2020 Misophonia Convention

Thu, October 08 2020, 8:00 PM - Sat, October 10 2020, 8:00 PM [EST]

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Donate Today and Help make a difference! The Misophonia Association is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to nurturing sufferers of Misophonia while helping professionals towards their efforts at pursuing a cure. All of the contributions we receive go towards this goal, which we pursue through Education, Advocacy, Research, and Support (EARS).

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Thu, October 08 2020, 8:00 PM - Sat, October 10 2020, 8:00 PM [EST]



for the


2020 Misophonia Convention


October 9-10, 2020


*with possibility of an optional


meet-and-greet evening reception


on Thursday, October 8*




This event will be held online.


Instructions on how to attend will be provided

before the convention.



The conference will be held on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, from 11:30 AM - 8 PM (EDT), with a possible (to be confirmed later) meet-and-greet reception on Thursday evening, October 8, from 8 - 10 PM (EDT). There will be presentations, topic and discussion groups and 2-hour lunch breaks on Friday and Saturday. The detailed schedule, including information about speakers and topics, will be made available soon.

The Convention will feature the most current and relevant research and information about Misophonia, including presentations from diverse fields of expertise and life, social opportunities and support from others with Misophonia, and interactive sessions and activities. Keep an eye out here and on our website this summer for details on programming.

Our overall goal remains to create an affordable convention that will bring you the very best in current thinking, coping, management, new knowledge, and practical sessions with useful advice and support.



  • One Family/Household first device - $99
  • For a family's additional device - $25


You can also donate today and help make a difference! A $40 donation includes a 1-year membership to the Misophonia Association, which is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to nurturing sufferers of Misophonia while helping professionals towards their efforts at pursuing a cure. All of the contributions we receive go towards this goal, which we pursue through Education, Advocacy, Research, and Support (EARS).


CANCELLATIONSCancellations made no later than September 18, 2020 will be refunded at 50%, less Eventzilla registration fees. Cancellations made no later than September 28, 2020 will receive a 25% refund, less Eventzilla registration fees.


SCHOLARSHIPSThose wishing to apply for a scholarship towards their registration fee may contact the Misophonia Association Board at misoassociation@gmail.com. Please share information about yourself and the reason for your scholarship request.



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Misophonia Association


The Misophonia Association is a Non-Profit Organization that was founded in 2013 in Portland, Oregon after the first annual Misophonia Convention, with subsequent conventions in Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas, Bloomington, Minnesota and most recently, in Denver. Our Non-profit association goals and mission include: Education, Advocacy, Research, Support, and to assist those who suffer from the condition of Misophonia, as well as their families. We stand together in our rejection of bias, prejudice, and exclusion. We value respect, encouragement, professionalism and courteous speech and behavior. We recognize effort, intentions and accomplishment. We applaud helpfulness, positivity, and collaboration. We have made tremendous progress in the past few years. We are committed to our annual convention, which allows us to present a platform for gathering current and potential researchers and clinicians, and to work directly with those who suffer from Misophonia along with their families to encourage exploration and support as a group. We continue to press for legitimate peer-reviewed professional research, and we are committed to long-term dedicated and professional activities. The Misophonia Association is a non-profit funded with volunteer effort and donated time and funds.

Contact the Organizer

Tom Dozier
Behaviorist & Researcher

Tom Dozier is a behaviorist who has researched and provided treatment for misophonia for the past 8 years. He is author of Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia and 6 journal articles. Tom founded the non-profit Misophonia Institute in 2016 to promote misophonia awareness and research. He developed Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy as a behavioral treatment for misophonia and provides this treatment by video-chat. Tom will explain the learned reflex behavior theory of misophonia and how it is the core of Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy for misophonia. He will also provide a session on Progressive Muscle Relaxation which allows you to develop the neurological ability to relax your muscles on demand.


