2005 AAPB 36th Annual Meeting

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March 29, 2005through April 3, 2005
The Renaissance Austin Hotel
Austin, TXUSA
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Event Name Date Time Description
Allied Health Professionals Section Apr 1, 2005 7:00 PM
Angele McGrady Symposium 9 Apr 2, 2005 2:00 PM High Risk Patients in Primary Care Settings: Identification and Interventions Moderator and Presenter: Angele McGrady, PhD Discussant and Presenter: Donald Moss, PhD Presenters: Denis Lynch, PhD; Richard Gevirtz, PhD; Kathleen Farmer, PsyD
Applied Respiratory Psychophysiology Section Apr 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Continuing Education Fee 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Demonstration 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Distinguished Scientist Paul Lehrer Apr 2, 2005 9:30 AM
Donald Moss Symposium 4 Apr 1, 2005 2:30 PM Affective and Traumatic Phenomena: Mind-Body Approaches Moderator and Presenter: Donald Moss, PhD Discussant and Presenter: Christopher Gilbert, PhD Presenters: Matthias Mehl; Benjamin Dominguez Trejo; Yolanda Lopez; Stephanie Rude; Danielle Bates
Edgar Coons Symposium 11 Apr 2, 2005 3:30 PM The Heart and Soul of Our Science: The Legacy of Neal Miller (1909-2002) Moderator and Presenter: Edgar E. Coons, PhD Presenters: Bernard S. Brucker, PhD, ABPP; Edward Taub, PhD; Barry Dworkin, PhD
Education Section Apr 2, 2005 12:00 PM
Edward Taub Keynote 2 Apr 2, 2005 8:30 AM CI Therapy: Harnessing Brain Plasticity to Improve Movement After Stroke and Other Brain Damage Constraint-Induced Movement therapy or CI therapy is a new family of neurorehabilitation techniques that controlled studies have shown to be effective for the rehabilitation of movement after stroke and other neurological injuries. Correlative with the rehabilitation effect, CI therapy produces a "massive" plastic reorganization in the brain.
Elizabeth Aylward Invited 2 Apr 1, 2005 4:00 PM Functional MRI Detection of Brain Dysfunction and Treatment Effects in Dyslexics and Other Disorders This talk will cover research on fMRI language tasks performed with dyslexics before and after intensive remedial reading instruction, as well as other cognitive functions studied in autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, and traumatic brain injury. Potential use of fMRI as an outcome measure in treatment trials will be discussed.
Elizabeth Stroebel Symposium 8 Apr 2, 2005 2:00 PM Current Status and Future Positioning of the Education Section within AAPB Presenters: Elizabeth Stroebel, PhD; Ingrid Pirker-Binder, MMAG
Evelyn Soehner Symposium 3 Apr 1, 2005 2:30 PM What's Physics Got To Do With It? Moderator and Presenter: Thomas E. Fink, PhD Discussant and Presenter: Evelyn E. Soehner, MA
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Exhibits Hall Only 00/00/00 12:00 AM
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Ferrand Robson Symposium 13 Apr 3, 2005 10:30 AM Physiological Effects of Oral Functions: Diagnosis and Treatment Moderator and Presenter: Farrand C. Robson, DDS Discussant and Presenter: Jeffrey S. Hindin, DDS Presenter: Howard Hindin, DDS
Howard Hall Symposium 2 Apr 1, 2005 1:00 PM Addressing the Obesity Epidemic in Youth: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions Moderator: Howard Hall, PhD, PsyD Discussant: Laurel Mellin, MA, RD Presenters: Achim Peters, MD; Melita Nasca, PhD; Helmut Roehrig, PhD
International Section Mar 31, 2005 7:00 PM
Jon Russell Keynote 4 Apr 3, 2005 9:00 AM Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, and Management Fibromyalgia Syndrome [FMS] is a common, chronically painful, soft tissue pain condition of unknown etiology that is characterized by persistent, widespread pain and tenderness to palpation at anatomically defined tender points. Abnormalities are detected by experiments in brain imaging, polysomnography, QEEG, physiology, and biochemistry. Therapy is increasingly based on correcting documented abnormalities.
Jon Walker Invited 1 Apr 1, 2005 1:00 PM Guided Neurotherapy for Remediation of Epilepsy Better QEEG databases and neurofeedback systems have enabled improved success in eliminating seizures. The approach is to down-train excessive power and coherence and to up-train diminished power and coherence. Using this approach, the majority of patients become seizure-free and many are able to become medication-free. The physiological background is discussed along with details of the technique.
Laurel Mellin Keynote 1 Apr 1, 2005 11:00 AM The Solution Method: Turning Off the Drive for the Range of Excessive Appetites The primary root causes of the range of excessive appetites, other than genetics, are within the limbic system. The Solution Method fosters limbic homeostasis through lifestyle changes and rewiring of the feeling brain through developmental skills training. The treatment goal is to decrease the drive for the whole range of common excesses and to decrease the risk of symptom-based interventions that trigger the onset of crossover external solutions.
