The focus of this advanced workshop is to go beyond the basics of understanding the certification boards’ and professional organizations’ code of conduct. It is aimed at a deeper dive into models of ethical theories and to provide attendees with foundational knowledge of the primary theories and the ability to apply professional ethics models and standards of practice as they apply to the helping professions and specifically those providing peripheral biofeedback, neuromodulatioin and qEEG services.
Neurofeedback is becoming a “Holistic” form of treatment/intervention for clients and patients with a variety of disorders. Neurofeedback practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds and professional training, (i.e., medical, mental health, education, to name just a few) and are often asked to help clients/patients with various disorders that may fall within or outside of their professional training; (nurses working with patients having mental health issues, counselor and educators working with clients /patients with headaches, TBI related symptoms). As healthcare becomes more complex ad integrated, those practicing peripheral biofeedback and EEG biofeedback/neurofeedback need to consistently keep ethics and standards of care in check.
Not only will this workshop provide deeper insight into the theoretical, through case examples and real world examples the application of theory will be clearly demonstrated such that the attendee can critically evaluate the uniqueness of their own scenarios in real time. Many clinicians and practitioners of qEEG and Neuromodulation are board certified in Neurofeedback by BCIA and must attend training in ethics and standards of practice for renewal of their BCIA certification as well as individual license requirements per state regulations. This workshop is designed to fulfill those requirements and will address scope of practice concerns that face neuromodulation service providers.
Our professional organizations such as the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Certification Alliance International (BCIA) and specifically the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR), can provide practitioners and professionals offering Quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) and neurofeedback services opportunities to create and participate in ongoing forums for discussion of peripheral biofeedback and EEG biofeedback and the standards of care, ethical practices, challenges to our profession, and the rights and responsibilities of those persons seeking our services.
Presented by: Robert Longo & Leslie Sherlin