About Tom

Behaviorist & Researcher
Dr. Marti Glenn

Marti Glenn, PhD, Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute, offers professional trainings and intensive retreats to help adults transform their lives. An award winning and pioneering psychotherapist and educator, Marti is founding president of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. SBGI is known for its graduate degrees in prenatal and perinatal psychology, somatic psychology and clinical psychology. In her clinical work and trainings, Marti emphasizes the integration of the latest research in a number of fields such as: Epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, attachment, pre- and perinatal psychology, and trauma. She has produced a number of conferences relating to prenatal and birth issues. And, she co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal with Daniel Siegel and Bruce Perry. She has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies. She is a recipient of the Verny Lifetime Achievement Award in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Marti is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. She lives in Santa Barbara, California and enjoys working with her husband Ken in their Ryzio Programs, both virtual and in-person. Outside of work, her greatest passion is being with her grandchildren. Marti will be presenting the topic: What Polyvagal Theory Can Tell Us About Misophonia


About Dr. Marti

Dr. Adam B. Lewin
Professor of Pediatrics

Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor of Pediatrics (joint appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience) and Interim Division Chief of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Lewin is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Clinical and Health Psychology and residency/fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Lewin joined the University of South Florida faculty in 2009. He directs the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, a multidisciplinary program advancing education, research and specialty clinical care for individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive, Tourette/tic and anxiety spectrum disorders including many youth with sensory sensitivities and related emotional/behavioral/functional problems. Dr. Lewin is the Director of the Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence at USF, is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International OCD Foundation, and is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. His research has focused on treatment development and clinical characterization for youth with OCD/tic spectrum disorders with current funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several private foundations including the Ream Foundation's award for Misophonia. Dr. Lewin is a recipient of a Misophonia Association grant and will be presenting the topic: A Novel Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavior Therapy Approach for Youth with Misophonia: A Case Example

About Dr. Adam B.

Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May
Professor of Psychology

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Department Chair for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi in 2002 and prior to joining the faculty at the University of Miami, was a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Ehrenreich-May is the author of over 125 published works, including several treatment manuals, books and peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Ehrenreich-May's currently funded research includes effectiveness trials regarding treatment of youth emotional distress in community settings. She has a particular interest in transdiagnostic interventions for youth with emotional disorders that is predicated on the rationale that such disorders have substantial phenotypic overlap and respond to similar principles of change. She currently has research funding from NIH and several foundation sources to support this work. Dr. Ehrenreich-May is a recipient of a Misophonia Association grant and will be presenting the topic: A Novel Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavior Therapy Approach for Youth with Misophonia: A Case Example

About Dr. Jill

Professor of Psychology
Dr. Jaelline Jaffe
Licensed Therapist LMFT

Jaelline Jaffe PhD, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Misophonia Association Board member who has been instrumental in each of the previous five conventions. She has over 40 years of experience in offering dialectical and cognitive therapy to families and individuals, and began to offer help to those who suffer from Misophonia in her California based clinic and online during the past ten years.


About Dr. Jaelline

Licensed Therapist LMFT

Marsha Johnson, AuD, has been devoted to the care of patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia for 21 years at her Oregon Audiology Clinic. Her clinical background includes the terminal degree of her field, the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD). She has served on many different nonprofit boards including the American Tinnitus Association, the Tinnitus Practitioners Association, the Misophonia Association, and others.


About Dr. Marsha

Dr. Michael Mannino

Michael Mannino is currently Director of Programs at the Institute for Data Science and Computing at the University of Miami. He holds a PhD in neuroscience, having researched networks of the human brain involved in perception, learning and memory, attention, as well as embodied cognition. Michael is also an amateur athlete, focusing on a variety of different movement modalities, and interested in peak performance, cognitive enhancement and neurotechnologies, and the intersection of neuroscience and fitness. He also has a Masters degree in philosophy, specializing in philosophy of mind, consciousness, and science, and has been a professor of philosophy and critical thinking for 10 years, teaching ethics and moral reasoning, philosophy, logic, and comparative religion. Michael is very passionate about science communication, transhumanism and exponential technologies, and space science. Michael has one peer-reviewed publication on Misophonia, was 1 of 40 researchers invited to the REAM Foundation Misophonia Science Retreat, was on the advisory board for the Misophonia International Research Network, as well as the 2nd International Symposium on Misophonia EU Hyperacusis network. Dr. Mannino will be presenting on the topic: Brain Science and Misophonia

