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A. Eiser

Alan S. Eiser, Ph.D. - Psychologist with a practice in psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy as well as a specialization in sleep disorders. He has been involved in research on sleep in psychiatric patients, and his present emphases are on dreaming and psychological aspects of sleep disorders. Representative of his current work are a commentary he co-authored with Howard Shevrin, Ph.D., "Continued Vitality of the Freudian Theory of Dreaming", which appeared in the December 2000 issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and a presentation entitled "Thinking Psychologically about Patients with Sleep Disorders", which focuses on a published case of 'Homicidal Somnambulism' and has been given in a variety of settings. Dr. Eiser's current efforts in the Sleep Disorders Center include supervising fellows in reading polysomnograms, giving presentations on sleep in psychiatric disorders, insomnia, and dreams, and consulting on selected sleep-disordered patients with complex psychological factors.


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