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Consultation and Training

Consultation is provided to mental health professionals to strengthen existing skills and integrate strategies into their practice. Consultation may also be provided to medical professionals seeking information and education about specific psychological disorders. Consultation may be provided about assessment and treatment of specific disorders (i.e. conversion disorders) in an office appointment, by phone or with skype. Consultation is not meant to be a substitute for individual psychotherapy on this topic, and therefore consultation will only be conducted with licensed mental health professionals, school organizations or licensed medical providers. Consultation does not entail supervision for specific clients of the contacting mental health provider. The information provided is educational and while specific case examples and deidentified client information may be discussed, the information and education provided is not meant to be a substitute for individuals wanting supervision of their client’s cases.

Supervision/Teaching

I have been the training director for the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group for the past 7 years. I enjoy teaching and supervising pediatric and child clinical psychology post-doctoral fellows, especially those interested in treating medically complex youth and youth with functional disorders. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in supervision.

Books

Pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A treatment guide (2017)

By Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana Jones

Chapters in books that I have Co-Authored

Cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. In: Friedberg: CBT for Pediatric Medical Conditions (expected 2019)

By Karla Fehr, Julia Doss, Abby Hughes-Scalise, and Meagan Littles

Care coordination for patients with nonepileptic seizures. In: LaFrance & Schachter: Gates & Rowan Non-Epileptic Seizures, Fourth Edition (2018)

By Julia Doss, Anastacia Sullwold-Risteau and Jay Selpaker Neuropsychological and psychological aspects of children presenting with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. In: LaFrance & Schachter: Gates & Rowan Non-Epileptic Seizures, Fourth Edition. (2018). By Ann Hempel and Julia Doss

The role of the patient in the treatment process. In: Dworetsky & Baslet: Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: Towards the Integration of Care. (2017)

By Julia Doss and Jeffrey Robbins

Neuropsychological and psychological aspects of children presenting with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. In: LaFrance & Schachter: Gates & Rowan Non-Epileptic Seizures, Third Edition. Boston: (2008).

By Ann Hempel, Julia Doss and Elizabeth Adams

Professional, school and community presentations that I have given in the last several years

  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: History, risk factors and treatment. Marshfield Clinic regional epilepsy conference, May 2018.
  • Pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: Treatment with case examples. Epilepsy Brain and Mind, Brno, Czeck Republic, May 2018.
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in children: History, risk factors and treatment. Special Interest Group
  • Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, DC, December 2017.
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Patients. American Epilepsy Society, Washington DC, December 2017.
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic events. Twenty-seventh annual Practical Pediatrics for primary care. St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2017.
  • Psychiatric comorbidities in pediatric patients at epilepsy onset: Assessment and Screening. American Epilepsy Society, Houston, December 2016.
  • Psychological comorbidities of epilepsy. Presentation for Minnesota Epilepsy Group’s Epilepsy Education Series, St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2016.
  • Treatment of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Presentation at the Annual Meeting for the Association of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2016.
  • New onset pediatric epilepsy: Increased risk for psychiatric diagnoses within the first year. American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2015.
  • Do’s and don’ts of diagnosing non-epileptic seizures in children. Special Interest Group Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2015.
  • Seizures? Maybe…maybe not. Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. St. Paul, Minnesota, July 2015.
  • Semiology in Pediatric Non-Epileptic Seizures: What is its Role? Special Interest Group Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Seattle, Washington, December 2014.
  • Treatment of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in the pediatric population. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Seattle, Washington, December 2014.
  • Psychiatric functioning in pediatric patients pre and post epilepsy surgery. Pediatric Highlights Session: Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, DC, December 2013.
  • Long-term treatment of non-epileptic seizures. Workshop: Annual Meeting of American
  • Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Orlando, October 2013.
  • New Findings in Pediatric Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES) – Assessing and Understanding Risk Factors in Pediatric Patients. Special Interest Group Presentation at Annual Meeting of American Epilepsy Society, San Diego, December 2012.
  • Pediatric non-epileptic seizures: Learning and Academic Challenges. Annual Meeting of American Epilepsy Society, San Diego, December 2012.
  • Nonepilpetic seizures webinar for parents. A presentation supported by the Epilepsy Foundation of America. 2012.
  • Risk factors for non-epileptic seizures in children: Learning and academic difficulties. Annual Meeting of American Epilepsy Society, Baltimore, December 2011.
  • Pediatric non-epileptic seizures: Risk Factors. Presentation at the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota annual research symposium. 2011
  • Clinical characteristics of non-epileptic seizures in children. Presentation at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. 2010.
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in children: An examination of risk factors, diagnosis and treatment. Presentation at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting as part of the Advances in the Management of Epilepsy and the Epilepsy Clinic symposium. San Antonio, Texas. 2010.
  • An examination of family medical and psychiatric history in children with non-epileptic seizures. Presentation at the American Epilepsy Society Annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. 2009.
  • School, friends, and family: How do I manage seizures in my daily life? Presentation at Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation statewide Shining Star Event, Bloomington, MN. 2007
  • A multicultural perspective on the death of a child. Presentation at a regional pediatric palliative care conference. CEUs provided to licensed attendees. Marshfield, WI.2007

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