Public Description of Biofeedback: Applied Psychophysiology
Biofeedback refers to a group of therapeutic procedures that use electronic instruments to record and to display to the patient information about the ongoing activity of various body processes of which the person is usually unaware.
The goal of biofeedback therapy is to help the patient achieve voluntary control over physiological activity that is normally involuntary or that has become involuntary through accident or disease. Biofeedback procedures are used in the treatment of a variety of medical and psychological disorders.
Advanced Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge Germane to the Proficiency
Psychophysiological principles and research methodologies relevant to them
The reasons for various biofeedback interventions
Application and operation of an array of monitoring instruments
Ability to evaluate the safety and accuracy of the instruments and the data they generate
Biofeedback treatment protocols for a variety of psychophysiological, neuromuscular and psychological disorders
Children, adolescents and adults with various psychophysiological, mood and behavioral symptoms as listed below.
Biofeedback techniques are of proven value in the treatment of a variety of psychophysiological, mood and behavioral conditions such as:
Disorders of the digestive system
High blood pressure
Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Paralysis, spinal cord and other movement disorders
Anxiety disorders, excessive tension and an inability to achieve relaxation
Blood pressure measurement
Skin temperature measurement
Skin conductance measurement
Systematic relaxation training