Attachment based psychotherapy & functional neurological disorder
This masterclass will focus on the basic attachment based psychotherapeutic skills to work with people that experience FND.
About this event
Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) require a multidisciplinary approach. Psychological support is often an important part of such support. However, FND related difficulties often present with challenges for clinicians trained in traditional models of psychotherapy.
This masterclass will aim to enhance clinician's knowledge of evidence-based attachment focused interventions to maximize therapeutic gains with this population.
The seminar will cover:
- Complex assessment, formulation and psychological interventions for FND.
- A comprehensive description of the neurophysiology of anxiety and emotions and their contribution to understand FND.
- Assessment of the role of emotions in the interface of mind and body.
- Understanding specific therapeutic techniques to work with psychophysiological presentations.
- Employing clinical videos presentation from therapeutic sessions to ilustrate the points described above with precision, clarity and moment to moment attention.
This seminar is only suitable for registered clinicians working in mental health or allied fields. The seminar is also suitable for trainees or professionals (i.e. assistant psychologists) working under the clinical supervision of clinicians registered with an accrediting body.
Plan for the day:
a) Introductions and housekeeping (15 minutes)
b) Theoretical lecture on Psychotherapy and FND (75 minutes)
c) Break (15 minutes)
d) Presentation of video (40 minutes)
e) Questions and answers (20 minutes)
f) Break (15 minutes)
g) Presentation of video (40 minutes)
h) Questions and answers (20 minutes)
A.Abbass (2014). Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques
Abbass, A. & Schubiner, H. (2019). Hidden From View: A clinician's guide to psychophysiologic disorders.
Neborsky, R. & Ten Have-De Labije, J. (2012). Mastering Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Roadmap to the Unconscious
Dr Leo Russell is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in ISTDP and the treatment of functional disorders. He is based in the UK National Health Service with Devon Partnership NHS Trust where he is the clinical lead for their FND Service. He chairs the multidisciplinary team which oversees the FND pathway across acute and community services at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and is part of the FND Hope UK Medical Experts Committee.
A teacher and supervisor in ISTDP, he also runs the first ISTDP core-training programme specifically designed for NHS professionals. He has published research on FND service development and the clinical and cost-effectiveness of ISTDP in routine healthcare settings with FND.
Dr Javier Malda Castillo is the lead/manager of a specialist psychotherapy and Personality Disorder (PD) service in the NHS. He is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist and Group Analytic Practitioner. He is an accredited MBT therapist by the Anna Freud Centre and a MBT supervisor in training. He gained accredited training in Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) through Attachment Based ISTDP-UK London and is currently a psychodynamic psychotherapy trainee in the Tavistock Clinic.
Important information before booking:
This workshop uses clinical material shared with health professionals after having obtained specific consent from patients. All attendees will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and confirm professional membership details. Attendees will have to be professionals registered with an accrediting body and/or working under the supervision of qualified professionals registered under accrediting bodies.
*Tickets are non-refundable and please check your emails (including spam) for the confidentiality agreement. Attendees will not be able to attend if a confidentiality agreement has not been signed.
Hosted by Dr Javier Malda Castillo
Dr Javier Malda Castillo is the lead/manager of a psychotherapy and personality disorder service in the NHS. He is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist, accredited MBT supervisor and Attachment Based Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (ISTDP). He is also continuing to train in psychodynamic psychotherapy through the Tavistock Clinic.