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Aug 17, 2016

PPDA Board Members Howard Schubiner, MD and Alan Gordon, LCSW will present a weekend of professional training in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in November, 2016. Further information can be found at the Kripalu Center website.

Mar 18, 2016

 PPDA Board Member Howard Schubiner, MD and colleagues are presenting a two-day workshop for professionals who work with chronic pain patients. The training features the latest research regarding lifetime trauma and unresolved emotional experiences that often underlie these conditions. Clinicians will gain knowledge and learn skills that will be immediately applicable to their practices. The program will be the first weekend in May near Detroit, MI. For more information click ...

Jul 17, 2015

An international conference on PPD held in London, UK in April, 2015 was hosted by our sister organization SIRPA.  Several PPD Association Board members gave presentations.  Reviews were highly favorable from both health care professionals and the public.  Audio and video recordings are now available by clicking here.  Proceeds are used only to support the PPDA and SIRPA.

Jan 02, 2015

Just received word from one of our former Board Members about an upcoming scientific conference in New York City on Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015.  The title is above, the subtitle is Advances in neuroscience and treatment of psychosomatic distress.  For more information click here.

 

Aug 06, 2014

A common cause of psychophysiologic disorders that is not often discussed is a lack of self-care skills.  These patients care for family, friends, co-workers and neighbors but not as much for themselves.  Good screening questions for this issue are:

• Do you often find yourself neglecting your own needs because you are helping others?

• Do you take care of everyone you know but have difficulty finding time for yourself?

Many of these patients grew up...