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Meet the Editor Lunch Apr 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Meet the Experts Symposium 5 Apr 1, 2005 4:00 PM Meet the Experts Moderator: Steven Baskin, PhD Presenters: Mark Schwartz, PhD; Paul Lehrer, PhD; Joel Lubar, PhD
Mind/Body Medicine Section Mar 31, 2005 8:00 PM
Naomi Eisenburger Invited 3 Apr 2, 2005 11:00 AM Why Does Rejection Hurt? Exploring the Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Experience and Regulation of Social Pain Neural evidence suggests commonalities in the brain regions involved in the experience of physical and social pain. In the first neuroimaging study of social exclusion, participants were scanned while playing a virtual ball-tossing game in which they were ultimately excluded. Paralleling results from physical pain studies, the anterior cingulate cortex was involved in the distress associated with exclusion while right ventral prefrontal cortex was involved in regulating this distress.
Naras Bhat Symposium 10 Apr 2, 2005 3:30 PM Mending the Hearts and Minds: Update on Reducing Bio-Psycho-Social Risks of Heart Disease Discussant: Naras Bhat, MD, BCIAC Presenter: Michael Rotman, MD
Neurofeedback Division Apr 1, 2005 7:00 PM
Nurse - For Continuing Education Purposes 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Nurses Breakfast Apr 1, 2005 6:45 AM
Optimal Functioning Section Meeting 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Performing Arts Section Apr 1, 2005 7:00 PM
Physical Therapist - For Continuing Education Purposes 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Physician - For Continuing Education Purposes 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Robert Coben Symposium 7 Apr 2, 2005 1:00 PM Advances in the Assessment of Brain Functioning Moderator and Presenter: Robert Coben, PhD Discussant: Jay Gunkelman, QEEGT Presenters: William Hudspeth, PhD; Victoria Ibric, MD, PhD
Robert Gatchel Symposium 12 Apr 3, 2005 10:30 AM Integrating Biofeedback into Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment Programs Moderator and Presenter: Christopher Gilbert, PhD Discussant and Presenter: Robert Gatchel, PhD Presenters: Randy Neblett, MA, LPC; Richard Gevirtz, PhD
Robert Gatchell Keynote 3 Apr 3, 2005 8:00 AM The Major Paradigm Shift from the Biomedical to the Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Illness Dr. Gatchel will discuss the current exciting period in mental and physical health research, resulting from the major paradigm shift from the outdated biomedical reductionism approach to a more comprehensive biopsychosocial model that emphasizes the unique interactions among biological, psychological and social factors required to better understand health and illness. This biopsychosocial perspective is crucial in evaluating the comorbidity of mental and physical health problems. Important topics in the biopsychosocial approach to comorbid chronic mental and physical health disorders will be presented. This biopsychosocial model has produced dramatic advances in health psychology over the past two decades, important challenges still remain in moving the field forward.
Roland Carlstedt Symposium 6 Apr 2, 2005 11:00 AM Neuropsychophysiological Concomitants of Zone and Flow States: Implications for Intervention Protocols in Neurofeedback/BiofeedbackModerator and Presenter: Roland A. Carlstedt, PhDDiscussant and Presenter: Arne Dietrich, PhD
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Sat Bir Khalsa Symposium 1 Apr 1, 2005 1:00 PM Meditation as a Clinical Intervention Moderator: Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD Discussants: Don Moss, PhD; Adam Burke, PhD; Paul Lehrer, PhD Presenters: Jeffery A. Dusek, PhD; Jean L Kristeller, PhD; Frederick Travis, PhD
Saturday Night Celebration Apr 2, 2005 7:00 PM We will have a Saturday night Texas Barbeque, an up beat tempo auction, with lots of great stuff followed by a party featuring one of Austin's great bands in the Texas dancehall tradition. Bring you dancing shoes.
SC1 - Antelis Apr 1, 2005 6:45 AM Build It & They Will Come: Marketing & Promoting Your Biofeedback Practice from a Practical and Spiritual Perspective Participants will learn about traditional corporate-type practice promotion methods and non-traditional methods taken from several different spiritual traditions to affirm and promote their Biofeedback and Therapeutic Practice. The course will include lecture, guided meditation, group sharing, inspirational handouts and opportunities for on-going dialogue via e-mail following the course. When a Biofeedback Practitioner is armed with clinical skill, sound instrumentation, valid marketing tools, and a sense of personal empowerment, enthusiasm, dedication and commitment, the patients will come. Knowing how to communicate, this is the key. Course Objectives: (a) List promotion techniques. (b) Apply techniques. (c) Document efficacy of techniques.
SC10 - Rob Kall Apr 3, 2005 7:00 AM
SC2 - Schechter Apr 1, 2005 6:45 AM A Novel, Mind-Body Approach to Treating Chronic Back Pain The participant will learn a new paradigm for treating chronic pain--TMS. An integrated mind-body diagnosis and treatment approach for back pain will be described. Specific clinical factors that suggest the diagnosis will be emphasized and the treatment program will be discussed in detail. Outcome data will also be presented. Course Objectives: (a) Describe a new paradigm for diagnosing and treating chronic pain--TMS. (b) Review clinical outcome data and research challenges in mind-body treatment. (c) Prepare methodology of treatment, including educational home program.
SC3 - Othmer Apr 1, 2005 6:45 AM A Neurofeedback Protocol for Aborting and Preventing Migraines The use of inter-hemispheric training at homologous sites will be described in application to the amelioration and prevention of migraine headache. Course Objectives: (a) Explain rationale for interhemispheric training protocol. (b) Illustrate migraine suppression using inter-hemispheric training. (c) Discuss alternative approaches, including pIR HEG.
