Credentials & Training

## qualifications: the breakdown

Joey Remenyi: “MClinAud, MaudSA (CCP), BA (Psych), ACT/CBT (cert), Senior Yoga Teacher”

BA: Bachelor of Arts (3-years), at The University of Melbourne with a major in psychology/neuroscience (2005).

MClinAud: Master of Clinical Audiology (2-years) at The University of Melbourne (2008).  

Publication: The prognostic value of speech recognition scores in patients with vestibular schwannoma, published with supervisors Mr Rob Briggs (Oto-neurologist) and Angela Marshall (Senior Audiologist) in The Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.  

MaudSA (CCP): Intern graduate placement at The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and The University of Melbourne Balance Disorders Unit (2009).  With ongoing work in the vestibular audiology field until 2014.

ACT/CBT (cert): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy certificate with CBT Australia (2012).  And ACT: Acceptance Commitment Therapy/Training with Dr Russ Harris, Melbourne, Australia.  Joey is a certified CBT and ACT therapist.

ACT Coaching: “Acceptance Commitment Therapy/Training” for workplaces with Rachel Collis, 2015.

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher: Joey has over 7000-hours of training in total.  This includes a formal 3-year teacher training apprenticeship.  With extensive study of traditional yoga techniques (mindfulness in posture, breath, meditation, philosophy, and further study in anatomy/physiology).  Assessments with the BKSIYAA in Sydney, Australia (2010-12).  

Further study: 10-weeks in India, Pune, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute with BKS Iyengar (when he was aged 94!).  Ongoing international study and practice in yoga and meditation.  With over 18-years experience, Joey is now a registered senior yoga teacher with Yoga Australia.

Vestibular audiology field of practice at The University of Melbourne Balance Disorders Unit (2009-2015).  Joey has worked with 1000’s of patients experiencing dizziness, nausea, tinnitus or hearing loss.

## conferences and further presentations:

Joey has unique training in vestibular audiology, psychology and mindfulness. She has been invited to present on various topics relating to mindfulness for vertigo both nationally and internationally.

NOTSA- Neuo-Otology Society Australia- Conferences: Joey has presented on the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in patients with vertigo and tinnitus over a number of national NOTSA conferences (listen here)

British Society of Audiology Conference 2016: Topic “Mindfulness for vestibular patients” (listen here)

Audiology Australia National Conference workshop: Topic “Mindfulness for Vertigo and Tinnitus Patients”

Professional development training for General Practitioner Doctors – Covering the Topic of Vertigo and Vestibular rehabilitation for the Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) GP Training 2016

British Interest Group (BIG) conference 2016:  Online resources for vertigo patients

Australian Hearing Adult Audiology Specialist Professional Development Conference (2016): Mindfulness for vertigo, tinnitus and audiologist self-care

## memberships

Audiology Australia, ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) peer supervision for Geelong and The Surf Coast; AVESTA Vestibular Rehab Australia;  Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia.

## peer review

“Joey has truly unique training in both mindfulness and vestibular conditions that goes far beyond theory”. 

Dr Chris Walsh, MBBS, DPM, FAChAM

“When Joey worked with me, within two minutes I could feel the stress lifting off,…from my eyes, from my forehead, from my shoulders, from my neck. She has a wonderful manner and skill set, and can get to work immediately. 

I can highly recommend Joey’s mindfulness practice and stress management techniques.”

Dr Shani Dettman, PhD, MEd, BApSc, LSLS AVT-Cert

The University of Melbourne, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

“Joey is the real deal. She thinks outside the box; and she gets results. You will love working with her!” 

Pia Doss, Senior Audiologist, Sydney (NSW)

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