2014 AAPB Annual Meeting


Workshops

WS01:Clinical Integration of Low-Resolution EEG Imaging with QEEG & Neurofeed...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Title: Clinical Integration of Low-Resolution EEG Imaging with QEEG & Neurofeedback

This full-day workshop will focus on clinical applications applications of live sLORETA imaging and neurofeedback. Emphasis will be placed on the use of additional methods including surface EEG monitoring and neurofeedback, live Z-Scores, infra-slow fluctuations, low-level transcranial magnetic stimulation, and hemoencephalography. Clinical symptomatology will be reviewed, in the context of creating and evaluating biofeedback and neurofeedback protocols in clinical use. At least one half of the course will contain specific case studies and research results supporting the evidence-based selection and evaluation of methods. A key theme will be the consistency between methods for evaluating client physiology, and development of biofeedback protocols. Data will also be presented in support of the theoretical and mathematical principles applied, demonstrating the consistency and appropriateness of the calculations and feedback used for client evaluation and training.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Collura PhD, MSMHC
  • Mark Smith BCN
  • Penijean Gracefire BCN, LMHC

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the principles and methods that are used to create live brain electrical images from surface EEG data.
  • Design a protocol that provides neurofeedback based upon the current-source density in a particular region of the brain, in a particular frequency band.
  • Explain how it is possible to combine sLORETA-based neurofeedback with other methods such as conventional surface EEG biofeedback.
  • Describe the basic elements of Live Z-Score neurofeedback, and how it relates to surface and sLORETA-based EEG.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for biofeedback/neurofeedback practitioners, psychologists, clinical counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and academicians interested in utilizing heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in their practice or research.

Level: Introductory

Penijean GracefirePenijean Gracefire Penijean Gracefire, LMHC, CRC, BCN, has ten years' experience working with both low functioning and high risk populations, including profoundly disturbed adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. She contracted for two years with the Center for Rational Living as a cognitive behavioral therapist, rehabilitating DUI and drug offenders on probation, and training new therapists. She served for five years as the Clinical Services Director at CNS Wellness of Tampa Bay, using neurofeedback, biofeedback and cognitive behavioral interventions on populations with autistic spectrum disorder, chronic anxiety and depression, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, AD/HD and OCD. Her recent clinical research has focused on methods to improve neural connectivity in individuals with compromised function. She currently works with StressTherapy Solutions, Inc. as a clinical consultant and educational coordinator, helping to create and teach training programs and materials, and to develop clinical applications for brain imaging and intervention software.

Mark SmithMark Smith Mark SmithMark is a licensed clinical social worker whose early career was established in the world of work as the provider of clinical services to nurses, doctors, and staff of NYU Medical Center and Downtown Hospital in New York City. In private practice since 2000, Mark is a leading developer, teacher, and clinician of neurofeedback interventions for a variety of disorders. He was an early adopter and developer of Z-score, Infra-slow Fluctuation, and sLORETA training, all now primary interventions in EEG-Biofeedback therapy. Mark has taught neurofeedback and QEEG on four continents and continues to educate and train neurofeedback providers in international workshops and conferences. He was the founder and Clinical Supervisor of The Child School's Neurofeedback Program. The program provided neuromodulation interventions in a special needs school setting. He is the founder and Clinical Director of Neurofeedback Services of New York, PC. neurofeedbackservicesny.com

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.


WS02: ClinicalQ and Braindriving for Clinicians

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

RAPID, SIMPLE, AND STRAIGHTFORWARD DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PROCEDURES FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE The workshop starts with the precise ClinicalQ assessment procedure that determines treatment strategies. Emphasis is on Braindriving treatment procedures including review of the major unconditioned stimuli required for treatment. Other treatment options including neurofeedback, AVS, CES, energy psychology methods, craniosacral manipulations, harmonic sounds, electrostimulation, and behavior therapies appropriate for a wide range of disorders are presented. Practitioners will be able to immediately apply these efficient techniques. Conditions that require full QEEG and normative data base procedures will be identified as will conditions in which the more aggressive treatments are contraindicated.

Speakers:

  • Paul G. Swingle, PhD, RPsych, BCB/BCN BCIA

Learning Objectives:

  • Administer the ClinicalQ assessment
  • Interpret ClinicalQ profiles
  • Develop effective treament strategies
  • Structure and administer braindriving protocols
  • Identify useful adjunctive therapies

Who Should Attend:
Licensed Health Care Providers

Level:Intermediate

Paul SwinglePaul Swingle Paul G. Swingle, Ph.D. R.Psych . was Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa prior to moving to Vancouver. A Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Swingle was Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and during the same time period was Associate Attending Psychologist at McLean Hospital (Boston) where he also was Coordinator of the Clinical Psychophysiology Service. Dr. Swingle was Chairman of the Faculty of Child Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Clinical Supervisor. He has also taught at McGill University, Dalhousie University and McMaster University. He is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and is certified in Biofeedback and Neurotherapy. Since 1997 he has been in private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he founded the Swingle Clinic.


WS03: BCIA HRV Biofeedback Didactic Workshop Part 1

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

This full-day workshop fulfills 7 hours of BCIA's Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback didactic blueprint and provides a practical introduction to this exciting modality. Attendees will cover the cardiac, respiratory, and autonomic anatomy and physiology needed to effectively train HRV. They will explore the meaning and sources of HRV. They will review how to successfully use the photoplethysmograph (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), and respirometer in clinical and optimal performance training. Equipment demonstrations will cover sensor placements, recognition of valid signals, control of artifacts, and tracking tests to ensure recording accuracy. Finally, attendees will examine the meaning, properties, and correlates of HRV time domain and frequency domain measurements. They will learn how to interpret short-term measurements using published norms. The instructors will provide detailed and professionally illustrated PowerPoints with extensive glossaries. .

