Risk Management of Emotional Disorders

John Lockenour, DC, DABCO, DABCA

During this class the following topics will be presented to identify psychological stressors in the chiropractic acupuncture practice that may lead to increased risk or harm to the patient. 

For millennia, Chinese medicine physicians have asserted that the seven emotions can be a major cause of disease. Following emotional trauma, the body becomes susceptible to pathogens and organ dysfunction, leading to a variety of ailments.

Introduction to Emotional Stressors

This hour will examine how to help individuals better identify, understand, and manage their mental skills, responses to stress, performance preparation strategies, and focusing techniques designed to help patients be more effectively under pressure. Topics to be covered include positive self-talk, confidence, concentration, motivation and goal setting, peak performance states, self-regulation techniques to control arousal, and coping strategies for dealing with the multiple demands facing daily life.

Co-treating with other Health Care Providers

Students will learn and evaluate current legal and ethical guidelines used in the counseling profession and in psychology profession. Students will apply ethical decision-making models and formulate effective, evidence-based collaborative strategies used to resolve emotional dilemmas that arise when working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Students will also learn what it means to integrate a professional counselor and other mental health professional into the treatment plan.

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic Certified in Acupuncture

Learning Objectives

  • To provide the clinician with background in identifying clinical presentations which increase risk of psychosocial stressors, while also providing that individual with information on techniques to minimize risk and improve patient relationships and care. 
  • To provide state required continuing education for the chiropractic physician. 
  • Identify psychosocial risk, management skills, psychological concerns, and the duties of the treating doctor.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 Acupuncture Risk Management (AP-RM)
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Speaker: John Lockenour, DC, DABCO, DABCA

Dr. John Lockenour is a 1977 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.  After completing his graduate degree, he completed a diplomat through the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedist.  Additional certification in chiropractic rehabilitation, manipulation under anesthesia, and applied diagnostic testing, along with a fellowship in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture give him a vast background  that he brings to teaching and consulting.  Over the last 28 years of full-time practice, Dr. Lockenour built one of the largest and most successful chiropractic practices in the State of Indiana.  As vice president of the Indiana State chiropractic Association, he was the only doctor to receive chiropractor of the year on two occasions, once in 1991 and again in 2000.  For the last 20 years, Dr. Lockenour has taught postgraduate courses in orthopedics, whiplash injuries, physical therapy, nutrition, and practice management. At present he is an Assistant Professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. His informative and motivational style of speaking makes him a very popular speaker and sought-after consultant.


This lecture has been approved by Texas College of Chiropractic and quality control checked by the Florida Chiropractic Association. This lecture has attained approval in the following states: CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, and WA.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 Acupuncture Risk Management (AP-RM)


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