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Calming the Fear Driven Brain
Integrating Biofeedback in a Traditional Psychotherapy Practice


8:30AM  - 5:00PM

University of Connecticut
1 University Place 
Room 135 
Stamford, CT  06902

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned clinicians how to integrate innovative biofeedback techniques with your current practice and improve your clinical outcomes.

Underlying many of the issues we see every day in our practice are issues related to the regulation of affect.  Biofeedback techniques are ideally suited to address these fundamental issues and are a powerful adjunct to traditional psychotherapy.

Biofeedback is a mirror that lets clients see their physiology in real time so they can learn to adjust these physiological responses with precise feedback under your guidance.  Biofeedback can be as simple as using a thermometer on the fingers to produce temperature guided relaxation training. In Neurofeedback, the electrical activity of the brain, or EEG, is monitored and reflected back to the trainee to enhance the brain’s ability to regulate itself.

In this workshop you will learn powerful mind-body communication and interaction methods that potentiate your current clinical interventions.


Registration and Check-in
Welcome Address
James Cooney, MSW
An Overview of Biofeedback Interventions 
Harry Campbell, BCIA
Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma:  
Calming the Fear Driven Brain
Sebern Fisher, M.A., BCIA
(on your own) 
Case Presentations
Sebern Fisher
Panel Discussion: 
Susan Antelis & Lawrence Edwards
Integrating Biofeedback Into Your Current Practice


An Overview of Biofeedback Interventions
Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Mind

Overall Conference Learning Objectives 

a.  Describe how the physiology focus of biofeedback coincides with the neuroscience emphasis of the DSM-5.
b.  Identify two methods for using physiological monitoring to assist with diagnosis.
c.  List mind-body oriented homework assignments for patients.
d.   Recognize sources for evidence-based research on biofeedback interventions.
e.  Describe three biofeedback methods to treat common psychiatric conditions.


Sebern Fisher, M.A. LMH, BCIA 

Sebern Fisher has had extraordinary clinical success by integrating biofeedback into her practice.  She is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of developmental trauma and attachment disorders.  She incorporated Neurofeedback into her clinical practice in 1987.  Her book:

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Brain will be released by W.W. Norton & Company on April 25, 2014

Harry L. Campbell, BPS, BCIA-C

Harry Campbell is the President of Biofeedback Resources International Corporation and Past-president of NorthEast Regional Biofeedback Society.  A member of the Biofeedback Resources International team for 23 years, he has extensive experience in delivering biofeedback services for pain management and has consulted and trained for numerous BRI clients including universities, hospitals, military organizations, clinics and individual practitioners.  Harry “Mr. Gadget” Campbell will give you a simple tour of the effective devices that you can use in your practice.



Susan Antelis, MPS, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, BCB-Sr. Fellow, BCN, LMHC

Susan E. Antelis, MPS, ATR-BC, BCB-Sr. Fellow, BCN, LCAT, LMHC has been in the field of health care for over 30 years. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor, President of Biofeedback, Mental Health Counseling & Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC., EEG Board Certified and a Board Certified Biofeedback Sr. Fellow of the Biofeedback International Alliance (BCIA). Susan is also Past President and past Executive Director of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society where she served for 25 years.  She has served as Board Member, Chairperson of the Council of State Chapters & Membership Chair for the American Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and was a BCIA Board member. Susan is also a Licensed, Board Certified Art Therapist & a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association.

She has a private practice on Long Island’s SouthShore in Lynbrook, which includes a Biofeedback Student Internship & Mentoring Program, Psychotherapy and an Art & Play therapy division. She is in her tenth year as an Adjunct Professor of Art Therapy at HofstraUniversity in their Counseling Department, having previously served as an Adjunct Professor, at CW Post, LIU Department of Arts and Performing Arts. She has just added a Manhattan office location at the ManhattanHeadacheCenter.


Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN Senior Fellow, LMHC

Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN Senior Fellow, LMHC has worked as a
psychotherapist for 35 years and incorporated biofeedback into his practice
14 years ago.  He has been the Vice-President and Assistant Executive
Director of a private inpatient psychiatric treatment center, the
Integrative Care Clinic Program Manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
and he served as President of NRBS from 2009-10.  He has been on the faculty
of New York Medical College since 1998 and maintains a private practice in
Armonk, NY.  He is an author and poet as well as workshop and retreat leader
who offers teachings and practices from yogic and Buddhist traditions. Visit
www.optimalmind.net and <www.anamcarafoundation.org to learn more about him.

Roxann Intriligator, PhD, PMHCNS, BCB, BCN

Roxann Intriligator, PhD, PMHCNS, BCB, BCN, is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and registered nurse. She is ANCC certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and BCIA certified as a Senior Fellow in both biofeedback and neurofeedback.   For over 20 years she has practiced psychotherapy and biofeedback with individuals with a variety of disorders, including anxiety and chronic pain.  She has also practiced neurofeedback and pelvic floor biofeedback.  Her practice serves Putnam County and northern Westchester County in New York. Currently, Dr. Intriligator is President of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society.


This program has been approved for 5 Continuing Educational Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the Continuing Education Criteria for CT Social Work Licensure Renewal.

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 5.75 continuing education credits.  AAPB is approved by the American Psychological association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  AAPB maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Hotel In Vicinity 

Courtyard Stamford Downtown


Directions:     http://www.stamford.uconn.edu/directions/


Best Address for Directions:  1200 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT

This is also the address of the parking lot/garage across the street from the University.

General info regarding Stamford amenities:      http://stamford-downtown.com/

Please note that NRBS does not have any rooms held at this location.  This information is provided strictly for your convenience.



November 2014 Conference

ADHD:  Genetics, Biomarkers and Biofeedback Interventions

 November 7 – 10, 2014  Time: to be announced

Widener University, Chester County PA (Suburb of Philadelphia)


Join Us in the City of Brotherly Love!

This three day Conference will highlight international speakers, as well as leaders in the field of biofeedback.


Cynthia Kerson, PhD, Director of Education, BSI

Andreas Mueller, Psychologist, HBI, Switzerland

Max Muenke, M.D.NIH, Bethesda, MD



We are interested in offering workshops (1 hour or 2 hours in length) on the use of biofeedback/neurofeedback with children and adults with attentional problems.  Consideration will also be given to topics that support this. Our keynote and featured speakers will present on research related to biomarkers and genetics.  Workshops to compliment these speakers, and workshops that bring in other approaches to ADHD are of interest.

Applicants should provide a proposal that includes:

1. Targeted audience

2. Experience with the proposed workshop

3. A brief outline.

Please respond with your proposal or any questions to:

Angelika Sadar, MA  email: northeastbiofeedback@gmail.com    tel: 848-682-4606


Hotel In Vicinity

BESTWESTERN PLUS Philadelphia Airport South at Widener


Please note that NRBS does not have any rooms held at this location.  This information is provided strictly for your convenience.


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