Clinical Programs

List of services supported by our program

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Program

Description

Diagnosis Format

Long-term neuro-psychiatric care

At the inception of the Huron Street Clinic, the predeccesor to this program, we accepted patients with chronic functional symptoms. Neuropsychiatric follow up, medication management and psychological therapies are still provided to these patients. Owing to our limited resources, we are no longer able to accept patients to this service

Please note that this program is currently full. We are not able to support any new patients for long-term neuropsychiatric care. Please consult your local mental health services for general psychiatric care. We continue to try to attract suitable workforce to restart this service.

All Functional Disorders

Individual and Group

Functional Seizures Clinic

Through this 12-week program, patients will initially receive education as to the causes of functional seizures and the physiological changes that occur during these events. Subsequently, a course of cognitive treatment will be administered, combined with education on ares including the medical treatments used for functional seizures, and other community resources.

Non-epileptic attack disorder.

Some cases of functional syncope

Individual

Behaviour Motor Shaping

Physical therapy for patients with functional motor disorders, including functional tremors, functional weakness and functional dystonia. Specialized physical therapy approaches are followed, as well as behavioural approaches, including Desensitization and Exposure and Response Prevention

Functional Motor Disorder

PPPD

Individual

FND Education Program

This is an extensive educational program providing patients with up-to-date knowledge on how functional symptoms happen, treatment, and what resources are available to assist with some of their symptoms. This program is based on the premises that (1) knowledge has an important therapeutic role in FND (2) Limited knowledge can lead to unwarranted investigations and unnecessary treatments

All Functional Disorders

Group

Treatment of FND, sensory type

This is an 8 session program that provides an understanding of the of the sensory system and the processes of sensitization and desensitization. The education section of this program outlines how sensory symptoms of FND are approached, and is focused on the use of mindfulness-based strategies in the management of sensory symptoms.

Patients with FND whose primary presenting symptoms are sensory in nature

Individual and Group

Behavioural Management of Functional Speech and Language Disorder

Those patients who are likely to benefit from this program will be offered up to 8 sessions of treatment. Approaches are based on Speech Therapy techniques and Behavioural  Psychotherapy, with a significant educational component.

Functional dysfluency, speech disarticulation, functional dysphonia, aphonia and accent disorders

Individual

CBT for Irritable Bowel Syndrom

This is a group program for patients with IBS, a highly prevailed functional condition with limited resources for treatment.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Group

ACT - CBT Program

This service is available only to patients attached to the Long-term neuropsychiatric care program, who are likely to benefit from understanding ACT-based strategies, such as the role of language expressions in bodily experience and in cognitive processing of stimuli and processes of response regulation.

Please note that this program is currently full. We are not able to support any new patients intake to this program. Please consult local psychological services in your community for alternatives.

All Functional Disorders

Group

Mindfulness-based CBT

This service is available only to patients attached to the long-term neuropsychiatric care program, who are likely to benefit from more mindfulness-based CBT

Please note that this program is currently full. We are not able to support any new patient intake. Please consult local therapy services in your community for alternaitves.

All Functional Disorders

Group

Friendship Bench Program

IN DEVELOPMENT

In collaboration with FND Hope Canada, we are working on developing a peer support program for patients who completed some of the services offered through our Society. We are hopeful that peer support and guidance will be of value to patients with lower access to other forms of care

All Functional Disorders

Individual

Telehealth services to patients

This service is available only to patients attached to the long-term neurophsychiatric care program, who are from out-of-town or have difficulty commuting to their appointments.

All Functional Disorders

Individual

Telehealth service to providers

N DEVELOPMENT

This is a consultation service for BC Health professionals treating patients with Functional Neurological Disorder, from outside of the Victoria area.  The intention is to give recommendation to clinicians on the management of patients with no access to FND services.

All Functional Disorders

Service to BC providers outside of the Victoria are (not for clients)