2014 AAPB Annual Meeting


Saturday Sessions

MEAL4: General Attendee Continental Breakfast

Saturday, March 22, 2014
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM



BOS13: Utilization of a Five-Session Biofeedback Protocol in a University...

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Title: Utilization of a Five-Session Biofeedback Protocol in a University Counseling Center: Psychopathology, Science, and Intervention

This presentation focuses on the analysis of the referrals from therapists to the biofeedback clinic of a busy university counseling center in the southern United States. We will discuss the types of students referred to the clinic, their main diagnoses, and the rates of improvement after a five-session biofeedback protocol. Additionally, the presentation will give a brief review of the evolution of university mental health. The counseling Center's Biofeedback Clinic sees an average of 25 students per month (approximately 100 appointments monthly), which comprises approximately 3.5% of the total number of students utilizing the Center's services (individual and group psychotherapy, study skills, assessment, AOD counseling, and psychiatric/medical appointments). The five-session biofeedback protocol utilized at the center focuses on respiration and HRV training. Students are evaluated pre-treatment (initial interview, BAI, and Nijmegen Questionnaire) and post-treatment (BAI and written feedback).

Speakers:

  • Adriana Kipper-Smith PhD
  • Jay Tift MEd, NCC

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of psychopathology in the context of a university counseling center given the increase in demand for mental health services in recent years
  • Learn about an effective intervention strategies for undergraduate and graduate students in the form of a five-session biofeedback protocol
  • Learn about the effectiveness of biofeedback interventions and rates of improvement for clients served in a university setting

Who Should Attend:
This presentation focuses on the analysis of the referrals from therapists to the biofeedback clinic of a busy university counseling center in the southern United States. We will discuss the types of students referred to the clinic, their main diagnoses, and the rates of improvement after a five-session biofeedback protocol. Additionally, the presentation will give a brief review of the evolution of university mental health. The counseling Center's Biofeedback Clinic sees an average of 25 students per month (approximately 100 appointments monthly), which comprises approximately 3.5% of the total number of students utilizing the Center's services (individual and group psychotherapy, study skills, assessment, AOD counseling, and psychiatric/medical appointments). The five-session biofeedback protocol utilized at the center focuses on respiration and HRV training. Students are evaluated pre-treatment (initial interview, BAI, and Nijmegen Questionnaire) and post-treatment (BAI and written feedback).

Level: Introductory

Jay TiftJay Tift Jay Tift has worked in the field of human development for more than twelve years in a variety of settings. He completed his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Vanderbilt University in May of 2012 and has worked full time at the Vanderbilt Psychological & Counseling Center since. Jay's rising clinical interest in stress and coping led him to join the Center's biofeedback team under Dr. Adriana Kipper-Smith Prio.r to the beginning of his clinical career three years ago, Jay was an organizational consultant who led workshops around the topics of group dynamics, communication styles, leadership, emotional intelligence, and stress management. A National Certified Counselor, Jay is currently working towards licensure in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation. In addition to his clinical degree, Jay holds a M.Ed. in Organizational Leadership from Belmont University.

Adriana Kipper-SmithAdriana Kipper-Smith Adriana Kipper-Smith Dr. Kipper-Smith has 15 years of clinical experience, a combination of years of private practice in Brazil and work at a university counseling center in the US. She is a graduate of Fielding Graduate University. In her work at the counseling center, Dr. Kipper-Smith coordinates the biofeedback clinic, comprised of 5 providers. Her biofeedback training began in 2012, when she attended certificate trainings, along with multiple mentorship hours. Dr. Kipper-Smith has always been interested in well-being and on the mind-body connection (e.g., her university team won the "Top Human Award" dedicated to the best institutional program in quality of life, which she had created in Brazil). At Vanderbilt University, Dr. Kipper-Smith has conducted multiple outreach presentations focused on stress, acculturation, suicide prevention, depression and anxiety. She has several publications focused on her dissertation study (learning from clients from different cultures), on friendship and well-being, and on dual diagnosis.


