International Clinical Expert Group (CEG)
This is an international group of experts who offer clinical supervision and support for clinicians who implement CBT techniques and methods for tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia rehabilitation.
Supervision is divided into two classes: (1) training phase, (2) ongoing supervision
Supervision during training phase
Clinical supervision provides a bridge between the masterclass and real clinical situation and students will have the opportunity in which the supervisor helps them to ensure quality of clinical care. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity in order to discuss their patients and receive direct feedback on their therapeutic skills and knowledge. Depending on your professional background and training you may benefit from 3-6 supervision sessions. Each session is 45-60 minutes in duration and costs £180. In order to arrange supervision sessions please contact the experts directly.
Ongoing supervision is recommended for all therapists including fully competent specialists. The frequency of the such sessions varies between weekly supervision to once a month or once every 2 months (depending on your setting and resources). In order to arrange supervision sessions please contact the experts directly.
Members of the CEG
Dr. Hashir Aazh
Hashir is an audiologist with special interest in rehabilitative audiology. He is the head of the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Therapy Specialist Clinic as well as clinical research lead at Audiology Department, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, UK. His clinical work focuses on providing specialist therapies for adults and children experiencing tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia.Over the past decade, Hashir has developed an applied conceptual framework for audiologists and mental health professionals in order to assess and manage the distress linked to tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia in children and adults. This framework was based on the concepts emerged from his tinnitus team’s research and innovative clinical practice in combining methods of cognitive therapy with audiological science in the context of tinnitus and hyperacusis rehabilitation.
I am Kristiina Laakso from Finland. I studied psychology in the University of Helsinki and received Master’s Degree in psychology in 2003. In the beginning of my career, I worked in the field of occupational psychology but for the last 15 years, I have worked as a psychologist in hearing rehabilitation offering individual as well as group therapy for the people having problems associated with their hearing. I work in a multi-professional team and in co-operation with the University Hospitals in Finland. I train professionals in hearing-related issues. I have specialized in counselling support for patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have been offering CBT for patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia for one year.
Dr. Ana Jotic
ENT specialist, Serbia
Ana Jotic is working as an ENT specialist at the Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology and maxillofacial surgery of Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade, Serbia. Ana Jotic is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade. She holds a master’s degree in phoniatrics and a Ph.D. in otology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Ana has published 30 scientific papers in relevant otorhinolaryngology journals. Her area of work and research are otology, otosurgery, audiology, CBT for tinnitus and hyperacusis.
Jemma qualified as an Audiologist in 2010 following completion of the BSc Audiology from University of Southampton. She joined the team at Royal Surrey in October 2011. She has started working with the Tinnitus and hyperacusis team and offering audiologist-delivered CBT from 2015 and is responsible for the tinnitus clinic at Ashford Hospital. She recently organised the Tinnitus and Hearing Impairment seminar at Royal Surrey County Hospital in February 2019.
Jills K Kurian
After completing my MSc in Audiology at the University of Manchester, I worked with Dr. Hashir Aazh for over six years at the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Therapy Clinics in Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. I was trained and supervised in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis therapy. My training mainly comprised of carrying out (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) CBT, (Tinnitus retraining therapy) TRT and (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) ACT focused on Tinnitus & Hyperacusis. In addition to this, I was involved in teaching tinnitus therapy to students at University of Southampton. Currently, I work at the University Hospital Lewisham as Team leader for Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Service. I am also involved with the Vestibular rehabilitation team and provide counselling and CBT for anxiety related to Vestibular dysfunction. I have published articles in British Academy of Audiology magazine and American Tinnitus Association magazine.
Tine Roanna Luyten
Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Belgium
Tine Luyten was born in 1980 in Strathroy, a small town in Canada. In 2001 she graduated with honours from the Lessius Hogeschool (Thomas More, Antwerp, Belgium) in Social Agogic work, namely with a professional bachelor’s in applied psychology. After building up experience in the field of mental health, she started her Master of Science in Psychology and graduated cum laude in 2011. Because therapeutic work has always been her passion, she combined working in a private practice and starting a 4 – year postgraduate training in Psychotherapy, namely the Integrative training in experiential and cognitive behavioural therapy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium (2013). Meanwhile she began to specialize in the treatment of tinnitus and hyperacusis. The Tinnitus & hyperacusis masterclass at the University of London (2013), UK helped her to support the patients in need. To extend her therapeutic skills, she started the training to become an EMDR practitioner at Integrative, Aalst, Belgium in 2014. As scientific research had always stimulated her to analyse and immerse the complexity of the human brain and psychotherapy, she came in contact with Prof. dr. Paul Van de Heyning. Currently she is combining therapeutic work in the private practice with a PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp and University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium.
Audiologist, South Africa
Tarryn is a University of Cape Town (UCT) Audiology graduate. She graduated with cum-laude in 2006 with membership into the International Golden Key Honours Society and with the award of ‘Best Student in Audiology 2006’. Tarryn is the owner of a successful private practice in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 2008. She has always had a special interest and passion in the field of Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia management. Tarryn has attended Hashir Aazh’s Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Masterclass on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2012, 2017, and 2019 in the UK. She has further completed a post graduate specialist course in balance and vestibular at UCT in 2013.Tarryn is the proud mother of two beautiful boys, Liam and Jake. In her free time, she loves to travel, run and explore new restaurants with her husband. Her favourite sound is that of children laughing and the sound of the African bushveld.
Dr. Sandra Bastos
ENT specialist, Brazil
Sandra is a Medical Doctor graduated from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), 2000. She has attended the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Masterclass in 2015 and 2018. She has completed her MBAin Health Management in 2017. Sandra is the founding physician of Sandra Bastos Otorhinolaryngology Institute and Sandra Bastos Otorhinolaryngology Institute Courses.