Functional neurological disorders

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 05/02/2021
Upcoming Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Length: 1 Day
Cost: £149.00
Equivalent to 6 CPD hours

About the course

CBT framework

Approximately one-third of outpatient neurology clinic attendances are patients reporting functional neurological symptoms. (Source: FND Hope UK.) Nationally there are limited sources of treatment and support for this client group and yet health professionals regularly see patients with FND within their services.

This one-day Maudsley Masterclass aims to support health professionals to feel more able to manage patients with FND symptoms by using effective, evidence-based CBT techniques. (Goldstein et al, 2004)

This course is open to health professionals who have an interest in learning more about CBT and how this can help patients gain improved management of their FND symptoms, in the hope of improving their quality of life.

This workshop will utilise various teaching models: presentations, case studies, live case examples, as well as interactive discussion. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own case examples for the purpose of an open discussion around barriers and difficulties when treating this client group. This will be facilitated by an expert panel of clinicians working in specialist FND services within Neuropsychiatry Outpatients at Maudsley Hospital and the Lishman Unit at the Bethlem Hospital.




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Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and clinical history of functional neurological disorders (FND)
  • Describe the CBT model as it applies to FND
  • Provide an accurate and therapeutic explanation of an FND diagnosis to patients and carers
  • Start to apply CBT principles and techniques when working with patients with FND

Course Information

Target audience

Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, Consultant – non-psychiatry any, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – non-psychiatry any, CT1-3 – psychiatry, GP, GPVTS, Occupational therapist, Psychology student, Psychotherapist, RMN, ST4-7 – non-psychiatry any, ST4-7 – psychiatry

Length & Time
This course will be taking place online.
1 day

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