Consortium Monthly Webinar

An Approach to Chronic Pain:
The Roles of Language, Mind-Body Modalities, and the 'Common Factors'

Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Central/9:00 am Pacific

This webinar will discuss why HOW we talk about and approach chronic pain patients, as well as mind-body modalities in general, can influence therapeutic efficacy. The talk will draw on research on the 'common factors' in psychotherapy and clinical experience with complex pain patients, and experience practicing and teaching various mind-body modalities.


  • Describe the common factors research and how it applies to clinical practice of mind-body modalities
  • Understand how specific language influences patient experience
  • Describe the differences among guided imagery, clinical hypnosis and mindfulness

David Becker, MD, MA, LMFT

Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Pediatrics
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Co-Medical Director, Pediatric Pain Management Clinic

Dr. Becker is a pediatrician and psychotherapist who is Co-Medical Director of the UCSF Pediatric Pain Management Clinic and sees patients for integrative consultations and pediatric and family therapy at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He teaches clinical hypnosis with the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute and lectures nationally on topics including integrative medicine, mind-body medicine, and pain conditions.




This session will be recorded and will be available for viewing on the Consortium's Members Only section of the website ( However, CME/CE is available only for live presentation participants and the request for credit must be submitted within 24 hours of the presentation. If you are faculty or a staff member of a Consortium member institution, you can obtain a login for the Member's Only section of the website. Please contact with any questions.

Jointly provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium)

CME Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Consortium. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Credit

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this educational activity for 1.0 CE credits toward the continuing education for psychologists.

No partial credit may be awarded.