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My Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications:
(2012) MSc in Psychotherapy with Merit (University of Sheffield)
(2005) DHP(NC) Post Graduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy with Distinction (NCHP)
(1994) Diploma in Hearing Therapy (City Lit., London)

External Lectures & Courses
March 2021
Webinar for the British Tinnitus Association: "What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and how it can help with tinnitus"

January 2020 - present
Partnered the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme with the British Tinnitus Association BTA website

January 2016 - 2017
Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway (CSTCP) - training Audiologists & Specialist Sensory Social Workers across all regions of Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Northern Ireland

2010 - 2019
Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway (CSTCP) - A Course for Audiologists
8 day training course delivered to NHS and private sector Audiologists provided in partnership with the North West School of Audiology

2009 - present
Provision of the 'online' Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Tinnitus E-Programme www.tinnituseprogram.org

2006 - 2012
Lecturer at University of Manchester
Teaching BSc and MSc Audiology students - Tinnitus Management and Rehabilitation in Audiology;
Developed Masters level specialist course in Aural Rehabilitation and Tinnitus Management

Collaborative Research with NIHR NHBRC
2015 - 2017
Published: A psychologically informed, audiologist-delivered, manualised intervention for tinnitus: Protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial (Tin Man Study) John A Taylor; Deborah A Hall; Dawn-Marie Walker; Mary McMurran; Amanda Casey; David Stockdale; Debbie Featherstone; Dean M Thompson; Carol MacDonald; Derek J Hoare, Pilot and Feasibility Studies
2013 - 2016
NIHR NHBRC Stage 1 & 2 Evaluation of the Tinnitus E-Programme
Published: The application of intervention coding methodology to describe the Tinnitus E-Programme, an internet-delivered self-help intervention for tinnitus, Kate Greenwell, Debbie Featherstone, Derek Hoare, American Journal of Audiology

National and International Lectures & Workshops
November 2017
University of Manchester - Tinnitus Training Day for Audiologists
June 2014
British Academy of Audiology Student Conference (Nat) Main Speaker: "Working with Non-routine Patients"
Sept 2012       
British Society of Audiology (Nat) Main Speaker "Practice Guidance Principles of Adult Rehabilitation: Implications of the Principles for an Individual's Practice"
April 2012       
National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, Nottingham: Seminar Series Main Speaker: “Tinnitus – Designing Therapy Around the Patient”

Other Professional Interests
2004 - present
Provision of national interactive forum for Hearing Therapists
2018 - present
Provision of the Therapist-supported CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme
2009 - 2018
Provision of Tinnitus E-Programme: a worldwide tinnitus management resource for professionals and the public, (including a moderated on-line Support Forum)
2011 - 2014
Member of NSHP Ethics Panel. NSHP is a member organisation of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

Earlier Lectures & Workshops:
May 2011       
NHS Scotland: Starkey Innovation Day (NHS Scotland Heads of Audiology) Main Speaker: “Innovation and Change”
March 2008    
RNID National Study Day (*Nat) “Group Work and Tinnitus”
March 2008    
ATLA National Training (*Nat) “Management of Patients with Tinnitus”
April 2008                         
Phonak iLearn (**Int) “Working with Groups in a Clinical Setting”
April 2007  
Phonak iLearn (**Int) “Change Management”          
2007-2008
Hearing Therapy Forum (*Nat) “Case Studies Workshops” – Various topics
Note:
RNID – Royal National Institute for the Deaf (now Action on Hearing Loss)
ATLA – Association of Teachers of Lipreading
Phonak iLearn – Worldwide Web Live lectures for professionals in Audiology, also in recorded format thereafter
Hearing Therapy Forum Workshops held at Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London
*National **International

History of Professional Body Offices whilst working in the NHS
2008-2009      
Chair BAA Professional Development Committee
2006-2009      
BAA Chief Auditor for Continuing Professional Development
2004-2009      
BAA Professional Development Committee
2004-2007      
BAA (British Academy of Audiology) Executive Board

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