SC4 - Kappes Apr 2, 2005 7:00 AM Thermal Biofeedback Applications: Clinical and Research Issues Describes anatomy and physiology of thermal response. Reviews history and foundations of thermal biofeedback training in clinical and research settings. Examines the methods and procedures used in assessment and training. Identifies specific psychological, physiological, and environmental artifacts. Provides an overview of successful clinical applications for migraine, hypertension, and Raynaud's patients. Course Objectives: (a) Explain anatomy and physiology of human thermal response. (b) Identify artifacts and concerns in clinical and research settings. (c) Present protocols for migraine, hypertension, and Raynaud patients.
SC5 - Kerson Apr 2, 2005 7:00 AM Integrating Neurofeedback and Peripheral Biofeedback in the Same Treatment Plan A course in coupling neurofeedback and peripheral biofeedback modalities in treatment planning for presenting cases of ADD and other learning challenges, hypertension and high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and pain. Course Objectives: (a) Assess presenting complaints in treatment plans. (b) Discuss training options. (c) Preview cases.
SC6 - Sideroff Apr 2, 2005 7:00 AM The Nine Components of Resilience: A New Approach to Stress Management This course presents a positive approach to managing stress, thus making it easier to motivate clients. It identifies the nine components of a resilience model that fall into three categories: organismic balance, relationships, and process. The course will show how these components relate to stress as well as approaches to their improvement. Course Objectives: (a) Define the relationship between resilience and stress management. (b) List the three areas of resilience: organismic balance, relationship, and process. (c) Specify methods to most effectively teach the nine components for optimal functioning.
SC7 - Mattulich; Morken Apr 3, 2005 7:00 AM !Abra Los Ojos! Facilitating Positive Change Toward Personal and Planetary Responsibility Biofeedback, combined with various professional approaches, can return us to balance and well-being, thus preventing age/stress-related health concerns, such as Alzheimers, heart attack, immune dysfunction, etc. We will teach a cohesive training sequence designed for reaching optimum well-being via the synergistic use of biofeedback-related tools. Course Objectives: (a) Explain the role of biofeedback in prevention of age/stress-related health concerns such as Alzheimers, heart attack, immune dysfunction, etc. (b) Describe a sequence of critical steps in providing a comprehensive biofeedback-related training service. (c) Assess and select tools from traditional wisdom paradigms for use in conjunction with biofeedback instruments and modern/scientific approaches to health and well-being.
SC8 - Coben; Toomim Apr 3, 2005 7:00 AM The Frontal Lobes This is a two part presentation. Part 1 covers anatomy and function of the frontal lobes. The frontal lobes occupy one-third of the human brain and are critical in understanding much of human behavior and suffering. Frontal lobe/system dysfunction has been implicated in many problems and diagnoses treated with Neurofeedback. Frontal lobe anatomy, circuitry and physiology will be presented. Normal and abnormal functioning of various frontal subdivisions will be presented as well. Part 2 covers assessment and treatment of frontal lobe disorders. Assessment will focus on Toomim's History and Questionnaire, reaction time tests, selected intelligence subtests, and synthesis toward a treatment plan. Other aspects of assessment will include more in-depth neuropsychological testing, QEEG data, and infrared imaging analyses. All of these will lead into discussions about treatment planning and forms of therapeutic intervention. Aspects of neurofeedback will be discussed with an emphasis on Hemoencephalography. Course Objectives: (a) Relate the complexity underlying the neuroanatomy/neurophysiology impacting their patient's problems. (b) Define frontal lobe syndromes and frontal system contributions to various diagnostic groupings. (c) State how neuroanatomy and function assist in the treatment planning process.
SC9 - Larsen Apr 3, 2005 7:00 AM Combined Modalities: HeartMath with Other Biofeedback This course is a review of the use of HeartMath for problems of the CNS (Central Nervous System), including PTSD, TBI, Anxiety and Depression syndromes and Attentional and Behavioral problems of childhood. Applications for the management of anxiety, panic, and anger.Cases are presented that include panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder. Learners are given an experiential as well as theoretical introduction to the principles of HeartMath and the use of the Freeze Framer. Course Objectives: (a) Place HeartMath within the field of Biofeedback and relate it to other modalities. (b) Identify the physiological and psychological underpinnings of HeartMath. (c) Practice entrainment using the FreezeFramer. Level: IntroductoryFaculty: Stephen Larsen, PhD This course is a review of the use of HeartMath for problems of the CNS (Central Nervous System), including PTSD, TBI, Anxiety and Depression syndromes and Attentional and Behavioral problems of childhood. Applications for the management of anxiety, panic, and anger.Cases are presented that include panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder. Learners are given an experiential as well as theoretical introduction to the principles of HeartMath and the use of the Freeze Framer. Course Objectives: (a) Place HeartMath within the field of Biofeedback and relate it to other modalities. (b) Identify the physiological and psychological underpinnings of HeartMath. (c) Practice entrainment using the FreezeFramer.
sEMG/SESNA Division Apr 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Social Worker - For Continuing Education Purposes 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Sponsor 00/00/00 12:00 AM
Stuart Donaldson Invited 4 Apr 2, 2005 1:00 PM Recent Advances in the Use of SEMG Assessment Techniques In the Evaluation of Low Back Pain During the last four years an extensive study has been conducted examining the activity of the lumbar paraspinals and how they reflect the activity of the muscles involved in chronic back pain. These studies have lead to the development of a standardized treatment protocol using stretching techniques, which has proven to be amazingly successful in eliminating low back pain. The sEMG will be featured in how to assess biomechanical dysfunction, muscle asymmetry and move the field forward in the understanding of the relationship of asymmetry to pain patterns.
