About the course
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.
Course presented by Clare Grey
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Dr Tim Nicholson
Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London and South London & Maudsley NHSFTRead more
Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
South London and the Maudsley NHS foundation trustRead more
Neuropsychiatry Outpatients CBT Service at the Maudsley HospitalRead more
Dr Biba Stanton
King's College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS TrustsRead more
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Maudsley Hospital, neuropsychiatry outpatientsRead more
Specialist FND physiotherapist
Lishman unitRead more
Occupational Therapist & Lecturer
Lishman UnitRead more
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Lishman UnitRead more
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
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
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The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.