UNECOM student Bill Conway co-authors new book

December 15, 2009

Patrick W. (Bill) Conway, MDiv, MS-III,  W. Lynn Smith, Ph.D.  and Jonathan O. Cole, M.D. are co-authors of "The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization: When Symptom Becomes Disease" (Jason Aronson Publishers, 2009).

Conway is a midlife medical student at UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Prior to medical school, he spent  more than 30 years in the fields of pastoral ministry and counseling.  He has practiced as a psychotherapist in hospital-based, psychiatric settings and is certified in the delivery of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

"The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization: When Symptom Becomes Disease" represents a unique contribution to the clinician's tool chest for diagnosing and treating psychosomatic illness. This book breaks new ground by asking and answering many of the key questions that trouble every practicing clinician: Why do patients use somatization? Can we predict who will be a somatizer? Is there an underlying process involved? Why are these patients so difficult to treat?