BSF Continuing Education Workshop Information

for the Biofeedback Society of Florida
October 12 - 13, 2019 CE workshop:

Excessive and Uncomplementary Screen Use;
Effects on Health, Wellness, and Development

EEG assessment, diagnostic markers, and
successful therapeutic interventions

A weekend with researcher, author, and clinician
Mari Swingle, PhD
Private Practice
Vancouver, Canada

Earn 12 APA approved CE credits




At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Describe symptoms of generalized I-addiction, process addiction, and combined content and process addiction.
  • Identify individual and cultural risk factors for various types of I-addiction and excessive and uncomplementary screen use.
  • Describe the different age effects as they relate to variations in symptom severity and treatment success outcomes.
  • Explain the stages and phases of critical developmental interference on the developing brain/person.
  • Utilize the EEG (Clinical Q) as an assessment and diagnostic tool.
  • Analyze the EEG (Clinical Q) as a clinical progress measure.
  • Educate clients on how to mitigate societal factors that contribute to I-addiction and excessive and uncomplementary screen use including: social and scholastic resistance; parental fatigue; apathy and abdication; how to distinguish science from hype in media and other PR.
  • Discuss base biological interference in addition to the EEG resulting from I-addiction and excessive and uncomplementary screen use, its implications for biofeedback treatment.
  • Differentiate between I-tech use as healthy and Integrated vs unhealthy Interference that would benefit from intervention.
Workshop Description

In this in-depth workshop Dr. Mari Swingle will present her ground-breaking research mapping the effects of excessive or otherwise inappropriate usage of technologies on the adult brain and the developing person. She will explore active clinical data as well as 30+ years of archival data. Participants will look at universal alterations in biological priming and the rewiring or hijacking of biological systems, as well as specifics in the socio-emotional and cognitive development of infants, children, adolescents, youth, and adults. She will also discuss individual liabilities and epigenetic vulnerabilities that are client/person specific. To this end she will discuss variations by exposure patterns relative to chronological age, and the age and nature of exposure. Cases will be presented, and diagnostic flags and treatment protocols reviewed. Participants are encouraged to bring client EEG data (preferably Clinical Q) for review and exploration by the group. All screen addictions including those involving gaming, social media, pornography, scholastic perfectionism, and screen workaholism tend to be culturally/environmentally accepted or supported, and are often co-occurrent with other expressed pathology or subclinical illness. Thus, Dr. Swingle will also explore attitudinal hurdles and environmental/cultural obstacles that must be crossed to ensure successful treatment outcomes.

Continuing Education Credit

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 12 APA approved continuing education credits. The program is co-sponsored by Two-Point, LLC. Two-Point, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Two-Point, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Note: All licensed health care professionals should verify that their respective licensing boards accept APA approved CE program credits toward fulfillment of their licensing requirements.

Accessibility and non-discrimination policy: BSF is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities and to conducting them in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be sensitive to privacy and confidentiality needs throughout the program and are encouraged to express any feelings of discomfort related to program content during discussion periods. BSF will attempt to accommodate participants’ special needs and asks that such needs, questions, or concerns be addressed to the onsite program coordinator.