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Bruno Kappes

Professor of Psychology & Health Science
Office: SSB 219C
Phone: (907) 786-1719
Email: bmkappes@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://hosting.uaa.alaska.edu/afbmk/

Education

Ph.D., Kansas State University, '78
M.A., University of Missouri, '75
B.A., University of Missouri, '73

Teaching Responsibilites

  • General Psychology - eLearning
  • Abnormal Psychology - eLearning
  • Stress Management - eLearning
  • Forensic Psychology - eLearning
  • Traumatic Reactions - eLearning
  • Health Psychology - Live
  • Invited scholar/visiting professor of psychology & health science at the American University of Paris, France (07-08).
  • WWAMI Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (90-07).
  • Visiting professor of psychology & health science in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu 8 summers (85, 90, 94, 97, 98, 99, 02, 04).

Professional and Departmental Service

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Certified Clinical Biofeedback Therapist
  • Certified Medical Psychotherapist
  • Director, Anchorage Biofeedback Clinic
  • Senator, University Faculty Senate 14 years
  • Union Representative, United Academics (01- 08)
  • Academic Computing Distance Learning & Information Technology (Chair 97-00 & Co-Chair 01-03) 14 year member
  • Editor and Reviewer for various peer-review professional journals

Research Interests

  • Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback applications for stress management, health, and medical psychotherapy.
  • Clinical and forensic experience with traumatic stress, chronic pain, insomnia, personal injury, custody, and criminal assessments.

Publications

Sample Publications

Kappes, B. (2007) Stress, adaptation, and illness. In O. J. Z. Sahler & J. E. Carr (Eds.). The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care (2nd ed., pp. 55-62). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe & Huber.

Kappes, B. (2007). Sensation. In O.J.Z Sahler, & J.E. Carr (Eds.). The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care, 2nd Ed. (pp.49-62). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe & Huber.

Kappes, B. (2004) Biofeedback: An expert speaks. In Lynn Freeman (Author) Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2nd Ed. (230-232). Mosby, Inc.

Kappes, B. (2003). Challenges to assessing catastrophic psychological injuries: Clinical and forensic issues. In K.N. Anchor, J.E. Shmerling & J.M. Anchor (Eds.), The Catastrophic Injury Handbook (328-337). Dubuque, IA: Kendal/Hunt Pub. Co.

Kappes, B., & Pierce, C. (1994). State regulation of biofeedback and hypnosis by state psychological boards. Biofeedback, 26-30.

Kappes, B., Mills W., & O'Malley, J. (1993). Psychological and psychophysiological factors in the prevention and treatment of cold injuries. Alaska Medicine,131-140.

Workbooks/DVDs

Kappes, B. (2010) Forensic Psychology 486 Workbook Flash-drive, Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-47302-4

Kappes, B. (2009) Abnormal Psychology 345 Workbook Flash-drive, Pearson Publishing. ISBN0-558-39153-2.

Kappes, B. (2009) Stress Management 380 Workbook Flash-drive, Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-39203-2

Kappes, B. (2009) General Psychology 111 DVD Lectures (12). Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-25669-4.

Kappes, B. (2009) Abnormal Psychology 345 DVD Lectures (13). Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-28679-8.

Kappes, B. (2009) Stress Management 380 DVD Lectures (10). Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-558-28680-1.

Kappes, B. (2009) Forensic Psychology 486 DVD Lectures (12). Pearson Publishing ISBN 0-558-28681-5

Kappes, B. & Lamar, R. (2006) General Psychology Workbook. Monterey, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN 0-759- 38500-1.

Sample Presentations 

Kappes, B. (2012, July) Benefits of eFolio Thinking Across Several University eLearning Psychology Courses. Presented at the Tenth International ePortfolio and Identity Conference. London, England. July 9-11, 2012.

Kappes, B. (2012, July) eFolio Thinking in eLearning Environments. Online Teaching Conference. San Jose, California. June 13-15, 2012.(Youtube).

Kappes, B. (2012, May) Clinical and Research Applications of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.Presented at Academy of Psychology and Behavior at Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China. May 15th, 2012.

Kappes, B. (2012, May) Biofeedback Demonstration and Training Workshop. Presented at Academy of Psychology and Behavior at Tianjin Normal University. Tianjin, China.  May 14th, 2012.

Kappes, B. (2011, July) Designing eLearning environments Conducive to ePortfolio Identity Skill Development. Ninth International ePortfolio and Identity Conference. London, England.

Kappes, B. (2011, April) Forensic Psychology in the Court: Expert Witness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presented at the Behavioral Science Conference of the North. Anchorage, Alaska.

Kappes, B. (2011, March) Biofeedback Training: An Interactive Tripartite Learning Process. Presented at the 42st Annual Scientific Meeting of Association of the Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Paths to Resiliency, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kappes, B. (2010, July) e-Learning strategies for facilitating a community of inquiry. Presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, EDULEARN2010, Barcelona, Spain.

Kappes, B. (2010, April) Learning models and methods for effective biofeedback training. Presented at the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Biofeedback Foundations of Europe, Rome, Italy.

Kappes, B. (2010, March) Learning Fundamentals for Biofeedback Training. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, San Diego, California. 

Kappes, B. (2009, December) Biofeedback: Clinical Applications for Stress & Health. Presented for the Research Team on Stress-Gut Interactions, Institute des Neuroscience Grenoble – Research Centre INSERM, Cedex Grenoble, France.

Kappes, B. (2009, April) Biofeedback training: Goals & procedures for successful learning. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kappes, B. (2008, May) Training standards in applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Presidential Address: International Division AAPB. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Kappes, B. (2008, February) Skills before pills: Learner-centered eLearning in Stress Management Training. Presented at annual iLearning Forum 2008, Palais de Congres, Paris, France.

Kappes, B. (2007, October) Forensic psychology in the court: Expert witness for post traumatic stress disorder. Presented at A. W . Mellon Lecture Series, American University of Paris, France.

Kappes, B., Collura, T. F., & Sherman, R. (2007, February). Biofeedback wisdom for Neurofeedback therapy: Clinical and research issues. Presented at the International Meeting of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Monterey, California.

Kappes, B. (2006, April). What Neurofeedback (EEG) can learn from general Biofeedback. Presented at the International Meeting of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Portland, Oregon.

Kappes, B. (2001). Challenges to assessing post-traumatic stress disorder: Clinical & forensic issues. Presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians, International Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. (co-chair, meeting).

Kappes, B. (2001). Training psychophysiological competency in Biofeedback therapy. Presented at the 5th Annual Meeting Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany.

Kappes, B. & Dowler, E. (1996 ). Postural effects on EMG and work performance. Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Biobehavioral Self-Regulation and Health, Sydney, Australia.

Kappes, B. & Mills, W. J. (1993). Psychological and psychophysiological factors in prevention and treatment of cold injuries. Presented at the Third International Conference on Biobehavioral Self Regulation and Health, Tokyo, Japan.