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CE Workshop: Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Children and Adolescents
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When: Friday, October 11, 2019
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Monica Agoston, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator

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Workshop Title: Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Children and Adolescents

Workshop Description: 

Pain in children and adolescents is commonly encountered by psychologists but minimal education is provided during graduate training on the assessment and treatment of pain. This workshop will discuss mechanisms of both acute and chronic pain as well as how psychological factors affect pain perception and pain-related disability. Comprehensive assessment of children/adolescents with acute and chronic pain will be addressed, as well as common treatment approaches for addressing acute and chronic pain. We will also review racial/ethnic differences and disparities in the assessment/treatment of pain and discuss how race, culture, and socioeconomic factors can be incorporated into assessment/treatment approaches.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe mechanisms of both acute and chronic pain and how psychological factors affect pain perception and pain-related disability.
  2. Provide comprehensive assessment of children and adolescents with acute and chronic pain.
  3. Apply psychological treatment principles to address both acute and chronic pain in children and adolescents

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Introductory

      About the Presenter:


      Monica Agoston is a pediatric psychologist at the Center for Pain Relief at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Agoston completed her internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School and her post-doctoral fellowship in the Pain Service at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Agoston currently spends her time providing assessment and treatment for patients with both acute and chronic pain in the inpatient setting at both Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals. She is also conducting research on the relationship between pain and post-traumatic stress symptoms related to accidental injury.



      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 27, 2019 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After September 27, 2019)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 4, 2019. No refunds will be given after October 4, 2019.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.