Biofeedback Federation of Europe Launches New Software to Help Practitioners Focus on Integrative Medicine

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The BFE’s new Integrative Medicine software suite, created by Dr. Robert McCarthy, provides a comprehensive resource for biofeedback practitioners who want to set up their own state-of-the-art integrative medicine practice.

integrative medicine, biofeedback, neurofeedback, cancer, pain

Dr. Robert E. McCarthy

Working with the human being as one complex, interactive, biological, emotional and social system can result in enhanced health and well-being.

The Integrative Medicine suite supports techniques utilized and developed by Dr. Robert McCarthy throughout his 30 years providing assessment, diagnosis, remediation and treatment for individuals with emotional, physical, neurological and developmental problems. The software features a psychophysiological profile assessment protocol, a paradoxical temperature increase (PTI) assessment protocol, training screens, Excel reports and documents containing technical and clinical information provided directly from Dr. McCarthy’s practice.

The field of Integrative Medicine has grown considerably over the last decade. According to WebMD, “Both doctors and patients alike are bonding with the philosophy of integrative medicine and its whole-person approach - designed to treat the person, not just the disease. When asked about this holistic approach, Dr. McCarthy replied, “The contemporary philosophy of integrative medicine involves working directly in cooperation with traditional physicians and medical approaches. Working with the human being as one complex, interactive, biological, emotional and social system can result in enhanced health and well-being.”

Dr. McCarthy incorporates the use of biofeedback as part of his Integrative Medicine approach. According to Dr. McCarthy, "The underlying philosophy of biofeedback is to basically return responsibility for one's wellness back to the individual. This is done through increasing a patient's awareness of stress and improving the ability to voluntarily control psychophysiology through use of visualization and imagery. Biofeedback is now a scientifically-based treatment for a number of disorders including Attention-Deficit\Hyperactivity Disorder, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Migraine and Tension Headaches, Hypertension, Incontinence, Insomnia and Traumatic Brain Injury."

Dr. McCarthy's optimism and belief in the limitless potential and buoyancy of the human spirit remains an endless source of motivation and excitement as he works with others on a daily basis. He will be joining the BFE online to present two lectures for professionals interested in learning more about his methods and the use of Integrative Medicine and biofeedback.

Integrative Medicine Expert Opinion Series
Presented by: Dr. Robert McCarthy
December 2, 2013 - Cancer and Integrative Medicine
December 16, 2013 - Pain and Integrative Medicine
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Dr. Robert McCarthy
Dr. Robert McCarthy is a Licensed and Board Certified Professional Counselor and Supervisor with over thirty-eight years experience in the assessment, diagnosis, remediation, and treatment of individuals with emotional, physical, neurological, and learning disorders. His work experience includes employment in a variety of public and private settings: County and State mental health programs, correctional facilities, educational institutions, and private practice.

Dr. McCarthy is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), a Master Addiction Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Board Certified Fellow in EEG and General Biofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Currently, Dr. McCarthy is Executive Clinical Director of McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA, and a Consulting Staff member of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

About the Biofeedback Federation of Europe
The Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE) is leading the way to share knowledge in the field of biofeedback through its “Learn From the Best” program which offers a variety of webinars, online classes, courses, software and workshops with applications in healthcare, mental health, optimal performance and sport. Our content is developed independently by International Research & Education Project teams. For more information, visit the BFE Online Shop. The next BFE Annual Conference , their seventeenth, is scheduled to take place February 11-15, 2014 in Venice, Italy.

Carol Meyers
Education Manager
Biofeedback Federation CIC

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