Webinar Skills Training in Pain Management

Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice


Keyboard with new skills key.

Our Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice webinar training program gives you an opportunity to learn how to help your patients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems.

Each program consists of seven webinar sessions of 90 minutes duration conducted over a 2-3 month timeframe. In each session you will explore specific strategies on how to effectively manage patients experiencing chronic pain.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion recognising 28 hours of professional development if all attendance and homework requirements are met.


The seven webinar sessions are as follows:

Session Topic
1 Patient assessment & case formulation
2 Explaining case formulation to the patient
3 Identifying SMART goals & using motivational interviewing
4 Employing self-management skills & developing a treatment plan
5 Reinforcing treatment program & maintenance strategies - Part 1
6 Reinforcing treatment program & maintenance strategies - Part 2
7 Integration of CBT skills

Mode of delivery

This program is run entirely online, making it accessible to all health professionals across both rural and suburban Australia and internationally.

An Iterative Process

The webinar skills training consists of four basic steps:


  • Checking computer compatibility
  • Completing pre-reading


  • Logging on in time to participate
  • Interacting with the facilitator & other participants
  • Presenting & discussing homework experiences


  • Incorporating the new skills in the management of chronic pain patients (e.g. case formulation, goal setting, activity pacing, thought management, applied relaxation)


  • Preparing a written statement about skills practised between sessions
  • Reflecting on the experience & documenting insights gained, culminating in a case presentation in the final session to demonstrate competence

Homework Tasks

You are expected to use the skills covered with your patients between sessions, culminating in a case presentation in the final session. These tasks are designed to give you an opportunity to practise and reflect on the skills you explored in each session.

Upcoming Dates

Each series consists of seven sessions - the first six are held weekly or fortnightly and the last session is held four weeks later.

2019 Dates

Webinar Series Session Date Time (AEST) Status
Series 1 Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Thu 28 February
Thu 7 March
Thu 14 March
Thu 21 March
Thu 28 March
Thu 4 April
Thu 2 May
6:00-7:30pm Closed
Series 2 Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Tue 7 May
Tue 21 May
Tue 4 June
Tue 18 June
Tue 2 July
Tue 16 July
Tue 13 August
5:30-7:00pm Places available
Series 3 Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Wed 17 July
Wed 24 July
Wed 31 July
Wed 7 August
Wed 14 August
Wed 21 August
Wed 18 September
6:00-7:30pm Places available
Series 4 Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Thu 5 September
Thu 12 September
Thu 19 September
Thu 26 September
Thu 3 October
Thu 10 October
Thu 7 November
7:00-8:30pm Places available

Please Note:

  • Session times are in Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Please ensure you will be able to attend all seven dates in the series of interest
  • A maximum of 10 participants can register for each series
  • A minimum of 6 participants per series are required to proceed


The cost to participate in a webinar series is AUD$770 per person (including GST).

Students and alumni of the University of Sydney Pain Management degree program can register for AUD$700 per person (including GST; student number will be required).


You are welcome to register and pay by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) here.

Alternatively, you can request to be invoiced by emailing .

Please Note:

  • Registrations close 5 business days before first session date of series to allow time for postage of materials or earlier if the series is full
  • No refunds will be provided once materials have been posted out

Study Materials

All participants receive:

  • a comprehensive manual covering the content of the program
  • a head set
  • advice on the technical aspects of the webinar sessions
  • relevant papers for background reading
  • a copy of our patient manual (Manage Your Pain by Nicholas et al.)

Follow-up email discussions with the facilitators, if necessary, are also available.