INTRODUCTION TO TELEFEEDBACK FOR PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY WEBINAR RECORDING
Presenter: Linda Walker, PhD
Biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners use teletherapy to train clients who cannot attend office training either due to chronic health problems or distance. This is good for optimal performers who need to manage a tight schedule and for individuals with chronic illness to improve results by increasing trainng frequency. Now, with the spread of COVID-19, teletherapy has even greater significance. Therapists can keep their practice viable and keep therapy moving forward with their clients without going to the office. And: remote training minimizes illness exposure for both therapist and client. Even better: the selection of training platforms and technology to implement home training continues to grow. Now, home training can become viable and even preferable to office-based work. For therapists, spending some time evaluating the right training platforms and online methods to match their practice can make the transition to teletherapy smooth and seamless. This session reviews practical considerations for therapists moving toward home training, including evaluating appropriate equipment and technology, assessing client readiness for teletherapy, deploying equipment and software, and overcoming technical issues along the way.
All views expressed in the recording are solely those of the presenters and participants.
- Participants will be able to name at least three essential specifications needed in online meeting platforms to conduct successful therapy.
- Participants will explain at least three key factors that indicate their client’s readiness to successfully utilize teletherapy.
- Participants will identify at least three factors needed to assure the clinician is ready to facilitate a remote training session.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two means of managing equipment deployment to their remote trainee.
About Linda Walker, PhD
Linda Walker, PhD, LPC, has integrated neurofeedback and biofeedback into counseling practice since 2000, working with individuals who have diverse needs and goals. She has developed and used remote neurofeedback and biofeedback to help individuals with chronic illness who may not be able to attend in-office sessions. In addition, she has taught, consulted and mentored in the area of psychophysiology since 2006. In addition to a remote therapy practice, she presently provides training through Bio-Medical, Biofeedback Federation of Europe and PsyTech, and serves a clinical advisory role for Neurocore. She is BCIA-certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback.