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A Biopsychosocial Approach to Integrative Pain & Stress Management

  • 26 May 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • DCPA members will receive 1.5 continuing education credits
  • This webinar is free for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education hours are not issued for this category.
  • Continuing education hours are not issued for this category.
  • Registrants will receive 1.5 continuing education credits.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credit hours are not issued for this category.

Event Description:  

Research shows the importance of using the Biopsychosocial Model for Pain Management, including pain assessment, treatment, surgical assessment, and medication management.  The International Association for the Study of Pain states “Pain is always a personal experience that is influenced to varying degrees of biological, psychological, and social factors” (IASP, 2020).  Due to this, the psychosocial components have been an integral aspect of pain management during recent years.  The interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, especially pain management, has proven beneficial not only for patients seeking care, but also for providers helping these patients survive and thrive. 

This seminar will review the biological, psychological, and social factors and their interactions and how they impact pain and stress management. Dr. Jay Trambadia will discuss important clinical considerations and applied theories for treating pain patients from a biopsychosocial framework. He also will provide fundamental strategies/techniques for treating pain and stress. Dr. Jesse Lewis, DPT, OCS, CSCS will provide evidence-based physical therapy techniques for assisting pain patients. 

*1.5 Continuing Education Credits are available**

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe the interactions of biological, psychological, and social factors in understanding, diagnosing, and treating pain and disease.
  2. Review literature and data on opioid morbidity and mortality 
  3. Describe the pain and activity-rest cycle and how it can affect an individual’s daily functioning and activity level.
  4. Learn and implement at least 3 coping mechanisms to treat pain and stress. 

Presenter : Jay Trambadia, PsyD

Dr. Jay Trambadia is a Clinical Health Psychologist practicing at the Center for Best Health and Psychological Services at Wellstar Health Systems in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in facilitating lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise, sleep, pain, substance use, tobacco cessation, and other biopsychosocial concerns. His expertise include biopsychosocial evaluations, consultation, teaching, and program development. He also serves on the COVID-19 Wellness Initiative for Wellstar's medical system. Due to his time in large healthcare systems, Dr. Trambadia provided patient care, such as crisis intervention and motivation to change, and organizational interventions, such as team building, motivational techniques, and performance strategies.  

Dr. Trambadia completed his Bachelor in Science from The University of Georgia.  He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, APA-accredited doctoral program.  Dr. Trambadia completed a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, where he focused on pain management, including palliative care and biofeedback, and provided teaching, consultation and supervision in Clinical Health Psychology. More recently,  Dr. Trambadia spent time practicing in a large hospital cancer center. He provided care for patients who are dealing with adjustment concerns, depression, and anxiety throughout their cancer journey.  He used a biopsychosocial framework to help patients and providers in oncology, pain management, surgery, and radiation.  

Presenter: Jesse Lewis DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Jesse Lewis DPT, OCS, CSCS is the founder of District Performance & Physio.  He is a physical therapist, fitness coach, and believes that movement and exercise are life.  He helps people in DC live an active lifestyle and preaches a positive approach to recovery and injury: You should be able to overcome any injury and get back to any activity and you shouldn't need to rest or stop exercising just because you have an injury or pain. For more information on District Performance & Physio go to: or follow on Facebook @DistrictPerformancePhysio 

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