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Course Description

This inaugural event of AAPP’s Pediatric Division features three leading pediatric pain doctors from various backgrounds and training, including psychology, pediatrics, social work, integrative medicine, and behavioral medicine. Hailing from three different organizations – UCSF’s Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Clinic, the Stanford Pediatric Pain Clinic, and UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine – the speakers present on inter- and multi-disciplinary models of care, the importance of cross-discipline collaboration, and modern treatment paradigms for youth with chronic pain and illness. This workshop explores different approaches to pediatric pain management offered by some of the world’s leading clinics, raises awareness of current issues in pediatric pain, and explores the inner workings of successful treatment programs.

NOTE: In order to obtain the CE credit certificate you’ll need to fill out an evaluation of the course and pass the quiz on the video content that will be revealed at the end of the video.

About Brittany Blockman MD, MA

Brittany Blockman MD, MA is a Physician at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at UCSF, where she provides integrative consultations for youth living with chronic illness. She established and runs an insurance-billed, mind-body group for youth living with chronic illness, which is becoming a model for other UCSF programs. Prior to her current position at the Osher Center, she completed a 2-year clinical fellowship in integrative medicine at the Osher Center, and residency in the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program. During her residency, she founded Communitas Health, a non-profit organization that provides immersive, integrative medicine education, peer support, and empowerment with self-care skills for youth living with chronic illness and their families.

About Samantha Huestis PhD

Samantha Huestis PhD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a psychologist in the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Stanford Children’s Health. After earning her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, she completed fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center and Stanford School of Medicine. She has published on collaborative patient-provider communications, patient-centered outcomes tracking, and the value of peer and multi-family group therapy. Dr. Huestis champions strength-based approaches to fostering resilience over risk as youth learn to live beyond pain.

About David Becker MD, MA, LMFT

David Becker MD, MA, LMFT is a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. He is co-Medical Director of the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at UCSF, and sees patients at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He specializes in integrative medicine, behavioral health, and chronic pain management. His specialty training includes an Integrative Medicine Fellowship, extensive mind-body training and practice, and chronic pain management. He also holds a masters in Clinical Psychology, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Becker teaches and lectures nationally and internationally on integrative medicine, mental health, chronic pain management and mind-body strategies.