Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP
Dr. Anderson has authored several publications about TMS and chronic pain, including a case study in the book Relational Perspectives on the Body which she co-edited with Lewis Aron. She also was a contributing editor of the book Bodies in Treatment, The Unspoken Dimension, in which she also wrote the chapter, "At a Loss for Words and Feelings: A Psychoanalyst Reflects on Experiencing BodyWork." In this chapter, Dr. Sommer Anderson describes how she developed a TMS symptom that was related to early childhood emotional trauma. (source)
Most recently, Dr. Anderson co-authored Pathways to Pain Relief with Eric Sherman, PsyD, which was released January 2013. The book discusses how to recover from TMS, and includes a foreword by Dr. Sarno. Dr. Anderson is also on the board of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA), and played an instrumental role in organizing the 2012 conference When Stress Causes Pain, hosted by the PPDA (in partnership with New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy And Psychoanalysis). She also participated at a previous conference in Los Angeles in March of 2010, giving two presentations entitled "Experiencing the Pain Matrix" and "A Treatment Approach Illustrated in "Ellen's Story: Psychic Elaboration of Musculoskeletal Pain."
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