…..what I didn’t expect was the richness of learning with my online colleagues from various disciplines and regions in the world.
Learning about their different perspectives, approaches, expertise, really made for an experience I truly appreciate!”
"I really liked the practical nature of the assignments and that it allowed me to integrate what I learned in the course into my practice while receiving feedback from the instructors.
The pace of the online program was manageable and such that I was able to gradually evolve my clinical practice as I integrated what I was learning over the course of the program. It was nice to have access to articles and resources as well as working in groups with other practitioners to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on pain management."
"The impact on my practice has been huge, Physicians in my area now refer patients dealing with pain to me, and I can then sit down with them and discusses options for treatment plans. It has been really rewarding from that perspective, the program has helped me to better understand the whole scope of the process of managing pain."