BOS14: HRV and Cognition Pre-post HRV Biofeedback in Combat Veterans with PTSD

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Title: HRV and Cognition Pre-post HRV Biofeedback in Combat Veterans with PTSD

This 60 minute oral presentation will cover the basic science and the clinical intervention aspects of ongoing research on the use of HRV biofeedback to improve attention / immediate memory and self-regulation of affect in combat Veterans with PTSD. This project is nearing the end of a three year funding period and the data coming out of it are promising. The first part of the talk will discuss the basic science of the interplay between sympathetic and parasympathetic influences on cardiac response to environmental stimuli and subsequent response selection (e.g. maintenance of resting homeostasis, mobilization of defensive response, task performance, tonic immobilization, and/or affiliation). Reference will be made to how these processes conjoin with polyvagal theory. Cardiac adjustments to environmental stimuli affect not only the internal physiological state of the individual, but also the quality and accuracy of information processing that the individual can perform during the stimulus appraisal stage of the orienting response. Bradycardia is adaptive in early stages of orientation to novel or potential threat, while greater HRV power serves to facilitate self-regulation, stimulus information processing and appraisal, and appropriate response selection. The origins of this model in the 'intake-rejection' hypothesis will be described, and how the intake-rejection hypothesis has morphed into present-day Optimal Performance practice. The second half of the talk will present empirical data collected from over 60 combat Veterans with and without PTSD on how dysregulation of the normal pattern of cardiac autonomic regulation by PTSD is associated with impaired sustained attention to the environment, thus increasing the rate of inappropriate responding to stimuli. These current research findings are extended to include results from a controlled randomized clinical trial of the restorative effects of HRV biofeedback on HRV power, using a path model to relate increases in HRV power to improved attention / immediate memory and self-regulation of affect. Outcome cognitive measures include lowered rate of false alarms in a no-go task and increased registration of new verbal information; improved affect regulation is indicated by reduction in PTSD and depression symptoms, and increased level of function and sleep.

Speaker:

  • JP Ginsberg, Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist
  • Learning Objectives:

    • Describe how bradycardia relates to stimulus appraisal during the orienting response
    • Discuss the importance of polyvagal theory in the framework of HRV and PTSD
    • Describe key variables and results supporting the claim that HRVB improves attention and immediate memory in combat Veterans with PTSD

    Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in HRV, HRV biofeedback, or PTSD

    Level: Intermediate

Jay GinsbergJay Ginsberg Jay Ginsberg, PhDreceived a BS in Biology cum laude from Yale University, and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology from the University of Memphis. Dr. Ginsberg has dual employment at the Dorn VAMC in Columbia in the mental health and clinical research services. He is PI on a Department of Defense funded grant studying autonomic balance and early stage information processing in combat Veterans with PTSD which is in the final stage of data analysis. Dr. Ginsberg has 24 peer-reviewed publications on Neuropsychology, neuropsychological aspects of mental illness, and heart rate variability. He currently is Guest Associate Editor of a Research Topic special issue of Frontiers in Psychology Clinical Settings entitled: 'Dysregulation of Autonomic Cardiac Control by Traumatic Stress and Anxiety'


BOS15: Human Bioacoustics (Voice Profiling) for Psychophysiological Indicator...

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Title: Human Bioacoustics (Voice Profiling) for Psychophysiological Indicators of Stress

