IMPLEMENTING REMOTE NEUROFEEDBACK MODALITIES
Presenter: Linda Walker, PhD
Duration: 3:00 hours
Mobile, distance or remote neurofeedback therapy has long presented a viable intervention for many needs, but embracing this way of connecting with clients presents challenges for helping professionals even those who are accustomed to meeting online or conducting therapy via a distance. COVID-19 has driven may therapists to re-evaluate this option. Theres no doubt that being able to connect with your trainee in the office, face-to-face, offers powerful opportunities. Yet even beyond our present world of coping with a pandemic, remote therapy has many benefits. Individuals with chronic illnesses, such as epilepsy, fibromyalgia, cognitive decline or chronic pain can benefit from neurofeedback and biofeedback, but being able to attend an office session once or twice weekly presents an added stressor and expense -- to complicate an already difficult condition. For these individuals remote therapy provides a way to achieve healing and remediation with less stress and ultimately reduced expense. This session helps therapists evaluate appropriate interventions, understand the limitations and benefits of remote therapy and consider best practices in implementing a distance neurofeedback protocol. The session gives therapists a path toward identifying the appropriate evaluation and equipment for the condition, and assessing the outcome.
All views expressed in the webinar are solely those of the presenter.
- Participants will be able to name at least three critical considerations for implementing a distance neurofeedback intervention.
- Participants will be able to identify three methods of assessing neurofeedback needs as a remote therapist.
- 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.