Mission
BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.

Recognition
BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the clinical practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).

Board Certification Areas
BCIA offers Biofeedback Certification, Neurofeedback Certification, and Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification.  Clinical and Technician certification tracks are available for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, while only the Clinical track is available for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Read more...

BCIA Credentials
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMDB for your use where allowed. Read more…

BCIA News
Clinical Update Series:  BCIA will be offering 90 minute webinars that are easily accessible online and very affordable.  These are the perfect tools to update your skills and gain continuing education credit toward recertification – all from the comfort of your office.

Educational Opportunities

March 11 - 14:  Join AAPB in Austin, Texas for their 46th Annual Scientific Meeting:  The Many Faces of Biofeedback.  Be sure to check out their program featuring many Neurofeedback and HRV opportunties.

March 27 - 9am Mountain time:  BCIA will offer a webinar entitled: Infra-slow Fluctuation Training for Autism Spectrum Disorder presented by Mark L. Smith, LCSW, BCN, QEEGT.  Registration will be open soon!

April 25:  The Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine will offer its spring conference:  Self-Medication vs Self-RegulationThe Neuroscience of Addiction and Meditation presented by A. Martin Wuttke.

October 12 - 18:  ISNR 23rd Annual Conference at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.
 

BCIA Webinars - Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars?  An offering from the Clinical Update Series is a 90-minute presentation that is based on traditional continuing education and offers information on an advanced topic.  Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification.  These webinars are 60-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.  Missed a BCIA webinar?  Click here to purchase a recording!  Stay tuned for the 2015 schedule!

We are working on the 2015 schedule and will be offering topics in SEMG, Sports, ISF Neurofeedback, and Neurofeedback for Developmental Trauma.  Stay tuned!

ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.

International

The Netherlands:

Danielle Matto and Eveline Kempenaar have launched some exciting new CE opportunities for those in the Netherlands. Please visit their website for more information.

BCIA Exam Sites
You must first file a certification application with BCIA and pay all fees prior to selecting an exam date using our Exam Registration form.

Please note that you may also elect the special exam option that enables you to use a local proctor.

BCIA Quick Links
These resources may be of interest to you:
Resources for Educators
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Why Choose a BCIA-Certified Professional?
Marketing Strategies
New recertification deadline
Online continuing education credits
Recertification ethics requirement
Trademarked professional designations
Watchdog Initiative

 

 

January 2015 Update

Brain Recalls Old Memories Via New Pathways - NIH funded study
People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder, often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness.  Now, an animal study suggests that this might involve disruption of a gradual shifting of brain circuitry for retrieving fear memories.  Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered in rats that an old fear memory is recalled by a separate brain pathway from the one originally used to recall it when it was fresh.  Read more.....

ISNR Seeks Articles for Their Journal
The NeuroRegulation Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal providing an integrated, multidisciplinary perspective on clinically relevant research, treatment, and public policy for neuroregulation and neurotherapy. 
The journal reviews important findings in clinical neurotherapy and electroencephalography for use in assessing baselines and outcomes of various procedures.  For more information or to submit manuscripts, please go to:  www.neuroregulation.org The deadline for the first issue of Volume 2 is January 31, 2015.

Genie B. Davis Scholarships Awarded at the ISNR Meeting

Cian BrownCian Brown, on the left, is completing a Master of Counseling at the University of North Texas.  He was recommended for this scholarship by Dr. Davis.  Nick Pantuso earned his Master of Counseling degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio and was nominated for this award by Dr. Mark Jones.  Both students showed great promise to the field.    Winners of this scholarship are awarded all customary certification fees.  Congratulations to them both! They represent our future!


The Australian Psychological Society Neurofeedback and Psychology Interest Group (NFB IG) presents its inaugural national conference to be held on March 14th and 15th next year at the Greenmount Beach Resort (near QLD/NSW border, Australia & near to the Gold Coast International Airport). The focus of the conference will be Neuroplasticity in ADHD.  Registration is now open.

The Canadian Psychological Association and EEG Biofeedback

Last  year's Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention was unique in that there were presentations on EEG biofeedback (Neurofeedback) research conducted at Western University in Ontario.  The presenters were psychologist Dr. Paul Frewwen and graduate student Teddy Chow.  They are part of a team that includes psychiatrist Dr. Ruth Lanius.  Also, Dr. Lanius's brother, Ulrich Lanius, a psychologist in Vancouver, presented on the LENS system.  These presentations prompted further contact with the Canadian Psychological Association with a view to forming a new section within the CPA.  We received enthusiastic support, and very quickly had the 25 CPA members required to create the section.  Read more....

Open Access Articles of Interest

ISNR now publishes their NeuroRegulation in an open-access, online format.  This inaugural edition is packed with good information including: the ADHD articles by Rex Cannon, PhD, BCN and H. Edmund Pigott, PhD:  Neurofeedback is the Best Available First-Line Treatment for ADHD:  What is the Evidence for this Claim? and Neurofeedback Requires Better Evidence of Efficacy Before It Should be Considered a Legitimate Treatment for ADHD:  What is the Evidence for this Claim?.  Additionally Nancy Wigton, BCN and Genomary Krigbaum authored “When Discussing Neurofeedback, Does Modality Matter? 

Frontiers in Psychology recently published the following HRV articles:

Heart rate variability biofeedback: how and why does it work? by Paul M. Lehrer, PhD, BCB and Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB.

A healthy heart is not a metronome: an integrative review of the heart's anatomy and heart rate variability by Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Rollin McCraty, PhD and Christopher L. Zerr.

We've Moved!  Same great service, a different location!
Please note our new address:  5310 Ward Rd, #201 - Arvada, CO  80002. 
(720) 502-5829 or you may email us at info@bcia.org.

Below are some of the most recent international certificants. Welcome to BCIA!

AAPB News
Take advantage of the CE opportunities offered by AAPB webinars, both live and recorded sessions!

Join them in Austin, TX for the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting - March 11 - 14, 2015 in Austin, TX.

ISNR News

Mark your calendar for the 23rd Annual Conference - October 15 - 18, 2015 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, with Pre-Conference Workshops on October 12 - 14, 2015.

ISNR now offers webinars to cover the didactic requirement for neurofeedback certification through their new online ISNR University.

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BCIA is now using Facebook and Twitter to share breaking news about our field, informative podcasts and videos, and issues in professional ethics.

Our Facebook page is bcia1981. We invite you to register your "Like."

Our Twitter feed is @BCIA1981.

 

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