Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCIENCES

CERTIFIED BREATHING BEHAVIOR ANALYST

Educational Capnography, Biofeedback, and Behavior Analysis

A live interactive webinar-based program

FALL TRIMESTER 2017 – October to December

Statistics suggest that tens of millions of people worldwide suffer with the profound and misunderstood symptoms and deficits of learned dysfunctional breathing habits.  Unfortunately, these habits are rarely identified by practitioners, their effects mistakenly attributed to other causes, and their resolutions prescriptive in nature where focus is on symptoms rather than on causes.
 
We offer a solution.  We train healthcare practitioners, human service professionals, health educators, and performance consultants to integrate breathing learning services into their practices and businesses. The Graduate School offer a live-interactive webinar Certification program, Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst (educational capnography, respiratory psychophysiology, and behavior analysis), now in its fifth year.
 
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THE PROGRAM qualifies healthcare practitioners, human service professionals, performance consultants, and health educators to:  (1) to assess breathing habits and their effects on health and performance based on the principles of behavior analysis, (2) to assist clients in managing and/or overcoming dysfunctional breathing habits that compromise physiology, psychology, and performance based on the principles of behavior modification, and (3) to use capnography instrumentation for assisting their clients in identifying and overcoming dysfunctional breathing habits.
 

EDUCATIONAL CAPNOGRAPHY
Carbon dioxide concentration in extracellular fluids plays a critical and immediate role in pH regulation, electrolyte balance, hemoglobin chemistry, circulatory physiology, muscle function, and kidney physiology. Deregulation of extracellular CO2 precipitates major physical and psychological symptoms and deficits. Carbon dioxide concentration is precisely regulated by brainstem reflex mechanisms for maintaining proper homeostasis.

Capnographs (or capnometers) are instruments used for determining the concentration of CO2 gas in blood plasma and other extracellular fluids (Interstitial, lymph, cerebrospinal). They do so by measuring End-tidal CO2 (PetCO2), the CO2 concentration at the end of the breath (tide) which represents the average alveolar CO2 concentration. In healthy people, alveolar CO2 concentration is highly correlated with arterial CO2 concentration.

Medical capnography is about monitoring CO2 in critical care, surgery, and medical emergency environments where life threatening shifts in blood gases must be continuously monitored and regulated.

Educational capnography is the implementation of the principles of behavior analysis and behavior modification for identifying, unlearning, and managing dysfunctional breathing habits that compromise respiration. Dysfunctional breathing habits, where reflex-regulated CO2 has been compromised, may cause, trigger, exacerbate, and perpetuate a wide range of effects (symptoms and deficits) that are typically mistakenly attributed to other causes.  In fact, educational capnography is the only effective technological means to determine if, when, where, and how a learned habit compromises respiration.

CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVES
The Certification Program teaches colleague practitioners how to: (1) determine whether there are dysfunctional breathing habits, (2) identify the learned behavioral components of the dysfuntional habits, (3) identify the symptoms and deficits brought on by habits, (4) determine how existing health conditions may interact with the physiological effects of habits, (5) identify the triggers for breathing habits (e.g., pain), (6) identify the reinforcements and emotions that keep breathing habits in place, (7) uncover the origin of habits, and (8) assist patients in overcoming dysfunctional habits and learning new ones that are consistent with good physiology, especially respiration.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The 125- hour curriculum includes three 15-hour courses (45 hours), one 30-hour Case Review & Analysis Proseminar, and one 50-hour Service Practicum (seeing clients in your own setting).  Participants completing the Certificate earn six academic units and 75 CE (continuing education) hours upon completing the Certificate.  All units taken may be also applied toward earning the MS degree in Applied Breathing Sciences.  The program includes:

 
October 7 – 8, 07:00  – 17:30 Mountain Time
COURSE: 301 Respiratory Psychophysiology
1 academic unit, 15 hours CE, two 1-day sessions

October 14 – 15, 07:00  – 16:30 Mountain Time
COURSE: 404 Breathing Habit Assessment
1 academic unit, 15 hours CE, two 1-day sessions

October 21 – 22, 08:00  – 16:30 Mountain Time
COURSE: 405 Breathing Habit Modification
1 academic unit, 15 hours CE, two 1-day sessions

October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17
PROSEMINAR: 601 Case Analysis & Review
2 academic units, 30 hours CE, eight 4-hour sessions, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

November – December, on your own time in your own practice
PRACTICUM: 701 Service Practicum
1 academic unit, 50 hours of practical experience, in your own setting
Four of the Practicum sessions are formally presented during Case Review sessions.
Eight 4-hour Case Review sessions are scheduled during the 8-week practicum time

COMPLETION TIME (15 weeks, one trimester).
The Certificate is designed to be completed in a single trimester (15 weeks).  Enrollees take the three lecture courses during the first three weeks of a trimester. During the remaining 10 weeks, they implement what they have learned while completing the Practicum and Case Review.

REQUIRED INSTRUMENTATION
Capnography instrumentation with software displays of the live capnogram, breaths per minute, and end-tidal CO2 is required by October 6, 2017.  EMG and HRV instrumentation is highly recommended, but not required. 

TUITION
$3,000.00.  ($500.00 per unit)  Access to textbooks and articles is included.

At time of registration, you may elect to pay for the program in full or make a $300 deposit to reserve your place and select one of two payment choices:

  • Option 1: $2,700.00 due and payable on or before September 29, 2017   or
  • Option 2: three biweekly installments of $900.00 due on September 29, 2017, October 13, 2017, and October 27, 2017.

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