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May 23, 10 a.m. MT. Professional Conduct in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: An Overview. Part 1. Presented by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN. Participants in this clinical update will review legal and ethical responsibilities of biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners. Dr. Moss will discuss relevant guidelines governing: entry level competence; scope of practice; the delivery of experimental or non-documented therapies; the informed consent process; and questions of touch, privacy and respect. Emphasis will be placed on the imperative to maintain a positive, trusting treatment relationship. Register Now.
May 30, 10 a.m. MT. Professional Conduct in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: An Overview. Part 2. Presented by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN. Participants in this clinical update will review several approaches to moral thinking and ethical decision making and their relevance to making decisions in biofeedback and neurofeedback practice. Dr. Moss will discuss the relevance of ethical principles and current standards to such common problems as: breaches of confidentiality; HIPAA privacy violations; adverse treatment effects; the uses of electronic communication; and the duty to warn in instances of suicidal or homicidal risk. Register Now.
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May 20 – 21, 2013 Autism Symposium offered at Oakland University in Pontiac Michigan.
Q-Metrx EEG Summer Camp DVD taught by Jack Johnstone, PhD - Learn about EEG in a convenient 10-session DVD Course! The first three sessions cover the basics of EEG and the remaining seven sessions explore a wide variety of clinical EEG recordings. The goal of the course to get student comfortable with the EEG signal. Read more…
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
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May 2013 Update
ISNR just published an important white paper “The Evidence-Base for Neurofeedback as a Reimbursable Healthcare Service to Treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder“ authored by H. Edmund Pigott, Ph.D., Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D., Eugenia Bodenhamer-Davis, Ph.D. and Richard E. Davis, M.S. This paper was commissioned by the Board of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) to evaluate the evidence-base of neurofeedback (NFB) to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the most frequently diagnosed pediatric behavioral health disorder in America.
Autism Awareness Month
BCIA is pleased to announce the 2013 Francine Butler Scholarship winners. This award pays all customary certification fees and is given to a student who has completed their didactic education at a regionally accredited academic institution and who shows great promise to the field. This year’s winners are Starr MacKinnon from Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology, nominated by Dr. Richard Gevirtz and Carla Benejam from Saybrook University, nominated by Dr. Don Moss. These scholarships were formally presented at the recent AAPB meeting in Portland, OR.
Additionally, BCIA acknowledged Dr. Lamees Khorshid for her work in bringing BCIA certification to the VA System in Loma Linda, California. She has made BCIA certification the standard there and has encouraged and mentored 13 students. BCIA considers its work with the VA and the military to be among some of its most important in recent history.
New Study on Biofeedback for Stress Incontinence
The most important phrase in the BCIA language is standards of education. Education is the foundation of all that we do. Toward that end, we have decided to use this space to feature one of our regionally accredited academic institutions to let you know about our valued educational partners.
California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University has offered a successful biofeedback didactic course, taught within their Health Psychology under Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB. He has taught many talented students and coached them through BCIA certification.
“It’s a brand new technique that’s about 2,500 years old,” joked Richard Gevirtz, PhD, Alliant Professor of Health Psychology at CSPP. “Yogis and swamis used these same methods when they wanted to be calm and stress-free. We started using biofeedback techniques about 20 years ago with clinical equipment that measures heart rate and respiration as a feedback modality. We had patients try to maximize the valleys and peaks of their heart rate using a slow breathing technique. We used biofeedback clinically with disorders that we thought were stress-related — like headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia and pain — and we have had some remarkable successes.”
ISNR announces the publication of IEEE Recommended Practice for Neurofeedback Systems.
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