Student Round Table Box Lunch Apr 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Toomim, Coben, Siever Symposium 14 Apr 3, 2005 10:30 AM New Directions in Neurofeedback Moderator: Lynda Thompson, PhD Presenters: Hershel Toomim, ScD; Dave Siever, CET; Robert Coben, PhD
WS1: Introduction to Biofeedback Mar 29, 2005 7:00 AM WS1 - Introduction to Biofeedback Biofeedback offers a breadth of options for treatment in the current challenging health care environment. This course is critical for the clinician who desires to incorporate biofeedback into clinical practice and the practitioner who wants to update biofeedback skills. Biofeedback treatment of various clinical disorders will be discussed as biofeedback is used to reduce distress and to enhance adaptive functioning. Methods for clinical intervention and useful treatment strategies will be described, framed by an understanding of ethical and professional conduct by the biofeedback clinician. Course Objectives: (a) Review current clinical applications of biofeedback. (b) Relate the history and development of biofeedback. (c) Identify basic skills in clinical intervention.
WS10 - Sella Mar 30, 2005 1:00 PM sEMG Dynamic & Static Testing: Clinical Interpretation The participants will learn to interpret the results of sEMG dynamic and static testing, as well as the results of the sEMG/neuromuscular re-education treatment. Practical protocols for investigation and treatment will be taught, with the insurance reporting format discussed for each protocol. The participants will be enabled to use the sEMG methodology fruitfully in their clinical work. Course Objectives: (a) Recognize the resting and activity tonus momentum as seen through the sEMG dynamic and static protocols. (b) Identify the normal and symptomatic electric potential phenomena and their interpretation. (c) Interpret the sEMG.
WS11 - Pirker-Binder Mar 30, 2005 1:00 PM Pain Management for Children in a Private Practice This workshop offers a model of how to work with children with pain (headache, abdominal pain, surgery) in a private practice with biofeedback equipment using all variables. This is a hands-on workshop. You will learn how to start and organize training sessions, including special cognitive techniques, imagery and visualization. Course Objectives: (a) Select and organize training sessions for children. (b) Create and select special stories for the children. (c) Organize homework and involve the parents.
WS12 - Romano-Micha Mar 30, 2005 1:00 PM Introduction to EEG and Brain Mapping This workshop will cover topics related to EEG fundamentals and basic EEG interpretation, including digital EEG and brain mapping. We will review different aspects of instrumentation, artifacts, montages, analog/digital convertion, Fourier analysis, brain mapping, and fundamentals of EEG interpretation, which will permit the participants to learn the basis of clinical EEG. Course Objectives: (a) Discuss the basics of EEG interpretation. (b) Locate artifacts and select proper EEG samples for digital processing and brain mapping. (c) Define the principal applications, limitations of digital processing, and brain mapping.
WS13 - Edwards Mar 30, 2005 6:00 PM The Science and Art of Meditation and Yogic Breathing Through a review of the clinical research on these ancient self-regulation practices, attendees will become familiar with the numerous health benefits that can be derived from these practices and their link to biofeedback. The presenter will also review case studies of mantra meditation practices demonstrating optimization of heart rate variability attained through this practice. Attendees will be instructed in this form of meditation practice and in yogic breathing techniques called pranayama that can easily be taught to clients. Course Objectives: (a) List eight or more clinical benefits of meditation and yogic breathing (YB) based on research findings. (b) Propose the use of one pranayama, yogic diaphramatic breathing technique. (c) Select one mantra meditation technique that also helps to optimize HRV.
WS14 - Cohen, Hamlim Mar 30, 2005 6:00 PM Getting Started in Neurofeedback: Basics for New Professionals There is no better way to get started in Neurofeedback. Our focus is to provide you with the core fundamentals to understanding neurofeedback in plain English. This two hour program includes hands-on training. It gives beginners a solid foundation from which to build. Our focus is to SHORTEN your learning curve and make sense of all the information overload new professionals face. Course Objectives: (a) Explain basics of an EEG. (b) Relate how to train the EEG and shaping brain behavior. (c) Classify excessive fast and excessive slow activity, implications of variability.
WS15 - Stroebel Mar 30, 2005 6:00 PM Nurturing the Development of Spirituality and Empathy in Children with Kiddie Quieting Reflex The underlying objective of this presentation is to show how the inherent qualities in children, when accepted and nurtured, develop concepts of spirituality and empathy which spring from children's unique ways of childhood exploration and imagination. The presentation will highlight the unique pathways toward self-definition, connection, social interaction, the 'depth and secrecy of things', moving forces, and real and imaginary companions. The main thesis will show how children use the 16 Body Friends to explore their silent and verbal voice as a direct path to various levels of self-regulation. Course Objectives: (a) Recall the KQR components. (b) Name the roots of spirituality in children. (c) Restate a brief overview of empathy.
WS16 - Kuhn Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM Training in the Application of the Kuhn Technique to Erase Symptoms Fixated by Traumatic Dissociation i.e. PTSD A hands-on practical interactive clinical demonstration, instruction and training in the Kuhn Technique (KT). Dr. Kuhn will work with individuals in a group setting, pausing for didactic explanation of the mental theory and technical principles. Each individual will be engaged for about 15 minutes. Symptom reduction, borderline personality features, PTSD, compulsions, fixed ideas and inhibitions will be readily addressed. Course Objectives: (a) Distinguish the "anatomy" of dissociative disorders and fixation of chronic mental symptoms. (b) Interpret familiarity with the technique and its different modes of applications. (c) Specify the crucial functional role of free operational consciousness.