Speaker:

  • Fredric Schaffer PhD, BCB
  • Donald Moss PhD, BCB, BCN

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to explain the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and autonomic nervous system relevant to heart rate
  • Be able to explain what heart rate variability is and why it is important to their clientsl
  • Be able to identify the main processes that create heart rate variability
  • Be able to describe blood volume pulse (BVP), electrocardiogram (ECG), and respirometer methods for monitoring heart rate variability and breathing, and to identify common sensor placements, to describe tracking tests, and to recognize and control common artifacts
  • Be able to explain the time domain (HR Max - HR Min, pNN50, RMSSD, SDNN) and frequency domain (VLF, LF, HF, LF/HF) measures of heart rate variability

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for clinical and optimal performance professionals who want a practical introduction to the fundamentals of HRV biofeedback. Attendees who want to complete BCIA's Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback will earn 7 of 15 required didactic hours. BCIA certificants can also earn 7 hours of continuing education toward recertification in Biofeedback. This workshop is designed for clinical and optimal performance professionals who want a practical introduction to HRV biofeedback.

Level: Introductory

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.

Fred ShafferFred Shaffer Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCBFred Shaffer, PhD, BCB is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975 and has served as Director of Truman's Center for Applied Psychophysiology since 1977. In 2008, he received the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence. In 2013, he received the Truman State University Outstanding Research Mentor of the Year award. He co-authored with Tony Hughes, PhD, BCB, a chapter on certification and ethics in Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance. He co-authored with Donald Moss, PhD, 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. Dr. Shaffer is the Chair of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).


WS04: Introduction to BioGraph Infiniti 6.0 1 Day Workshop

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

This 1-day workshop is for researchers and health professionals who want to learn how to use the latest "cutting edge" biofeedback technology. The morning session provides an overview of the key features of the BioGraph Infiniti 6.0 software and hardware. Software suites that can be showcased include Neurofeedback, Physiology, Rehab-Continence, Rehab- Muscle , Z-Score, HRV, and Reaction Time.

Speakers:

    Frank DeGregorio, Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) in Computer Science and Networking and a Certificate as a Programming Analyst

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase exposure on the key features of the BioGraph Infiniti 6.0 software and hardware
  • Describe software trouble shooting and technical specifications. Software suites include Neurofeedback, Physiology, Rehab-Continence, Rehab- Muscle , Z-Score, HRV, and Reaction Time
  • Demonstrate how to use different sensors including Surface Electromyography (SEMG), Respiration, Temperature, Skin Conductance, Electroencephalography (EEG), Heart Rate and Electrocardiology (EKG) with audio and visual multimedia biofeedback screens, sounds and games
  • Explain what a virtual data-channel is and how it is related to the raw data from the physical sensore
  • Describe when proportional and inverse-proportional feedback should be used . Invite "hands-on" practice generating reports, review data, and learn how to modify or customize and excising screen

Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for licensed health professionals

Level: Introductory

Frank DeGregorioFrank DeGregorio Frank DeGregorio rank DeGregorio has a Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) in Computer Science and Networking and a Certificate as a Programming Analyst. He has over 19 years of experience as technical, network, computer and high-level troubleshooting for Thought Technology. In addition, he has over 12 years of experience teaching BioGraph workshops with Lynda Thompson, Ph.D. and had the opportunity to attend a wide variety of workshops held by clinicians such as Dr. Barry Sterman, Dr. Tanju Surmeli, Dr. Don Moss and Dr. Richard Gevirtz, Dr. Erik Peper and Dr. Vietta Sue Wilson. Frank's extensive knowledge of all the product software and hardware offered by Thought Technology gives him the unique ability to take participants from installation of the software to using it effectively.


WS05: Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback: Clinical Applications in Pain Treatment

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

This symposium will cover the fundamental principles of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback (MBB), which merges the science and technology of biofeedback with research-supported meditation techniques into a modality that is useful for clinical practice. Because individuals with complex medical diagnoses often experience fluctuating physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs, an educationally-focused model integrating mind-body medicine best addresses these needs. Likewise, clients with less severe difficulties also benefit from this holistic model. We will discuss supporting research and guidelines for effective, evidence-based practice with a variety of clinical populations. We will provide a model of MBB which is suitable for both individual and group-based treatment. Connections will be made with related programs, such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cognitively Based Compassion Training. We will examine the ways these modalities lead to effective coping and stress management. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how to treat psychophysiological sequelae in chronic pain within multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD, including unique considerations with veterans. Lastly, the workshop will entail an experiential component, facilitating learning with hands-on practice.

Speakers:

    Urszula Klich, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to define Mindfulness- Based Biofeedback (MBB) and provide two examples of the benefits of its use with medically complex patients
  • Be able to discuss special considerations in assessing appropriateness for MBB application and identify two contraindications for the use of the program
  • Be able to identify two key components of a model for incorporating MBB into a group therapy treatment
  • Learn how to adapt biofeedback based on special needs of those living with complex medical illness
  • Define what is artifact and why is artifact rejection necessar

Who Should Attend:
This presentation is suitable for clinicians including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, physical therapists, physicians or other health practitioners and professionals who work with clients therapeutically. No prior experience is necessary.

