Pain and Addiction: Challenges and Controversies, Mel Pohl, M.D., 3.0 hours Chronic Pain results in imbalances in the body, mind, emotions and spirituality. As a result of these imbalances, the person with chronic pain experiences more pain and more suffering. Furthermore, use of opiate medications often causes chronic pain to get worse. This workshop will explore the mechanisms of imbalance including the use of opiates and demonstrate how a clinical program of “Pain Recovery” enables the client to restore balance, develop positive relationships and healthy actions. The workshop will include case discussions, discussion and questions. A Mindfulness-Based Approach to the Treatment of Addiction and Chronic Pain, Leanne Earnest, Ph.D., 3.0 hours The use of mindfulness-based interventions and the research supporting them have grown rapidly over the last thirty years. The findings are diverse and cover many benefits that include physical, cognitive and emotional effects. This workshop will provide an introduction to the philosophy and theoretical underpinnings of mindfulness as well as review the research findings of mindfulness as related to the treatment of chronic pain and addiction. The presentation will be interspersed with opportunities for experiential review of the intervention elements. Visit the Nevada Psychological Association for more information.