Glossary

Behavioral Medicine - is a specialty that deals with a range of problems including mind-body and stress issues that impact on physical or medical aspects of a person's personal life and experiences. Typical approaches include supportive behavior modification and working with an individual to reduce and manage stress. This is accomplished through identifying and using behavioral cues to reduce stress that interferes with performance at school, work, or in general.  Biofeedback, as described under Neurofeedback below, is used to empower the individual to increasingly self-regulate cognitions, affects and behaviors.

Affect Management - the management of anger or other debilitating affects is brought about by shifting the mental frames of reference, supporting methods for clarifying and focusing on the cognitive process, building self-soothing skills, increasing the capacity for self-regulation. Inoculating for greater distress tolerance & learning and generalizing interpersonal skills.

Trauma Treatment - Trauma is the basis for problems in living for many individuals and often overwhelms the person's coping capacities. The resolution of trauma is personal and unique for each individual.

Neurofeedback - a cutting edge therapeutic technique and an advanced form of bio-feedback.  Neurofeedback training exercises and helps calm the brain.  It improves both brain flexibility and stability. Using computerized feedback a person uses their brain, learning to increase certain brainwaves that are helpful for improved functioning and to decrease those that are unhelpful. FDA approved neurofeedback for treatment of stress/relaxation training.  Neurofeedback is also used for attention problems, sleep disorders, pain management and emotional and behavioral problems. Researchers are currently conducting validation and reliability studies for targeting other problems.