Level: Introductory

Urszula KlichUrszula Klich Urszula Klich PhD is a clinical psychologist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience, much of which involves complex medical populations such as patients she sees at Shepherd Center, a rehabilitation hospital in Atlanta, GA. She has specialized training in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain, having trained at Henry Ford Hospital, the Cleveland VA Hospital, and having served on various medical teams, including the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She developed specialized techniques for managing pain such as active Mindfulness Based Biofeedback Treatment, and group- based educational programs. Her focus is on restoring function, improving quality of life, and reducing medication dependence. During her extensive work with pain patients she has cultivated a treatment philosophy of integrative medicine focused on fostering each individual's healing power to improve their well-being.


WS06: When Neurofeedback Doesn't Work: A Guide to Improving Clinical Efficacy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

This workshop will identify the primary mechanisms on which neurofeedback training relies, and place them within the context of the bioelectrical grid. Creating a neurofeedback friendly environment requires an understanding of factors affecting cortical resourcing, and methods for assessing the barriers to effective interventions. Categories of client populations that are least likely to benefit from neurofeedback training, and ways to improve screening and clinical intake questions to better identify metabolic and cognitive inputs that create systemic resourcing strategies in direct competition to the inputs delivered by neurofeedback will be discussed. Conversational frameworks and educational vocabulary will be offered to assist with explaining to the client how best they can contribute to their own recovery process and optimize results from neurofeedback sessions. Contraindications to initiating neurofeedback training will reviewed, as well as suggestions for improving client management over the course of treatment. Material presented will be derived from first hand clinical experience and observations, and delivered with the intent to support clinicians in the process of acquiring confidence and competency as neurofeedback providers.

Speakers:

  • Penijean Gracefire LMHC, BCN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to the efficacy of neurofeedback interventions
  • Improve clinical intake and screening process to reflect evaluation of the client's electrophysical health
  • Review client management techniques and educational vocabulary
  • Discuss contraindications to initiating neurofeedback

Who Should Attend:
For practitioners of all backgrounds and experience levels who are looking for practical tips on client management and improved clinical outcomes in a neurofeedback setting.

Level: Introductory

Penijean GracefirePenijean Gracefire Penijean Gracefire, LMHC, CRC, BCN, has ten years' experience working with both low functioning and high risk populations, including profoundly disturbed adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. She contracted for two years with the Center for Rational Living as a cognitive behavioral therapist, rehabilitating DUI and drug offenders on probation, and training new therapists. She served for five years as the Clinical Services Director at CNS Wellness of Tampa Bay, using neurofeedback, biofeedback and cognitive behavioral interventions on populations with autistic spectrum disorder, chronic anxiety and depression, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, AD/HD and OCD. Her recent clinical research has focused on methods to improve neural connectivity in individuals with compromised function. She currently works with StressTherapy Solutions, Inc. as a clinical consultant and educational coordinator, helping to create and teach training programs and materials, and to develop clinical applications for brain imaging and intervention software.


WS07: Integrating Hypnosis into Your Clinical/Biofeedback Practice

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

This workshop will focus on acquainting therapists with a methodology for measuring hypnotic responsivity from a more phenomenological and patient-centered focus and how hypnosis can be smoothly integrated with breathing, relaxation, biofeedback and biofeedback-assisted strategies. There is evidence (Pekala & Forbes, 1988; Qualls & Sheehan, 1981; Wickramasekera, 1988) that high hypnotically susceptible individuals will benefit more from imagoic and hypnotic strategies, whereas low susceptible individuals will benefit more from biofeedback and kinesthetic, relaxation-based strategies, such as progressive relaxation. Additionally, hypnotizability appears to vary widely across individuals (Hilgard, 1965; Weitzenhoffer, 1989a, b) and yet few therapists use any type of individual differences assessment when using breathing retraining, relaxation, biofeedback, and/or hypnosis with their clients. Via didactic, interactive, and experiential methods, this workshop will provide the clinician with a reliable and valid methodology for measuring hypnotic responsivity, and will focus on a hypnotic assessment protocol, the PCI-HAP (Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory-Hypnotic Assessment Procedure; Pekala, 1995a, b; Pekala, 2010, 2011; Pekala et al., 2010, 2011). The protocol allows for the assessment of several of the "domains" hypothesized by leading theorists to be related to hypnotism: suggestibility, altered state (trance) effects, and expectancy. Participants will personally experience the PCI-HAP, so as to obtain an idea of its clinical usefulness from their own first person perspective. Clinical cases illustrating the hypnotic assessment process with individuals of differing hypnotic responsivity will be discussed. Via such discussion, the presenter will show how the various domains associated with hypnotic responsivity can be measured and quantified. Additionally, the data obtained from such a hypnotic assessment will demonstrate how to determine the client's hypnotic talents, so that those talents can be best accessed in generating a relaxation protocol for home practice congruent with the client's relaxation and hypnotic abilities. [Note: This workshop is partially based on a grants received from the Veterans Administration Stars and Stripes (VISN4) Healthcare Network. All studies were approved by the IRB and R&D committees of the hospital where the research was conducted. The content of this presentation does not represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs nor the United States Government.].

