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Fight Stress! Become a Biofeedback Technician
Gain valuable work experience as a biofeedback technician by helping your fellow UCR students learn relaxation techniques in a clinical counseling setting.
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is the use of sensors to gather information on psychophysiological processes within the body related to stress and anxiety, such as skin temperature and heart rate. With biofeedback instruments, you may learn to recognize the relationship between psychological and physiological changes and help train others to control their bodily responses, such as slowing and deepening their breathing.
As a Biofeedback Technician, you will:
- Train clients in multiple relaxation and imagery techniques.
- Gain valuable work experience in a clinical counseling setting.
- Explain the computer generated information gathered by biofeedback sensors.
- Learn and utilize basic counseling skills to build a collaborative working relationship with each client.
Biofeedback training takes place during Spring quarter, over two weeks and covers many topics. A Biofeedback mandatory training refresher will take place during zero week and all Biofeedback technicians will be required to attend.There is a weekly commitment of 6-8 hours, which includes client contact and weekly meetings with a supervisor for on-going training. Technicians will also represent Counseling and Psychological Services at tabling events to describe the biofeedback program twice during the school year. Technicians are committed to the program for three consecutive quarters.
Technicians will participate in weekly mandatory group supervision with other technicians and a supervisor to discuss various client issues. Good listening skills are essential. Professionalism and standards of confidentiality are strongly enforced. Most importantly, technicians will learn multiple relaxation and imagery strategies in order to train clients.
For more information, please contact the biofeedback coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org This position is ONLY for current UCR undergraduate students. To apply,
1. Go to: https://highlanderlink.ucr.edu/form/start/64683
2. Click on "Submissions"
3. Click on "Biofeedback Application 2016/2017"
4. Complete Application and Upload Resume
5. click "Next"
6. Click "Submit for approval"
Application deadline is Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Did You Know?
Counseling and Psychological Services does not provide academic advising. For academic
counseling, call 951-827-3411.
A Counselor On Duty is available at Counseling and Psychological Services weekdays,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All students who pay UCR registration fees are eligible for free Counseling and Psychological
Counseling and Psychological Services serves as a national test center for the LSAT
Group therapy allows you to connect to others with similar concerns and to listen
to shared issues.
Couples Counseling is available for students and their partners or spouses.
Counseling and Psychological Services has designed an online guide to help faculty
and staff respond to distressed students.
Counseling and Psychological Services staff includes licensed psychologists, marriage
and family counselors, and pre-doctoral interns.
Counselors are available by phone 24 hours daily by dialing 951-827-5531 or 951-UCR-
You can take an online assessment right now to see how you're doing emotionally.
Everything you discuss with a UCR counselor is confidential unless it falls under
the legal exceptions.
Counselors are available for workshops and presentations, including weekly meditation