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 36 Gregory Alter, Ph.D. HEG: Hemoencephalographic NeuroFeedback Training Level: Intermediate Sunday, Nov. 6th 1 hour Two types of HEG training will be introduced, including demon- stration of Jeff Carmen’s pIR software, and discussion of the historical role of HEG. Biography: Greg Alter received his doctoral degree in Clinical and Social Psychology from the Wright Institute of Berkeley in 1979, was licensed as a psychologist in Califor- nia in 1982. He is licensed as a Psychologist (PSY7422) in California, is board certified (ABPP) as a Clinical Health Psychologist. He is a member of the American Psychologi- cal Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He has specialty Board Certifications in Clinical Health Psychology from ABPP, General and EEG (Neuro) Biofeedback from BCIA. He is a Fellow and Diplomate of the Amer- ican Board of Forensic Examiners with additional certification by the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Forensic Health Psychology. Dr. Alter’s practice of Clinical Psychology offers consultation and treatment for: at- tention deficit disorders addictions, anxiety disorders, work related injuries, pain and chronic illness, learning disabilities, and forensic psychological evaluation. His overall approach to treatment is interpersonal and humanistic. Alberto Odor, M.D., Amir Ramezani, Ph.D. Presurgical Psychological Preparation: Integrating Mindfulness, CBT, and Biofeedback to Optimize Surgical Outcome Level: Intermediate Saturday, Nov. 5th , 1 hour Research has shown that presurgical psychological preparation improves multi- ple post-surgical outcomes. These include less anxiety associated with surgery, faster post-surgery recovery, and less pain (Rolving et al., 2016; Johnson & Vogele, 1993; Mumford, Schlesinger, & Glass, 1982). The presurgical arena presents new opportu- nities for the application of biofeedback as an adjunctive intervention to psychological preparation interventions. The presentation will detail the role that behavioral health- care providers can subsume in the preparation of surgical candidates. The application of psychophysiological assessment and biofeedback in conjunction with cognitive and mindfulness interventions will also be highlighted. Practical clinical tools that optimize post-surgery outcome are reviewed. Clinicians working with patients with comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, medical trauma, chronic