Speaker:

  • Ronald J. Pekala PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to describe the theoretical literature and research concerning how hypnotic altered state effects, hypnotic suggestibility, and hypnotic expectancy interact to determine a client's perception of being or not being "hypnotized."
  • Be able to enumerate the rationale for a phenomenological based assessment of hypnotic talent using the PCI-HAP (Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory - Hypnotic Assessment Procedure)
  • Be able to describe a) how to administer the PCI-HAP, and b) how to begin to interpret the PCI-HAP results, based on manuals that you will receive at the workshopr/li>
  • Be able to enumerate the sequence of decision making to smoothly integrate breathing retraining, relaxation, biofeedback and especially hypnosis into the client's clinical treatment/li>

Who Should Attend:
Any clinician who knows a little or a lot about hypnotic responsivity and wants to know if, when, and how to begin to add hypnotic strategies to a client's treatment plan. Because of the nature of the workshop, any clinician or therapist who would like to begin to integrate hypnosis and hypnotic-strategies into the patient's treatment can attend. All workshop attendees will obtain copies of the therapist's manuals for administering and also interpreting the hypnotic assessment protocol. Attendees will also be able to go to a website to obtain the EXCEL program for scoring the protocol.

Level: Introductory

Ronald PekalaRonald Pekala Ronald J. Pekala, PHD is Director of the Biofeedback Clinic at the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center in Coatesville, PA. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Pekala has 76 professional publications, numerous national presentations, and one book: Quantifying consciousness: An empirical approach (1991). Dr. Pekala is the author of the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI), a self-report questionnaire that is used with the methodology that he has developed over the last 30 years to quantify (altered) states of consciousness, including hypnosis. The PCI has been translated into 12 languages. By combining the PCI with a hypnotic assessment procedure, Dr. Pekala has generated an award winning hypnotic assessment device: The Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory: Hypnotic Assessment Procedure (PCI-HAP): research of which has generated three Milton H. Erickson awards and one Clark Hull award for "scientific excellence in hypnosis research."


WS08: Exhibitor Showcase: Using The Nexus/BioTrace Systems For Heart Rate Var...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Exhibitor Showcase: Using The Nexus/BioTrace Systems For Heart Rate Variability Training

This workshop will teach attendees how to use the Nexus 10 or Nexus 4 systems to conduct heart rate variability training (HRV), Attendees will learn how to monitor heart rate with the blood pulse volume (BVP) sensor or with EKG sensors and how to use the respiration belt to monitor respiratory effort and rate. Determination of a client's resonant respiration rate will also be covered. The advantages and drawbacks of paced breathing screens will be discussed and feedback screens without pacing will be thoroughly reviewed. The workshop will cover conducting training as well as reviewing data within and across sessions. All clients will be provided with a full suite of HRV screens that also provide support for skin conductance or temperature training, The screens are fully automated with programmable buttons and are a significant improvement over the built in screens that come with the Nexus systems. Attendees should have a working knowledge of HRV training and some familiarity with the Nexus systems.

Speaker:

  • Ronald Rosenthal PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • List the benefits and disadvantages of BVP vs EKG monitoring of heart rate
  • Learn how to modify and create screens for special purposes
  • Learn how to determine resonant rate for maximum HRV
  • Distinguish various measures of HRV
  • Be able to program screen buttons to automate tasks

Who Should Attend:
Individuals who provide clinical training for HRV with the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 as well as researchers using these systems to study HRV.

Level: All

Ronald RosenthalRonald Rosenthal Ronald Rosenthal, PhD is a psychologist who has been active in biofeedback at the state and national level for two decades. He has an interest in education and has mentored half a dozen professionals with BCIA certification. Dr. Rosenthal has been creating and distributing screens and protocols for the Nexus/BioTrace platform for several years. He has given two full day workshops on using the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 at recent AAPB meetings and the workshops have been well attended and reviewed favorably.


WS09: Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Applications for Sport Psychology

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Interest in the use of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback in Sport Psychology is increasing in professional, amateur and Olympic sports. Sport Psychology Principles of interest to athletes and coaches include stress and energy; visualization or mental rehearsal of success outcomes; and attention control. These principals must be integrated together for ultimate success and are critical for the aspiring consultant in the sport environment. Sport Psychology Principles of interest to athletes and coaches include stress and energy; visualization or mental rehearsal of success outcomes; and attention control. These principals must be integrated together for ultimate success and are critical for the aspiring consultant in the sport environment. Heart Rate Variability biofeedback is begin increasingly used not only for stress management, but for optimal performance and concussions. Reaction time feedback is a new area of application for athletes in baseball, gold and other Olympic sports. QEEG is being used with athletes with ADD, Aspergers and Concussions to help confirm diagnosis, discover areas of injury and plan treatments that lead to improved performance and faster recovery time. QEEG Patterns in athletes with ADD/ADHD and Aspergers will be presented and implications of Neurofeedback protocols with these athletes will be discussed. Neurofeedback can be integrated with other techniques and skills to achieve wide application. Demonstration of several general and specific assessment methods as well as Biofeedback and Neurofeedback training protocols will be provided during this workshop for the sports of baseball, golf, hockey and skiing..

Speaker:

  • Michael Linden PhD
  • Robert Conder PsyD, ABPP
  • Ben Strack PhD
  • Leah Lagos PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the use of Heart Rate Variability for various sports and applications
  • Understand how to use QEEG to help identify characteristics of ADD and Aspergers in athletes
  • Learn about the use of Reactive Time feedback to improve athletes performance in baseball and other sports
  • Review the use of QEEG and Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Applications for sports related concussions

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, sport psychologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, athletes, coaches, athletic directors, biofeedback & Neurofeedback practitioners

Level: Intermediate

Robert ConderRobert Conder Robert Conder Director & President of Carolina Neuropsychological Service. Board Certified in both Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology by ABPP. 30 years experience in assessing and treating Traumatic Brain Injury, at all levels. For past eight years, has been Neuropsychologist for Carolina Hurricanes and part of the National Hockey League Concussion Management Program. Assesses and treats concussed athletes at all levels of competition. Published empirical, peer-reviewed studies. NIH Grant recipient. Originally trained in Biofeedback in 1983 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Waco, Texas. On staff of Duke Medical Center in Raleigh. Other presenters will be Michael Linden, PhD, a very well known and respected sports psychologist and author of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Applications in Sports Psychology (AAPB Press); and Alan Strohmayer, PhD, Senior Fellow BCIA.

