AAPB Virtual Workshop

BCIA HRV Biofeedback Didactic‎ Course  

Attain your BCIA HRV didactic certificate, and help satisfy your year-end continuing education needs with17 CE credits available.



Presented by

Seminars Without Borders Instructors

Part One:‎
Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV; ‎
Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, BCN; ‎
Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV

Part Two:‎
Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV;‎
Paul Lehrer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV


We will offer Part One and Part Two over 5 days in October and November – full participation satisfies the BCIA HRV didactic requirement. Upon verification of participation, Seminars Without Borders will award your Certificate of Completion.

*** Hours can be applied as didactic credits toward the achievement of the full HRVB Certification or the HRV Certificate of Completion

Inclusive of 1.5 hours of Case Study presentation to help you satisfy the BCIA Mentoring Credit

Two-Part Series Spans Five Days in October and November


Tuesday, October 26, 2021‎
Wednesday, October 27, 2021‎
Thursday, October 28, 2021‎
‎12 pm - 3 pm Eastern‎
‎11 am - 2 pm Central‎
‎10 am - 1 pm Mountain‎
‎9 am - 12 pm Pacific‎
‎(3 hours over three days)‎


Monday, November 8, 2021‎
Wednesday, November 10, 2021‎
‎11 am - 3:30 pm Eastern‎
‎10 am - 2:30 pm Central
‎9 am - 1:30 pm Mountain‎
‎8 am - 12:30 pm Pacific‎
‎(4.5 hours over two days)‎

Must attend all sessions to complete this workshop. ‎



BONUS! This workshop will deliver 90 minutes of case conference that will count ‎towards BCIA’s mentoring requirement. This saves you $225 at current prices.‎

CE Credits

‎17 CE credits available for full event participation.‎

Virtual Workshop Description

This workshop is designed for biofeedback/neurofeedback practitioners, psychologists, clinical counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, academicians or others interested in utilizing heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in their practice or research. This workshop will cover 7.5 hours of the BCIA HRV Biofeedback Blueprint and will cover cardiac anatomy and physiology, respiratory anatomy and physiology, autonomic nervous system anatomy and physiology, heart rate variability, HRV instrumentation, and HRV measurements. Attendees will review the cardiac, respiratory, and autonomic anatomy and physiology that underlies HRV biofeedback. They will discuss the central role of breathing in diverse disorders like anxiety, hypertension, and chronic pain. Last, they will explain how HRV biofeedback restores autonomic balance and why this is important to health and performance. Attendees will be able to discuss the meaning and sources of HRV, and the correlates of low, normal, and high HRV. The presenters will explain the relationship between aging, disease, and reduced HRV. Attendees will be able to explain how to properly use HRV instruments and interpret signals from blood volume pulse, electrocardiogram, and respirometer sensors. The presenters will survey the major artifacts that contaminate recordings from these sensors and show how to prevent or minimize them. Attendees will be able to describe and interpret HRV time and frequency domain measurements.


Learning Objectives

In this workshop you will learn:‎

•    how to explain the meaning of HRV, sources of HRV, factors that influence HRV, ‎correlates of low and normal HRV, and the benefits of increased HRV; ‎
•    how to explain the physiological basis of HRV and the blood volume pulse (BVP), ‎electrocardiogram (ECG), and respirometer signals;‎
•    how BVP, ECG, and breathing sensors operate, how to perform tracking tests, and ‎how to identify and control artifacts;‎
•    BVP and ECG sensor placements with regard to cultural sensitivity;‎
•    how to explain HRV time-domain and frequency-domain measurements.‎

Level: ‎

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. ‎

‎*The primary goal of this particular program is to broaden the clinical, consultative, and research ‎knowledge bases of attendees and was deemed intermediate, by the definition above.‎


Clinicians and researchers who have some clinical experience of biofeedback.‎


There are no known risks. The presentation will not discuss specific clinical assessments, treatments, or ‎interventions. The presenters have no financial interests to disclose.‎

