An exploration of functional neurological sensory disorders from a psychotherapeutic perspective; Symptom causation and potential implications for the therapeutic relationship

dc.contributor.advisorO'Donnell, Siobáinen
dc.contributor.authorKirwan, Jenniferen
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-13T10:11:56Z
dc.date.available2019-06-13T10:11:56Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description.abstractFunctional Neurological Sensory Disorders (FNSDs) are one of the most common presentations in outpatient neurology clinics and FNSDs are associated with considerable disability and healthcare cost. Despite its prevalence, there are still misconceptions amongst healthcare professionals regarding etiological theories of FNSDs, which results in widespread public stigma of the people who live with the condition. In this theoretical dissertation, the literature surrounding etiological theories is examined and a case is put forward for the integration and use of biological, psychological and social models by psychotherapists. The literature is also explored to examine potential implications for the establishment of a successful psychotherapeutic alliance when a person has a diagnosis of Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder (FNSD). In the absence of research, the concepts of bias, stigma, transference and counter-transference are explored. Unique points to consider in the psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment of a person with a diagnosis of FNSD are raised, and suggestions for future directions of research are put forward.en
dc.identifier.citationKirwan, J. (2019). An exploration of functional neurological sensory disorders from a psychotherapeutic perspective; Symptom causation and potential implications for the therapeutic relationship. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/3769
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychiatric disordersen
dc.subjectTherapeutic Relationshipen
dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectTransferenceen
dc.subjectCountertransferenceen
dc.subjectStigmaen
dc.titleAn exploration of functional neurological sensory disorders from a psychotherapeutic perspective; Symptom causation and potential implications for the therapeutic relationshipen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapyen
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