Diagnosing Misophonia Course

Misophonia is very common, affecting 10-15% of adults.  Median age of onset is 10-11 yrs.  These people need your help.

Diagnosing and Assessing Misophonia Class – December 8, 2017.  12:30-1:30pm ET, 11:30am-12:30pm CT, 9:30-10:30am PT.

The Misophonia Association will conduct an internet course on Diagnosing and Assessing Misophonia for licensed clinicians, with the first class to be held December 8, 2017, 9:15-10:45am Pacific Time.  You will earn 6 continuing education credits for this class (4.5 hours of reading and 1.5 hour of class).  The class size is limited to 15.

60% Discount

Cost:  $99 with promo code FIRST (regular price $249)
[Note: Proceeds will support the operation of the Misophonia Institute, a 501c3 non-profit corporation.]

Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1343249552833067009
Class size is limited to 15, so register soon.

Benefits of the Class

  • Learn the defining characteristics of misophonia
  • Obtain formal training to increase knowledge of symptomatology of misophonia and understand proposed diagnostic criteria
  • You will be listed on the MisophoniaInstitute.org website (free until at least 1/1/19)
  • You will receive 6 CE credits (except social workers receive only 1.5 CE credits for the live class)
  • This class is a prerequisite for our course on Understanding Misophonia, which will help you to ethically provide treatment for misophonia.

The Misophonia Institute has a goal of training at least 2 therapists in every state, so that individuals may easily get a diagnosis.  The Misophonia Institute will maintain a directory of trained clinicians on misophoniainstitute.org.  We also plan on teaching therapists about misophonia so that individuals with misophonia can receive professional help.

Diagnosing and Assessing Misophonia for Clinicians


This course is for clinicians who are licensed to diagnose psychological or medical conditions. In this class you will learn the unique characteristics of misophonia so that you can distinguish it from other anxiety/anger/compulsive/sensory disorders.

The instructors are Michelle Lopez, Ph.D. and Tom Dozier, M.S.  Michelle is a licensed psychologist, and Tom is a behavior analyst.  Both are directors of the Misophonia Institute.

The course consists of 4.5 hours of reading and a 1.5 hour online class, so you will receive 6 continuing education (CE) credits. There will be a test at the end of the class, which must be passed for CE credit and for you to be listed on the Misophonia Institute website as a trained clinician for diagnosing misophonia. You will receive a free listing on misophoniainstitute.org until 1/1/19 (and possibly free after that). The course is open to all, but only those who hold a valid license to provide a diagnosis will be listed on misophoniainstitute.org.

The cost for the CE credit is included in the price of the class. CEs will be awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars, an APA approved provider. To determine if they are approved for your license and your state, go to https://www.commonwealthseminars.com/seminar-ce-credit.html.

This class is a prerequisite for our course on understanding misophonia, which will teach you the current knowledge of this condition to allow you to be fully informed if you want to provide treatment.

All reading materials for the class will be provided after you register. Here is a list of the reading materials.

– Misophonia: Diagnostic Criteria for a New Psychiatric Disorder (Schroder, Vulink, & Denys, 2013)
– Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Misophonia: A Multisensory Conditioned Aversive Reflex Disorder (Dozier, Lopez, & Pearson, 2017)
– Phenomenology of Misophonia: Initial Physical and Emotional Responses (Dozier & Morrison, 2017)
– Selected readings in Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia, 2nd ed. (Dozier, 2017
– Assessment forms (fillable PDFs)

You will be expected to have completed the readings before online class. The test for CE credit will cover both the readings and the class, as required by the CE provider. If necessary, you can retake the test at no cost.

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