Delivery Method: ‎

Interactive workshop using telephone and Internet technology via Zoom with Chat feature.‎

For those psychologists using the modality of biofeedback and interested in the efficacy, science and ‎latest clinical applications. This session presents research relevant to psychological practice, education and ‎science; (2) it is our intention to host an offering to help psychologists to keep up with the most current ‎scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education; and (3) we believe that this ‎program would allow psychologists to increase competencies in order to improve services to patients.‎
This session IN NO WAY was a substitute for the basic academic education and training needed for entry to ‎the field of psychology.‎

Target Audience

Biofeedback/neurofeedback practitioners, psychologists, clinical counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, academicians and others interested in utilizing heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in their practice or research.
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About Our Presenters

Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology for the ‎California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. ‎He has been in involved in research and clinical work in applied psychophysiology and ‎biofeedback for the last 30 years and served as the president of the Association for Applied ‎Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2006-2007. His primary research interests are in ‎understanding the physiological and psychological mediators involved in disorders such as ‎chronic muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and gastrointestinal pain. In this vein, he has studied ‎applications of heart rate variability biofeedback for anxiety, pain, gastrointestinal, cardiac ‎rehabilitation, and other disorders. He is the author of many journal articles and chapters on ‎these topics. He also maintains a part time clinical practice treating patients with anxiety ‎and stress related disorders.‎

Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a ‎clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training ‎using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Khazan is recognized as a ‎pioneer in the area of mindfulness-based biofeedback. She teaches nationally and ‎internationally, including at institutions such as the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special ‎Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan is a member of the board ‎of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), Association for Applied ‎Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International ‎Alliance (BCIA), where she is currently chair elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous ‎journal articles and 2 books: Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to ‎Training and Practice with Mindfulness and Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: ‎Practical solutions for improving your health and performance. ‎

Paul Lehrer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, received his PhD in clinical psychology from Harvard ‎University, and has been teaching at Rutgers for 50 years in the clinical psychology and ‎psychiatry departments. In his teaching, research, and active clinical practice, he has ‎specialized in cognitive behavior therapy, stress management, and psychophysiological ‎interventions. He studied progressive relaxation under the tutelage of Edmund Jacobson, ‎learned autogenic training from Wolfgang Luthe, and meditation from Patricia Carrington. ‎He is a past president of the AAPB, an associate editor of Applied Psychophysiology and ‎Biofeedback, and, by AAPB, has been given the Distinguished Scientist Award, the ‎Distinguished Service Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Lehrer has ‎published about 150 papers, mostly in the field of applied psychophysiology, and is a senior ‎editor of the widely used text, Principles and Practice of Stress Management, now in its third ‎edition, with a new edition coming out in the next few months.‎
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Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, BCN, is Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health ‎Sciences, at Saybrook University, Oakland, CA. There, he has built training programs in ‎biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, integrative mental health, wellness coaching, and ‎integrative/functional nutrition. Dr. Moss is the Education Chair of the Society for Clinical ‎and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH). He is also the ethics chair and international certification ‎chair for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. He has served as president of ‎Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, SCEH, and the Association ‎for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).  ‎
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Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology ‎and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975 ‎and has served as Director of Truman’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology since 1977. In ‎‎2008, he received the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence. In 2013, he ‎received the Truman State University Outstanding Research Mentor of the Year award. In ‎‎2019, he received the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) ‎Distinguished Scientist award. Dr. Shaffer was the principal co-editor of Evidence-Based ‎Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (3rd ed.) and authored 12 of its chapters.‎

Continuing Education Statements

Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved ‎by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for ‎psychologists. The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback maintains ‎responsibility for the program and its content. ‎

There is no known commercial support for this program.‎
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This virtual workshop offers a MAXIMUM of 17 CE credits for maximum participation.‎

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



Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to AAPB, via Phone; 800-477-8892, or via ‎Email,info@aapb.org. 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.‎

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.‎

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.‎

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