SENetwork and the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN)
I am a NY State Certified School Psychologist, a Connecticut Professional Licensed Counselor and I hold a Doctorate in School/Clinical-Child Psychology. As a mother of triplets, I began my professional career as I was disappointed with the state of the field as far back as 1999.I graduated from Columbia University, and Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Ferkauf Psychology respectively. In addition to working as school psychologist, I founded the Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University (2007) in order to advocate for research and treatment for people with Sensory Processing Disorders, and more recently, Misophonia. Simultaneously I began the SENetwork (Sensation and Emotion Network) in order to facilitate researchers interested in sensory over-responsivity and related issues. In 2015 I began the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN). Together with Misophonia International (a news site run by advocate Shaylynn Hayes) we have developed a compilation of interviews with researchers, information packets for doctors and parents, offered two free Webinars in association with Duke University. We have also developed a Provider Network for cross-disciplinary clinicians interested in working with people with misophonia. Currently, we are also developing a class for continuing education credits along with Drexel University.