WS17 - Hubbard; Gevirtz Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM Management of Chronic Muscle Pain: A Psychophysiological/Disease Management Perspective This workshop offers background and training in the application of a psychophysiological approach to chronic muscle pain. Based on mechanisms showing the connection between mind and muscle, a treatment model is presented in detail based on our work at 1) a comprehensive hospital program, 2) private practice, or 3) a minimal intervention/ disease management setting. Course Objectives: (a) Review the epidemiology of muscle pain disorders. (b) Explain treatment Protocols I. (c) Explain treatment Protocols II.
WS18 - Siever Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM The Physiology and Treatment Protocols of Audio-Visual Entrainment Since the discovery of photic driving by Adrian and Matthews in 1934, much has been discovered about the benefits of brainwave entrainment (BWE), or audio-visual entrainment (AVE) as it is commonly known today. AVE affects cerebral blood flow, neurotransmitters, dissociative states and brainwave activity. All of the research that forms the principles of AVE will be presented in this workshop. Research on the effectiveness of AVE in promoting relaxation, cognition and hypnotic induction, treating ADD, PMS, SAD, PTSD, migraine headache, chronic pain, anxiety, depression and hypertension is now available. This research will be reviewed in detail, including the most recent studies. The physiological and/or psychological aspects of the treatment will be explained. We will also examine the physiological and psychological rules surrounding AVE, which are necessary to make it an effective and worthwhile experience. Techniques and clinical results, including pre-post brain maps and heart-rate variability outcomes will be shown. Treatment protocols (in the DAVID systems) for insomnia, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, trauma, anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, ADD, ADHD and cognitive disorders will be presented. Course Objectives: (a) Specify the treatment protocols used to treat six disorders. (b) Review the clinical applications of AVE. (c) Demonstrate the use of AVE to treat attentional disorders.
WS19 - Moss Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM Respiratory Training and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for the Anxiety Disorders Presents a psychophysiological framework for assessing and treating anxiety disorders, including respiratory retraining and the training of heart rate variability. Presents a psychophysiological assessment process for anxiety, utilizing capnometry, autonomic baseline measures, and heart rate variability. Therapeutic measures include general biofeedback, respiration training with biofeedback, and heart rate variability biofeedback. Course Objectives: (a) Identify respiratory and cardiovascular physiology relevant to anxiety. (b) Describe how to use capnometer in assessment. (c) Demonstrate how to use biofeedback and software aids to assist breath training.
WS2 - Tries, Eisman Mar 29, 2005 8:00 AM WS2 - Biofeedback and Behavioral Treatment for Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders Tuesday, March 29, 8:00am-4:00pm; 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Wednesday, March 30, 8:00am - 7:00pm; Thursday, March 31, 8:00am - 5:00pm Millions of people are affected by disorders of the bowel and bladder and pelvic pain. These problems affect all levels of the population from pediatric to geriatric and can significantly reduce the quality of life. Biofeedback and other behavioral methods are useful in the conservative management of these disorders. However, to be effective, providers must have knowledge of the relevant anatomy and physiology, as well as an understanding of the principles of psychophysiology that underlie the treatments. In an effort to define minimum standards that therapists should meet before providing independent biofeedback treatment for bowel, bladder and pelvic pain disorders, the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) has established a certification process. This workshop will satisfy the didactic and practicum hours for the BCIA Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification (PMDB). Course Objectives: (a) Name anatomical, physiological and psychological mechanisms that contribute to various bowel, bladder and pelvic pain disorders. (b) Describe the types and etiologies of various bowel, bladder and pelvic pain disorders. (c) Review the historical development of the behavioral treatment for bowel, bladder and pelvic pain disorders.
WS20 - Montgomery Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM Electrodermal Activity and its Clinical Applications The presentation will cover physiology of the eccrine sweat glands, measurement parameters during psychophysio-logical montoring, and interpretation of signal. Use of SCA for research and clinical applications will be presented. Factors influencing SCA, such as room temperature, skin temperature, diet, use of stimulants, use of medication types, and personality will be presented. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples, problems, research or clinical applications. Course Objectives: (a) Indicate what electrodes to use and site to place them. (b) Demonstrate how to interpret SCA. (c) Describe how to use SCA as a feedback modality and during psychotherapy.