Leah LagosLeah Lagos Dr. Leah Lagos is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York, specialist in sport psychology, and Board Certified in Biofeedback. Dr. Lagos has worked with or is currently working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes as well as teams at several D1 Universities. She has conducted risk assessments for teams at the NFL Combine since 2007. Dr. Lagos is the author of several published articles including: "Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Strategy to Manage Competitive Anxiety" and "Virtual Reality Assisted Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Strategy to Enhance Golf Performance," and "Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Post-Concussive Syndrome: Implications for Treatment." As a consulting psychology expert for the media, Dr. Lagos has been featured on NBC, Good Day New York, CNN, FOX News, CBS News, ESPN, and Univision. She has appeared on more than thirty radio shows across the United States including the Doctor's Radio Show on Sirius XM, Howard Stern, and the Frankie Boyer Show. In addition, Dr. Lagos has appeared in several publications including the New York Times, Golf Digest, Bloomberg News, Psychology Today, AM New York, LA Times, and the New York Daily. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Association of Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB), as well as the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE). Dr. Lagos is the Co-Chair of the Optimal Functioning Section of AAPB.

Ben StrackBen Strack Dr. Ben Strack is a Sport Psychology Consultant in private practice in southern California.. He is a former Division I college baseball player and President of Proball, Inc., private baseball training academy where he incorporates performance enhancement training programs. He has consulted with several Major League Baseball players as well as other athletes from all major sports and at all levels including professional, Olympic, college and high school. From 1999 to 2004, he was invited to pitch in several Home Run Contests for Major League Baseball. His areas of expertise include mental skills training for peak performance, biofeedback (heart rate variability/HRV), stress/anxiety management, the psychology of injury recovery and chronic pain. Dr. Strack received his B.A. in psychology from San Jose State University and his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. In 2003, he completed the first research study to investigate the effectiveness of Heart Rate Variability biofeedback on performance in baseball. He has conducted numerous workshops and presentations at national conferences on various topics including biofeedback and applied sport psychology. Dr. Strack is adjunct faculty at Argosy University and in the department of Kinesiology at California State University, Long Beach. He has appeared in various media including ESPN television, ESPN Magazine, Baseball America, The New York Times, and the CBS television show "The Doctors".

Michael LindenMichael Linden Dr. Michael Linden is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and a Nationally Certified Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Therapist. Dr. Linden has been the director of Attention Learning Centers and Attention Performance Centers at three Southern California locations in San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, and Encinitias since 1988. He has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults with ADD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder since 1982. His studies using QEEG Based diagnosis and EEG Biofeedback with ADHD students as an alternative to medication yielded promising results and have been featured in the LA times, Orange County Register, and has been aired on specials on the Today Show, NBC Dateline, Channel 7 ABC News, KOCE PBS TV, Channel 4 NBC News, NBC special: "Autism: The Hidden Epidemic", and most recently on CBS "The Doctors". Dr. Linden was involved in the initial research studies of the Theta/Beta ratio with ADHD and published the first controlled study of the effects of Neurofeedback with ADHD. Dr. Linde has recently discovered 6 subtypes of Autism & 2 types of Aspergers based on QEEG Map research, which has greatly improved the success of Neurofeedback and other treatments for ASD (Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2010; Autism Science Digest, 2011). He also was the author of a recent chapter entitled "QEEG Guided Neurofeedback for Autism" in the book Images in Autism (2013).


WS10: The Uses of Multi-modality Biofeedback for Enhancing Self-Mastery

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

While it's common to train with neurofeedback or EMG or HRV and not consider other modalities, this may be to the detriment of the client. Both practitioner and client can learn much more when more than one modality is used. The presenters will discuss the value of doing so and present cases to show how monitoring and/or training more than one modality greatly improved outcomes. They'll look at EEG, EMG, GSR, HRV, capnometry and breath rate and provide suggestions for devising a broad-based biofeedback approach to various clinical problems. This workshop intends to: 1. Describe how multi-modality biofeedback can increase client engagement and promote generalization of self-regulation skills to real life. 2. Describe methods for teaching clients to maintain multi-system physiological stability while engaged in stressful situations. 3. Show ways to establish a relaxed psychophysiological attention state by attending to several variables at a time, similar to the process of driving a car. 4. Present interoception in general as a continuum from too much attention (hypochondriasis, somatization, etc.) to too little (low awareness of somatic stress, missing warning signs), and show how a client's position on this scale can be optimized by broad-based monitoring..

Speaker:

  • Cynthia Kerson PhD
  • Christopher Gilbert PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some principles for training clients with more than one biofeedback modality at a time
  • Understand how to use multi-modal biofeedback as an aid to maintaining psychophysiological stability
  • Know some details of interoception as the basic domain of consciousness targeted by biofeedback
  • Gain a rationale for using more than one biofeedback mode for enhancing self-mastery in everyday living

Who Should Attend:
All levels; those involved in clinical biofeedback working with stress-related disorders

Level: Intermediate

Cynthia KersonCynthia Kerson Cynthia Kerson PhD, QEEGD, BCN, BCB is currently the director of education for Brain Science International, the clinical director of Marin Biofeedback in San Rafael, California, and adjunct professor at Saybrook University, Dept. of Psychology. She is BCIA certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback and holds certification as a diplomate in QEEG and mentors for both. Cynthia is also on the Board of Directors for the Behavioral Medicine Foundation, the ISNR Research Foundation, AAPB, and AAPB Neurofeedback Section and is two times past president of the BSC. She is the co-editor of the new ISNR Research Foundation publication, "Alpha Theta Training in the 21st Century: A Handbook for Clinicians and Researchers.'