Human bioacoustics (voice profiling) adds a unique measurement to existing psychophysiological techniques. This paper is organized using the following structure: first, a brief review of how the voice reflects our bodily reactions; second, background discussion of adrenal fatigue; third, reports on studies on human bioacoustics (voice profiling) for measuring stress, as represented by levels of adrenal fatigue. First, psychophysiological research consists of the study of social, psychological, and/or behavioral phenomena as they are reflected in the body. Psychophysiological measures can provide a very basic, unbiased, and sensitive measure because autonomic reactions are not under voluntary control. Current psychophysiological techniques include three central nervous system (CNS) measures (non hemispheric brain wave analysis, hemispheric lateralization, and brain imaging analysis); five autonomic nervous system (ANS) measures (electrodermal analysis, heart rate response, pupillary response, vascular activity and voice analysis,); and two somatic nervous system (SNS) measures (facial muscle activity and eye movement analysis). Why can our voice be a psychophysiological measure reflecting our state of health. Our voice comes from the larynx. Muscles controlling the larynx are innervated by the laryngeal nerves, which are branches of the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve conveys sensory information about the state of the body's organs to the central nervous system. Most of the nerve fibers in the vagus nerve are afferent (sensory) nerves communicating the state of the viscera to the brain. Second, adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. The term, reflecting stress in an individual, often shows up in popular health books and on alternative medicine websites, but it isn't an accepted medical diagnosis. The medical community maintains adrenal insufficiency can only be caused by physical damage done to the glands producing the hormones. In that case, the insufficiency can be diagnosed by blood tests and special stimulation tests, while proponents of the condition warn that these blood tests are not sensitive enough to capture the drop in the level of these hormones. Most of the time, people are not aware of the insufficiency at the initial stage. It is until symptoms of bodily functions going haywire that people begin to realize they have health issues. Early prevention is not normally practiced because the symptoms are not very noticeable and people seem to be able to recover after some rest. Second, the symptoms are unspecific and can be presented in many facets. Third, because the medical community has dismissed the condition, it has never been a subject of public education like that of heart attack or smoking hazards. Third, we first did a pilot study on the level of awareness of the impact of stress on health among college students. Eight students who indicated feeling stressful on a self-administered questionnaire, were divided into two groups. The first group were people who stated their health was affected by stress and the second group were those who did not think their health was affected by stress. A voice analysis software was used to assess the state of their adrenal health by identifying the levels of the major players of their adrenal functions, including cortisol, ACTH, DHEA and aldosterone. If the levels of these important substances to sustain adrenal health exhibit problems among the second group, it means that education on the impacts of stress on health is called for. One of the findings was that three of the four students in group two exhibited stress response. Results of a replicated study with 30 students will also be presented.

Speakers:

  • Ernest F. Martin Jr PhD
  • May Yan Chang, MS

Learning Objectives:

Who Should Attend:
Those with interest in psychophysiological techniques and/or stress

Level: Introductory

Ernest Martin JrErnest Martin Jr Ernest F. Martin Jr. Dr. Martin is Director of the Meditrina Laboratory for psychophysiological media studies in the Center of Media + Health at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also an associate professor in the School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. His PhD is from the University of Missouri. Previously Martin was assistant dean, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates), department chair, Department of Communication Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, and a faculty member at City University of Macau, Macau Polytechnic University, Fudan University, Campbell University, Syracuse University, University of Kansas and Iowa State University.

May Yan ChangMay Yan Chang May Yan Chang is a human bioacoustics researcher and practitioner. She has been a research investigator for projects with the Center of Media + Health at Virginia Commonwealth University as well at several universities in Hong Kong and Macau.


Oral Presentations 5

Effects of EEG Biofeedback on Experimental Cold Perception and Tolerance
Louis E. Aguerrevere PhD

Optimizing Performance in Sport: Reaction Time Training Combined with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with 200 Meter Canoe and Kayak Athletes
Sommer Christie PhD Candidate

Case Study in Applied Psychophysiology: Using Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with an Olympic Athlete
Penny Werthner PhD

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Effects of EEG Biofeedback on Experimental Cold Perception and Tolerance
Louis E. Aguerrevere PhD

Optimizing Performance in Sport: Reaction Time Training Combined with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with 200 Meter Canoe and Kayak Athletes
Sommer Christie PhD Candidate

Case Study in Applied Psychophysiology: Using Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with an Olympic Athlete
Penny Werthner PhD



