Dr. Donald Moss, Dr. Fred Shaffer, Dr. Erik Peper
24 April | 25 April | 26 April | 28 April | 29 April
This foundation 5-day seminar is designed to teach clinicians biofeedback fundamentals and cutting-edge applications. This program covers all 48 hours of the BCIA Didactic Biofeedback Education requirement through powerful demonstrations of biofeedback and adjunctive procedures, imaginative hands-on lab exercises with multi-channel computerized equipment, professional multimedia presentations, and comprehensive review materials. This program integrates personal hands-on training with equipment with didactic presentations.
- Attendees will be able to define biofeedback, provide an overview of its main modalities, explain its history and development, summarize relevant principles of human learning, and explain the assumptions that underly biofeedback.
- Attendees will be able to summarize four models of stress and illness, explain psychophysiological reactions to stressful events, and discuss psychosocial mediators of stress.
- Attendees will be able to describe the most commonly employed biofeedback modalities, explain the purpose and procedures for tracking tests for each, describe how to achieve acceptable skin-electrode impedance for SEMG recording, check sensor cables for breaks, prevent shock hazards, electronic concepts relevant to biofeedback, and aseptic techniques.
- Attendees will be able to describe research methodology and summarize the evidence supporting the efficacy of biofeedback applications.
- Attendees will be able to describe the major SEMG, ANS, and respiratory applications.
- Attendees will be able to describe intervention strategies.
- Attendees will be able to explain the ethical principles underlying professional conduct.
He is co-editor of Foundations Heart Rate Variability (AAPB, 2016), co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), and chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood, 1998). He currently has a new book under contract for Springer with co-author Angele McGrady on Integrative Pathways: Navigating Chronic Illness with a Mind-Body-Spirit Approach. He has published over 70 articles and book chapters on psychophysiology, spirituality, health, and integrative medicine.
About Fred Shaffer, Ph.D.
About Erik Peper, Ph.D.