Professional Training

Misophonia is very common, affecting 10-15% of adults.  Median age of onset is about 10 yrs.  These people need your help.  Misophonia Institute developed a comprehensive training course for clinicians.  It is available are recorded video.  Misophonia symptoms present in such a way that typical techniques for addressing the problems are generally ineffective and can often make the symptoms worse.

Comprehensive Misophonia Training for Clinicians

Overview information
Hours/CEs: 12
Cost: $299 (including CE certificate)
Venue: Online live classes and recorded video classes
Video recordings will be made as webinars in September and October, 2019.
Presenters: Tom Dozier, Nate Mitchell, Chris Pearson, and Heidi Lack
Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6825630047442077954

Benefits of the Class

  • Learn the defining characteristics of misophonia
  • Obtain formal training so you can ethically diagnose and provide treatment for misophonia
  • You will be listed on the MisophoniaInstitute.org website (free until at least 1/1/21)
  • You will receive 12 CE credits

Overview of course content

  • Introduction to Misophonia – 0.5 hr
  • Understanding Misophonia – 1.5 hr
  • Diagnosing and Assessing Misophonia – 1 hr
  • Misophonia Management Techniques – 1 hr
  • Overview of Misophonia Treatment Options – 1 hr
  • Memory Reconsolidation, Approach to Therapy – 1.5 hr
  • Memory Reconsolidation, Applying Therapeutic Consolidation – 1.5 hr
  • Counterconditioning Treatment for Misophonia with Adults – 0.5 hr
  • Misophonia Treatment in Young Children – 0.5 hr
  • Issues and Cases of Misophonia Treatment – 1 hr
  • Misophonia Interventions: Co-existing Conditions and Clinical Considerations – 1 hr
  • Sequent Repatterning Hypnotherapy – 0.5 hr
  • Misophonia Treatment in Adults with Autism, 2 cases – 0.5 hr

APA continuing education credit is provided through Commonwealth Educational Seminars.

Target Audience:  This course is designed for helping professionals such as psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and behaviorists.

Program Level:  This course is beginning level for individuals that will provide treatment for misophonia.

The videos will be recorded as webinars in September and October, 2019.  You can either participate in the live (online) class or watch the recorded video.

The cost to register is $299.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about viewing the training videos.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6825630047442077954

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants are expected to understand and do the following:

1. Identify typical misophonia trigger stimuli
2. Distinguish the presenting conditions of tinnitus, hyperacusis, anxiety, OCD, and misophonia
3. Identify the characteristics of misophonia, based on the proposed diagnostic criteria
4. Explain the term “conditioned aversive reflex” and give examples
5. Identify the theoretical 5-stage misophonia process
6. Describe the procedure for identifying the initial physical response of misophonia
7. List devices commonly used for managing misophonia
8. Recognize the differences between reframing and Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process
9. State benefits of reconsolidation
10. Identify when Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process is appropriate
11. List and apply the steps of Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process
12. Define counterconditioning and give examples

Instructor Information

Tom Dozier, M.S. is a behavior scientist in private practice.  He founded Misophonia Institute in 2016 and serves as president.  Tom has researched misophonia for 7 years and has provided treatment for misophonia for the past 6 years.  He conducted 3 misophonia research studies and has 5 published journal articles plus 2 manuscripts in review.  Tom identified the initial physical reflex response of misophonia, which has been supported by his research and clinical work.  He is the author of Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia, and he created the content of MisophoniaInstitute.org and MisophoniaTreatment.com.

Nate Mitchell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.  He is also the treasurer of Misophonia Institute.  Dr. Mitchell is a misophonia researcher and provides treatment for misophonia in his private practice.  Dr. Mitchell has a research lab and graduate students who contribute many hours to his research projects.

Chris Pearson is a hypnotherapist and neuropsychotherapist in West Yorkshire, UK, and he is the secretary of Misophonia Institute.  He developed Sequent Repatterning hypnotherapy for misophonia and trains and certifies other hypnotherapists in the treatment method.  Chris’s training in neuropsychotherapy has resulted in substantial improvement in the effectiveness of Sequent Repatterning for misophonia.  Because of his noteworthy work, Chris was invited to membership of Royal Society of Medicine in the UK.

Heid Lack, Ph.D., ATR-BC is a licensed clinical psychologist, health service provider, board certified registered art therapist with a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. She trained in behavioral medicine and served as a Clinical Instructor/Supervisor in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School. She has a diverse background of training and life experience that enrich her understanding of clients and inform the methods she uses in her work. Dr. Lack works with clients with misophonia as well as a variety of comorbid conditions, and provides insight into the complex issues involved in misophonia.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6825630047442077954

Refund Policy:  You may request and receive a full refund within 30 days of purchase of the course.

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 12.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

All participants, regardless of their profession (psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, etc.) will receive a certificate. It will state on the certificate that this program has been approved for psychologists only. Please check with your state board to see if APA (American Psychological Association) credits are reciprocal for your profession.

Grievance Policy:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Tom Dozier at 925-322-5100.

 

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