IMPLEMENTING REMOTE BIOFEEDBACK MODALITIES
Presenter: Linda Walker, PhD
Duration: 3:00 hours
Continuing Education (CE) Credits granted: 3
The inability to visit a therapy office doesn’t mean your client can’t benefit from biofeedback. On the contrary, remote biofeedback modalities augment therapy and coaching to help trainees accomplish a wide spectrum of goals – from overcoming chronic illness to boosting performance. The availability of wearable devices for biofeedback has skyrocketed in the past decade and opened the door for clinicians to keep their trainee practicing between therapy or coaching sessions. That said, not all devices are created equally and some may be more suited for your biofeedback application than others. This session provides an overview of affordable, portable biofeedback devices, discusses tips to consider when evaluating the suitability of a device, describes training strategies that can be implemented in a home or distance therapy environment, and provides helpful ways to assess and measure progress.
All views expressed in the webinar are solely those of the presenter.
- Participants will be able to identify at least one biofeedback device suitable for each of the following modalities: temperature biofeedback, sEMG biofeedback, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two home biofeedback training protocol examples.
- Participants will be able to describe three means of evaluating progress via remote training.
- Participants will be able to identify three mobile training devices and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.
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.