AAPB 2019 Webinar 10: HRV Biofeedback and Addiction: Rehabbing Body, Mind and Spirit

HRV Biofeedback and Addiction: Rehabbing Body, Mind and Spirit

Presented by
Amy Hudson, PhD, BCB, LCSC
Thursday, December 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

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Member Price: $50
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:

HRV biofeedback shows promise for treating addiction in three ways, namely 1) treating comorbidities associated with addiction, 2) treating cravings directly, and 3) rediscovering a nurturing relationship with one’s own body and mind. This session will review the etiology and course of alcoholism addiction and its effects on body, mind and self, review basics about HRV biofeedback, present the latest research on HRV BF and addiction, and present a brand new approach using HRV BF and Khazan’s FLARE method for mindful self-regulation, specifically in the context of facilitating substance abuse recovery. 

Learning Objectives:
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence, etiology and course of alcoholism/addiction.
  • Identify how alcoholism/addiction damages brain, emotional system and interpersonal relating capacity.
  • Identify how HRV biofeedback can be helpful in treating comorbid conditions that often accompany alcoholism/addiction.
  • Identify how HRV biofeedback can be helpful in treating substance cravings.
  • Identify how HRV biofeedback can help restore healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relating in individuals battling alcoholism/addiction and the damage it has done to their relationships.

Level: Intermediate

Who Should Attend: Any provider working with children and youth with pain.

CE Credits: 1 credit

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 1 hour.

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:
Amy Hudson has been a licensed psychologist since 1995. She’s also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and has been board certified in biofeedback since 2009. She works in the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center Mental Health Outpatient Clinic in Bonham TX as a staff psychologist specializing in substance abuse, chronic pain, anxiety, and all things mind/body. She got her PhD at OU but she’s an Oklahoma State Cowboy at heart. She started her career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Fort Worth TX and El Reno OK, then worked for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee, then the Mississippi State Hospital in female inpatient psychiatric and residential substance abuse rehab, and then for the Jackson MS VA, before finally getting  to come back home to the Sooner State. Her therapeutic orientation is steeped  in ACT and other 3rd-wave therapies. She is into family, dogs, post-modern meditation, and learning something new every day. And she loves training clients of all ages in heart rate variability biofeedback.

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