WS21 - Sherman Mar 30, 2005 6:30 PM Wednesday, March 30, 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Thursday, March 31, 8:00am - 5:00pm Instrumentation This workshop is intended for people who have not taken the instrumentation portion of biofeedback training programs and/or did not get much actual experience with equipment. Approximately eight hours of lecture explaining how the sensors are attached, how the sensors work, and what the devices are doing to make the recordings are provided prior to approximately three hours of hands-on experience with the devices. This workshop will help participants make accurate, effective, meaningful recordings and meets the BCIA blueprint requirement for Rubric III - Psychophysiological Recording. Hands-on: (Presented as the final three hours of the Instrumentation Workshop) This section of the workshop will provide hands-on experience in using typical modern psychophysiological equipment to record the most common physiological parameters recorded and fed back. Sufficient equipment should be available for participants to work in pairs so they get ample experience actually attaching sensors, checking signal quality, and adjusting the equipment. Participants will become familiar with the basics of instrumentation in the first part of this instrumentation workshop. Course Objectives: (a) Attach sensors, check signal quality, and adjust equipment and displays used for recording and feeding back physiological signals most commonly used in applied psychophysiology. (b) Demonstrate the use of typical modern psychophysiological equipment. (c) Review how instruments work. Level: Introductory
WS22 - Peper Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM Stress Management: Somatic, Cognitive, Imagery and Biofeedback to Enhance Health Mobilize health through a 16-session integrated stress management program. Includes biofeedback, analysis of risk factors, stress awareness, dynamic regeneration, effortless breathing, peripheral hand warming, cognitive self-management, changing internal dialogue, reducing energy drains and increasing energy gains, problem solving, rewriting and self-healing through imagery. Recommended text: Make Health Happen: Training Yourself to Create Wellness. Course Objectives: (a) Identify the concepts and structure of the 16-session Stress Management Make Health Happen program. (b) Use surface electromyography feedback for dynamic regeneration and peripheral temperature for stress management reduction imagery and strain. (c) Illustrate specific concept exercises to facilitate patient understanding and motivation. (d) Relate specific instructions and practices for cognitive balance and self-healing through imagery and behavior change exercises.
WS23 - Thompson, L.; Thompson, M. Mar 31, 2005 8:00 AM Getting Started in Neurofeedback (+ Biofeedback): Fundamentals for Assessment and Training EEG and autonomic nervous system profiles differ according to symptoms, such as short attention span, impulsivity, learning disabilities, movement disorders (Tourette's, Parkinson's, Dystonia,), Asperger's syndrome, seizure disorders, anxiety, dysphoria with ruminations. This workshop covers the fundamentals of assessment (EEG and stress profile) plus how to set up training programs that combine neurofeedback and biofeedback to ameliorate the difficulties demonstrated during the assessment. Course Objectives: (a) List the fundamentals that underlie neurofeedback and biofeedback assessment and intervention. (b) Identify the fundamentals of EEG assessment using one or two channels. (c) Review the basics of a psychophysiological stress profile and carry out a brief stress assessment.
WS24 - Gunkelman Mar 31, 2005 1:00 PM The Electrophysiological Basis of the Mind/Brain/Consciousness Using classical EEG findings and Event Related Potential data, a complex model of the physical basis for the Mind/Brain/Consciousness will be developed, including the basis for the physical control of the brain by the mind, and a discussion of the implications for consciousness. Course Objectives: (a) Differentiate theory from data. (b) Name components of the bispectrum. (c) Identify the physiological sources of Sub-delta (SCP).
WS25 - Bolek Mar 31, 2005 1:00 PM Teaching Functional Change in Motor Performance Using SEMG Traditional biofeedback to help patients with acquired or developmental loss of motor skills has been criticized in the past for assisting only in regaining isolated movement (as in use of wrist extension/flexion) and not functional tasks (as in drinking from a cup). This workshop will present a protocol for helping a patient regain lost motor function as well as a system for documenting the effectiveness of the intervention. Course Objectives: (a) Relate how to approach motor rehabilitation in a holistic manner. (b) Prepare protocols for the following target areas: sitting modification, standing balance training, head control training, upper body return of function. (c) Document the theoretical underpinnings of this approach as well as a method to analyze the SEMG data for supporting evidence of treatment effectiveness.
WS26 - Linden Mar 31, 2005 1:00 PM QEEG Based Assessment of Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorders This workshop will focus on the advances and latest research in QEEG and psychological assessment of ADD and ASD (Autism, Asperger's) in children and adolescents. The use of QEEG and other testing methods will be explained in assessing subtypes of ADD & ASD. We will discuss using the QEEG and testing methods to guide neurofeedback protocol selection and monitor neurofeedback effects to obtain the most successful results. Course Objectives: (a) Discuss the etiology and causes of ADD and ASD. (b) Apply the assessment methods available to accurately diagnosis ADD and differentiate it from other similar conditions. (c) Utilize QEEG Scans and QEEG Maps to diagnose subtypes of ADD and ASD and monitor treatment effects.
WS27 - Peavey Mar 31, 2005 1:00 PM Psychopharmacological Considerations and Biofeedback Drugs can have an influence on biofeedback instrument readings. Clinicians need to have knowledge of the preparations clients are taking and how a preparation may influence biofeedback instrument readings. This workshop is designed to review and update a practitioner's knowledge of intake questions to cover, basic psychophysiology of related neurotransmitters, and the effects of various drugs: pharmaceuticals, over the counter, food, herbal-vitamins, and illicit on both peripheral biofeedback and neurofeedback. Course Objectives: (a) Review intake questions and rationale. (b) Describe neurotransmitter function and action of drugs on various neurotransmitters. (c) List at least three drug effects on biofeedback readings.
WS28 - Donaldson Mar 31, 2005 1:00 PM New Advances in sEMG and Low Back Pain New advances in the use of the sEMG in accessing low back pain is the focus of this workshop. sEMG data will be used to direct a stretching, strengthening and relaxation (silencing) program for all muscles involved with low back pain. This material represents the next step in Donaldson's muscle balancing techniques. Course Objectives: (a) Assess normal and abnormal sEMG tracings from a low back assessment. (b) Design a treatment program. (c) Prepare a new conceptual framework on muscle balance.
