Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP:
How to form a resilient identity as a person with hearing loss
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When: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time
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Michael A. Harvey, PhD, ABPP, provides training and consultation on mental health issues having to do 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, Mass. And was a consultant faculty at Salus University, where he taught online courses relating to the psychosocial aspects of hearing loss. He has published over 50 articles in the field and his latest books are “Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss” and “The Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph.”
Formulating one’s identity as a person with hearing loss is easier said than done. Identity formation is a so-called hero’s journey, akin to finding your way through a dense forest while coping with anxiety and uncertainty. This lecture will provide navigational tools for this journey – a psychological compass of sorts. I will describe the process of how identities are formed, methods of diversifying and strengthening one’s identity, resolving the alienating between two worlds experience, coping with “ordinary evil,” and how our stories can transform us in profound ways.