AAPB Awards Presentation and BCIA Francine Bulter Scholarship Presentation

Saturday, March 22, 2014
9:15 AM to 9:30 AM



DSP: Distinguished Scientist Presentation

Saturday, March 22, 2014
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Join us for a presentation by AAPB's Distinguished Scientist Award recipient

Who Should Attend:
All Attendees



Networking Break & Posters Available for Viewing in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM



BOS16: Breathing Based Therapies with Chronic Pain Patients

Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Chronic pain patients can benefit from somatic therapies integrated into psychological interventions as well as physical modalities. In this symposium, we present background on using breathing retraining and HRV Biofeedback to increase the efficacy of physical therapy techniques. Results of a large case series study and a random controlled trial will be presented after discussing the background theory behind the interventions.

Speaker:

  • Richard Gevirtz PhD, BCB
  • Denise Campell

Learning Objectives:

  • Detection of faulty breathing patterns
  • Understanding of the chemistry of breathing
  • HRV biofeedback background
  • Combining breathing therapies with physical therapy practices

Who Should Attend:
Anyone interested in chronic pain

Level: Introductory

Denise CampbellDenise Campbell Denise Campbell Bio to be added

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. .


BOS17: Using Biofeedback to Develop Core Mental Skills for Optimal Performanc...

Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Using Biofeedback to Develop Core Mental Skills for Optimal Performance in Non-Clinical Populations

In the field of performance psychology, many practitioners rely on qualitative and self-reported data to determine the efficacy of a specific intervention. There are few, if any, unifying theories, systems, or measurement tools that are used consistently to gauge the impact of performance psychology services within a given group or with an individual. This problem may stem from a lack of educational institutions including training that provides an understanding of alternative tools for measuring psychophysiological changes associated with optimal performance. Similarly, a significant focus of training in biofeedback and neurofeedback revolves around its use in clinical populations. While there has been progress in recent years, the sub-field of psychophysiology and optimal performance remains in its infancy. There remains a large gap between practitioners of performance psychology and biofeedback in terms of working together to create a synergy between these two fields. Performance psychology professionals must embrace more tangible data in order to validly measure the efficacy of mental skills training programs, while professionals in the field of biofeedback/neurofeedback must open the doors of the field to non-clinical practitioners and populations. In this symposium, attendees will learn about a tried and tested framework for an optimal performance mental skills training and development program that incorporates psychophysiological measurement. A major component of the symposium will demonstrate how to combine performance psychology and biofeedback resulting in optimal performance outcomes for professional athletes, business executives, veterans, and wounded warriors.

Speakers:

  • Louis S. Coska MS, Ph.D., BCB, CC-AASP
  • Amy Toms PhD
  • Marcus Washington M.Ed
  • Lisa Grossman M.Ed

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the five core mental skills that significantly enhance performance
  • Relate mental skills to the development of four critical performance capacities
  • Understand the unique ways by which mental skills training with biofeedback can be used with wounded warriors
  • Explain how it is possible to acquire detailed data relating to brain state and activity, and to display it in graphical form
  • Apply innovative biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques for developing optimal performance

Who Should Attend:
Attendees who are interested in innovative and impactful ways to use biofeedback and neurofeedback with wounded warriors to develop core mental skills to enhance their performance and thus their transition back to success in civilian life.

Level: Intermediate

Lisa GrossmanLisa Grossman Lisa Grossman Lisa E. Grossman, M.Ed., ATC, LAT - Peak Performance Center Director Lisa Grossman has worked as a peak performance consultant with a variety of clients

Marcus WashingtonMarcus Washington Marcus Washington , M.Ed. - Peak Performance Center Director Marcus Washington has extensive experience working with athletes, educators, students, and veterans where he has worked as an athletic counselor, academic coach, adventure course group facilitator, and performance consultant. Marcus received his M.Ed. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College and B.A. in Psychology from Bridgewater College. He currently directs the APEX Center and program supporting the TRACK program for the Wounded Warrior Project organization in San Antonio, TX. WWP's TRACK program offers wounded warriors an integrated approach to address long-term needs for education and training, advocacy, and secondary rehabilitative care for the MIND, BODY and SPIRIT. Marcus is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and Eastern Psychological Association as well as an AmeriCorp Alumni member.

