Sunday, November 12th, 2023 10:00 AM America/New_York Ezra Cowan, PsyD
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Tinnitus Is A Phenomenon Characterized By Perception Of Sound Without Any External Acoustic Stimulus. While Tinnitus Is Reported To Be Highly Prevalent, Approximately 7-25% Of Those Who Experience Report Significant Psychological Distress From It. This Talk Will Review And Discuss The Relevant Research To Help Understand Possible Variables That Lead To tinnitus distress And Psychological Methods To Overcome And Reduce The Symptoms. Specifically, The Focus Will Be On Reviewing An Acceptance-based Protocol which Offers Specialized tools To Suffering Individuals To Learn How To "unstuck" Their Awareness Of The Distressing Stimuli. In Addition, common Obstacles To Therapy and Methods To Overcome Them Will Be Discussed. The Talk Will Conclude With A Case Example.
What is tinnitus?
How prevalent is tinnitus?
What are the different types of tinnitus?
What is the difference between tinnitus and tinnitus distress?
Psychological Conceptualization of Tinnitus Distress
Somatic OCD as a model of tinnitus
Thought, Behaviors and Emotions associated with tinnitus
Personality Variables Implicated in Tinnitus
Ironic Process Theory
Behavioral Function to Tinnitus (Secondary Gain)
Treatment of Tinnitus
Identifying control behaviors
Practicing letting go of compulsive control strategies
learning to live with vulnerability and loss of control
The art of mindful surrender
The use of mindfulness for tinnitus
Managing severe episodes of tinnitus
Review and Summarize
- Participants will be able to describe hallmark symptoms of tinnitus distress
- Participants will be able to describe a psychological conceptualization of tinnitus distress
- Participants will be able to describe basic techniques for treating tinnitus distress
This presentation is open to:
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
This Webinar Offers 2 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
- This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.