The consulting, training and coaching services I offer are the culmination of my personal and professional journey in chronic pain management since 1982. I have a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and a current Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS).
I have been working with people suffering from chronic pain and coexisting problems for almost four decades, as well as training Healthcare Professionals since 1996. Because I have learned how to thrive with my own pain condition, I understand better than most the challenges and pitfalls of how to develop effective pain management and relapse prevention plans.
In this webcast Dr. Grinstead covers how the traditional Bio-Medical Model is part of the problem. The bio-medical model consists of pills, shots, pain procedures and surgeries. For over 20 percent of the chronic pain population this model does not work. In fact, some reports state that 20 percent of these patients are utilizing over 80 percent of the healthcare dollars. This webcast talks about the synergistic nature of the problem and the need to implement a synergistic treatment solution that helps heal the whole person – Biological, Psychological, Family/Social and Spiritual. A true Body-Mind-Spirit Approach.