Amy  TomsAmy  Toms Amy Toms, PhD - Peak Performance Center Director Amy Toms has worked as a peak performance consultant for a broad range of clientele from Olympic level athletes to combat war veterans. Amy has established herself within the applied field of performance enhancement training through her professional experiences as well as her educational background. She was awarded a Doctorate Degree in 2011 in Educational Psychology at the University of Hawaii with her dissertation research investigating the motivational profile of mentally tough collegiate athletes. In addition, she holds a M.S. in Counseling and Psychological Services with concentration in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College and B.A. in Psychology from Dickinson College. She currently directs the APEX Peak Performance Center and Program at the Veterans Affairs Acquisitions Academy where she helps develop future generations of VA contract specialists. Her range of experience in peak performance, life skills training and psychology has provided Amy the opportunity to present and facilitate for various national conferences and organizations including NCAA, National Football League, and International Conference on First Year Experience. Amy is a member of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and Pi Lambda Theta - National Honor Society for Education

Louis CsokaLouis Csoka Dr. Louis S. Csoka Ph.D. - President and Founder, APEX Performance, has designed, developed, and implemented cutting edge mental skills training programs with primary focus on sustained peak performance. He is a leading expert in the application of sport and performance psychology to the development of mental skills for optimal performance. He has introduced new and innovative ways to apply biofeedback and the latest neuroscience discoveries to the development of core peak performance mental skills. Apex makes extensive use of biofeedback and neurofeedback in its mental skills training programs for optimal performance. Other roles have included Director of Research at The Conference Board and 21 years on the West Point faculty in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership as Professor of Psychology and Leadership. In this capacity, he created and directed the first ever Performance Enhancement Center at West Point. He served for 28 years in the US Army and served as a Combat Commander in Vietnam, earning several decorations to include the Purple Heart. Dr. Csoka is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He is a member of AASP, AAPB, ISPI, ASTD, CNI.


BOS18: First-Person Science and Emotional Regulation

Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This panel session will include four experienced clinician/researchers, who will describe current developments in using physiological methods to study human emotions. It will also discuss mechanisms of attention, and the processes by which individuals respond to their environment in terms of "approach/avoidance", "good/bad," and related dichotomies. Recent work building on research by Kamiya, Davidson, and others, has shown that it is possible to strongly ascribe EEG-based events to internal state determinations by individuals who are responding to prepared information. This panel will describe several approaches along with data showing the ability of observers to see EEG events related to client emotional state, and how this information can be returned to the client in a useful manner.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Collura, PhD, BCN
  • Ron Bonnstetter PhD
  • Joe Kamiya PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how it is possible to design a scientific experiment to study human emotions in relation to brain physiology
  • Discuss the history of state-determination research, beginning with the first alpha wave studies
  • Explain how it is possible to interpret EEG data in combination with client self-report and task performance, to better understand human cognition and emotion
  • Explain how it is possible to acquire detailed data relating to brain state and activity, and to display it in graphical form
  • Describe the basic elements an ipsative task experiment, and what the output of the experiment might show

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners who are interested in learning about current developments in the physiology of emotion and self-regulation, and its value to clinical science.

Level: Intermediate

Joe KamiyaJoe Kamiya Joe Kamiya In 1958, Joe Kamiya, a psychologist teaching at the University of Chicago, began experiments on brain wave frequencies. Kamiya attached a sensing electrode to the left side of the back of the subjects's head--the left occiput, where alpha brain waves are move evident. When a tone sounded, the subject was to guess whether he was in alpha. Kamiya was able to tell if the subject's guess was correct from the EEG (electroencephalograph) readings and answered "correct" or "wrong." The first subject Kamiya worked with, Richard Bach, reported correctly 65% on the second day of testing, and on the fourth day was able to report correctly 100% of the time. In a second experiment, the subject was able to enter the alpha state or not enter the state on a specific cue. It was thus established that people could control brain waves which had been thought to be involuntary states. This was the beginning of brain wave biofeedback. Psychology Today did an article on Kamiya in 1968 and the field exploded.

