Saturday, March 26, 2022
PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is preliminary, tentative, and subject to change. We will live stream and record keynote presentations and select breakout sessions for virtual ONLY attendee participation. Pre-conference Workshops will be held onsite, for “in-person” only participation. Virtual Registration for the conference will be offered separately in early 2022 for those who cannot or prefer not to travel. Thank you for your patience as navigate and accommodate.
8:00am - 6:00pm Registration
8:00am – 8:45am Morning Meditation
7:00am – 1:00pm EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
8:00am - 9:00am General Attendee CONTINENTAL Breakfast
9:00am – 7:00pm AAPB SYNERGY LOUNGE
- Open all day, featuring prominent experts and AAPB-endorsed authors for open discussion, experience sharing and informal networking - and opportunity to reconnect and engage for non-CE learning. The Lounge is designed with virtual capabilities to ensure connectivity between those present at the meeting and those who can join us virtually.
9:00am - 10:00am 60-MINUTE BREAKOUT SESSIONS- SYMPOSIA
BOS14: Teaching Breathing Biofeedback
- Taylor Capozziello, PhD, BCB, BCN, CMT
SESSION SYNOPSIS: We all know that breathing biofeedback is important. Most likely you are already teaching it, but are you really addressing the issue? Many times people are holding extra air in their chest and tightening their muscles. They may even be able to practice 6 breaths per minute this way, and perhaps their heart rate variability scores will even increase. But, are they still holding extra air in their chest? There is a very good chance they are. This will be a hands on talk to help you learn as a clinician what to feel and look for. We will go through the steps of different exercises to deepen their understanding of what you are asking. Once people learn how to correctly use their body for breath they can then apply it to a variety of different breath practices. Until then, one can only get so far.
- Basic Science (All Levels)
- 90% Clinical/10% Research
- How to run a breathing biofeedback session
- How to train a person to notice when they are breathing in their chest
- Allowing your body to move with breath and what that feels like
- Basic anatomy of the breathing and how to use that to your advantage
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone who is using or wanting to incorporate breathing biofeedback in their practice.
DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: Breathing addresses everyone. It is often at the root of many issues going on in society today. We are divided by fear, which breathing can help address over time. Of course it does not solve it, but as people start to notice when they are holding their breath, they can start to look at why, which leads to bigger questions and hopefully answers.
BOS16: Agonism and Antagonism Among the Shoulder Muscles: An SEMG Approach
- Gabriel E. Sella, MD, BSC, MSc, MPH, PhD(c)
SESSION SYNOPSIS: Muscular agonism (synergism) and antagonism is a long standing principle of muscular action. The concept is held to be true by many generations of scientist without actual proof except the anatomic position of the muscles of a joint. With the advent of the SEMG functional investigation of joint range of motion (ROM) it was possible to devise statistical documentation of the existence of agonism and antagoinsm of the muscles of any joint. In this presentaion the author will document the presence and relative values of the agonistic and antagonistic relationships of most muscles of the shoulder joint.
- Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance
- Clinical and Research
- Learning of the definitions of muscular agonism (synergism) and antagonism
- Learning to utilize SEMG dynamic studies to generate correlation coefficient statistics necessary to document inter-muscular relationships
- Learning to document the agonistic and antagonistic muscular relationships of the shoulder joint through the ROM
- Learning to utilize the knowledge above in the clinical and ergonomic fields, including athletics
TARGET AUDIENCE: All audiences are welcome, beginners, intermediate and advanced.
DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: Muscle investigators and clinicians of all cultures have learned about the presence and relevance of agonism and antagonism among the muscles of any joint. This is the first time that they will learn what the actual relationships are and bring the knowledge back to their country and culture.
10:30am - 12:00pm 90-MINUTE BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SYMPOSIA
BOS18: The Use and Misuse of Montages in EEG Analysis
- Tiff Thompson, PhD, R.EEG.T., BCN, QEEG-D, MFT
SESSION SYNOPSIS: The arrangement of EEG channels on the display, defined by the active and reference electrodes, are called montages. There are several montages used commonly in EEG. Because EEG analysis is always relative to its reference, the skilled practitioner must know how to view the data via different montages to gain a clear perspective on their client’s EEG. Certain pathologies and abnormalities can be seen only in certain montages, and neurotypical findings can be viewed erroneously through the wrong montages. This lecture covers the most important and widely-used montages and their utility, as well as the errors and false positives they can create. These findings will be shown in both raw and quantitative analyses. Particular weight will be given to a common error that plagues the field of neurotherapy: linked ears reference contamination creating false measures of coherence. The montages this lecture will cover includes bi-polar (transverse, longitudinal and circumference), common reference, average reference, Laplacian, ipsilateral mastoid, and linked ears montages, revealing strengths and weaknesses of each.
