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Richard A. Sherman received his doctorate in psychobiology from New York University in 1973. He has accrued over thirty-five years of experience teaching and performing research and clinical work in behavioral medicine and related fields. Dr. Sherman is recognized as a superb teacher and has given courses at virtually all levels of adult education including numerous undergraduate, medical resident, and graduate school courses as well as continuing education courses for clinical professionals in both on-site and distance based formats. Dr. Sherman is best known for his work elucidating mechanisms and treatments for phantom limb pain, temporal relationships between changes in muscle tension and pain, and environmental studies on mechanisms of and behavioral treatments for urinary incontinence. This work has resulted in over 130 articles and several books for both professionals and patients. His research has been supported by numerous private foundations, for-profit organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. He has been president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, has been on the Association’s board of directors twice, has chaired its research and program committees and is currently its membership chair.

He currently directs the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation, which provides distance based courses on psychophysiology and biofeedback to clinicians, educators, and other professionals. For information, see the web sites or

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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 10, 2010
Why do you need training to effectively incorporate psychophysiological assessments and biofeedback-based interventions (1059 views) Everyone planning to include psychophysiological assessments and biofeedback interventions in his or her practice needs, at the very least, to take a basic course in biofeedback. A good course will help you understand the relationships between the feedback display, the physiology being recorded, and the disorder being assessed and then treated.
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The Use of EIectromyographic and Temperature Biofeedback for Treatment of Cramping and Burning Phantom Limb Pain (1600 views) Phantom limb pain occurs among between 50 and 80 percent of amputees. For patients who describe burning/tingling phantom limb pain and have an essentially normal reactive vascular system, a trial of temperature biofeedback may provide relief.