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.


WS11: Intergrating SEMG, qEEG & Psychological Testing in Complex Pain Cases

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

This presentation will focus on several different cases utilizing outcome data from psychological testing, SEMG evaluations and qEEG results. These results will be discussed in detail leading to the development of treatment plans. Pain reports, SEMG data, qEEG data and results from psychological testing will be presented on myofascial pain patients and fibromyalgia patients. The similarities and differences will be discussed. This will lead to the development of treatment plans and the rationale for same.

Speaker:

  • Stuart Donaldson PhD, BCB

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the differences between myofascial pain patients and fibromyalgia patients
  • Learn how to integrate data from SEMG, qEEG and psychological testing
  • Learn which treatment technique to start treatments with
  • Learn the importance of pain diagrams
  • Learn how to combine the information from pain diagrams with psychological test results

Who Should Attend This presentation is designed for the therapist who likes complex cases, can utilize data from the different areas of biofeedback, and can think outside the box. Level: Advanced

Stuart DonaldsonStuart Donaldson Stuart Donaldson PhD is a licensed psychologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta. He has studied chronic pain and a number of other conditions over a period of 30 years with a multi-disciplinary team of co-workers from different disciplines. He started using LENS treatment with his chronic pain population and has expanded this service into other areas. He has published over 30 papers on a number of different issues. His work is widely recognized having presented materials all over the world.


WS12: Breathing: A Body-Mind Bridge to Mobilize Health and Performance

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

"A sigh of relief, full of hot air, waiting with baited breath, or inspired or expired," are all descriptions that reflect breathing patterns. Breathing is much more than controlling and increasing heart rate variability. It modulates spinal movement, posture, abdominal blood and lymph return, blood pH, emotional and energetic states. The workshop focusses on identifying dysfunctional breathing patterns and strategies to optimize healthy whole body breathing. It incorporates somatic practices to normalize respiratory patterns (tactile suggestions, dynamic body movement, and somatic awareness), SEMG recording and feedback (oblique abdominal muscles and scalene/trapezius muscles), respiratory strain gauge feedback, self-observations, and training of breathing patterns with incentive inspirometry. The specific skills such as guided imagery breathing, effortless exhalation and inhalation can be used to reduce pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety, asthma, hypertension, stress related dysfunctioning, menopausal symptoms, increase fertility and enhance performance. Speaker:

  • Erik Peper PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify dysfunctional breathing patterns
  • Understand the role of breathing in posture and abdominal circulation
  • Participants will understand the physiology and psychophysiology of HRV biofeedback
  • Learn to monitor breathing using surface electromyography from the abdominal wall and upper thorax
  • Learn somatic strategies to support effortless breathing

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.


WS13: Physiology of Stress in Health and Disease: Implications for Therapy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Title: Physiology of Stress in Health and Disease: Implications for Therapy

The stress response is essential to maintain homeostasis. Appropriate response to stress is lifesaving. Inappropriate response or repeated severe stressors can lead to disease through numerous pathways. Understanding the stress response is essential for the biofeedback practioner. This workshop will cover the physiology of stress including neuroendocrine processes and pathways, psychoneuroimmunology, and stress and the G.I. , respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The processes by which stress causes diseases will be explored and studies demonstrating that relationship will be presented. The role of biofeedback in mitigating stress will be discussed. This will include how biofeedback and drugs act to change the stress response. The physiology of turning off the stress response pathway will also be described. Novel approaches to stress management will be introduced.

Speaker:

  • Jan B. Newman MD, MA, FACS, ABIHM

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe Cannon's fight or flight response
  • Participants will be able to elucidate the role of the HPA axis in the stress response
  • Participants will be able to list specific areas of the brain affected by stress
  • Participants will be able to describe how biofeedback and other methods may act to decrease the human stress response

Level: All

Jan NewmanJan Newman Dr. Jan B. Newman received her MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 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 is currently practicing preventative medicine. She has studied and practiced meditation, Yoga, Buddhism and biofeedback in the U.S and in India for over 30 years. She received her Master's degree in Integrative Arts and Education. She is dedicated to the integration of sound medical practice with scientifically based multimodality stress reduction for disease mitigation and prevention. She is a nationally requested speaker and has presented on topics including Stress: Manifestations, Mechanisms, and Management, Spirituality and Health, the Relationship of Stress and Disease, Oxytocin the Anti-stress Hormone, Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology and the response of the Cardiopulmonary System to Stress.


WS14: Introduction to Slow Cortical Potential (SCP) Neurofeedback

Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Slow cortical potential (SCP) neurofeedback focuses on the conditioning of event-related negative and positive polarizations in EEG activity. These slow waveforms occur below 0.01 Hz and reflect the regulatory mechanisms of cortical activation and inhibition and are hypothesized to play a critical role in the preparatory distribution of sensory, motor, and attentional resources (Wyckoff & Strehl, 2011). This form of EEG-biofeedback has been efficacious in the treatment of core symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (Mayer, Wyckoff, & Strehl, 2012) and the reduction of seizure (Rockstroh et al. 1993; Kotchoubey et al, 2001) and migraine (Siniatchkin et al., 2000) incidence in children and adults. This workshop will cover the origins of and scientific basis for SCP neurofeedback, present training procedures and technical requirements, provide a live demonstrations of the feedback method, and conclude with a discussion of therapeutic applications and review of SCP neurofeedback research findings.

