Chronic Pain Sufferer in Australia Gets Relief and Begins Online Biofeedback Education Program

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Australian Craig Adams’ treatment plan for RSD and chronic pain includes daily training with biofeedback and neurofeedback. Originally learned at a clinic in Sydney, Craig is about to start an online course in general biofeedback from the BFE Chronic Pain team leader Dr. Richard Sherman.

RSD, Chronic Pain, biofeedback, neurofeedback

Craig Adams

Courses offered by the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation provide biofeedback professionals worldwide the opportunity to become BCIA certified, without the need to travel.

Craig Adams is an amazing individual and unique member of the BFE Chronic Pain Team led by Washington state native and expert in the field of biofeedback, Dr. Richard Sherman. Craig is the first patient to be recruited as an education assistant to the team. He is not only coping with his own chronic pain, but is taking up the challenge to learn more about biofeedback through one of several biofeedback courses offered by the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation where Dr. Sherman is the director.

The online course titled “General Biofeedback Psychophysiological Assessment and Intervention” is presented by Dr. Sherman. This introductory level, home study, biofeedback training course is the equivalent content of a three credit college course and provides 50 hours of CE credit approved by the APA and NBCC. The course is targeted to licensed / certified clinicians such as psychologists, counselors, physical therapists, social workers, nurses, and physicians as well as to graduate students. The course objective is to provide the depth of knowledge in psychophysiology, biofeedback equipment, and training techniques.

This and other courses offered by the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation available in the BFE Online Shop, provide biofeedback professionals worldwide the opportunity to become BCIA certified, without the need to travel. The BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively re-certifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the clinical practice of biofeedback by the AAPB, the BFE, and the ISNR.

About Dr. Richard Sherman
Richard A. Sherman is currently Dean of the Psychophysiology Doctoral Program at the University of Natural Medicine in the US and is Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation. He recently retired from his post as Director of Orthopedic Research and of the Orthopedic Pain Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center. A past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Dr. Sherman has been doing research and clinical work in chronic pain for over 30 years and has written over 150 articles, books, or book chapters on the subject.

Interested in Learning More About Biofeedback?
As part of the BFE Learn From the Best Program, Dr. Sherman will be presenting two upcoming webinars. On February 16, 2012, he will present “Psychophysiological Assessment of Chronic Pain” in which symptoms and their relationship to characteristics of physiological signals are reviewed. He describes how psychophysiology provides unique assessment and interventional approaches to pain. And, on February 23, 2012, the topic will be “Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback”. Dr. Richard Sherman will introduce psychophysiology, the study of interrelationships between the mind and the body. One popular technique used in applied psychophysiology is biofeedback. This webinar will offer a great introduction to biofeedback for newcomers to the field and members of the public.

About the BFE-LFB (Learn From the Best) Program
BFE-LFB program provides continuing education via conferences, seminars, workshops, internet courses, and software for professionals around the world. Content is developed independently by International Research & Education Project teams, like Dr. Sherman`s BFE Chronic Pain Team. Financial support comes from the Biofeedback Federation CIC, a non-profit Community Interest Corporation located in the UK. For more information, visit the BFE Online Shop. The next BFE Annual Conference, their sixteenth, is scheduled to take place September 11-15, 2012 in Rzeszów, Poland.

Carol Meyers
BFE Education Manager


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