AAPB 2021 Webinar 6: General Introduction to Biofeedback Peripherals

General Introduction to Biofeedback Peripherals

Presented by
Frank DeGregorio and Geva Antopolsky


Tuesday, March 9, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

Wednesday, March 10, 12:00 PM -2:30 PM Eastern

Thursday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

 

SPECIAL EXTENDED WORKSHOP SESSION:

This session was originally scheduled as a 2020 Annual Conference Workshop. Due to Covid, we are offering this extended, in-depth session to you virtually. This workshop will take place over three days to ensure ease of participation (we are sensitive to Zoom fatigue), to ensure full subject matter coverage and to provide more CE credits than a typical webinar or conference session.

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Member Price: Free
Non-member Price: $99



Cancellations received in writing prior to a week before the webinar will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations within the week of the webinar.



Course Description:

This workshop is for researchers and health professionals who want to learn how to use peripheral biofeedback technology. The modalities that will be the focus of the session are Surface Electromyography (SEMG), Respiration, Temperature, Skin Conductance, Heart Rate (from blood volume pulse and electrocardiogram), and Heart Rate Variability. A general overview of the physiological basis for each peripheral measurement will be demonstrated. Participants will participate in a "hands on" demonstration experience (to the extent of a virtual workshop setting) using the different modalities in conjunction with audio and visual multimedia biofeedback displays.

Learning Objectives: 

Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:

  • Increase exposure on the key features of the BioGraph Infiniti 6.6 software and hardware.
  • Describe software trouble-shooting and technical specifications. Software suites include Neurofeedback, Physiology, Rehab-Continence, Rehab- Muscle , HRV, and Reaction Time.
  • Demonstrate how to use different sensors including Surface Electromyography (SEMG), Respiration, Temperature, Skin Conductance, Electroencephalography (EEG), Heart Rate and Electrocardiology (EKG) with audio and visual multimedia biofeedback screens, sounds and games.
  • Explain what a virtual data-channel is and how it is related to the raw data from the physical sensor.  Describe when proportional and inverse-proportional feedback should be used.  Define what is artifact and why is artifact rejection necessary. Invite “hands-on” practice generating reports, review data, and learn how to modify or customize and excising screen.
 
Level: INTRODUCTORY - Content is designed for psychologists who may have little to no background in a specialized skill or content area.  Through this level of programming, the learner can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of a content area. An introductory level program also may serve as the foundation for subsequent intermediate and advanced learning. Introductory level programming may also be related to an emerging area of knowledge or practice. Although this content can be used as a foundation for more advanced learning, an introductory level program may simply focus on breadth, enrichment or general knowledge.  
 

Who Should Attend:  Licensed Health Care Professionals

CE Credits: 2.5 per session, 7.5 for entire workshop 

Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 7.5 hours.

BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.
 



Presenter Bio: 

 

Frank DeGregorio has a Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) in Computer Science and Networking and a Certificate as a Programming Analyst. He has over 25 years of experience as technical, network, computer and high-level troubleshooting for Thought Technology.  In addition, he has over 18 years of experience teaching BioGraph workshops with Lynda Thompson, Ph.D. and had the opportunity to attend a wide variety of workshops held by clinicians such as Dr. Barry Sterman, Dr. Tanju Surmeli, Dr. Don Moss and Dr. Richard Gevirtz, Dr. Erik Peper and Dr. Vietta Sue Wilson. Frank's extensive knowledge of all the product software and hardware offered by Thought Technology gives him the unique ability to take participants from installation of the software to using it effectively.

 

Geva Antopolsky, BPT, is an Israeli trained physiotherapist with ten years of experience working in hospitals and clinics with neurologic and orthopedic patients, and the former owner and manager of a large physical therapy clinic. For the last four years, Geva is the product manager for Thought Technology's rehabilitation line products and has lead the development of the new MyOnyx device, TTL's latest 4-channel electrostimulation, SEMG and pressure biofeedback device.


CANCELLATION, REFUND AND COMPLIANCE POLICY

Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to AAPB, via Phone: 800-477-8892, or via Email, info@aapb.org. AAPB is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will make every attempt to accommodate them in compliance with the ADA act.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this event in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before a given activity is completed will not receive CE credit.

Grievance Policy: AAPB is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. They will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Trainings are held in locations accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations will be made if requested. While AAPB works to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which will require intervention and/or action on the part of AAPB. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances. When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the issue, the following actions will be taken: 1. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Coordinator will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual. 2. If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CE Coordinator will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action during a workshop or conference, the CE Coordinator or his/her representative will: a. attempt to move the participant to another presentation or; b. provide a credit for a subsequent presentation or; c. provide a partial or full refund of the registration fee. Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual. 3. If the grievance concerns the business practices of AAPB, in a specific regard, the CE Coordinator will attempt to arbitrate.  There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

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