Thursday 22 September 2016

Workshop - Dr. Leah Lagos

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Post-Concussion Syndrome
Dr. Leah Lagos
1-day Workshop
28 April

This one-day workshop is for health professionals and researchers who want to learn a theoretical rationale and clinical protocol for implementing Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback (BFB) as a treatment for Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS).  The hands on, guided tutorial, will teach clinically useful skills for restoring autonomic imbalance, reducing PCS symptoms, and engaging the body’s natural healing processes for recovery from concussion.  Case examples, based on over a decade of Dr. Lagos’ clinical and research experiences, will be presented.  Specialized issues such as treating patients who present with co-morbid symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and PCS will be addressed.

  • Explain the relationship between Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Describe the current science and rationale for applying HRV Biofeedback (BFB) to PCS patients
  • Identify the features of a ten session protocol for PCS including equipment, homework, and an overview of training
  • Learn a combination of biofeedback and cognitive behavioral skills to help PCS patients reduce somatic symptoms
  • Describe the general trajectory of improvement if patient participants in ten consecutive weekly sessions and complies with two, twenty-minute, at home daily breathing practices
    Identify two forms of assessments for evaluating patient’s health at onset of training as well as measuring progress after training
  • Describe how to measure patient progress throughout HRV BFB training
  • Identify and utilize adjunctive techniques for treating trauma related to PCS
  • Discuss the needs for the integration of HRV BFB and NFB for cases that involve attention and memory challenges

Mindfulness and Biofeedback for High Performance
Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB  & Leah Lagos, PsyD, BCB
2-day Workshop
25 April | 26 April

Dr. Lagos will co-instruct workshop with Dr. Inna Khazan. Click here to view full abstract.

About Leah Lagos, PsyD, BCB

Leah Lagos, PsyD, BCB is a clinical and sport psychologist and BCIA Board Certified biofeedback provider in Manhattan, New York.  She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University and served as a faculty member of the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University.  Highlights of her work with athletes include conducting interviews for NFL teams, as part of Professional Sports Consultants, for more than 9 years. Dr. Lagos has served as a consultant to PGA tour players to provide on-site support at tournaments such as the Masters' Tournament in Augusta, GA. Dr. Lagos has also served as a consultant to US Olympians providing consultation and on-site support at venues such as the London Olympics.  As a consulting psychological expert for the media, Dr. Lagos has appeared on the Today Show, NBC Nightly, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, Fox, Sports Illustrated News and ESPN.  She is a consulting editor for Biofeedback Magazine: Clinical Journal and was the Guest Editor of the 2015 spring issue. She is the Chair of the Optimal Performance Section of the American Association of Physiology and Biofeedback.  Dr. Lagos is also an appointed biofeedback provider for athletes and patients of several hospital programs in the New York metro area.

1 comment:

  1. great, any chance that workshop was recorded will be made available for download or sale DVD?
    Thank you!!