This worksheet describes the a cognitive behavioral (CBT) model of tinnitus developed by McKenna, Handscombe, Hoare & Hall (2014). It identifies mechanisms including negative thinking, selective attention, and safety seeking behaviors as important in the maintenance of tinntus-related distress.
This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:
- Client handout – use as a psychoeducation resource
- Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
- Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
- Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training
- McKenna, L., Handscombe, L., Hoare, D. J., Hall, D. A. (2014). A scientific cognitive-behavioural model of tinnitus: novel conceptualizations of tinnitus distress. Frontiers in Neurology, 5, 1-15.