INTERPERSONAL BIOFEEDBACK: A HYBRID OF COUPLES COUNSELING AND BIOFEEDBACK WEBINAR RECORDING
Presenter: Steven C. Kassel, MFT
APA Continuing Education (CE) Credits granted: 1
Biofeedback has almost 50 years of research and clinical application while Marital Counseling has many more years and a higher usage rate. Research on both fields as a hybrid is minimal and recent advances have made the study of Interpersonal Biofeedback more accessible. Clinical usage of Interpersonal Biofeedback has been reported to have success by this presenter and others. The goal of this presentation is to educate participants in this unique and promising new form of treatment. Participants will review actual cases of husband and wife in which audio and video, along with 5 channels of physiology (hand temperature, sweat gland activity, respiration rate, heart rate and heart rate variability) is used to help couples learn to self-regulate physiology to enhance marital satisfaction.
All views expressed in the recording are solely those of the presenters and participants.
- Participants will demonstrate understanding of the role of psychophysiological assessment in light of interpersonal dynamics.
- Participants will demonstrate understanding of how to integrate biofeedback into interpersonal counseling settings including marriage counseling and family counseling with children and adolescents.
- Participants will be able to create treatment plans to integrate biofeedback into relationship focused therapy.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate understanding of Psychophysiological Profiling of Couples for research and clinical purposes.
About Steven C. Kassel, MFT
Steven C. Kassel, MFT, is Board Certified in Biofeedback and Board Certified in Neurofeedback. He has practiced biofeedback since 1985 and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1991. He is past President of the Biofeedback Society of California (now known as the Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience) and has recently served on its Board of Directors. He is a pioneer of Interpersonal Biofeedback, has brought biofeedback programs to several schools and recently published on both of these subjects as well as presented as various conferences. He is also an activist in health care reform.