Ron BonnstetterRon Bonnstetter Ron Bonstetter Dr. Bonnstetter is Emeritus Professor of Science Education at the University of Nebraska. Over the past fifteen years, he has served as PI, Co-PI, and/or outside evaluator for over 10 million dollars in grants from NSF, NASA, DOE, NIH and the Toyota Foundation. Coordination examples include: NIH Funded "High-Impact Cancer Computer Simulation for Science Education", NSF Geoscience Education grant, "Integration of Education: Involving Teachers in Scientific Research and Scientists in Inquiry-Based Learning", DOE "Inspiring Inquiry" NASA distance delivered "Laboratory Earth" and "Online Masters in Applied Science" from the Toyota Foundation. Current research interests include the development of biology-based effective teaching strategies, implication of both teacher and student behaviors, values and development of personal attribute soft skills as they impact teaching and learning, effective in-service programming, and brain-based findings that inform teaching. His Brain-based learning focus has placed Dr. Bonnstetter and his graduate students in front of numerous national and international audiences, as they reshape teaching and learning from cutting edge neurological findings. Starting with the creation of the UNL Brain Team and the UNL Neurotranslators, his team has recently joined forces with the University Center for Brain, Biology, & Behavior, and Target Training International, where Dr. Bonnstetter has move his research as of June of 2011 in his newest role as Senior Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Bonnstetter is designing a series of experiments to capture brain maps that expose the pathways of communication and form a new approach to validating and improving our behavioral and motivational instruments. "We all know that people learn and communicate in different ways and form unique connections to new material. We now have the tools to explore how this occurs in real time. This is not just another tool, it is the start of a communication rebirth."

Thomas ColluraThomas Collura Thomas F. Collura PhD, MSMHCis the Clinical Director of the Brain Enrichment Center, President of BrainMaster Technologies, Incorporated, both located in Bedford, Ohio, and is a past president of the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR). He also has served the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) as the President of the Neurofeedback Division. He holds undergraduate degrees (biology and philosophy) from Brown University, the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (Case Western) and the MSMHC in mental health counseling (Walden U.) He is a licensed mental health counselor, a Diplomat in QEEG and board certified in neurofeedback. He has designed and conducted research with EEG systems since 1973. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers on EEG and neurofeedback, and is the author of "Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback," (Taylor & Francis) which is required reading for board certification in QEEG and in neurofeedback.


Oral Presentations 6

Passive Training with Bedtime Stories
Elizabeth Bigham PhD

Does Sitting Position Matter in Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback?
Christopher Zerr BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Alexander Kane BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Teresa Vodopest BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Jabari Allen BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback

HRV Biofeedback Training Raises Temperature and Lowers Skin Conductance
Christopher Zerr BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Alexander Kane BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Teresa Vodopest BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Jabari Allen BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback

Biofeedback in Grandmothers: Correlations of Subjective and Objective Measures
Jaclene A. Zauszniewski PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Reaching children at US/Mexico Boarder
Scheherazade Shamsavari PhD ATR

Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Passive Training with Bedtime Storiesg
Elizabeth Bigham PhD

Does Sitting Position Matter in Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback?
Christopher Zerr BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Alexander Kane BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Teresa Vodopest BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Jabari Allen BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback

HRV Biofeedback Training Raises Temperature and Lowers Skin Conductance
Christopher Zerr BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Alexander Kane BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Teresa Vodopest BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Jabari Allen BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback

Biofeedback in Grandmothers: Correlations of Subjective and Objective Measures
Jaclene A. Zauszniewski PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Reaching children at US/Mexico Boarder
Scheherazade Shamsavari PhD ATR


STURNDS: Student Roundtable and Free Brown Bag Lunch

Saturday, March 22, 2014
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Box lunch included.


