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.

Missed a webinar?  Click here to purchase a recording!

Educational Opportunities

August 22 - 26 - The Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) will hold their 2014 Annual Conference "Current Directions in Neuroplasticity in Adelaide, South Australia.

August 23 - 25 - Open Focus/Synchrony Workshop presented by Dr. Les Fehmi, BCN in Chicago, IL.  Please contact them at openfocuscoaching@openfocus.com for more information or to register.

August 27 - AAPB will present a webinar - The Effect of Neurofield pEMF for the Treatment of Autism, Depression and TBI by Nicholas Dogris, PhD, BCN - CEO & Founder of Neurofield.

August 29 - BCIA will present a biofeedback mentoring webinar with Dr. Lamees Khorshid, PhD, BCB, BCN. Dr. Khorshid is a health psychologist at the Greater Los Angeles VA.
 
September 3 - 7 - The EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) will hold their Annual Conference in conjunction with the International Society for Neuroimaging in  Psychiatry (UINIP) and the International Society for Brain Eletromagnetic Topography (ISBET) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

September 12 - BCIA will present a mentoring webinar:  Neurofeedback Practice 101 - How to interpret your client's response to training with John Anderson, MA, LADC, BCB, BCN, QEEGD.  

September 19 - 21 - The Biofeedback Society of Texas 40th Annual Conference, "Get Connected:  Integrating Complementary and Alternative Methods with Biofeedback", will be held in Plano, TX.

September 26 - BCIA will present a neurofeedback mentoring webinar offered by John Demos, author of Getting Started with Neurofeedback.

October 16 - 18 - Marquette  University College of Health Sciences will present Behavioral and Rehabilitation Treatment of Bowel Disorders.

October 16 - 19 -  ISNR 22nd Annual Conference in San Diego: Transforming the Field of Neurofeedback Through Clinical Practice, Educational Applications and Research.

October 28 - AAPB will present a webinar - Feelings, Judgments, and Decisions:  Towards a Neuroscience-based Model of cognitive-Emotional Regulation, presented by Tom Collura, PhD, BCN.

November 1 – 2 Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback annual conference "Approaches to Pain and Inflammation".

November 6 - 9 - The Biofeedback Society of California will celebrate its 40th year at their annual conference in Oakland, CA.

November 6 – 9The Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association’s Annual Conference: Brain Based Interventions:  The Role of Biofeedback & Neurofeedback in Health Care, will be held in Charlotte, NC.

November 7 - 9 - The Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society will have its fall conference: "ADHD, Biomarkers, and Biofeedback at Widener University in Philadelphia, PA.  Drs. Michael and Lynda Thompson, Andreas Mueller, and Tom Collura will be featured presenters.

November 11 - AAPB will present a webinar - A Case of Voluntary Pain Control Revealed using EEG and SLoreta Imaging presented by Tom Collura, PhD, BCN.

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
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August 2014 Update

BCIA welcomes Mr. Samuel Ng, BCN, a practicing clinical psychologist in Hong Kong.  He works in a hospital setting to provide assessment and treatment to adults with psychiatric disorders.  “Being trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, neurofeedback adds to my evidence-based practice repertoire from a more comprehensive neuropsychiatric perspective. Hopefully QEEG assessment and EEG biofeedback could be integrated into my practice for better patient care,” said Mr. Ng.

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

Did you know.... More Veterans die of chronic health conditions than on the battledfield?  Across the nation, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is inviting the use of biofeedback as a modality to improve chronic disease management and to increase patient self-efficacy.  The Greater Los Angeles VA welcomed  VHA healthcare specialists across California to a didactic training built on the BCIA 48-hour blueprint.  The GLA VA is also the first VA to use biofeedback in group settings, now offering 2 biofeedback groups.  Recently, the GLA VA Health Psychologist -  Dr. Lamees Khorshid, BCB, BCN -  was invited to speak about biofeedback at the National Pain and Polytrauma Conference in Long Beach.  It’s exciting to see biofeedback as a treatment option for our military heroes.    

Neurofeedback Increases Affection, Builds Empathy

Squabbling with your spouse lately? Someday, couples therapy could mean watching your own brain activity to train your compassionate side...Too many heated arguments rely on the cliché “I’m not a mind reader” to excuse one individual’s ignorance of another’s mental states. But now scientists based at the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro believe they can amplify affection by letting individuals read their own minds.
Read more....
 

2014 Francine Butler Scholarship Award Winners Announced at AAPB
We are proud to announce the winners of the Francine Butler Scholarships which provide all customary certification fees to some of the most exciting young minds new to biofeedback and applied psychophysiology.  Consideration is open to any student who completed their didactics at a regionally accredited academic institution and who was nominated by their professor for their hard work and promise to our field.  Please join us in congratulating the following award winners:

  • Brenton Laing and Tori Pinchuk from East Carolina University, nominated by Carmen Russoniello, PhD, BCB, BCN;
  • Molly Lahn from Saybrook University, nominated by Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN;
  • Heidi Richardson from the University of North Texas nominated by Genie Davis, PhD, BCN; and
  • Mark Stern from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University nominated by Dick Gevirtz, PhD, BCB.

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

Egypt: Dr. Hatem Hamada is the first person in Egypt to receive BCIA certification in biofeedback. He is a neuropsychiatrist  interested in ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, and seizure disorder. He integrated neurofeedback and biofeedback into his practice to benefit his patients by adding evidence-based proven therapies.
 

 

Germany: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Theresia Stöckl-Drax, BCN, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician from Munich/ Germany, is the newest BCIA certificant in Germany. She has  integrated QEEG into her regular clinical evaluation process and 19 channel neurofeedback is now an important treatment option in her neurodevelopmental clinic. Most recently she presented her approach at the Society of Applied Neuroscience (SAN) conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

AAPB News
Take advantage of the CE opportunities offered by AAPB webinars, both live and recorded sessions!  Next opportunities will be August 27.

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

ISNR News

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

Make plans to attend the ISNR Annual Conference in San Diego, CA - October 16 - 19!

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