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242 - The Nuts and Bolts of Pelvic Pain Psychology

‐ Mar 9, 2013 3:30pm

This talk addresses some of the psychological problems seen in female pelvic pain patients in urological settings, including methods of identifying psychological problems and ideas for helping patients find appropriate psychological treatment. The advantages of addressing psychological problems within an interdisciplinary setting are also discussed.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures:

Donna J. Carrico, WHNP, MS/ Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Uroplasty Inc.
Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCB-PMD/ Advisory Board:Hollister Inc, Seek Wellness

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.


  • Identify 4 types of psychological and/or psychosocial problems frequently seen in pelvic pain patients.
  • Identify at least 2 instruments for purposes of screening psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression.
  • Identify 2 methods for seeking additional evaluation and treatment for potential psychological problems.
  • Cite at least 1 benefit of an interdisciplinary approach to treating chronic pelvic pain.
  • Identify at least 1 psychological treatment modality for chronic pain patients.
  • Identify at least 1 option that chronic pelvic pain patients may utilize for addressing psychological needs outside clinical settings.