WS29 - Madill Mar 31, 2005 7:00 PM The Body in the Brain: Neuroscience and the Future of Biofeedback This workshop will center around how neuroscience (brain science) can and hopefully will inform the future of AAPB and biofeedback. The basic premise of the workshop is that research findings from contemporary neuroscience have important implications for expanding on the core theme in biofeedback "What can be fed back can be changed." The challenge for the future centers around considering what we choose to feed back. Will what we choose to feed back always be physiological and/or neurophysiological indices or will it include behavioral phenotypes in the future? The workshop presenter's belief is that this field has a bright future if it will expand its vision in this suggested direction. The workshop will provide a brief overview of contemporary neuroscience, a look in on how a physician with nearly 30 years of clinical experience includes biofeedback in his therapeutic tool kit and an overview of the other major modalities he utilizes from his took kit. Course Objectives: (a) Acquaint the audience with an overview of neuroscience. (b) Describe the limitations of contemporary biofeedback and neurofeedback. (c) Discuss key areas of contemporary neuroscience and show how they point to a new future for biofeedback.
WS3 - Thompson, L.; Thompson, M. Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Asperger's, ADHD, or Seizure Disorder? Differential Diagnosis and Intervention Distinct EEG patterns in Asperger's correspond to sensory and motor aprosodias. In ADHD they correspond to child (theta/beta ratios) and adult (hi-beta/SMR ratios) symptoms. Diagnostic problems emerge. ADHD referrals may also have Asperger's. Clients referred for ADHD or Asperger's may show evidence of an undiagnosed seizure disorder. EEG patterns lead to intervention strategies. Course Objectives: (a) List the key symptoms of ADHD, Asperger's and Seizure Disorders. (b) Distinguish the above disorders by both single channel and 19 channel EEG assessments. (c) Develop a rational intervention based on the assessment data, which combines elements of neurofeedback, biofeedback and cognitive strategies for an individualized mind-body training program.
WS30 - Bhat; Rotman Apr 1, 2005 7:00 PM Heart Disease: Step-by-Step Keys to Reduce Bio-Psycho-Social Risks Coronary disease is the number one killer today. The conventional risk factors, like high LDL and triglycerides, low HDL, hypertension, and diabetes, account for about 50% of heart attacks. The emerging chemical risks, like high homocysteine, Lp-a, and small dense LDL, can now be easily tested and treated. New evidence supports the contribution of emotional risks like stress, depression, anger, isolation and locus control. This workshop will provide user-friendly steps to measure, monitor, and modify all three categories of heart disease risks. Course Objectives: (a) Specify the latest treatment goals of various cholesterol tests. (b) List the emerging, yet crucial chemical risks of heart disease. (c) Identify mechanisms to reduce the bio-psycho-social risks of heart disease.
WS31 - Burke Apr 3, 2005 1:30 PM Affirmation, Imagery and Self-Hypnosis: Powerful Tools for Positive Thinking Cultivation of optimism and positive thinking are keys to healing, personal empowerment and a happy life. In this workshop participants will learn to work with affirmation, imagery and simple self-hypnosis as tools to increase resiliency, personal resourcefulness and positive outcomes. The growing body of literature in this area will also be explored. Course Objectives: (a) Review primary principles and methods of affirmation, imagery and hypnotic suggestion. (b) Utilize fundamental hypnotic induction and deepening techniques successfully. (c) Define the elements of imagery, including relaxation and metaphor, effectively.
WS32 - Sams Apr 3, 2005 1:30 PM Clinical EEG: The Other 80% Much has been said about using the Quantitative EEG to shape neurofeedback training strategy protocols. Yet, in the presenter's experience, the QEEG analysis and reference database represent only about 20% of the available information. This workshop is designed to help more fully appreciate and evaluate the other critical 80%, and to better assure that the 20% is reliable data and not artifact. Course Objectives: (a) Differentiate between cerebral activity and artifact. (b) Recognize abnormal activity and inefficient patterning. (c) Display EEG signals.
WS33 - Lawlis; Peavey Apr 3, 2005 1:30 PM A Behavioral Medicine Approach to ADD/ADHD The course is designed to present a multimodal ADD/ADHD model to assessment and treatment. QEEG results, psychophysiological profiles and other functional diagnosis will explain the issues. Causes will include toxicity, nutritional compromises, sleep disturbances, maladaptive stress responses, and family dynamics. Treatment avenues will include BAUD assisted neurotherapy, counseling, biofeedback, family intervention and educational strategies. Course Objectives: (a) Define the diagnosis of ADD in various forms and provide a differential diagnosis for a treatment plan. (b) Formulate a possible cause assessment plan for toxicity, nutritional, stress, sleep, family interactions and prominent patterns of maladaptativity. (c) Create a positive treatment plan based on assessments for ADD.
WS34 - Ochs Apr 3, 2005 1:30 PM Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) and Photonic Stimulation: An Introduction To present an overview of the technology, the feedback itself, the methods, and the clinical and data based results of the use of the LENS as well as a photonic stimulator. Comparisons and contrasts will be drawn with traditional neurofeedback to further clarify the LENS different view of the field. The interplay between the two modalities in the psychophysiological domains will be stressed. Course Objectives: (a) Illustrate some of the dynamics of brain, EEG, and sympathetic nervous system functioning. (b) Name the LENS Approach. (c) Name the components of the system.
