Keynote Speaker



 Dr. Michael HarveyDr. Michael Harvey provides training and consultation on mental health issues dealing with hearing loss, including consultation and training for audiologists regarding motivational interviewing and the psychological aspects of patient care. As a Clinical Psychologist, he has a private practice in Framingham, Massachusetts and was a consultant faculty member at Salus University, where he taught online courses relating to the psychosocial aspects of hearing loss.


He is a contributor for Hearing Loss Magazine, the journal for the Hearing Loss Association of America. In addition to his over 45 articles, his books include Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss, The Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph, Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons: A Systemic Model, and a co- edited book entitled Culturally Affirmative Psychotherapy with Deaf Persons.



Dr. Harvey will sign pre-purchased books on Friday at the conference, times to be announced.


Listen with the Heart           Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph         Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons: A Systemic Model         Culturally Affirmative Psychotherapy with Deaf Persons


“If you ever want to have fun and learn a lot of really important information at the same time, I highly recommend that you attend one of Dr. Harvey's workshops. There are very few psychologists who have Dr. Harvey's depth of experience in working with people who have problems related to hearing. There are fewer still who are able to communicate their knowledge as effectively as he does. So, read his books, and attend his workshops; you will be delighted and informed.”
Sam Trychin, Ph.D., Psychologist and Lecturer, Penn State, Erie, Pennsylvania




You know people with hearing loss. Do you listen to them with your ears, or with your heart? You will be shown a deeper way of tuning in to the personal and sometimes overwhelming struggles of those who have lost their hearing-and whose relationships face new challenges. Focusing on finding answers to the questions, "Why me?" and "What do I do now?” and other true stories will be shared from Dr. Harvey’s psychotherapy practice with individuals, couples, and families.




Hearing loss doesn’t affect just an individual, but also affects significant others. But the needs of the non-hearing impaired spouse are often left unexamined. Even while providing support, so-called “shadow spouses” have rich opportunities to benefit themselves in profound, often transformative ways. I will illustrate techniques for maximizing psycho-social-spiritual growth for both partners. Pre-marital dating, when one person is hard-of-hearing, will also be covered. The focus is on growth enhancement possibilities beyond the logistics of setting up communication strategies.




The pragmatic techniques of psychologist Ross Green are extremely useful in treating children and adolescents who are inflexible and explosive. This training covers specific cognitive-behavioral methods of teaching flexibility and frustration tolerance, distinguishing when a child “can’t behave” from “won’t behave,” interrupting explosive behavioral sequences, designing appropriate milieu, and conducting situational analyses of antecedent events. The format is via didactic presentation, role playing and experiential exercises and can be specifically tailored for staff in residential treatment settings, outpatient therapists, or parents.


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