Creative Interventions: Biofeedback in the Helping Professions


Cost: $100

The Biofeedback and the Helping Professions badge will provide an introduction to biofeedback as a practice technique in human services.  The badge will overview both the autonomic nervous systems in relation to biofeedback.  The badge will also provide an overview of ethics and values in the helping professions (social work) and biofeedback practice.  Finally, biofeedback as an evidence based practice will be discussed.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the badge, students should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An understand of  the foundations of biofeedback as a practice technique.
  • The Student will be able to understand and explain the autonomic nervous system in relation to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional social work ethics in practice (or your own professional association’s) and knowledge of the Association for Aplied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback ethical principles.
  • Knowledge of Evidenced Based Practices using biofeedback techniques.


Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

Contact Hours for Professional Relicensure
Social Workers -
 This program has been pre-approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for continuing education for social workers. These course offerings are approved for 7.5 contact hours applicable for relicensure. (BSRB approval #05-001).


BreAnn Gilkey, LMSW

BreAnn graduated from Wichita State University with her BA in Social Work in 2003 and got her MSW from WSU in 2005. She has worked in a variety of social service settings. She began her career at Episcopal Social Services working in their Representative Payee program and served as the Administrative Assistant for their Teen Intervention Program. From there she moved on to United Methodist Urban Ministries (now Open Doors) and was their Transitional Housing Case Manager. BreAnn moved over to Wichita Area Technical College and served as the Career advisor assisting students plan their career goals. Most recently she has worked at Catholic Charities with the Marriage for Keeps program, counseling couples and individuals in making healthy relationship choices as well as assisting pregnant women with parenting and adoption choices. BreAnn is on the Kansas African American Healthy Marriage Initiative.


CRN Course # Term
16855 SCWK 411BE Fall 2021