Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway (CSTCP) - A Course for Audiologists
One of the first things I did upon leaving the NHS in 2010 was set up a training course for Audiologists to train them to deliver basic tinnitus management. The course is called Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway (CSTCP) for Audiologists. I ran it on behalf of the North West School of Audiology.
In 2016, the course was delivered in Northern Ireland for Audiologists and Specialist Sensory Social Workers across the 5 Health & Social Care regions in Northern Ireland.
The CSTCP is currently being adapted to be available ONLINE (Expected to go live January 2020)
Unlike other training courses, the CSTCP is not two or three days of intensive lectures. It takes place over several months, you can work at your own pace, putting in to practice what has been learned in each of the modules in your clinics. Feedback is 1-1 through Clinical Supervision, a mix of meeting 1-1 using a virtual platform (you can use a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone) and email. In addition to the clinical aspects of tinnitus management including the use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) tools, training is also provided in Reflective & Reflexive Practice, Critical Thinking & Clinical Reasoning Skills and Protocol Development.
Course content will be similar to the original but with updated materials and more focus on using CBT than the original course program allowed. The new format includes online modules for the following:
- Being a Reflective & Reflexive Practitioner
- Counselling Skills
- Nuts and Bolts of Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Related Conditions
- Related Neurophysiology and Neurobiology and How It Changes
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Tinnitus
- Clinical Supervision
To register your interest in the training: