2013 AAPB Annual Meeting


Saturday Sessions

MEAL4: General Attendee Continental Breakfast

Saturday, March 16, 2013
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM



BOS20: Hyperventilation Syndrome
BOS20: Hyperventilation Syndrome - A Clinically Important but Misunderstood Condition

Saturday, March 16, 2013
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

This presentation will cover the relatively common, but frequently overlooked clinical condition referred to as Hyperventilation Disorder (HVS). It will: 1) define HVS; 2) differentiate acute HVS from chronic HVS; 3) discuss how chronic HVS adversely impacts multiple physiological systems and is a significant component in a variety of disorders; 4) discuss the relationship of psychogenic chronic HVS to disorders typically responsive to biofeedback intervention, and; 5) discuss the relevance of chronic HVS to heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback Chronic HVS contributes to significant co-morbidity and premature mortality. It is estimated that as many as 10% of patients presenting to general internal medicine practice have HVS as a significant component factor in their illness; especially in disorders involving the central nervous, cardio-vascular, respiratory, metabolic, and gastro-intestinal systems. The diagnosis of chronic HVS is much more difficult than that of acute HVS because the hyperventilation is usually not as clinically apparent. As a result, these patients often undergo extensive medical evaluations, and in the process, frequently acquire misleading diagnoses. This results in unnecessary treatment, significant expense, and less than desirable outcomes. This presentation will review the clinical relevance of chronic HVS, the pathophysiology and symptomatology of chronic HVS, the treatment of chronic HVS including the use of biofeedback, and the special relevance of HRV biofeedback, capnometry assessment, and capnometry-based biofeedback.

Speaker:

  • Lee Porter, MSN, NP, CNS

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define hyperventilation syndrome and its sub-types -participants will be able to differentiate acute hyperventilation disorder from chronic hyperventilation disorder and participants will understand how chronic HVS is diagnosed
  • Participants will understand the impact of chronic hyperventilation disorder on cardiac,respiratory, nervous, and metabolic systems and its role in several common disorders.
  • Participants will be able to list three disorders that frequently involve chronic HVS or are worsened by HVS.
  • Participants will be able to recognize and list the signs and symptoms of suspected chronic HVS and be familiar with the appropriate referral and standard treatment approaches.
  • Participants will understand the relationship of heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback to chronic HVS and how HRV biofeedback can be used to treat HVS.

Who Should Attend:
Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists and other clinicians interested in treating disorders involving dysregulatory breathing physiology.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Lee PorterLee Porter Mr. Porter is a nurse practitioner of clinical specialist in pysychiatric mental-health nursing with over 25 years of clinical practice experience in a variety of sectors. He currently owns and operates a private practice specializing in psycho-somatic and stress related medical conditions in Wilmington, NC.


BOS21: Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on Stress Responsiveness

Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback has been found to improve cardiovascular functioning and decrease stress and negative mood. The specific pathways through which HRV biofeedback impact health have not been clearly delineated. This presentation will review the effects of a 4-week HRV biofeedback program in a sample of college students, comparing the biofeedback group to a control group. Stress physiology was assessed both immediately before and immediately after the 4-week program. The stress physiology assessment involved the Trier Social Stress Test (public speaking, math) while using impedance cardiography to measure sympathetic and parasympathetic function. The effects of HRV biofeedback (versus control) will be discussed in terms of stress responsiveness relative to sympathetic and parasympathetic pathways.

Speakers:

  • Patrick Steffen, PhD
  • Barbara Morrell, PhD
  • Yoko Tsui, BS

Learning Objectives:

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES PENDING - 11/26/2012

Who Should Attend:
All

Level: All

Patrick SteffenPatrick Steffen Patrick Steffen's broad research interests lie in the areas of health psychology and behavioral medicine, with specific interests in culture, spirituality, and health. He is particularly interested in the Hispanic Paradox and how disadvantaged groups display resiliency and positive adaptation in spite of significant stressors. He has authored and co-authored articles in Psychosomatic Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Hypertension, Ethnicity and Disease, and Mental Health, Religion, and Culture; and co-authored chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology and the Handbook of Primary Care Psychology. Dr. Steffen is currently an associate professor and associate director of clinical training in the Brigham Young University clinical psychology program. Before coming to BYU, Steffen was a postdoctoral research fellow in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He received his PhD and master's degrees at the University of Miami in clinical health psychology, and a bachelor's degree in psychology with minors in statistics and philosophy from Brigham Young University.

Barbara MorrellBarbara Morrell BIOGRAPHY PENDING - 1/2/2013

Hiu Wai  TsuiHiu Wai  Tsui Yoko Tsu is a graduate student at BYU with interests in clinical health psychology and using biofeedback as adjunct treatment in psychotherapy.


BOS22: SEMG, Trigger Points & Chest Pain
BOS22: SEMG, Trigger Points & Chest Pain: A Value Added Program for Medical Practitioners

Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Approximately 40% of the causes of all chest pain goes undiagnosed or incorrectly diagnosed. This presentation wil focus on the use of SEMG and manual therapy techniques in assessing and treating chest pain caused by trigger point activity. The trigger points involved with chest pain will be presented and discussed in terms of their etiology, referred pain patterns, and resolution. The impact upon the patients and their practitioners will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Stuart Donaldson, PhD, BCB
  • Stephanie Nihon, MSc, BCIA-BCN

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the impact of trigger points upon chest pain
  • Understand which muscles produce this pain
  • Understand assessment protocol
  • Understand treatment protocols

Who Should Attend:
Biofeedback practitioners with a knowledge of SEMG, muscles & trigger points, physicaltherapists, massage therapists

Level: Intermediate

Stuart DonaldsonStuart Donaldson Stuart Donaldson has studied and presented workshops and lectures all over the world. He has approximately 30 publications in various journals, has written a book, and is director of a chronic pain treatment center. He is an adjunct professor in Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary.

Stephanie NihonStephanie Nihon Stephanie Nihon MSc, BCIA-BCN has received her Masters in Kinesiology and Sports from the University of Sydney. There she performed extensive testing and training on elite athletes and specialized in Psychophysiology and Human Biomechanics. As a varsity and national athlete herself in the USA and Australia, Stephanie received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and wrote her dissertation on golfers using Neurofeedback to enhance their performance.Following her studies she has worked with Dr. Thompson and Thompson, Dr. Sue Wilson and Dr. Donaldson aiding wellness and health using neurofeedback and biofeedback.


BOS23: Introduction to Biofeedback

Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

This presentation provides a broad overview of the concept of biofeedback, the main modalities used in biofeedback, the best-documented biofeedback applications, and the importance of BCIA certification.

Speaker:

  • Frederic Shaffer, PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to explain the concept of biofeedback.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the major biofeedback modalities.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the most effective biofeedback applications.
  • Attendees will be able to explain the importance of certification and BCIAs role in credentialing professionals.

Who Should Attend:
Lay public, students, and professionals who seek an overview of biofeedback.

Level: Introductory


Fred ShafferFred Shaffer Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975. He has served as Director of the Truman Center for Applied Psychophysiology since 1977. In 2008, he received the Doris and Walker Allen Fellowship for Academic Excellence. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Research Mentor of the Year award. Dr. Shaffer is the author of HRV Biofeedback Tutor (2013) and Biofeedback Tutor (2013). He co-authored with Donald Moss, PhD, A Biofeedback Primer, to be published in Lublin, Poland, and a chapter on biofeedback in the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2nd ed.). He co-authored with Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, BCB, a chapter on entering the field and assuring competence in Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide (4th ed.). He is a consulting editor for Biofeedback: Clinical Journal and contributing editor for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.


BOS24: How to Breathe Effortlessly

Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Effortless breathing occurs when the person breathes without trying or noticing how to breathe. This process and the subjective experience depend upon the bodys relationship to gravity and subtle pelvic movement. The session overviews 1) the patterns of effortless and dysfunctional breathing, 2) biofeedback assessment approaches, 3) pelvic floor and lower back movement to reestablish effortless breathing , 4) touching and other nonverbal strategies to evoke effortless breathing, 5) the role of passive attention, and 6) generalization techniques and possible clinical/educational applications.

Speakers:

  • Erik Peper, PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concepts of effortless breathing as it relates to gravity
  • Learn strategies to teach effortless breathing with touch and pelvic and back movement
  • Monitor and teach effortless breathing with respiratory and SEMG feedback
  • Understand the role of passive and active attention in teaching breathing

Who Should Attend:
Clinicians/educators

Level: All

Erik PeperErik Peper Erik Peper, PhD is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation and Professor at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from BCIA. He has a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth (www.biofeedbackhealth.org). He received the 2004 California Governor's Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing, the 2005 Sheila Adler Award from AAPB and the 2011 Biofeedback Foundation of Europe Biofeedback Educator Award for his ongoing contribution and teaching in the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Biofeedback Mastery and Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, and respiratory psychophysiology.


