Identifying & Treating Functional Neurological Disorders (FND)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific
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Event Description
Rochelle Frank, MD, FAAN received her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, attended Neurology residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and fellowship training in Neurophysiology at the University of California, Davis.  Currently, she works as a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine where she started a new program in Integrative Neurology and Functional Neurologic Disorders.  Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurology Clerkship Director at California Northstate University College of Medicine from 2016 to 2022 and worked as a general Neurologist at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville California from 1998 to 2016.  
She is board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and received additional board certifications in Integrative Medicine from the ABoIM (American Board of Integrative Medicine) in 2016 and the ABIHM in 2012.   She is the current Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Neurohealth and Integrative Neurology Section.  Her research interests include Integrative Medicine and Functional Neurologic Disorders.  She has created many programs in physician and medical student wellness, and she is currently a member of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Joy of Medicine Committee, the UC Davis Wellness and DEI Committees and a founding and current member of the FND Society.

Financial Disclosures:
  • University of California, Davis School of Medicine employee
  • Honoraria for Sacramento Sierra Valley Medical Society Balint Groups
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  • none


Financial Disclosures;

  • None

Non-Financial Disclosures

  • MSCC President & Continuing Education Administrator
  • New Start Brain Injury Support Group Founder & Leader
Target Audience:  Medically Based Speech-language pathologists​

Course Description:  Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a complex diagnosis that has recently gained attention in the field of neurology.  Formerly known as conversion disorder and addressed primarily from a psychiatric standpoint, recent research has explored the efficacy of a more holistic approach to FND combining psychological and physiological approaches.  This course will focus on the key role of the speech-language pathologist in the treatment of FND. Identifying patients with FND is easily achieved by the neurologist on the team.  This course will address the treatment techniques and approaches needed by FND patients that SLPs are uniquely qualified to provide.  This session will provide tools and examples of familiar treatment practices to help successfully treat the FND population.
Learner objectives
  1. Describe the distinguishing characteristics of (Functional Neurological Disorder/FND)
  2. Identify potential team members and holistic/alternative approaches used to treat FND
  3. Review case studies to identify specific symptoms of FND and corresponding treatment approaches
Time ordered Agenda:
5:30  - 6:15                  Functional Neurologic disorder: Process of Ruling Patients “In”
6:15 - 7:00                   Case Studies & treatment pointers
7:00 – 7:45                  Holistic approaches & team members
7:45 – 8:15                  Discussion & Question/Answer
8:15 – 8:30                  Wrap Up & Question/Answer

In order to receive credit for this course participants must complete the following requirements:  

  • attend entire course
    • sign in zoom conference ( phone particiaption only is not eligible for ASHA CEU's)
    • partial credits not allowed
  • complete program evaluation
    • must be completed within 7 days of completion of course
    • certificate of completion will be awarded upon receipt of program evaluation

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