Applications for Biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability to Enhance Therapeutic and Research Outcomes
Swinburne University of Technology

(3-hour session workshop – including hands-on and interactive content)

Associate Professor Stephen Theiler BAPsych&Soc(SUT) GradDipAppPsych(SUT) PhD(SUT)
Alexandra Alipan BSocSc PGDipPsych PhD Candidate
Louise La Sala BSocSC (Psych) BA(Hons) PhD Candidate

Date: June 29th, 2015

Time: 9-12

Location: University of California San Diego (UCSD) – La Jolla, California

Cost: 40$ Conference Attendee, 70$ Only Workshop Attendee

In this workshop we will examine:
Theoretical and practical applications of dealing with stress and anxiety drawing on pilot data, case studies, and preliminary findings.
Using applications and examples of applying heart rate variability/ feedback in research and clinical settings.
Overview of stress and implementation of biofeedback and examples of use in clinical environment.
A hands on and interactive session on biofeedback (heart-rate variability) as a therapy and as a research tool using emWave technology.
Discuss emerging issues surrounding cyberbehaviours for adolescents and young adults and potential applications of biofeedback technologies when investigating social media behaviours.
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on their own research and how biofeedback (heart-rate variability) could be used in their research and clinical work.

About the Presenter:
This workshop will be presented by Associate Professor Stephen Theiler. Steve is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Steve has been working in private practice for the past 20 years and in academia for the past 16 years. His research interests are in biofeedback and mindfulness relaxation, early maladaptive schemas, early childhood memories, and hypnosis. Steve has been the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award and Carrick citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. Steve’s recent work with emWave technology has produced promising findings with a reduction in clinical symptoms. His workshop will explain the concepts and give you the opportunity to incorporate them into your own practice in an engaging way.

Workshop includes:
Course handouts
Coffee and tea provided
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (Australian residents) or equivalent (e.g., CE credits)

For registration guidelines please visit here.