CSTCP Training course for Audiologists - Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus Management

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Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway

Course for Audiologists includes expanded CBT for Tinnitus training and Clinical Supervision

The Counselling Skills and Tinnitus Care Pathway (CSTCP) has been running since 2011/12, including in Northern Ireland across the 5 health regions, funded by Health & Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) where Specialist Sensory Social Workers and Audiologists successfully completed the training.

The course is currently being updated, soon to be available as online training, and is to include 1-1 clinical supervision throughout the training period and beyond. The clinical supervision will be provided by both Dr Christine dePlacido, recently retired from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and Debbie Featherstone.

Although based upon the successful format of the CSTCP, there is expanded training in the use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Tinnitus. Audiologists can complete the training at their own pace, with the support of Clinical Supervision.

For more detail and to register your initial interest in this training, go to the Tinnitus Project website's Audiologists section

Much is being retained or updated for the new online training, so the information below is based on the original CSTCP training. Being online opens up tremendous possibilities for the future training including Clinical Supervision

Comprises 3 modules:

  • Counselling Skills (3 days)


  • Relaxation Training (2 days)

  • Tinnitus Management (3 days)

Transferable Skills:

  • Counselling skills

  • Reflective writing & practice

  • Goal setting

  • Clinical reasoning

  • Change management

  • British Tinnitus Association (BTA) Priority Event

  • British Academy of Audiology (BAA) Accredited (48 CPD Points)

  • 8 training days over 8-9 months

  • Runs on a rolling programme

The course is provided by Debbie Featherstone on behalf of the North West School of Audiology

  • 2016/7 Health and Social Care Northern Ireland - Training delivered across the 5 regions for Audiologists and Specialist Sensory Social Workers
  • Can run on a rolling programme - maximum 4 delegates per cohort. Individually tailored to meet service needs

The CSTCP covers all the essential tools and skills required by experienced Audiologists (minimum Band 5 with at least 2 years post-registration experience) to become effective in Tinnitus Management and is highly recommended by previous participant Audiologists

To request full details of Learning Outcomes and further details, please email: cstcp@tinnitusmanagement.com


Clitheroe Therapies Clinic

3 Castlegate


Lancashire BB7 1AZ

Training days:

09.30 - 16.45


Under review for 2020 as online training with 1-1 Clinical Supervision

  • Transferable counselling skills

  • Equips audiologists with skills necessary to deliver effective tinnitus management

  • Extra-curricular activity – case studies, reflective practice and CPD recording

  • Final assessment via submission of a case study (externally assessed)

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