Collaboration Workshop

Collaboration Workshop #4 –  with free CEs

December 3, 2016, 4-6pm UT (GMT), 8-10am PST, 11am-1pm EST

For professionals to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/miso-workshop
(Note: This workshop is not open to consumers/sufferers.  It is limited to professionals and graduate students.)

  • Presentation #1: Applied Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Misophonia by Jesse Crosby, PhD
    • This presentation will describe the clinical application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of misophonia, including a discussion of evidence based practice, theoretical conceptualization, clinical exercises, and case examples.
  • Presentation #2: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Misophonia: An Overview by Michelle Lopez, Ph.D.
    • Those living with misophonia often experience intense physical sensations such as muscle tension, nausea, wave of heat, etc., in response to real or anticipated triggers.  This physiological response may be similar, if not identical, to the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation that occurs during an episode of intense anxiety or panic.  Although not yet studied scientifically, CBT with an interoceptive exposure component may be a worthwhile treatment option for those who experience intense physical sensations in response to a trigger.  Repeated exposure to bothersome physical sensations may help individuals overcome the distress that occurs in response to a trigger.

FREE CE credits by PsychContinuingEd.com, an APA approved CE provider.

Thanks to the generous support of PsychContinuingEd.com (who will co-sponsor this event) we will provide a free CE credit for those attending the webinar Misophonia: What Every Clinician Should Know, Thursday, August 25th at 6-7pm PT (9-10pm ET).

PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC is a sponsor of CE courses for psychologists, social workers, counselors and others. PsychContinuingEd.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

Those who attend the live online webinar will receive 1 CE credit upon completion of a survey after the event.

Learning Objectives:

Presentation 1: Participants will be able to 1) provide a basic description of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, 2) discuss how to apply the intervention to the treatment of misophonia, and 3) identify specific exercises that could be used with current patients/clients.

Presentation 2: Participants will be able to 1) describe some typical physical sensations of misophonia and 2) discuss how CBT with an interoceptive exposure component may be a worthwhile treatment option for those who experience intense physical sensations in response to a trigger.

Bios for Speakers:

Jesse M. Crosby, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Consultant in the Office of Clinical Assessment and Research at the OCD Institute, a Clinical Associate in Psychology at McLean Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  He works in private practice in clinical and consulting psychology in Arlington, MA.  He has specialized clinical and research experience with perfectionism, OCD and related disorders, anxiety, and behavioral addictions.  His program of research is focused on identifying important processes and techniques for effective treatment with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy.  Contact Information:  115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, (617) 855-4426, jcrosby@mclean.harvard.edu.

Michelle Lopez, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Undergraduate Psychology at Alliant International University.  Her clinical experience includes individual and group therapy with adult clients.  Dr. Lopez has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and utilizes evidence-based therapies to treat emotional disorders, with a focus on anxiety and depression.  Dr. Lopez was one of the first to receive specialized training and certification in the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders, a cutting edge therapy for anxiety disorders including social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety, and panic disorder.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Aurora Behavioral Health Care- San Diego, where she gained experience working with Active Duty service members.  Dr. Lopez also has specialized training working with the LGBT community.

 

Future Workshops:

TBD

  • Presentation: Treating Misophonia with CBT and Other Techniques by Constance Salhany, Ph.D.
  • Presentation: Treating misophonia with the Neural Repatterning Technique by Tom Dozier, MS
  • Presentation: Lessons learned from cases studies using CBT, Nuria Alonzo Fernandez (Madrid Spain)
  • Presentation: Theory of misophonia – A Conditioned Aversive Reflex Disorder by Tom Dozier, MS
  • Presentation: Panel discussion on theories of misophonia
  • Presentation: Summary of Research on Misophonia by Tom Dozier, MS

Archived Workshop Materials

Presentations and other materials from the workshops can be downloaded from

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-fLnBAxbc-uajdlazhmNXdpalk&usp=sharing

Misophonia: What Every Clinician Should Know – August 25, 2016

Misophonia Professional/Academic Collaboration Workshop #3

  • Presentation #1:  Treating Misophonia with Neurofeedback by Randall Lyle, Ph.D.
    • This presentation will look at my experience of treating multiple cases of Misophonia using a variety of neuromodulation techniques. We will look at the procedures and results using traditional NFB, LORETA and NeuroField as well as discuss the role of complimentary treatment such as diet, meditation and supplementation.
  • Presentation #2:  Treating Misophonia with Sequent Repatterning Hypnotherapy by Chris Pearson
    • Chris will introduce the model of misophonia that informs his approach to therapy and which aspects of the condition we can usefully treat. He will consider what therapeutic interventions make up sequent repatterning and how a program of therapy is created. Chris will present the results achieved during 2015 and will discuss the statistics of those therapeutic programs during therapy and afterwards. He will conclude with a review of availability of sequent repatterning therapy and the opportunities to train more practitioners.

Bios for Speakers:

Dr. Randy Lyle is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids IA. He also has a part-time private practice where he specializes in the integration of neuroscience into a variety of therapeutic modalities. He has been providing Neurofeedback services for nearly 20 years and has published and presented on the use of Neurofeedback in the treatment of many disorders.

Chris Pearson is an Accredited Member of National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH) and a Member of NCP, the UK National Council of Psychotherapists. He is located in Upton, Yorkshire in northern England, and he has developed a Misophonia specialism during the last five years. Chris developed Sequent Repatterning as a therapeutic framework specifically designed to treat Misophonia. Chris has now worked with almost 150 individuals having Misophonia and in 2015 spoke at the Misophonia Conference in Chicago. He has shown Sequent Repatterning to be effective as a therapy provided via online video-chat.

Misophonia Professional/Academic Collaboration Workshop #2

  • Watch the replay on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/z1HoiUS5oHs
  • Download presentations and class materials: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-fLnBAxbc-uM3JIVHFYWlhIbzg&usp=sharing
  • Presentation #1:  Age of Onset and Prevalence of Misophonia (data and varying opinions) by Tom Dozier, MS
    • Data from several surveys will be shared on the Age of Onset of misophonia.  Available data on the prevalence of misophonia will be reviewed along with estimates of prevalence from journal articles.
  • Presentation #2:  Diagnosing and Assessing Misophonia (panel discussion) with Michael Tompkins, Michelle Lopez, James Claiborn, and Tom Dozier
    • Brief presentations will be made on issues of diagnosing and assessing misophonia, including typical presentations and atypical presentations that could be considered misophonia.  Assessment instruments will be shared.
  • Presentation #3:  Case presentation – Esophagus Constriction by Tom Dozier
    • Two cases of individuals with an initial misophonic physical reflex of an esophagus constriction is presented.  A simple treatment was applied and both individuals had a large reduction in misophonia symptoms.  Implications of these cases is discussed.

Bios for Speakers:

Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a trainer and consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior. He is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as seven books. Dr. Tompkins has given over 300 workshops, lectures, and keynote presentations to national and international audiences and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on television (The Learning Channel, Arts & Entertainment) and radio (KQED, NPR). He supervises medical residents, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and provides consultation to professionals and serves on the Advisory Board of Magination Press, the children’s press of the American Psychological Association. He is a recipient of the 1994 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by the California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, the 2005-2006 Distinguished Instructor Award by the University of California Berkeley Extension, and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in innovation, treatment, and research in the field of hoarding and cluttering by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.

Michelle Lopez, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Undergraduate Psychology at Alliant International University.  Her clinical experience includes individual and group therapy with adult clients.  Dr. Lopez has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and utilizes evidence-based therapies to treat emotional disorders, with a focus on anxiety and depression.  Dr. Lopez was one of the first to receive specialized training and certification in the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders, a cutting edge therapy for anxiety disorders including social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety, and panic disorder.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Aurora Behavioral Health Care- San Diego, where she gained experience working with Active Duty service members.  Dr. Lopez also has specialized training working with the LGBT community.

James Claibourn, Ph.D. ABPP ACT has over 30 years of experience as a licensed psychologist. He has worked in a variety of settings and with people of all ages and all types of concerns. He is currently in independent practice in South Portland Maine. He provides cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals specializing in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and related problems such as tic disorders including Tourette’s Disorder  Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. He provides cognitive therapy for people with other disorders including schizophrenia and offers supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy. He provides coaching services to people at distant locations and behavioral consultations using applied behavior analysis.

Tom Dozier, MS, BAMC:BCCBT, is a behavior scientist who has studied misophonia since 2012. He is the author of 6 peer reviewed journal articles and the book, Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia 2nd Edition,  A Conditioned Aversive Reflex Disorder. He provides treatment for individuals with misophonia and developed the Neural Repatterning Technique, including the Misophonia Trigger Tamer apps to deliver this treatment.  He is the founder and director of the Misophonia Treatment Institute, which promotes misophonia treatment options and the Misophonia Institute which promotes misophonia awareness and research (including sponsoring these misophonia collaboration workshops).