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Biofeedback & Neurofeedback
With our Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Certificate, you can help patients gain control of their own health. Learn powerful mind-body intervention skills to help treat a host of medical issues that defy conventional treatment without side effects. For more information on this training program, please fill out the request form on the right.
Saybrook University's Certificate in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback is designed to prepare you for certification from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Students must document access to biofeedback instrumentation including at least three modalities, and preferably access to neurofeedback instrumentation as well. The Certificate comprises five courses, four residential conferences, a graduate colloquium, and a capstone integrative essay.
Coaching for Health and Wellness: This course provides an introduction to coaching, which is a practical approach for enabling human beings to reduce health risk behaviors, increase wellness behaviors, and utilize self-regulation skills. Coaching provides a useful framework for biofeedback practitioners to mobilize the client's resources and motivation for self-directed change. This is a highly interactive and experiential class. Students who complete this course will have attained a basic level of competence in health and wellness coaching and will be prepared to integrate these skills into their current careers.
Psychophysiology: This course introduces scientific and experiential approaches to understanding the interaction of mind and body in health. The course surveys scientific principles of psychophysiology, introduces basic principles of psychophysiological measurement, and highlights research information relevant to mind/body (psychophysiological) healing, education, and wellness. Students complete a two-day residential training on physiological monitoring and the use of biological markers (cortisol), and eight weeks of online learning.
Basic Training and Education in Biofeedback: This course provides a basic skill-set to conduct simple biofeedback interventions, along with knowledge about biofeedback concepts and approaches, and a familiarity with research-based applications of biofeedback to common medical and behavioral disorders. This course provides students with an introductory level of understanding helpful for engaging in biofeedback-based clinical practice and psychophysiological research in integrative health. This course introduces the most commonly used biofeedback instruments, the physiological systems they measure, and the applications of these biofeedback modalities to common medical and behavioral disorders. Students attend a two-day residential training, eight weeks of online discussion, and continued practice with video-conference supervision.
Intermediate Training and Education in Biofeedback: This course offers more advanced skills to conduct effective higher-level biofeedback interventions, along with additional knowledge about biofeedback concepts and approaches, and a more solid grounding in research on biofeedback. Students complete a two-day training and eight weeks of online learning, and continue practice with video-conference supervision.
Advanced Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Practicum: This course includes online contact with faculty and fellow students, directed readings, and research in a specialty area, as well as applied practice of biofeedback and/or neurofeedback with regular group-based supervision. Students will complete a capstone integrative essay during their Advanced Practicum class, summarizing their learning in this course sequence.
The sixteenth credit is a one-credit Graduate Colloquium course, continuing through the entire time the student is in the Certificate program. The student is assigned a mentor, who conducts the Graduate Colloquium and provides academic guidance and support. To enroll in this program, go to Apply Online and select your desired Non-Degree choice.
School of Mind-Body Medicine students already take a two-credit Graduate Colloquium and have an assigned mentor. They will not need to take this additional one-credit Graduate Colloquium. If you are a current student in the School of Mind-Body Medicine or in another Saybrook degree program, talk with your faculty mentor about enrolling for this certificate.