Wednesday 1st May 2019: 9:00am-4:30pm

Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel

169 Willis Street, Wellington 

NH-CBT is the name given to a treatment protocol developed 7 years ago by Matt Richardson, following some successful experimentation with a client with functional neurological symptoms.  The treatment protocol achieved complete or almost complete symptom resolution in 12 of the next 13 patients, usually within 2 weeks.  That case series is now published (in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy).  The team at ISIS has continued to use NH-CBT since then, with similar success rates.  The theoretical basis for the protocol is a radical departure from traditional views of functional symptoms as being the result of repressed intrapsychic conflicts – in fact, during NH-CBT, discussion of emotions is entirely optional. 

This workshop will fully prepare attendees to practice NH-CBT, and pilot training suggests that they will be able to get similar success rates. This workshop is suitable for Clinical Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists working with people with neurological problems. 

Presenter: Dr Matt Richardson is a full-time clinician working at the ISIS Centre in Dunedin (a regional neurorehabilitation unit).  He was trained in the UK, and came to New Zealand 10 years ago.

Cost for attendance at workshop: (includes lunch and refreshments) 

Health professionals





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