Saybrook University and the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation have partnered to offer continuing education courses in many areas of psychophysiology including biofeedback and related topics. These courses are intended for professionals such as clinicians, coaches, and educators rather than the public. As these are continuing education courses, students earn CE credits for each course rather than college course credit. The courses are not part of a certification program but can be applied to several such programs. Students do receive a course completion certificate upon successful completion of a course.
Psychophysiology and its role in health care, education, and optimal performance coaching: Applied psychophysiology focuses on the amelioration / treatment and prevention of disease, reduction of stress responses, and creation of optimal performance through teaching people techniques for recognizing and correcting abnormal physiological responses. Every course offered in this program is based on solid research published in main-stream journals. Efficacy of each technique taught is discussed and substantiated.
About the courses : Our continuing education courses are available to clinicians, coaches, and educators interested in learning about psychophysiology and biofeedback. This combination of courses is intended to provide professionals with the basic knowledge they need to understand psychophysiology and incorporate it into their practices. They are all in distance / home learning, format including pre-recorded audiovisual lectures, movies, readings in texts, and frequent interactions with the instructor. Students work at their own paces and have up to a year after the date of purchase to complete a course. All course material is accessed from the course web site so people interested in our courses must have consistent access to the internet.
These are distance learning courses (rather than self directed learning courses) as there is substantial interaction between the faculty and student. Distance education refers to instruction delivered to students who are separated from their instructor and in support of regular and substantive interaction between them, whether in real time or through time delay. Substantial interaction is where a student and a faculty participate in back and forth discussions on an educational topic.