Speaker:

  • Sarah Wyckoff PhD, BCN, BCB, QEEG-T

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the origins and scientific basis for SCP neurofeedback
  • Learn about the training procedures, technical requirements, and therapeutic applications
  • Review the body of SCP neurofeedback research
  • Observe/practice SCP neurofeedback through hands-on demostrations

Who Should Attend:
Clinicians and researchers interested in learning the basics of slow cortical potential neurofeedback, including the scientific basis, rationale, training procedures, and therapeutic applications.

Level: Introductory

Sarah WyckoffSarah Wyckoff Sarah Wyckoff is a post-doctoral researcher investigating physiological mechanisms of comorbidity and specificity for generalized anxiety and depression in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She also works as a QEEG technician for Integrated Neuroscience Services and online instructor for the University of Phoenix. Under the supervision of Dr. Ute Strehl and Niels Birbaumer, she earned her research doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Tübingen in 2013. Her doctoral research focused on the investigation of neurophysiological models of adult ADHD and the efficacy of slow cortical potentials (SCP) neurofeedback. Dr. Wyckoff has 10 years of experience in the psycho/neurophysiological assessments and bio/neurofeedback training of children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. She was certified as a QEEG Technologist by the QEEG Certification Board in 2012 and has been BCIA certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback since 2007.


WS15: Biobehavioral Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary...

Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Title: Biobehavioral Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders

This workshop is an in-depth clinical guide to the many advances in the diagnosis and management of migraine, cluster headache, tension-type headache and their many variants. The workshop will first provide the participants with a thorough overview of the basic headache diagnostic interview. It will then explore the pathophysiology of the different disorders integrating neurochemical, physiological, behavioral, and psychological perspectives. Pharmacological, psychophysiological, and behavioral treatment alternatives will be reviewed in relation to both clinical efficacy and underlying pain mechanisms. The workshop will help the biofeedback and neurofeedback therapist understand the basics of successful headache diagnosis and treatment and better communicate with the medical community. Behavioral and psychophysiological protocols will be thoroughly discussed. Chronic daily headache and chronic migraine will be extensively examined including the transformation process from episodic to chronic headache. Issues of psychiatric co-morbidity will be explored.

Speaker:

  • Steven M. Baskin, Clinical Psychologist
  • Frank Andrasik, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to perform a headache diagnostic interview to make an informed diagnosis
  • Describe the clinical symptoms and mechanisms of the primary headache disorders
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of dangerous headaches
  • Outline behavioral, biofeedback, neurofeedback and pharmacologic treatment alternatives
  • Consider the issues of psychiatric comorbidity and medication overuse

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for those professionals and students who want a comprehensive overview of the management of primary headache disorders. The workshop will offer a base of introductory information for clinicians new to this area as well as highlight recent advances for more experienced practitioners. It will contain a significant amount of biomedical information.

Level:
Intermediate

Frank AndrasikFrank Andrasik Dr. Andrasik presently serves as Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis. He previously had the title of Distinguished University Professor at the University of West Florida and was appointed as a Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Frank was also on the faculty of the State University of New York at Albany where he also held the positions of Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at Albany Medical College. Frank is the current Editor-in-Chief for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a past president of AAPB as well as the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. He has numerous publications and years of clinical practice in the biofeedback treatment of headache.

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.


WS16: BCIA HRV Biofeedback Didactic Workshop, Part 2 Principles & Applications

Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

This workshop fulfills 7 hours of BCIA's Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback didactic blueprint and will cover the mechanisms, procedures, and clinical applications. It will review autonomic psychophysiology, particularly with regard to the vagal and baroreflex systems and the Polyvagal Theory. Measurement(time and frequency domains) and analyses of HRV will be demonstrated. Resonance effects on heart rate variability will be explained as the mechanism for high HRV amplitudes achieved during the procedure. Studies showing physiological and psychological effects of HRV biofeedback will be reviewed, as well as data on clinical effects. A protocol for administering HRV biofeedback will be described. Experiential exercises will be done, whereby participants find their own HRV resonance frequencies. Participants are encouraged to bring their own HRV biofeedback units, if they own any (not required)..

Speaker:

  • Richard Gevirtz PhD
  • Paul Lehrer PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the protocol for carrying out Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback HRVB
  • Learn how resonance effects underlie HRV biofeedback effects
  • Learn the physiology and psychophysiology of HRV biofeedback

Who Should Attend:
Biofeedback practitioners

Level: Introductory

Paul LehrerPaul Lehrer Dr. Paul Lehrer is Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and holds coordinated position as Professor of Psycology at Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, where he is on the faculty for graduate programs in clinical psychology. He also teaches an on-line course on HRV biofeedback through Saybrook University. He received his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from Harvard University, where he received his initial training in applied psychophysiology from David Shapiro. He studied progressive relaxation with Edmund Jacobson. He is past president of AAPB, has served on the board of BCIA, and is currently president of FERB. He is senior editor of the widely used text, Principles and Practice of Stress Management. He has published over 100 articles and papers, mostly in the field of applied psychophysiology. For the past 25 years, his major research focus has been on heart rate variability and heart rate variability biofeedback. He has authored or coauthored HRV biofeedback outcome studies on asthma, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, as well as studies on autonomic and immune function effects of this technique.

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. .


