Friday, October 6, 2023
12:00pm Eastern time
Instructors: Heather Ingram, PsyD, BCB, BCN
This presentation reviews common mistakes that practitioners typically make starting a biofeedback practice and practical ways of avoiding them. The graduate training of clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners should serve as an overview of how to treat mental health issues. It is also far from the latest and greatest in research and method. Research supports the use of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback as an effective therapeutic tool. Its use in conjunction with traditional forms of psychotherapy and medication has proven to be highly effective in treatment of mental health issues such as mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, and addictions (Sunder, 2020). However, very little research and guidance exists to support biophysiological practitioners practically. When we consider our ethical obligation to do no harm and demonstrate competence in our practice, it is necessary to seek out mentorship from those who have experienced setting up a successful practice to reduce the likelihood of harm to our clients (BCIA, n.d.). As most practitioners receive this type of training outside of traditional schooling, regardless of discipline, many are faced with the challenge of having to navigate learning the skills, while also successfully implementing them into their practice with little support.
This presentation explores the common stumbling blocks many practitioners face getting started with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback such as why it is best practice to utilize them together instead of a part, the dangers of cutting corners on equipment or education, the potential risks when practitioners lack of proper mentorship, not implementing or reviewing current research, and not implementing a thorough evaluation of client symptoms and history.
Who is the Audience: Psychologists, mental health clinicians, medical providers, social workers, education/research
Level: Beginner, Introductory
Specific Learning objectives:
Based on the content of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Explain best practices of utilizing biofeedback with neurofeedbackDescribe best practices of combination of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback equipment
- Explain the benefits of mentorship and knowledge of current research to enhance training effectiveness
- Describe the usage of QEEG to enhance effectiveness of Neurofeedback training
- List the reasons to attend additional trainings (in addition to conferences) and involvement in the practitioner community
You will receive an email containing the link to join the webinar one week, one day, and the morning before the event. Please ensure that you test your access to Zoom at least two hours before the webinar begins.
If you cannot attend the live webinar, all paid registrants will receive a recording of the webinar. However, CE credits are only available for attending the live presentation. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 CE hour. The CE, which provides a certificate after completion of the evaluation, is a separate fee (from webinar registration) of $10.00 for 1 CE hour. To purchase CEs, CLICK HERE.
Fees: Webinar fee is $45.00 for all ISNR members. The fee for non-members is $60.00. Student fee is $15 upon proof of student status.
If you cannot make the live presentations and are registered for the event, you will receive a recording of the event.
- CE hour/certificate is a separate fee of $10.00 for 1 CE hour.
- To purchase CEs, CLICK HERE.
- This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 CE hour.
- Evaluations and certificates are available by email and online.
BCIA will issue 1 credit towards BCIA re-certification for full attendance at this webinar.
This webinar includes 1 CE. The International Society for Neuroregulation and Research ("ISNR") is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ISNR maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information about ISNR or to inquire about membership, please visit ISNR.org.
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If you sign up and pay for a webinar but are unable to attend the live presentation, you will be provided with access to the recorded webinar; refunds will not be issued.
ISNR is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. ISNR is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists. 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 bring their concerns up during the question and discussion period, typically held at the end of the presentation. A moderator will be available during the presentation. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.
Because these presentations will be done online, it will be the responsibility of the participant to provide adequate and appropriate computer availability as well as Internet connections that will support this webinar. All efforts and reasonable accommodations will be made to make the information accessible to persons with disabilities.
While this presentation offers no risk in and of itself, it is the responsibility of the individual attendee to determine any risks involved in the implementation of the contents of this presentation.
Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for these presenters.
Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Susan Alvarez, ISNR Executive Administrator:
ISNR 13876 SW 56th Street Miami, FL 33175
Heather Ingram, PsyD, BCB, BCN
Dr. Heather Ingram, originally from Chicago, obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University
in Schaumburg, Illinois. At Argosy, Dr. Ingram obtained a specialization in child and family interventions.
Throughout her training, Dr. Ingram worked in a variety of settings around Chicago including Elgin Mental Health
Center on the Unfit to Stand Trial Unit, Bridge View-Challenger Therapeutic Day School, Women In Need
Growing Stronger domestic violence shelter, and Gateway Foundation residential substance abuse treatment center. During her work in Boston, Dr. Ingram worked at Walden Behavioral Care eating disorder clinic, where she worked in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Ingram moved to Texas to continue working with clients affected by mental illness and their families by founding InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center.
Dr. Ingram via InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center began to partner with Successful Practitioner to offer educational and professional services to biofeedback, neurofeedback, QEEG practitioners, as well as other mental health professionals in 2021. Dr. Ingram uses a team approach, collaborating with the best instructors and educational providers in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, ethics, and behavioral science to provide the latest empirically supported research and hands-on experiences.