LA Mind-Body Conference Background
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Howard Schubiner, M.D.
Director, Mind Body Medicine Center, Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI
Author, Unlearn Your Pain, 2010
8:30 - 9:15 am, Saturday: Medicine's Blind Spot: How Modern Medicine Misunderstands Mind-Body Disorders
2:20 - 3:05 PM, Saturday: Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Modality
3:45 - 4:15 PM, Sunday: Therapeutic Writing Techniques
Dr. Howard Schubiner is the Director and founder of the Mind body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He was a Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit for 18 years. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Schubiner's research areas include adolescent health, ADHD, and stress reduction. He has authored over 60 publications in scientific journals and books. His latest book, Unlearn Your Pain, was released in February 2010. Dr. Schubiner also sits of the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent Health and the Journal of Attention Disorders. Dr. Schubiner's program at the Mind body Medicine Center uses the most current research methodologies to treat individuals who suffer from the Mind Body Syndrome, or TMS. The program helps people with chronic illnesses by using meditative and psychological techniques to help individuals. Currently Dr. Schubiner is performing the first randomized, controlled research study in the Mind Body Syndrome, or TMS field for patients diagnoses with fibromyalgia. Lastly, Dr. Schubiner was on the 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 lists of Best Doctors in America. Source
Eric Sherman, PsyD.
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in NYC,
Co-Author, Pathways to Pain Relief (in progress)
9:15 - 10:00 AM, Saturday: The Psychology of Mind-Body DisordersBrief Bio:
10:30 - 12:00 PM, Sunday: A Psychodynamic Model for Resolving Physical Pain, Based on the Work of Dr. John Sarno
Eric Sherman is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in NYC. He is currently working on a book entitled Pathways to Pain Relief. He completed his clinical internship at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sherman also served on the staff of Rusk's Psychophysiological Pain Program, and he currently works at a private practice in New York. Dr. Sherman's expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of patients with psychophysiological disorders, and he treats individuals and families struggling with the psychological consequences of disability. Source
David Schechter, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, USC School of Medicine
Author, The MindBody Workbook, 1999
10:20 - 11:05 AM, Saturday: Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Mind-Body DisordersBrief Bio:
David Schechter is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He gave presentations entitled "OutCome Evaluation of TMS for Back Pain" and "Addressing Barriers to the Acceptance of TMS: The Public and the Medical Profession" at the first Conference in Ann Arbor Michigan. He has written a workbook, created an audioprogram, a DVD and other materials on this subject. He has also spoken on radio and television about this subject, and others. David Schechter will be speaking at the 2nd Annual Mind body Conference in LA. His presentation is entitled Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Mind Body Disorders. (Source)
David Clarke, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus, Oregon Health & Science University
Author, They Can't Find Anything Wrong!, 2007
11:05 - 11:50 AM, Saturday: Connecting Stress to Physical Symptoms
Dr. David Clarke is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus at Oregon Health and Science University. He is also a Clinical Lecturer at Pacific University, board certified in Gastroenterology and internal medicine, and practiced Gastroenterology in Portland Oregon from 1984-2009. Dr. Clarke is a member of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Psychosomatic Society and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. He has lectured extensively to health care practitioners about stress illnesses, and has made over 20 television appearances, and over 100 radio appearances. Dr. Clarke has written several publications, including his book, They Can't Find Anything Wrong With Me. Source
Ernest Rossi, Ph.D.
Internationally Renowned Psychologist, Teacher, and Pioneer in the Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Psychotherapy from the American Association of Psychotherapy, 2003
Author, The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing: New Concepts of Therapeutic Hypnosis, 1993
Co-editor, The Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson, 2008-2010
1:20 - 2:20 PM, Saturday: KEYNOTE - Science Goes Where You Imagine It
Ernest Rossi is an internationally renowned psychologist, teacher, and pioneer in the psychobiology of Mind-Body healing. In 2003 the American Association of Psychotherapy awarded Mr. Rossi with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Psychotherapy. He is the current Science Editor of Psychological Perspectives, and is on the editorial board of three other journal publications. He has written over 25 publications including the book, The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing: New Concepts of Therapeutic Hypnosis. Source
Alan Gordon, L.C.S.W.
Psychotherapist, Private Practice in Santa Monica, CA
3:25 - 4:10 PM, Saturday: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in the Treatment of Mind-Body Disorders
Alan Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Santa Monica California. He is serving as the chair to the committee that organized this Conference and volunteered a large amount of his free time promoting the Conference. In February of this year Alan Gordon published the article “Miracle of Mind Body Medicine” in the Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Alan has served as a guest lecturer at USC and has presented on the topic of pain treatment at hospitals, mental health facilities, and pain centers throughout Southern California. SourceFrances Sommer Anderson, Ph.D.
Internationally Renowned Mind-Body Psychologist
Editor, Bodies in Treatment, 2007
Co-Author, Pathways to Pain Relief (in progress)
8:30 - 10:05 AM, Sunday: Experiencing the Pain Matrix®
1:30 - 3:20 PM, Sunday: A Treatment Approach Illustrated in "Ellen's Story: Psychic Elaboration of Musculoskeletal Pain"
Dr. Anderson is an internationally renowned Mind-Body Psychologist and was the editor for Bodies in Treatment, published in 2007. She is currently co-authoring a book with Eric Sherman entitled, Pathways to Pain Relief. Dr. Anderson began working with TMS patients in 1979 at the Rusk Institute in New York City. She began working at a private practice in 1987 where she treats patients in psychotherapy and psychoanalyst. Dr. Anderson is a Faculty member at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute's Psychoanalytic Training Program and holds a part-time teaching appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Medical School. Source
Director, Market Development at Boston Scientific, 2004-2009
4:15 - 5:00 PM, Sunday: Media and Public Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging TherapiesBrief Bio:
Doug Lynch is the Director of Market Development of Boston Scientific where he works in biotechnology. Previously, Mr. Lynch worked for Advanced Bionics, as the Director of Corporate Communications, and as Director of Market Communications. Source
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