Working with medically unexplained symptoms
This workshop provides an exploration into what might be helpful for clients presenting with unexplained physical symptoms in therapy.
The workshop provides a mixture of learning styles, including teaching concepts, the sharing of my clinical experience, individual and group reflection, along with the use of case studies to illustrate concepts and practice treatment planning. I will draw on my clinical and personal experience as well as research into the experience of sufferers of MUS.
This workshop may be useful to anyone interested in the relationship between physical and emotional wellbeing.
This workshop will explore:
- Definitions of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).
- The feelings experienced by people surrounding the person with a medically-unexplained symptom (including an examination of our countertransference).
- Psychological theories for MUS.
- What is helpful and unhelpful for clients presenting with these unexplained physical symptoms.
- A specific exploration of chronic pain and fatigue, including the conditions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) and Fibromyalgia.
- A model for treatment planning in collaboration with clients presenting with MUS.
Bookings are taken through Eventbrite:
CPD certificates provided (six hours).
Please provide your own lunch.
About the host
I am an experienced UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist, working in private practice. I am currently working towards UKCP registration as a clinical supervisor. Medically unexplained symptoms have been a subject of interest and research for me over the last ten years and I hope to share this learning with participants.