KEY4: Keynote Address: Constance Dalenberg, PhD
The Integration of HRV Biofeedback and Cognitive Intervention in PTSD Treatment

Saturday, March 22, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

The most empirically supported treatments in the treatment of PTSD are the exposure therapies, all of which require the patient to approach and even relive the traumatic experience. Not surprisingly, given that avoidance of traumatic reminders is a hallmark of PTSD, dropouts and short-term increases in stress-related responses are common problems faced by clinicians and researchers. Recurrence of symptoms at times of new stressful encounters is also commonly reported. In this workshop, theory and research will be presented on the integration of exposure therapy with two adjunctive treatments designed to increase treatment palatability, decrease dropout, and lower recurrence. The first, HRV biofeedback, increases tolerability of the anxiety created by approaching trauma symptoms. The second, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, helps the individual to accept the residual anxiety without pathologizing these experiences. A session by session treatment approach will be described, together with supporting theory and research and preliminary clinical data on the success of the integrated treatment.



BOS19: Wellness Programming in Healthy and Chronic Ill Individuals

Saturday, March 22, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This symposium is focused on wellness programming in healthy individuals and those with chronic illnesses. The presenters will discuss models of wellness in college students, medical students and patients emphasizing areas from the wheel of wellness. College students enrolled in a Holistic Health course design and implement a personal wellness program to address a health related or performance issue and positive outcomes were obtained. Medical students participated in wellness programs designed to counter the effects of stress in their first year and their first clinical year showed improved ability to decrease the effects of stress. The concepts of wellness will be applied to patients with chronic illnesses who desire to decrease their risk for exacerbation of their illness and improving quality of life. Use of the Pathways Model (re-establishing normal rhythms, skill building and more complex life style changes) will be applied to designing wellness interventions for these patients.

Speakers:

  • Angele McGrady PhD
  • Donald Moss PhD
  • Erik Peper PhD

  • Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the typical components of wellness programsl
  • Discuss the application of psychophysiological principles to the design of wellness programs
  • Summarize the effects of participation in wellness programs on college students, medical students and patients with chronic illness

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, university faculty

Level: Intermediate

Erik PeperErik Peper Erik Peper, PhD, BCB is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation and since 1971 he has been researching factors that promote healing. 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 has a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth (www.biofeedbackhealth.org). He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, Make Health Happen, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, and Biofeedback Mastery. He publishes the blog, the peper perspective-ideas on illness, health and well-being (www.peperperspective.com). He is a recognized expert on holistic health, stress management and workplace health. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention, holistic health, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback.

Donald MossDonald Moss Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCNis Chair of the Saybrook University Graduate School of Mind-Body Medicine. Teaches Applied Psychophysiology, Biofeedback, and Biofeedback Practicum courses, and supervises graduate theses and dissertations for Saybrook University. Co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), chief editor of the Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003). Chief editor of Biofeedback magazine, and consulting editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy and Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. Past-President of AAPB and of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association. Board Member and Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

Angele McGradyAngele McGrady Dr. McGrady received her PhD in Biology and her MEd in Counseling from the University of Toledo. She is a licensed counselor and BCIA certified. Currently Dr. McGrady is a professor and Director of Medical Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toledo Medical Center, where she also maintains a practice in counseling and biofeedback. She is a certified sports counselor and assists college athletes with life skills and performance enhancement. Dr. McGrady's professional activities include: Past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and former 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. Her curriculum vita lists 80 peer reviewed article and book chapters. Her first book "Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health" with Donald Moss, PhD, was published by Springer Publishing in March, 2013.


