UCC CPD courses

Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness


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  • Title

    Psychological Management of Tinnitus: Principles of CBT and Mindfulness

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €120 (See Fees and Costs for full details). See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    24th November, 2023

  • Start Date

    1st-2nd December, 2023 (2 days)


Learning Objective:To address psychological models of tinnitus and how they can explain the burden of tinnitus. The different management protocols derived from such models will be discussed, with special emphasis on CBT-based therapies.
Module Content:Pathways of central tinnitus, the psychological effects of tinnitus and different models to explain them, including Hallam's habituation model, the neuro-physiological model and the cognitive behavioral model. The evidence-base of CBT-based therapies will be a focus. This will include:
•Different theories related to the generation and establishment of tinnitus within the central auditory pathway
•The impact of tinnitus on the individual’s quality of life and their families
•The main theories explaining the psychological effects of tinnitus
•The cognitive, social and educational challenges in tinnitus management and the evidence-base of different psychological protocols
•The principles of CBT and mindfulness, and their application to tinnitus management
A mission of the module is to engage a diverse group of allied health, educational and medical professionals in expanding and progressing their professional capacities in relation to hearing and balance related patient needs. A distinct benefit of the module is the opportunity for networking across the disciplines.


Timetable with exact location details in Brookfield Health & Science Complex will be confirmed closer to the date and once registration is complete. The duration of the course is two days.
There are two options for taking this module non credit bearing for CPD purposes as outlined here or credit bearing see (https://www.ucc.ie/en/ct6107/) for further information. Core modules (10 credits) are available annually and elective modules (5 credits) are available biannually.
CPD certificates will be issued upon completion of the module through canvas catalog UCC’s CPD platform. To register for the course you will be required to register with UCC open. All lecture materials will be made available to you on Canvas Catalog.


Fees and Costs

€120 (See Fees and Costs for full details).

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