AAPB Awards Presentation and BCIA Francine Butler Scholarship Presentation

Saturday, March 16, 2013
9:15 AM to 9:30 AM



BOS25: Distinguished Scientist Presentation

Saturday, March 16, 2013
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM

Who Should Attend:
All Attendees



Networking Break

Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM



BOS01: How to Successfully Market Your Practice

Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Even the best clinicians in the world need to be concerned about marketing their practice and getting the word out. In this 90 minute session, we will discuss marketing techniques which have helped the Attention and Achievement Center grow into 5 clinics in the San Francisco Bay area and how to avoid costly mistakes. These techniques include:

1) How to present a positive business image
2) How to attract new clients
3) How to help clients successfully complete the programs
4) How to use Google Adwords effectively
5) How to optimize for search engines
6) How to use print media
7) How to do radio commercials
8) How to do television infomercials
9) How to deal with competition
10) How to get referrals from medical doctors and psychologists
11) How to overcome negative reviews about your practice
12) How to retain existing clients


Participants will hear and see samples of these techniques, which have been used at the Attention and Achievement Center, including radio and TV commercials, and flyers.

Speaker:

  • Ali Hashemian, CEO, PhD, COHC

Learning Objectives:

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES PENDING - 11/26/2012

Who Should Attend:
TBA

Level: TBA


BOS27: Infra-Slow Fluctuations in Body and Brain
This session will be a panel format with invited speakers including published authors and those with clinical experience.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

This breakout session will discuss applications of infra-slow fluctuations in body and brain signals, and their use in biofeedback. One emphasis will be very slow EEG signals such as DC and slow cortical potentials. Leading researchers and clinicians in the field will be invited to speak on this panel. Invited speakers will participate in the panel discussion.

Speaker:

  • Thomas Collura, PhD, BCN

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize very slow signals in the body and brain and their relationship to physiological processes
  • Utilize slow biological signals in biofeedback and related therapeutic interventions
  • Apply biofeedback instrumentation to measure and train slow fluctuations for clinical applications

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners and researchers

Level: Intermediate

Thomas ColluraThomas Collura Dr. Collura is currently president of BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., and a graduate student in Mental Health Counseling at Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. He received the Ph.D. in 1978 from Case Western Reserve University in Biomedical Engineering for research on visual and auditory evoked potentials and attention. He served for 8 years on the staff of the Department of Neurology, Cleveland, Clinic, developing computerized EEG monitoring and mapping systems. He is the founder of BrainMaster Technologies, Bedford, OH, a developer of EEG and neurofeedback systems. He has over 20 peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the areas of EEG, evoked potentials, and neurofeedback. He is a past president of the ISNR, and a past president of the neurofeedback division of the AAPB. He recently chaired the IEEE standards effort on Recommended Practice for Neurofeedback Systems, whose standard was approved in 2012.


STURNDS: Student Roundtable and Free Brown Bag Lunch

Saturday, March 16, 2013
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Box lunch included.


BOS28: Physiology of Stress for Biofeedback Practitioners

Saturday, March 16, 2013
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Ninety per cent of human disease and most of human distress is caused by stress. With our rapidly changing world, problems associated with acute and chronic stress are mounting. Most patients treated by biofeedback practioners have elements of stress related disease or stress induced disease. This talk will discuss the physiology of stress from its origins, through its stages, and pathways to its manifestation as disease with emphasis on how it can be altered by biofeedback interventions.

Speaker:

  • Jan B. Newman, MD, MA, FACS, ABIHM

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to list the steps of activation of the fight or flight response
  • Participants will be able to list the steps of activation of the HPA axis
  • Participants will be able to list at least 3 effects of chronic activation of the HPA axis
  • Participants will be able to recognize how HRV biofeedback can be used to modulate the stress response

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, nurses, biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners, students, software developers

Level: All


Jan NewmanJan Newman Dr. Jan B. Newman received her MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and surgical training at UTMB Galveston and the University of Vermont. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She studied and practiced meditation, Yoga, Buddhism and biofeedback in the U.S and in India. She received her Master's degree in Integrative Arts and Education from the University of Montana. She has presented on Hormonal-Heart Mind Connections: Clinical and Research Implications. She is past President of International Stress Management Association and current member of the Board of Directors of AAPB. She is a nationally requested speaker and has presented on topics including Spirituality and Health, the Relationship of Stress and Disease, Oxytocin the Anti-stress Hormone, Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology and the Stress Response. Her article Heart Disease: From the Psychosocial to the Pathophysiological to Treatment with Biofeedback- An Overview was recently published in Biofeedback journal.


