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Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy of Pseudoseizures


By: Dalma Kalogjera-Sackellares

Price: CAD $59.95

Publisher: CROWN HOUSE PUBLISHING

Imprint: Crown House Publishing

304 Pages

9.33 X 6.77 X 1.02 ins

ISBN:  9781904424277 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 04/01/2004

This is a unique book based on fifteen years of intensive clinical practice with and investigations into the causes and treatment of pseudoseizures. It provides a classification scheme, which permits the clinician to reduce complex clinical material to a few well-defined and coherent pseudoseizure syndromes.

The major theme of the work is the influence of trauma in the genesis of pseudoseizures along with treatment implications. Dr Kalogjera-Sackellares offers a psychodynamic model for understanding pseudoseizure syndromes by utilizing and synthesizing concepts drawn from three different schools of psychodynamic theory and therapy: psychoanalytic theory, object relations theory and self psychology. Furthermore, practical guidance and techniques are offered for handling situations that might be encountered while conducting therapy as well as a valuable summary of the neurological features of pseudoseizure syndromes.


Dalma Kalogjera-Sackellares PhD is a clinical psychologist with special training in neuropsychology, sleep disorders and geropsychology. She is currently a research psychologist in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida Health Science Center.



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