- Basic Science
- 50% Clinical/50% Research
- Participants will be able to differentiate the different montages
- Participants will be able to apply their knowledge of montages in clinical analysis
- Participants will be able to detect errors in their analysis using montages
TARGET AUDIENCE: All Levels
DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: All brains will be taken into consideration in this lecture.
BOS19: Pain and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback from Three Perspectives
- Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB
- David Hopper, DC, OMT
- Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB
SESSION SYNOPSIS: People experiencing chronic pain may seek help from multiple providers, from physicians, to chiropractors, to mental health professionals. Each discipline addresses chronic pain in their own way. Sometimes, approaches are complimentary and can easily be integrated together, and other times, the patient may feel that they are getting contradictory advice and may not know what to do. It is therefore imperative for providers from different disciplines to coordinate treatment and, ideally, use an approach that unifies the different approaches into a cohesive integrated one. Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback is one such unifying approach. Physicians, chiropractors, and mental health professionals use HRV to help ameliorate symptoms of chronic pain, regulate the functioning of the autonomic nervous system and improve functioning. In this symposium, the audience will have an opportunity to hear from providers of each of these three disciplines on the approach they each take for treating chronic pain while using HRV biofeedback as a central unifying focus.
- Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance
- 70% Clinical/30% Research
- Describe ways in which physicians, chiropractors, and mental health professionals may approach treatment of chronic pain
- Discuss ways in which HRV biofeedback plays a central role in each approach
- Integrate HRV biofeedback together with other perspectives on chronic pain into their own practice
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of biofeedback treatment of chronic pain
DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: This symposium addresses chronic pain treatment from the perspective of 3 different disciplines - the perspective of diversity is already built into the presentation. We will specifically address cultural considerations in pain treatment.
BOS20: Ethical Principles and Practice Standards in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback
- Donald Moss, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV, Licensed Psychologist
SESSION SYNOPSIS: This session will review legal and ethical responsibilities of biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners. Biofeedback professionals are governed in clinical practice by state regulations under the relevant licensing act, professional codes of ethics for his or her home profession, and the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback (9th rev., May 2016) of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). The workshop will provide an overview of medical ethics and a review of the most recent AAPB/BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback. The workshop will also review emerging standards on telemedicine for behavioral health and practice standards for neurofeedback. Violation of standards and guidelines, even when unintended, invites the risk of lawsuit, criminal prosecution, financial penalties, loss of licensure, and expensive and stressful legal and administrative reviews.
- Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance
- 80% Clinical/20% Research
- Attendees will review and discuss the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback, published by BCIA, and their interpretation for decisions in biofeedback practice.
- Attendees will explain conflicting jurisdictions of state laws and regulations, professional codes of conduct, BCIA guidelines, and federal regulations.
- Attendees will review and discuss practice standards governing entry level competence, continuing education requirements, and scope of practice.
- Attendees will be informed about guidelines for advertising, marketing, and public statements about Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Practitioners in biofeedback and neurofeedback. This workshop provides 1.5 hours of CE needed for licensure in mental health professions.
DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: The author will include discussion of both APA and BCIA guidelines on multicultural awareness, cultural competencies, and diversity sensitivity.
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
LL02: Special LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: Neurofeedback: How Your Mind can Change Your Brain
- Maurice (Barry) Sterman, PhD
SESSION SYNOPSIS: The primary voluntary functions of the brain can be summarized as attention, movement, and problem solving. Using a new approach to the functional tracking of these functions with the quantitative EEG we can now identify functional states and their interactions simply and efficiently. The basic evidential data supporting this conclusion will be reviewed.
- Basic Science
- 30% Clinical/70% Research
- Attendees will be able to articulate the basis of the SMR EEG rhythm, as well as understand supporting research, data, and applications.
- Attendees will learn about critical and relevant physiological principles of neurofeedback.
- Attendees will be able to explain how SMR informs clinical neurofeedback practice.
- Attendees will learn an appreciation for software characteristics essential for valid neurofeedback
TARGET AUDIENCE: Persons with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree will benefit from this advanced introduction to our field. Those with graduate experience in Psychology and/or Neurobiology will benefit most. Physicians will discover the solid scientific basis underlying competent neurofeedback.