College of Mind-Body Medicine Offers Certificate in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback
This Certificate provides a comprehensive training in biofeedback and neurofeedback, following the knowledge blueprint of 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 includes five courses, four residential conferences, a graduate colloquium, and a capstone integrative essay.
Mind-Body Medicine: an Overview -- this course begins with the Center Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) initial mind-body medicine training, introducing the student to a specific model for imparting mind-body skills in a group process format. The training takes place in conjunction with the College of Mind-Body Medicine Fall 2012 RC. Students continue with eight weeks of online learning, reading and research on mind-body medicine, and supervised practice with volunteers.
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 students to 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 students with 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 three day residential training, eight weeks of online discussion, and continued practice with videoconference supervision.
Intermediate Training and Education in Biofeedback – This course provides students with 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 three day training and eight weeks of online learning and through supervised practice.
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.
The final one credit course consists of a capstone integrative essay, conducted by a member of the faculty of the College of Mind-Body Medicine.