Dr. Fredric Shaffer


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Presenter Bio:
Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975 and has served as Director of Truman’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology since 1977. In 2008, he received the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence. In 2013, he received the Truman State University Outstanding Research Mentor of the Year award. In 2019, he received AAPB’s Distinguished Scientist Award and was honored as an AAPB Fellow. Dr. Shaffer was the principal co-editor of Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (3rd ed.) and authored 12 of its chapters. He was a co-editor with Donald Moss of Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings. He co-authored with Mark S. Schwartz a chapter on entering the field and assuring competence in Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide (4th ed.).

Course Description:
This webinar will help you assess your clients’ heart rate variability and compare it to normative values, recognize and correct overbreathing, and develop impactful exercises to reinforce training in your clinic.

Learning Objectives:
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:

  • Review HRV time and frequency domain, autonomic, and respiratory measurements that are critical for assessment of client performance.
  • Recognize and correct overbreathing.
  • Review normative autonomic, HRV, and respiratory values.
  • Survey impact exercises, and hardware and software for client practice outside of the clinic.

Level: Intermediate
Any provider working with children and youth with pain.

CE Credits: 1 credit
Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 1 hour.

BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.

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