WS35 - Linden Apr 3, 2005 1:30 PM Neurofeedback as the Foundation of the Multimodality Treatment of ADD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders This is the second of the workshops on ADD and ASD, but can be taken without Part 1. This workshop will cover a multi-modality treatment approach for children with ADD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Neurofeedback candidate selection, protocol development and treatment decisions will be presented. We will discuss social skills groups and parenting techniques used in groups for children and parents. School-based interventions and modifications for students with ADD and ASD will be explained. Course Objectives: (a) Apply neurofeedback strategies and techniques for ADD and ASD, using QEEG as a guide. (b) Implement a variety of psychological interventions (social skills, parenting) to treat children with ADD and ASD. (c) Specify school based interventions and modifications to assist students with ADD and ASD.
WS4 - Hudspeth, Ibric Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Introduction to the Principles and Practices in NeuroNeuronal Rehabilitation This workshop develops concepts for NeuroNeuronal Rehabilitation (NNR), which involves a critical evaluation of measurement issues and problems, comparative normative database limitations and interpretations, the design of neuropsychologically relevant protocols for connectivity neurofeedback and an examination of client datasets in clinical practice. The course examines the use of a robust connectivity database to characterize coup-contrecoup head injuries with 87%-92% accuracy. These definitions provide the empirical bases for differential neurofeedback strategies entailed in NNR. Course Objectives: (a) Describe the neuroanatomical bases for cerebral integration. This objective is supported by an inquiry into modern MRI tractography studies of fiber systems that serve to integrate neuronal populations into functional systems that have neuropsychological significance. (b) Define and describe QEEG methods used to assess cerebral integration (i.e., connectivities) with enough accuracy that a standard quantitative report can be interpreted in terms of the multiple (i.e., integrative) neuropsychological attributes that are indicated as candidates for NNR. (c) Apply obtained measurements to select: 1. Electrode combinations to modify connectivities among indicated functional systems 2. Instrument parameters needed to increase or decrease strength of connectivities 3. Classify neurofeedback driven QEEG changes as stabilizing, reorganizing or normalizing.
WS5 - Othmer Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Neurofeedback: Theoretical Models and Clinical Implementations EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) is a form of operant conditioning based on frequency analysis of the EEG to dynamically alter brain function. This course covers several models of brain function that underlie neurofeedback, and reviews the key EEG training approaches for a variety of mental disorders and for enhancement of cognitive function. Course Objectives: (a) Review brain organization for synaptic transport. (b) Identify self-regulation of physiological states. (c) Outline the Clinical Decision Tree.
WS6 - Willmarth, E.; Willmarth, K. Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Hypnosis and Biofeedback: Applications in Pain Management Altering the perception of pain and developing self-regulation skills are the foundation of pain management in the clinical setting. This course reviews the current research supporting hypnosis and bio/neurofeedback and provides a hands-on opportunity to develop key skills to assist individuals with chronic pain conditions. Course Objectives: (a) Explain key concepts of chronic pain management. (b) Name key concepts of clinical hypnosis. (c) Diagram an integrated model for combining hypnosis and biofeedback in the treatment of chronic pain.
WS7 - Lubar Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Quantitative EEG (QEEG) and LORETA Analyses for Neurofeedback Interventions Because of the complexity of disorders that are now being evaluated and treated using neurofeedback interventions, it is becoming increasingly necessary to employ quantitative EEG analyses ranging from single to 19 channels in order to develop appropriate protocols for treatment. For example, more than six subtypes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have been identified through QEEG analysis. This workshop will demonstrate using equipment and actual participants, the recording of multi-channel EEG, the use of databases, advanced artifact rejection, analysis for choosing appropriate protocols for treatment, and use of LORETA imaging. Course Objectives: (a) Demonstrate how an electrocap is fitted appropriately in order to record 19 channels of EEG activity, and how the EEG is gathered under eyes open, eyes closed, baseline conditions, and during active tasks. (b) Identify how the EEGs are accurately artifact rejected and analyzed as well as compared with the life span database developed by Robert Thatcher, which contains measures of frequency, phase, coherence, and asymmetry. (c) Describe how detailed information on databases and findings based on QEEG is used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and for evaluating complex cognitive function in both control as well as clinical populations.
WS8 - Gevirtz, Lehrer Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback This workshop will introduce participants to cardiac variability, the complex patterns of oscillation that comprise it, interpretation of various rhythms, and effects of biofeedback for amplifying respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA). We will theorize and/or show how this method can improve homeostatic capacities, improve performance, and enhance resistance to functional illness, and how RSA biofeedback is influenced by cardiovascular resonant frequencies. Experiential and applied exercises will be done, and treatment manuals and applications to autonomic and emotional dysfunction will be discussed. Course Objectives: (a) Relate the various known oscillations in heart rate, their link with breathing, and known physiological mediators. (b) Appraise the theoretical links between the body's homeostatic capacity and both the complexity and amplitude of these oscillations and the data supporting these theories. (c) List the differing resonant frequencies for heart rate and blood pressure and the implications for studying and training baroreflex activity.
WS9 - Perez Mar 30, 2005 8:00 AM Neuropsychology of Consciousness: Brain - Experience - Behavior - Emotions - Self Regulatio This workshop presents the current biological-social scientific data relating neuroscience to consciousness. The neuropsychology of body-emotion in the making of consciousness, reasoning and decision making will be detailed. Memory mechanisms will be discussed. How personal experience shapes brain-behaviors; relationships will be presented, as well as how self-regulation enhances consciousness. Course Objectives: (a) Discuss the biological and social neuroscience of consciousness. (b) Describe the role of body-emotion in the making of consciousness. (c) Relate how consciousness and self-regulation are integrated.