About Dr. Michael

John Smoot
Support Groups Admin

John Smoot is the Administrator of the Western and Pacific Misophonia Support Group, as well as the non-region based group, Misophonia Without Borders. John’s Misophonia began to surface in the mid 1980’s, when he was in High School. For around 30 years, he made his best efforts to deal with what he referred to as his “really weird personality flaw that I just can’t explain,” until 2016, when he learned that he had Misophonia and that he was only one of many. On November 11, 2019, John created the Southwest Regional Misophonia Support Group on Facebook. After hearing a guest from Alaska speak on an episode of the Misophonia Podcast, he realized that the Misophonia Association had been helping start these support groups for over a year, but there was still no regional group for the Northwest, Alaska or Hawaii. On January 10, 2020, after careful consideration, John changed the name of the group to Western and Pacific Misophonia Support Group and expanded the group coverage to include these areas. When a few people complained to John that regional groups are unfair, because they exclude people who do not live in their coverage areas (by the way, not all location based groups follow this practice), he did not agree. However, he did take those feelings into account, along with a few other factors, and decided to accelerate an idea that he had already been considering. Thus, On May 24, 2020, John created Misophonia Without Borders, for which location is not a part of the membership criteria. Along with other Regional Group Administrators, John will be participating in a panel discussion about the regional support groups at the conference.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WesternAndPacificMisophoniaSupportGroup; https://www.facebook.com/groups/MIsophoniaWithoutBorders

About John

Support Groups Admin
Beth Lambert
Author and Educator
Epidemic Answers

Author, educator and former healthcare consultant, Beth Lambert has monitored and documented the escalating rates of childhood chronic conditions for nearly a decade. Her first book, A Compromised Generation, provides a thorough analysis of the origins of this modern health crisis and documents how modifications to environmental and lifestyle factors can profoundly influence health outcomes, including full disease reversal. Beth is also the co-author of Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis. Beth is the founder and Executive Director of Epidemic Answers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children. She is also the creator and Executive Producer of The Documenting Hope Project, a multi-year prospective research study and media project that examines the cumulative impact of environmental stressors on health and their mitigation through personalized and systems-based treatment approaches. Beth is the mother of three children and is passionate about raising awareness about the connection between daily choices, human health, and planetary health. Beth will be presenting on the topic: Reversing PANS/PANDAS/OCD and other new childhood epidemics.

https://epidemicanswers.org/, https://documentinghope.com/, http://sentientpublications.com/shop/books/all-titles/a-compromised-generation/, https://brainunderattack.com/

About Beth

Author and Educator
Epidemic Answers
Adeel Ahmad
MisophoniaPodcast Host

Adeel Ahmad, host of the Misophonia Podcast, has Misophonia and interviews other "Misophones" from around the world. In his podcast you will hear candid conversations with people that have Misophonia. He is also the creater of The Miso List, a directory of products and businesses by Misophones. During the day Adeel is a software engineer and entrepreneur, currently an Engineering Manager at Caterpillar Digital Labs.

https://www.misophoniapodcast.com; https://www.misolist.com/

About Adeel

MisophoniaPodcast Host
Chris Pearson
Clinical Hypnotherapist

Chris Pearson developed Sequent Repatterning, a therapy approach created specifically to work with misophonia. He has provided training and professional development opportunities to experienced therapists, and over the last ten years has founded a community of therapists committed to helping those living with misophonia. Chris is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuropsychotherapist who has published papers on Misophonia in International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, Frontiers of Psychology and elsewhere. He has presented before to Misophonia Association Conventions (2015 and 2018) and to the Misophonia Research Symposium in USA, as well as conferences in Europe and Australia. He is a board member of Misophonia Institute and was invited to membership of the Royal Society of Medicine in 2017. Chris will be presenting on the topic: Providing Effective Therapy for Misophonia: Understanding the Condition and Creating a Therapeutic Community


About Chris

Clinical Hypnotherapist