What is All the Rage About:
Understanding and Treating Misophonia
Presenter: Ezra Cowan, Psy.D
These workshops offer 1.5 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.
Misophonia is a condition characterized by experiencing anger in response to perceiving specific stimuli, most often sounds related to eating and/or repetitive visual movements. While the literature is scarce at the moment, current findings indicate a strong psychological component to the etiology of the condition. It is postulated that a combination of perfectionistic traits in classical and operant conditioning gives rise to misophonic symptoms. Emanating from this understanding, an acceptance-based cognitive-behavioral intervention called experiential acceptance, and sound empathy (EASE) is outlined. A case study will be presented to illustrate the delivery of EASE.
The focus of this talk will be on reviewing some of the major findings in the literature on misophonia; presenting a model on the development and maintenance of misophonia; and conclude with a treatment for misophonia called Experiential Acceptance and Sound Empathy (EASE).