BOS29:Reducing Reactivity and Increasing Connection
BOS29:Reducing Reactivity and Increasing Connection in Couples with HRV Biofeedback

Saturday, March 16, 2013
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

In committed relationships, after the romantic love stage, partners often become emotionally entangled with a mix of hurt, frustration, anger and disappointment which interfers with the quality of their relationship. This emotional reactivity can be very destructive if both individuals do not develop skills for emotional self-regulation, self-soothing and connection building. HRV Biofeedback combined with a structured couples therapy approach has been shown to assist couples in better self-regulation, self-soothing and connection building efforts. This workshop will describe the use of two Couples Therapy approaches - John Gottman's, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Harville Hendrix's Imago Couples Therapy - with the use of HRV biofeedback to reduce reactivity and increase connection within couples.

Speakers:

  • Ray Varlinsky, MA, MFT, BCB, BCN
  • Walter J. Ciecko, PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the impact and effect of distress on relationship
  • Use of two couple therapy models - Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy - to understand how reactivity effects a relationship
  • Use of HRV Biofeedback to reduce reactivity and facilitating connection within couples

Who Should Attend:
Marriage and family therapists, social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and primary care physicians

Level: Introductory

Ray VarlinskyRay Varlinsky Ray Varlinsky is a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist with over 16 years experience working with couples and individuals in his private practice. Ray is a certified Gottman Method Therapist and Gottman Couples ASL Workshop Leader and a frequent presenter at the Annual Gottman Conferences He is BCIA biofeedback and neurofeedback certified with 30 years of experience using biofeedback in medical institutions. Ray has taught for 26 year in the psychology department at Butte College. He has been using HeartMath's technologies and HRV instruments in his private practice, workshops and conferences for the last 12 years. He has facilitated the emWave technologies into the Gottman Institute and successfully introduced the emWave into the Boystown and Girlstown orphanages in South Korea. Ray has developed the emWave Approach to Better Relationships and continues his work with couples in his private practice and teaching and presenting at workshops and conferences.

Walter CieckoWalter Ciecko Walter J. (Walt), Ciecko, PhD, BCB, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wilmington Delaware. Walt is director of the Delaware Relationship Center. He is certified by Imago Relationships International as an advanced clinician, individual and couple workshop presenter and consultant. Walt is certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Biofeedback Clinician, EMDR Therapist, Sport Psychologist and as a workshop presenter of Hot Monogamy. He presents workshops to individuals, couples, groups, conferences, business and industry, Clinically, Walt is interested in relationship development and enhancement, gender issues, enhanced self-regulation emotionally and physiologically, trauma-recovery and peak performance training. Personally, individuals experience him as thoughtful, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring with an easy going style.


FERB Student Oral Presentations 2

Saturday, March 16, 2013
12:15 PM to 1:30 PM

Can Heartfelt Emotion Facilitate Autonomic Recovery from a Math Stressor?
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB; Daniel Korenfeld; Sam Shepherd; Daniel Jones; Zach Burklund; Alexander Kane; Christopher Zerr; Teresa Vodopest; Kelsey Spalding; Wyatt Hoffman; Jabari Allen; Sandi Bowers; Max McDermott; Jordan Fuller; Joshua Peterson; Andrew Westermann-Long; Alex Francisco; Evan Fluty

Do the Left and Right Hands Differ in Responsiveness to Experimental Stressors?
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB; Daniel Korenfeld; Sam Shepherd; Daniel Jones; Zach Burklund; Alexander Kane; Christopher Zerr; Teresa Vodopest; Kelsey Spalding; Wyatt Hoffman; Jabari Allen; Sandi Bowers; Max McDermott; Jordan Fuller; Joshua Peterson; Andrew Westermann-Long; Alex Francisco; Evan Fluty; Joe Gregory

Can Heartfelt Emotion Attenuate the Autonomic Effects of a Math Stressor?
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB; Daniel Korenfeld; Sam Shepherd; Daniel Jones; Zach Burklund; Alexander Kane; Christopher Zerr; Teresa Vodopest; Kelsey Spalding; Wyatt Hoffman; Jabari Allen; Sandi Bowers; Max McDermott; Jordan Fuller; Joshua Peterson; Andrew Westermann-Long; Alex Francisco; Evan Fluty


RSA-Biofeedback Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Elisabetta Patron; Simone Messerotti Benvenuti; Giuseppe Favretto; Renata Gasparotto; Daniela Palomba


