Biofeedback & Neurofeedback

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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 three academic courses, two residential conferences, one graduate colloquium, and a capstone integrative essay.

Curriculum

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 tenth 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.

The Certificate Program in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback provides an alternative for the individual who wishes to obtain a comprehensive introduction to biofeedback and neurofeedback, without undertaking an academic degree program. All training and didactic education is designed to follow the knowledge blueprint of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Students wishing to earn the certificate must document access to biofeedback instrumentation including at least three modalities, and preferably access to neurofeedback instrumentation as well. The certificate is a 10-credit program, including three academic courses, two residential conferences, one graduate colloquium, and an integrative capstone essay.

Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
MBM 5506 Certificate Graduate Colloquium 1
MBM 5596 Advanced Biofeedback Practicum and Capstone Integrative Essay  3
MBM 5622 Basic Training and Education in Biofeedback 3
MBM 5627 Intermediate Training and Education in Biofeedback 3
     
  Total Credits: 10

Certificate Requirements for 2013-2014 Academic Year approved by MBM Degree Program Committee, September 5, 2013

Example program plan course sequence:

Fall Semester 2013 start