AAPB 2021 Webinar 10: Practical Interventions to Improve Health and Wellbeing in Adult Learners

Practical Interventions to Improve Health and Wellbeing in Adult Learners

Presented by
Angele McGrady, PhD and Erik Peper, PhD

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET


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.

Register Now

Member Price: $100
Non-member Price: $200

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:

The major contemporary chronic physical and emotional illnesses are strongly influenced by the choices that people make, and the actions resulting from those choices. Most of these illnesses are associated with poor quality of life and significant burden of disease. Lifestyle habits develop during the teenage developmental stage and symptoms, such as headache, anxiety and gastrointestinal distress frequently emerge. However, these issues are rarely addressed, until the person demonstrates clinically significant problems later in life. Then, medical and psychiatric resources are expended to treat diagnosed conditions which may have been preventable or modifiable in their earlier stages. The adult learning atmosphere is an ideal environment for students and future health care professionals to increase self-awareness, gain skills to manage subclinical conditions and improve lifestyle habits. The use of social norms and personal feedback will be demonstrated as tools to motivate students to modify their behavior and decrease over reactivity to stress. Building resiliency, the ability to bounce back and to grow through adversity is critical to educational success at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students who are in good health physically and emotionally are able to use their intellectual abilities to the fullest. Similarly, resilient trainees make fewer errors, and are less likely to drop out of the healthcare workforce. The information and case examples which will be presented in this workshop is based on the presenters’ extensive experience in the undergraduate and graduate education environment. We will provide evidence-based models, practical examples and concrete instructions on implementing change strategies to improve lifestyle, decrease symptoms and improve overall well-being in adult learners. Educators/clinicians can implement these practical models in their universities or clinics to provide people with life-long skills to maintain well-being and prevent disease.


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

  • Provide detailed educational health promoting and stress reduction programs that educators/clinicians can implement in their university or clinics.
  • Describe the structure of a 14 session stress management program for college students.
  • Provide examples of lifestyle changes that can be accomplished by future healthcare providers in 10 weeks.
  • Summarize the importance of self-care pro-health practices to prevent illness onset.
  • Demonstrate applications of student programs to clinical settings.

Level: INTERMEDIATE - Content builds upon the learner's foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

Who Should Attend:  Clinicians and researchers who have some clinical experience of biofeedback or neurofeedback.

CE Credits: 3 credits (1.5 each day)

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 3.0 CEs.

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: Angele McGrady, PhD received her B.S. from Chestnut Hill College, her Masters in Physiology from Michigan State University, her Ph.D. in Biology and her M. Ed in Counseling from the University of Toledo. She is a licensed counselor,  certified by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and is a certified sports counselor. Currently Dr. McGrady is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), where she maintains a practice in counseling and biofeedback. Her professional activities include: Past President of the AAPB and current member of the editorial board of “Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback”. Dr. McGrady has experience in many levels of teaching: medical, nursing, physician assistant, graduate and residency.  She has designed wellness programs for medical students, medical residents and college athletes. Her curriculum vita lists 85 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She and Dr. Donald Moss have co-authored two books. “Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health” and “Integrative Approaches to Chronic Illness” (2018) were published by Springer. Inc.


Presenter Bio: Erik Peper, PhD is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation and since 1971 he has been researching factors that promote healing. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies / Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He has a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth (www.biofeedbackhealth.org).  He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, Make Health Happen, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, and Biofeedback Mastery.  He publishes the blog, the Peper perspective-ideas on illness, health and well-being (www.peperperspective.com). He is a recognized expert on holistic health, stress management and workplace health. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention,, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback.




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.

Follow AAPBiofeedback on Twitter
Follow 121999491198448 on Facebook
image widget