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AudiologyNOW! 2014: Use of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention in Audiology (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 03/27/2014

Recorded March 27, 2014 at AudiologyNOW! 2014

1 hour

Presenter: Robert Sweetow, PhD

CEUs: .1 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in improving their counseling skills

Instructional Level: Introductory

Program Focus: Knowledge and Skills

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Describe patients for whom maladaptive thoughts and behaviors create a barrier to successful outcomes
2. Explain the concepts of cognitive theory
3. Formulate a strategy for adding this approach to the clinical armamentarium

Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been used for decades to treat a multitude of psychological disorders. Many of the concepts used by psychologists trained in this procedure can be effectively utilized by clinical audiologists in breaking through some of the barriers impacting hearing and balance disorders including, but not limited to, resistance to trying amplification; parental counseling; tinnitus and hyperacusis management; and aural and vestibular rehabilitation. The practical applications of cognitive behavioral interventions by audiologists will be described.

Robert Sweetow, PhD is Professor and former Director of Audiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, M.A. from the University of Southern California and B.S. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Sweetow has had twenty five textbook chapters and over 115 scientific articles published. He is a reviewer for several journals, author of Counseling for Hearing Aid Fittings and a former member of the Board of Directors of AAA. He was the developer of the auditory training program LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement). Dr. Sweetow has lectured worldwide and is a highly sought after speaker known for his informative and entertaining style. He has presented numerous speeches at Audiology Now. His research interests include amplification, counseling, rehabilitation, neuroscience, and tinnitus. Dr. Sweetow was the recipient of the prestigious 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology.


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