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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with psychiatrist Dr. Allan Abbass, founding Director of the Center for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Canada. Dr. Abbass shares his personal experience dealing with chronic pain, how he studied the mind body approach to treating pain developed by Drs. Sarno and Schubiner, and the discoveries he made that led him to using short-term dynamic psychotherapy for the treatment of chronic pain.
Dr. Allan Abbass is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and founding Director of the Center for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Canada. He is a leading teacher and researcher in the area of Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, having provided over 300 invited presentations and 250 publications. HIs most Recent book, Hidden from View: Clinicians' Guide to Psychophysiologic Disorders is now published in several languages.