GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCIENCES

SCIENCE & PRACTICE OF BREATHING BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
Physiology, Behavior Analysis, Behavior Modification, Instrumentation

Two live-interactive webinar-based Certificate programs and Certification

 

Statistics suggest that tens 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.  High performance athletes, specially trained operators, and individuals in mission critical roles can also significantly benefit from practical breathing science
applications. To this end, we offer two live-interactive webinar Certificate programs, Science of Breathing Behavior Analysis and Practice of Breathing Behavior Analysis,  which together constitute Certification as a Breathing Behavior Analyst.

Program Admission

Courses: at least one college course in chemistry, biology, and psychology
Degrees: BS or BA, or AA degree in a healthcare profession, e.g., nursing 
Experience: at least one year of recent experience in chosen profession

For dates, times, faculty bio, brochure and registration: www.e-campus.bp.edu  

 

LEVEL-1 CERTIFICATE: The Science of Breathing Behavior Analysis

Professionals earn a Level-1 Breathing Science Certificate, which is the first requirement for completing Certification as a Breathing Behavior Analyst. This sequence of courses provides the practical knowledge of the required physiology, behavioral science, and technology necessary for identifying dysfunctional breathing habits and assisting clients to disengage these habits and learn new ones for enhancing health and performance. The same principles of breathing behavioral analysis can be applied to performance enhancement. Learning is based on lecture, demonstrations, and practice sessions. 

Program Description

This webinar-Certificate program consists of three 15- hour courses (45 CE hours, three academic units) that qualify professionals to: (1) assess breathing habits and their effects on health and performance based on the principles of behavior analysis, (2) assist clients in managing and/or overcoming dysfunctional breathing habits that compromise physiology, psychology, and performance based on the principles of behavior modification, (3) assist clients in improving physical, 
behavioral, and psychological performance, and (4) use capnography and related instrumentation for assisting their clients in identifying and overcoming dysfunctional breathing habits.

Program Objectives

This webinar-Certificate program teaches professionals how to: (1) determine whether or not there are dysfunctional breathing habits, (2) identify the learned behavioral components of dysfunctional 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 of breathing habits (e.g., pain), (6) identify the payoffs (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.

Coursework

301 Respiratory Psychophysiology
1 academic unit, 15 hours CE, two 1-day sessions
Weekend: Saturday and Sunday
08:30 – 17:00 Mountain Time daily

404 Breathing Habit Analysis
1 academic unit, 15 hours CE, two 1-day sessions
Weekend: Saturday and Sunday
08:30 – 17:00 Mountain Time daily

405 Breathing Habit Modification
1 academic unit, 15 hours CE, two 1-day sessions
Weekend: Saturday and Sunday
08:30 – 17:00 Mountain Time daily

Required instrumentation

Professionals are required to have use of an educational capnography system that provides for doing psychophysiological
assessment and biofeedback.  This instrumentation can rented for the duration of the program, or purchased.

Completion Requirements

One short-essay open-book examination for each course, live attendance in all courses, and completion of homework practice sessions.  In some cases, listening to course recordings may be acceptable.

Tuition: $1,800.00 ($600.00 per academic unit)

A $300 deposit is required at the time of registration.  The balance one day before the start of the first session, or in three installment payments as presented while checking out during registration.

 

LEVEL-2 CERTIFICATE: The Practice of Breathing Behavior Analysis

Professional earn a Level-2 Breathing Science Certificate, which is the second requirement for completing Certification as a Breathing Behavior Analyst. This program is an intensive hands-on learning experience where professionals demonstrate and document their competence and proficiency in breathing behavior analysis and breathing behavior modification.

Program Description

This webinar Certificate program is a Case Analysis and Review Proseminar consisting of nine 5-hour sessions (45 CE hours, three academic units) where colleagues, who have completed the first Certificate, present four cases of their own while completing practicum assignments that they submit to the Graduate School Practicum Coordinator.

Program Objectives

Professionals learn first-hand from the Graduate School Practicum Coordinator, and from interacting colleagues attending the Proseminar, how to sharpen their breathing habit assessment and behavior modification skills. Specific cases presented by participating professionals are reviewed in detail, including histories, checklists, behavioral reports, physiology reports,
homework assignments, data analysis, video recordings, learning plans, and assessment and learning session summaries.

Proseminar and Practicum

611 Case Analysis & Review, with Practicum
3 academic units, 45 hours CE, nine 5-hour sessions
Weekend: Saturday and Sunday
09:00 – 15:00 Mountain Time daily

Completion Requirements

Participating professionals complete four breathing habit assessment sessions and eight breathing learning sessions (two hours per session), four of which are presented during the Proseminar for review and analysis.  A detailed analysis of each session is completed by using the forms provided by the Coordinator and then submitted on the Graduate School e-campus website. Attendance and active participation with colleagues are required.

Tuition: $1,800.00 ($600.00 per academic unit)

A $300 deposit is required at the time of registration.  The balance one day before the start of the first session, or in three installment payments as presented while checking out during registration.

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst

Certification is awarded to colleagues for successful completion of Level-1 and Level-2 Certificates, which include the Science and the Practice of Breathing Behavioral Analysis. They receive a Certification Certificate and an official transcript. Graduates may abbreviate their certification as CBBA after their names.

The combined 90-hour curriculum includes three 15-hour workshop courses (3 units, 45 hours) and one 45-hour Case Analysis & Review Proseminar (3 units). Participants completing the Certification earn a total of six ACADEMIC credit units and 90 CE hours (continuing education) upon completing the Certification.

For dates, times, faculty bio, brochure and registration: www.e-campus.bp.edu