Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102834
About the Course:
Patients diagnosed with conversion (also known as functional neurological symptom) disorder (DSM-5) present with what appear to be neurological symptoms (e.g. movement disorders, blindness, seizures) but which occur in the absence of neurological disease. Instead, conversion disorders (CDs) have a presumed psychogenic origin. They are often disabling, dangerous, and can become chronic if not treated in a timely manner. These patients tend to show up in the offices and clinics of mental health professionals with regularity and can be one of the most challenging patients to treat since they present with numerous psychiatric comorbidities and can exhibit dramatic and puzzling symptoms. In this webinar, the instructors will discuss pediatric and adult psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, the most frequent CD and will present the audience with ways to recognize, assess and treat these patients. Pediatric and adult CDs differ considerably in terms of risk factors and effective treatment approaches and this will be discussed. Empirically-validated treatment approaches for adult psychogenic non-epileptic seizures will also be discussed.
Course Material Authors
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level of knowledge.
Define and characterize functional neurological disorders including psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
Discuss treatment options for patients with PNES depending on their psychiatric comorbidities and age
Demonstrate competence in managing a patient with PNES in their office
Specify similarities and differences in adult and pediatric conversion disorders, with a special focus on psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
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