Welcome to the Webinar with Dr Kasia Kozlowska  – A Comprehensive Clinical Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) in Children and Adolescents.

This webinar will take place on July 27th 2023, at 6:30 PM. The Webinar is recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing. 

The Webinar is exclusive to Academy Members Only. [The Academy Membership gives you access to a range of online interactive courses and webinars throughout the year, with on-demand viewing available for all webinars].

Want to deepen your understanding and improve your clinical practice in managing Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) in children and adolescents? Look no further than the upcoming webinar with Dr Kasia Kozlowska, child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Functional Neurological Disorder is a condition characterized by unexplained physical symptoms that significantly impact functioning. It is relatively common among young individuals, necessitating early recognition and intervention for improved outcomes. FND often co-occurs with mental health issues, requiring a holistic approach to address both physical and psychological aspects. Untreated or mismanaged FND can have long-term consequences, affecting academic performance, social interactions, and overall development.

The presentation will cover a wide range of essential topics,

  1. What does the research into Functional Neurological Disorders tell us?
  2. The neurobiology of functional somatic symptoms – the stress system model
  3. The assessment of Functional Neurological Disorder
  4. The principles of treatment of functional somatic symptoms
    • Working with the Body
    • Working with the Mind
    • Working with the Family and Behavioural interventions
  5. The Mind-Body Program

By attending the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge on the neurobiology of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and gain insights into the latest evidence-based interventions for treating children and adolescents with functional somatic symptoms.

Guest Speaker profile – Dr Kasia Kozlowska

Dr Kasia Kozlowska is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and clinician-researcher at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Westmead Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney. With her extensive expertise and dedication to the field, Dr Kozlowska has made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of functional neurological disorders (FND) in children.

At The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Dr Kozlowska leads a multidisciplinary consultation-liaison team, working collaboratively with experts from various disciplines to provide comprehensive care for children with complex medical conditions, including FND. Her research program focuses specifically on children with functional neurological disorders, aiming to bridge the gap between research findings and clinical practice. Dr Kozlowska also directs a specialist program that offers tailored treatment for children who are disabled by functional neurological symptoms.

Dr Sanil Rege is a highly qualified consultant psychiatrist and academic, with dual qualifications from the UK and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).

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