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Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: Principles and Practice teaches the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance’s (BCIA’s) 16-hour HRV Biofeedback Certificate of Completion Didactic.

Attendees who complete this 2-day conference, may apply to BCIA to take an online BCIA exam if they can demonstrate that they have satisfied the equivalent of 3 hours of ethics instruction in the past 5 years (e.g., licensure as a Physical Therapist, Psychologist, or Physician). The exam application costs $25 for BCIA certificants and $50 for non-certificants. Applicants who pass the exam will receive a BCIA Certificate of Completion in HRV Biofeedback and 15 hours of continuing education for BCIA recertification.

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Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB

Fredric 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 was a co-editor of Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (3rd ed.) and Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (2016). 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) and AAPB Treasurer.

Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN

Donald Moss, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University. Dr. Moss is president-elect of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), and has been president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He is a fellow of both APA and SCEH, and is a current delegate to APA’s Council of Representatives and the International Society for Hypnosis.

He is co-editor of Foundations Heart Rate Variability (AAPB, 2016), co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), and chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood, 1998). He currently has a new book under contract for Springer with co-author Angele McGrady on Integrative Pathways: Navigating Chronic Illness with a Mind-Body-Spirit Approach. He has published over 70 articles and book chapters on psychophysiology, spirituality, health, and integrative medicine.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Friday, October 20th

Jon BaleJon Bale, B.Sc., BCN-T

Bringing Neurofeedback into Your Clinic: A Practical Introduction

Are you interested in neurofeedback, and are looking for a hands-on experience of its use in a session? Do you also want a better understanding of the different brain-training methods, such as “traditional” neurofeedback, Z-Score neurofeedback, and slow cortical potential neurofeedback?

This 1-day workshop is the opportunity for health professionals and researchers to get an introduction to several forms of neurofeedback. The content is organized with a novice user’s perspective in mind, will include live examples. and will provide a practical foundation for performing neurofeedback.

Topics that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • What are we doing with neurofeedback? – EEG basics
  • Preparation for acquiring data (what type of assessment, equipment setup, impedance, etc.)
  • Overview of “traditional” neurofeedback, Z-Scores, and slow cortical potentials
  • Running a simple neurofeedback evaluation (1 Hz Bins, and several mini-qEEG, assessments)
  • Running a training session based on “traditional neurofeedback”, Z-Scores, or slow cortical potentials. This will include sessions based on increasing focus, brain-quieting, inattention, and trauma/resilience
  • How to structure a training session
  • Coaching during the session
  • Gauging client progress

Note: although full qEEG and LORETA evaluations will be mentioned, they will not be demonstrated during this workshop.

(The course has been approved by BCIA to provide 7 hours of Category A accredited continuing education  for BCIA recertification.)

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An Arbor, MI 48108

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