Dynamic Processes in Regulation and Some Implications for Biofeedback
Paul Lehrer and David Eddie



KEY4: Keynote Address: Self-Management in Chronic Pain: When Pills & Procedures
By Dennis C. Turk, PhD

Saturday, March 16, 2013
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Self-Management in Chronic Pain: When Pills & Procedures Are Inadequate

Despite advances in understanding the neurophysiology of pain, conventional medical and pharmacological treatments for patients with participant pain are only modestly effective in alleviating symptoms and improving physical and emotional functioning. Provider reliance on narrow, unidimensional views of patients has guided assessment and treatment. The rationale for the integrated, biopsychosocial approach to patients with chronic pain will be provided and a description of a more comprehensive assessment and integrated treatment based on this approach will be outlined. In addition, information will be provided regarding the application of biopsychosocial principles in a patient-focused approach that emphasizes self-management. The lecture will provide practical information that clinicians and clinical investigators can use in research, assessment, and treatment of the range of patients with diverse pain chronic pain syndromes. Some prognostications about the future of pain management will be offered..

About Dr. Turk:
Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Research and Director of the Center for Research in Pain Impact, Measurement, & Effectiveness (C-PRIME) at the University of Washington. He has over 500 publications in scientific journals and scholarly texts, and has written and edited 20 volumes. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain and Pain Management Today. He is co-coordinator of the Initiative on the Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award (1993) among many other awards. An international survey conducted by the University of Regina (Canada), published in The Pain Clinic (2001), and identified Dr. Turk as one of the top 10 leaders in pain research and treatment development.



BOS30: qEEG Findings in PTSD

Saturday, March 16, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The qEEG findings in and NF/BFB approaches to PTSD will be reviewed, including the current research proposal for Yountville VA Homes Pathway Home program. The Individual Alpha Frequency and beta spindles as markers of CNS over-arousal will be discussed.

Speaker:

  • Jay Gunkelman, QEEGT

Learning Objectives:

  • Participant will be able to identify the IAF
  • Participant will be able to identify Beta spindles
  • Participants will be able to identify the Low Voltage Fast EEG pattern

Who Should Attend:
Professionals desiring a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating PTSD in their clients.

Level: Intermediate


Jay GunkelmanJay Gunkelman Co-founding the first State Hospital Biofeedback lab in 1972, Jay has been involved in the field for over 40 years. Specializing in EEG/qEEG/ERP, Jay lectures worldwide on these topics. As Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International, and actively involved in research, the publications of papers and chapters in textbooks, Jay remains active in the field. Jay currently sits on the Board of Directors and is the President-elect of the Biofeedback Society of California, previously having served as President, Secretary, Board member and Conference Chair of ISNR, Treasurer of AAPB and previously as President of the BSC.


BOS31: Biofeedback in Chronic Health Conditions

Saturday, March 16, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The goal of this session is to provide the audience with information on several chronic health conditions which arecurrently being managed with biofeedback training programs. Four speakers will discuss the use of biofeedback inpopulations of patients with multiple sclerosis, hypertension, cancer, and veterans with diabetes and chronic pain.The audience will learn the underlying pathophysiology which gives rise to the hypothesis that biofeedback trainingwill be helpful in these populations, the methods used to treat the patients, and the outcomes of treatment.

Speakers:

  • Christine Moravec, PhD
  • Mike McKee, PhD, BCB
  • Angele McGrady, PhD, BCB
  • Lamees Khorshid, PsyD, BCB, BCN

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the underlying pathophysiology in chronic illness which makes biofeedback a reasonablemanagement strategy
  • Discuss biofeedback treatment protocols which can be used in chronic disease management
  • Explain the data to suggest that biofeedback can be helpful in patients with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension
  • Discuss the role of biofeedback in alleviating pain and distress in cancer patients

Who Should Attend:
Biofeedback practitioners and researchers.

Level: All

Christine MoravecChristine Moravec Dr. Moravec is a research scientist and the Director of Basic Research for the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Dept of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Moravec runs a funded research program focusing on cardiovascular disease and the role of the autonomic nervous system, as well as reversibility of cardiovascular disease using various therapies. Her work has been funded by the NIH, AHA, and private foundations. Currently, Dr. Moravec is the principal investigator on four studies of biofeedback in chronic disease conditions. Together with Dr. Michael McKee, her collaborator, she is seeking to test the hypothesis that biofeedback training can be used to impact progression and symptoms of chronic diseases including heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Together with colleagues in the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic, Drs Moravec and McKee are also beginning studies to test the potential of biofeedback to decrease pain and distress in lung cancer and bone marrow transplantation.