BOS20: Seizures and Epilepsy: Past, Present, Future

Saturday, March 22, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The PAST: The history of epilepsy is as long as history itself, and this slowly-unveiling mystery, and the likewise-deligitimizing stigma, has inflicted much destruction, disability, disorder, and isolation, as well as unnecessary mortality, morbidity, and misunderstanding through the centuries.The PRESENT: After a review of the history of epilepsy and the varied attempts at its understanding, diagnosis, and treatment, this presentation will overview diverse approaches behind many complex, sometimes-confusing, and not-infrequently injurious strategies for diagnosis and treatment of the 'sacred disease' of epilepsy. The FUTURE: Given an understanding of neuro-scientific approaches which exist amidst multi-faceted socio-economic and cultural entities, and how these approaches influence scientific study and application, a slowly-emerging, yet comprehensive model integrating spirit-soul-body medicine (PPPN - Pneumo-Psycho-Physiological Neuroscience) is presented which offers a scientifically-validatable, mechanistically-testable, trans-cultural and trans-ethnic, whole-person medical approach to understanding, testing, and treating seizures, the spectrum of the epilepsies, and related disorders.

Speaker:

  • Robert P. Turner MSCR (pending BCN, DqEEG)

Learning Objectives: TBA

  • Who Should Attend:
    Clinically oriented professionals

    Level: Introductory


Robert TurnerRobert Turner Robert P Turner MD MSCR, is a multiple board-certified pediatric epileptologist and clinical neurophysiologist who has worked in pediatric neurosciences for almost 30 years. Faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina since 1997, Dr Turner is currently director of Network Neurology LLC and the Network Neuroscience Research Institute in Charleston SC. In addition to participating in multi-center clinical research studies (United States, Mexico, South Africa, China) in non-invasive, non-toxic diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for disorders of the developing and mature nervous systems, he has a multi-disciplinary private practice, working with children suffering from dysfunction, dysregulation, and instabilities of the nervous system. The Network Neurology team offers a multi-faceted approach to: - diagnosis (clinical assessment, quantitative EEG, dipole source localization, tomographic EEG), and - therapy (neurotherapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback, heart-rate variability, LENS, infra-slow training, nutrition, pharmacotherapy), providing a comprehensive approach to our spirit-soul-body makeup in a comfortable, supportive, family-oriented environment.


BOS21: Migraine Headaches and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Saturday, March 22, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Speakers:

  • Stephen Baskin, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES PENDING

Who Should Attend:
TBD

Level: TBD

Steven BaskinSteven Baskin Steven M. Baskin, PhD is one of the co-directors of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache; a recently formed interdisciplinary clinical and research facility. Steve started the Behavioral Medicine Service at the New England Center for Headache in Stamford, Connecticut and is an attending psychologist at Greenwich Hospital of Yale-New Haven Health. He is a past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and winner of the AAPB Distinguished Scientist award for 2014. Steve is a current member of the board of directors of the Headache Cooperative of New England and a past board member of the American Headache Society. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and a frequent reviewer for the journals Headache and Cephalalgia. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings and has published extensively on primary headache disorders; most recently on comorbid psychiatric factors that may chronify migraine and complicate treatment.


Oral Presentations 7

Saturday, March 22, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Heart Rate Variability Norms for Healthy Undergraduates
Christoper Zerr BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Alexander Kane BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Jabari Allen BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback

Drug Addiction Intervention for Adolescents with Religious Spirituality and Biofeedback
Mohd Nubli

HRV Biofeedback Training Decreases Beck Depression Inventory Scores in Healthy Students
Christoper Zerr BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Alexander Kane BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback; Jabari Allen BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback


FERB Fundraiser 2014

Make an investment in the future of Biofeedback:
Join us for a post-conference celebration aboard a Savannah Riverboat

Saturday, March 22, 2014
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Sit back, relax and enjoy a two hour dinner cruise down the Savannah River. In addition to a buffet of the region's most delicious local cuisine, we will enjoy an evening of house entertainment, impeccable service and the sights and sounds of the Savannah waterfront. Tickets are $75 or $140 for 2. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB).

If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting please send an email to info@aapb.org to request it be added to your registration.


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