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

October 25 - The Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback & Behavioral Medicine will present their fall conference at Loyola University.

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.

October 30 - 1pm Mountain Time - Register Now for the BCIA Webinar - Virtual Reality and Biofeedback presesnted by Robert Reiner, PhD, BCB, BCN.  Virtual reality is now considered the gold standard for exposure training in the treatment of phobic anxiety. Success rates climbed from 60% to over 90% when biofeedback training was added to the virtual reality protocol.  This webinar is from the Clinical Update Series and will offer 1.5 hours of BCIA accredited CE for only $40.

November 1 – 2Midwest 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 in Philadelphia, PA.  Drs. Michael and Lynda Thompson, Andreas Mueller, and Tom Collura will be featured presenters.  ***BCIA Exam to be offered November 6 in conjunction with this meeting.

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.

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October 2014 Update

October 30 - 1pm Mountain Time - Register Now for the BCIA Webinar - Virtual Reality and Biofeedback presesnted by Robert Reiner, PhD, BCB, BCN.  Virtual reality is now considered the gold standard for exposure training in the treatment of phobic anxiety. Success rates climbed from 60% to over 90% when biofeedback training was added to the virtual reality protocol.  This webinar is from the Clinical Update Series and will offer 1.5 hours of BCIA accredited CE for only $40.

BCIA Certificants - Where Have They Been?

Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaRon Swatzyna, PhD, BCB, BCN presented EEG/QEEG Prolegomenon to Precision Medicine: A Large Clinical Study of Refractory Cases at the Joint Meeting of  the  EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS), The International Society for Research in Neuroimaging (ISNIP), and the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (ISBET).

Leipzig, GermanyMartijn Arns, BCN presented an Introduction to the EEG Based Personalized Medicine ad the First results of the iSPOT studies in Depression and ADHD:  EEG alpha asymmetry as a gender specific predictor of SSRI treatment outcome in September at the International Pharmaco-EEG Society.

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.
 

BCIA welcomes Herma Schuttenbelt, MSc from the Netherlands.  She graduated from Groningen University and completed comprehensive neurofeedback training in Leuven, Belgium and several centers in the Netherlands.  Herma started Spindles, a neurofeedback  practice in Bilthoven, dedicated to neurofeedback that includes QEEG.  Patient groups include, but are not lmited to: ADHD in children and adults, burnout and concentration problems, and chronic fatigue.  She has developed a special interest in adoptive children and their needs. 

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!

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.

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.    

AAPB News
Take advantage of the CE opportunities offered by AAPB webinars, both live and recorded sessions!  Next opportunities will be October 28.

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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