A total of 25 individuals gathered Feb. 29 and March 1 in San Diego, CA, for Pain Connection’s seventh chronic pain support group leaders training.

The majority of the attendees were people with chronic pain, but several caregivers and licensed mental health professionals were also in attendance. Participants go on to start local support groups; presently, as a result of the trainings, Pain Connection offers 19 in-person groups and five monthly call-in groups.

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Pain Connection, a program of the U.S. Pain Foundation, has announced that its next training for chronic pain support group leaders will be held Feb. 29 and March 1 in San Diego, CA. The trainings are led by Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW, Clinical Director of Pain Connection, and Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy for U.S. Pain Foundation.

Currently, Pain Connection offers 19 in-person support groups and five monthly support group calls. Each of these offerings is led by an individual who attended a weekend training and learned about Pain Connection’s evidence-based support group model.

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