Michael McKeeMichael McKee Dr. McKee is a clinical health psychologist in the Dept of Psychiatry and Psychology at Cleveland Clinic, where he has practiced for over 40 years. He served as the Head of the Section of General and Health Psychology, Head of the Section of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophyisology, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology until he relinquished those leadership roles to allow more time for research in 2009. Dr. McKee is one of only 150 psychologists who are members of the Academies of Practice, and he is a past president of AAPB and ISMA. Together with his collaborator, Dr. Christine Moravec, Dr. McKee currently runs a funded research program focusing on the potential of biofeedback to aid patients with chronic diseases, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer.

Angele McGradyAngele McGrady Dr. McGrady received her B.S. from Chestnut Hill College, her Masters in Physiology from Michigan State University, her Ph.D. in Biology and her M. Ed in Counseling from the University of Toledo. She is a licensed counselor and BCIA certified. Currently Dr. McGrady is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Medical Education at the University of Toledo Medical Center, where she also maintains a practice in counseling and biofeedback. Dr. McGrady's professional activities include: Past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and Associate Editor of "Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback". In 2000, Dr. McGrady received the Distinguished Scientist Award from AAPB. Dr. McGrady lectures widely on Stress and Chronic Illness, and Biofeedback. Dr. McGrady has experience in all levels of teaching at UTMC. Recently she developed a wellness series for first and third year medical students. Her curriculum vita lists 80 peer reviewed article and book chapters. Her first book "Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health" is in press at Springer Publishing.

Lamees KhorshidLamees Khorshid Dr. Lamees Khorshid is a Clinical Health Psychologist in Santa Monica, California. She is the Health Behavior Coordinator at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs. She is certified in Biofeedback and certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Khorshid's interests are in integrative mind-body practice. Areas of specialization include biofeedback, weight management, stress management, and chronic disease self management. Dr. Khorshid has been involved in health coaching, teaching, and consultation with physicians and nurses. She has given several presentations for medical staff in behavioral change and promoting patient adherence in chronic disease management. She trains health professionals (including physicians, social workers, nurses, nutritionists and telehealth coordinators) on topics related to psychoneuroimmunology, stress management, and weight management using motivational interviewing and effective communication skills.


BOS32: Technological Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation
BOS32: Technological Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation: Novel Therapeutic Approaches

Saturday, March 16, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

DESCRIPTION PENDING - 11/26/2012

Speakers:

  • Steven Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA
  • Jeffrey Bolek, PhD, BCB
  • Paul Cordo, PhD
Learning Objectives:
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES PENDING - 11/26/2012

Who Should Attend:
TBA

Level: TBA

Steven WolfSteven Wolf Dr. Steven Wolf received his AB in Biology from Clark University, his physical therapy certificate from Columbia University, MS in physical therapy from Boston University and his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Emory University. He has defined the selection criteria for the application of EMG biofeedback to restore upper extremity function among chronic patients with stroke. These findings became the inclusion criteria for most constraint induced movement therapy stroke studies. He recently completed his role as Principal Investigator for the NIH nationally funded EXCITE Trial, the first multi-center Phase III non-surgical, non-pharmacological, upper extremity stroke rehabilitation study ever funded by the NIH. Steven's interests in feedback also led to 2 multi-site clinical trials that compared center of pressure biofeedback with Tai Chi for falls reduction in older adults. He has lectured on clinical trials for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH for over a decade and has participated in the ERRIS Training grant to promote successful research grant applications for new investigators for the past 7 years. He has over 200 publications and 600 national and international presentations and is the recipient of numerous professional national and international awards.

Jeffrey BolekJeffrey Bolek Jeffrey Bolek, PhD Creator and Director, Motor Control Program, Cleveland Clinic, since 1988, Ph.D. from Kent State University, many original publications on the characteristics of the SEMG signal and its use in the rehabilitation of motor dysfunction, creator of QSEMG, quantitative surface electromyography, the topic of this presentation.

