Going Deeper - An Integral Approach to the Biopsychosocial Care Model
- Compare and contrast the benefits and pitfalls of reduction vs. integrative (holistic) strategies in clinical care
- Discuss a model of care that aims to equalize power base between the health care professional and the patient as well as support enhanced self-care in both.
- Review how and why the current status of pain science and the state of pain care underscores the need to improve health care professionals ability to embrace complexity and uncertainty, as well as broaden their skill set for addressing the inseparability of body, mind, and environment.
- Summarize and critique the relevance of mind-body medicine skills training as a fundamental component of whole-person care
Matt Erb is a physiotherapist with extensive experience in the fields of mind-body medicine. He has specialization in working with persons experiencing co-occurring somatic and mental health conditions. He is a leader in translating the concepts that underpin the integrative healthcare movement into rehabilitation therapy practice and is an advocate for equipping therapists to safely support and work with the whole person experience.
Matt serves as an Associate Clinical Director with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (Washington DC). He is also founder of Embody Your Mind, a small teaching and consulting business, maintains a clinical practice in Tucson, AZ at Simons Physical Therapy, and is an instructor/guest lecturer for the University of Arizona Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and Integrative Medicine.