Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42California Biofeedback — Fall 2016 26 associated advancement of quantitative EEG methods, and research findings demon- strating relevant clinical possibilities. The original development of this perspective was simply called EEG biofeedback, and was based on the application of operant condi- tioning principles in an attempt to alter neural-circuitry. As a neuroscientist signifi- cantly involved in this early research and subsequent clinical application, I was acutely aware of the broad base of knowledge essential to understand the functional basis of these findings in order to maximize desired outcomes. Neuroanatomy, neurophysiolo- gy, learning theory, software applications, and, ultimately, clinical skills were all neces- sary. Unfortunately, however, human beings will use whatever tools they can to seek de- sired ends, and are easily influenced by others who promote illogical or undocumented solutions. The results are often questionable and destructive to the field. I will attempt here to present some samples of new data supporting the value of neurofeedback, while also revealing some of the methodological pitfalls that still haunt this field. M. Barry Sterman, PhD is known as the “father” of clinical neurofeedback because the quality of research he published in highly regarded medical journals set the ground- work for our field to be taken seriously by the health care community. Dr. Sterman is Professor Emeritus in the departments of Neurobiology and Behavioral Psychiatry at UCLA and has written 6 books about operant conditioning in humans and animals, over 30 chapters in other books, over 100 articles, and is a frequent and sought-after lecturer on neuromodulation. The clinical practices of neurofeedback could never have progressed into what they are today without the work of Dr. Sterman. His research will continue to be the solid foundation for future neurofeedback discoveries and applica- tions. Erik Peper, Ph.D. & Richard Harvey, Ph.D. Biofeedback Techniques for Workplace Wellness, Ergonomics and Beyond Level: Introductory to Intermediate Saturday, Nov. 5th , 1 hour Discussed are techniques for assessing workplace stresses and strains from an ergo- nomic perspective. For example, presented are details for assessing muscle overexertion while using a computer keyboard and mouse. The presentation will include discussions about reducing eye strain, neck strain and other body aches associated with desktop computing as well as tablet use and smartphone use. Biography: Erik Peper is a Professor in the Department of Health Education and im- mediate past Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies. His research activi- ties include developing strategies for preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries, strategies to reduce symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause, visualization strategies for self-healing and, breathing for health. He is President of the Biofeedback Founda- tion of Europe and received the 2004 California Governor’s Safety Award for his work