WS17: Mindfulness and Acceptance Approach to Biofeedback

Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Biofeedback is often described as a way to help people control their physiological responses. However, extensive research shows that efforts to *control* one's internal experience can be counterproductive and lead to exacerbation of the problem. In contrast to unhelpful efforts to control internal experience, the Mindfulness and Acceptance approach to biofeedback can help people experience change through mindful, non-judgmental awareness and acceptance. In this workshop, participants will learn how to apply mindfulness and acceptance techniques to their biofeedback practice in order to help their clients reap the benefits of biofeedback without getting stuck in unproductive attempts to control their internal experience.

Speaker:

  • Inna Khazan PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize research demonstrating effectiveness of mindfulness and acceptance techniques
  • Observe and/or experience specific mindfulness and acceptance techniques
  • Utilize mindfulness and acceptance skills in your biofeedback practice

Who Should Attend:
Anyone wishing to enhance their biofeedback skills: psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, physicians, nurses, other clinical biofeedback practitioners

Level: Introductory

Inna  KhazanInna  Khazan Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches biofeedback. Dr. Khazan is the author of Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness. Dr. Khazan has been invited to teach at numerous national and international conferences and prestigious institutions on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and biofeedback, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients presenting with various psychophysiological disorders, using both biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy.


WS18: QEEG Subtype Guided Neurofeedback Treatment for ADD/ADHD, Asperge...

Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Biobehavioral Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders

This workshop will present the advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism, Aspergers and ADD QEEG anaylsis. The use of QEEG to discover which subtype of Autistic (6), Aspergers (2) and ADD (4) will be explained. We will discuss the similarities and differences in symptoms and QEEG patterns of ADD, ADHD, Aspergers and Aspergers. We will present the use of QEEG and continuous performance tests to guide and monitor neurofeedback protocol selection. Neurofeedback candidate selection, protocol development and treatment decisions will be explained that lead to successful outcomes. This workshop will also review a multimodality treatment approach for patients with Autism, Aspergers and ADD. Pre- and post-neurofeedback QEEG and CPT case study data and research studies will be presented for ADD and ASD, including significant research in these areas and recent research on the effects of Neurofeedback on MRI and DTI with Autistic students.

Speaker:

  • Michael Linden PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the QEEG subtypes of Autism, Aspergers and ADD and how they differ and overlap
  • Understand how to use CPT tests and QEEG to monitor treatment effects of medications and neurofeedback
  • Use QEEG and computerized testing to guide neurofeedback selection and protocol development
  • Apply neurofeedback strategies and techniques for Autism, Aspergers and ADD

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists/neuropsychologists, physicians, therapists, physicians/neurologists, nurses, biofeedback/neurofeedback practioners, students, researchers.

Level: Intermediate

Michael LindenMichael Linden Dr. Michael Linden is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and a Nationally Certified Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Therapist. Dr. Linden has been the director of Attention Learning Centers and Attention Performance Centers at three Southern California locations in San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, and Encinitias since 1988. He has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults with ADD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder since 1982. His studies using QEEG Based diagnosis and EEG Biofeedback with ADHD students as an alternative to medication yielded promising results and have been featured in the LA times, Orange County Register, and has been aired on specials on the Today Show, NBC Dateline, Channel 7 ABC News, KOCE PBS TV, Channel 4 NBC News, NBC special: "Autism: The Hidden Epidemic", and most recently on CBS "The Doctors". Dr. Linden was involved in the initial research studies of the Theta/Beta ratio with ADHD and published the first controlled study of the effects of Neurofeedback with ADHD. Dr. Linde has recently discovered 6 subtypes of Autism & 2 types of Aspergers based on QEEG Map research, which has greatly improved the success of Neurofeedback and other treatments for ASD (Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2010; Autism Science Digest, 2011). He also was the author of a recent chapter entitled "QEEG Guided Neurofeedback for Autism" in the book Images in Autism (2013).


WS19: Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Anatomy, Physiology and Disease for the P...

Thursday, March 20, 2014
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Title: Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Anatomy, Physiology and Disease for the Practitioner

This session will cover the essentials of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology to enable the practioner to understand the basics and mechanisms involved in biofeedback and why biofeedback can be an efficacious therapy. Cardiac and pulmonary anatomy will be demonstrated. Physiology including cardiac conduction, hemodynamics, neural innervation and EKG's and basic arrhythmias will be covered .How Heart rate variability is calculated will be demonstrated. The actions of various drugs will be described. Pulmonary physiology including the basics of gas exchange and breathing patterns and lung volumes will be discussed. The role of end tidal CO2 measurement will be covered. We will then examine what happens with these parameters in various disease states and literature on the efficacy of biofeedback to treat various disorders.

Speaker:

  • Jan Newman MD, MA, FACS, ABIHM

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the main structures of the cardiopulmonary system
  • Participants will be able to state which cardiac rhythms interfere with heart rate variability training
  • Participants will be able to state the effects of hyperventilation
  • Participant will be able to list the cardiopulmonary disease where biofeedback may be effective

Who Should Attend: All

Level: All

Jan NewmanJan Newman Dr. Jan B. Newman received her MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 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 is currently practicing preventative medicine. She has studied and practiced meditation, Yoga, Buddhism and biofeedback in the U.S and in India for over 30 years. She received her Master's degree in Integrative Arts and Education. She is dedicated to the integration of sound medical practice with scientifically based multimodality stress reduction for disease mitigation and prevention. She is a nationally requested speaker and has presented on topics including Stress: Manifestations, Mechanisms, and Management, Spirituality and Health, the Relationship of Stress and Disease, Oxytocin the Anti-stress Hormone, Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology and the response of the Cardiopulmonary System to Stress.


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