Paul CordoPaul Cordo Paul Cordo - BIOGRAPHY PENDING - 11/26/12


BOS33:The Integration of Biofeedback and Hypnosis in Clinical Practice Panel

Saturday, March 16, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Biofeedback and hypnosis are two approaches to facilitate enhanced self-regulation, alleviation of clinical distress, general wellness, and optimal performance. Both approaches draw on the healing resources within the human being as a neurobiological organism. Both approaches are evidence-based approaches, drawing on thousands of outcome studies documenting clinical efficacy and effectiveness, for a broad range of medical and emotional disorders. Research shows that both biofeedback and hypnosis induce transformations subjectively, in neural activation patterns, and in general physiology. The presenters in this symposium will discuss advantages of integrating biofeedback and hypnosis in pediatric and adult treatment, strategies for combining biofeedback and hypnotic interventions, and case examples illustrating the integration of biofeedback and hypnosis. The presenters will illustrate the use of hypnotic treatment interventions as adjuncts in biofeedback treatment, the use of biofeedback instruments and training as an adjunct to hypnosis treatment, and a more fully integrated use of biofeedback and hypnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn to utilize hypnotic techniques and hypnotic mindfulness to facilitate biofeedback training.
  • Attendees will learn of the value of physiological monitoring during hypnotically assisted psychotherapy.
  • Attendees will learn strategies for combining both hypnosis and biofeedback in one integrative treatment plan.
  • Attendees will learn two pediatric applications for the combined use of hypnosis and biofeedback.

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners who already utilize both biofeedback and hypnosis will find this a useful session, as will those who wish to utilize combined biofeedback and hypnosis in the future.

Level:
Intermediate


Donald MossDonald Moss Donald Moss, Ph.D., is Chair of the School of Mind-Body Medicine, at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is past-president of APA Division 30 (hypnosis), past-president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, treasurer for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, a SCEH delegate to the International Society for Hypnosis, a Board member of BCIA, and an advisory board member for the International Network for Integrative Mental Health. He is co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage Publications, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood Press, 1998), and of Biofeedback Magazine, and consulting editor for other journals. He has published over 50 articles and chapters on consciousness, psychophysiology, spirituality in health, and integrative medicine. He operates a clinic in Michigan and provides biofeedback and other mind-body services for anxiety, PTSD, functional medical problems, and chronic pain.

Timothy CulbertTimothy Culbert Timothy P. Culbert, MD, FAAP, Medical Director: Pediatric Integrative Medicine, Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, MN.

Christina ThomasChristina Thomas Christina Thomas, PhD, LPC, LMBT, BCB, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong

Christopher GilbertChristopher Gilbert Christopher Gilbert PhD (Psychology), BCIA certified in biofeedback, is a psychologist with the Chronic Pain Management program of San Francisco's Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He has presented workshops and seminars on topics of breathing, hyperventilation, chronic headaches, and hypnosis, and has written several articles and chapters on biofeedback-related topics. He is a charter member of San Francisco's Biofeedback & Pastry Club and is a co-author of Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders. He served on the AAPB's Executive Board for three years, and currently is education chairman for AAPB.


BOS34: How to Relax Your Neck and Shoulders

Saturday, March 16, 2013
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

DESCRIPTION PENDING - 11/26/2012

Speaker:

  • Jeffrey Bolek, PhD, BCB
Learning Objectives:
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES PENDING - 11/26/2012

Who Should Attend:
TBA

Level: TBA

Jeffrey BolekJeffrey Bolek Jeffrey Bolek, PhD Creator and Director, Motor Control Program, Cleveland Clinic, since 1988, Ph.D. from Kent State University, many original publications on the characteristics of the SEMG signal and its use in the rehabilitation of motor dysfunction, creator of QSEMG, quantitative surface electromyography, the topic of this presentation.


BOS35: What is Possible...
BOS35: What is Possible: A Discussion, Physiological Recording and Actual Demonstration in Voluntary Pain Control

Saturday, March 16, 2013
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Psychophysiological study and demonstration of pain control will be conducted by Sufis who will insert and remove unsterilized skewers and knives into and through numerous parts of their body with minimal bleeding, no infections or pain. Discussed are the possible mechanism and limits of voluntary self-control and healing.

Speakers:

  • Erik Peper, PhD, BCB
  • Howard Hall, PhD, PsyD, BCB
  • Kasnazani Sufis: Jamal Nassar Hussein, Majeed Hameed Shukur, Shakir Sabir Qadir, Mohammad Siddiq Mohammad, Ghareeb Saeed Faraj, Mohammed Ali Hussen, Dheyaa Mahoor Ali and Abduljabbar Hussein Mahmood, Sheikhsattar Abdullah Ahmed, Hussein Abdulkareem Mohammed and Maan Imad Hadi Al-Hashimi.

Learning Objectives:

  • Following this presentation the learner will be able to list two examples of voluntary pain control
  • Following this presentation the learner will be able to describe EEG changes associated with voluntary pain control
  • Following this presentation the learner will be able to discuss the cultural context this type of voluntary pain control developed

Who Should Attend:
Individuals interested in mind/body, energy healing, international research, neurofeedbck and biofeedback.

Level: All

Erik PeperErik Peper Erik Peper, Ph.D. is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies / Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from the BCIA. He directs BiofeedbackHealth www.biofeedbackhealth.org He received the 2004 California Governor's Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing and the 2005 Sheila Adler Award from AAPB for his efforts to support and encourage student participation. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, Make Health Happen and De Computermens, and Biofeedback Mastery. His most recent book, Fighting Cancer, is published by North Atlantic/Random House.. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback.

Howard HallHoward Hall Howard Hall, PhD, PsyD, BCB holds two doctoral degrees in psychology and is BCB boarded in general biofeedback. He is currently an Associate Professor in the department of pediatrics at Case Medical Center and an Attending doctor at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. For over twenty five years he has conducted pioneering research in such areas as the impact of hypnosis on immune activities and Sufi rapid wound healing. He has a clinical practice in integrative healing approaches and has also been a sports psychologist for the Penn State football team, the Case men's soccer team, and currently the sports medicine program at Rainbow.


BOS36: Current Psychophysiological Perspectives on Adult and Pediatric Headache

Saturday, March 16, 2013
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

In this session we review recent literature on chronic headache across the life span, with a particular emphasis on integrating applied psychophysiological techniques with other empirically established therapies. The extensive evidence base (drawing upon expert review panels and meta-analyses) for biofeedback and related procedures will be reviewed. We conclude with a review of less well studied, but equally promising treatments, including Contingent Negative Variation biofeedback for migraine, Trigger Point approaches for tension-type headache (TTH), and the use of Heart Rate Variability biofeedback for migraine as well as TTH.

Speakers:

  • Frank Andrasik, PhD, BCB
  • Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish symptom patterns and devise models that are consistent with these patterns
  • Understand and describe biofeedback protocols for the above
  • Recognize headache types that are particularly difficult to treat and know how to adjust treatments accordingly
  • Describe the evidence base that supports the utility of biofeedback and related procedures for treatment of recurrent headache disorders

Who Should Attend:
Biofeedback practitioners

Level: Introductory


Frank AndrasikFrank Andrasik Frank Andrasik PhD, presently serves as a Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, TN. He previously served as Distinguished University Professor at the University of West Florida and Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dr. Andrasik presently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, is an Associate Editor of Cephalalgia and past Editor-in-Chief of Behavior Therapy. He is a past president of AAPB as well as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Andrasik is a leading clinician and researcher in headache.

Richard GevirtzRichard Gevirtz Dr. Richard Gevirtz is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. His research and practice in recent years has focused on psychophysiological mechanisms and treatment of disorders affected by the autonomic nervous system, such as, IBS, Non-Cardiac Chest Pain, TMD, Headache, and other muscle pain syndromes. He is one of the first researchers and clinicians to explore heart rate variability biofeedback. He has presented workshops on these topics throughout the world over the last 15 years. Dr. Gevirtz is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters. He has been the chair of Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and was the president of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He was honored with the AAPB Distinguished Scientist Award in 2008 and the Sheila Adler Service award in 2005. For the past several years he has been on the editorial board of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and was named in 2005 as Associate Editor.


FERB Student Oral Presentations 3

Saturday, March 16, 2013
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Effects of HRV Biofeedback and EEG on the Quality of Life of Asthma Patients
Shireen Hamza, Milisyaris Aviles, Maria Karavidas, Frederick Wamboldt and Paul Lehrer

Effects of EEG and HRV biofeedback on pulmonary function and airway inflammation in steroid naive asthma
Milisyaris Aviles, Maria Karavidas, Frederick Wamboldt and Paul Lehrer

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback In The Treatment of Major Depression
Nasya Breach, Maria Katsamanis and Paul Lehrer

Brief Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Substance Use Disorders
David Eddie, Chrys Kim and Marsha E. Bates


FERB Fundraiser: An Evening at the World Trade Center Portland
Make an Investment in GREAT Potential!

Saturday, March 16, 2013
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

FERB Fundraiser: An Evening at the World Trade Center Portland

Join us for a post-conference celebration at the World Trade Center Portland, which stands as one of Portland's architectural icons overlooking the Willamette River and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This venue is well known for creating outstanding unparalleled cuisine; guests will be treated to an unforgettable culinary experience that will reflect the local style and culture. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Portland skyline while connecting with your friends and colleagues AND making an important investment in biofeedback research. Tickets are $65 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB).


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