BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.
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 has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMDB for your use where allowed. Read more…
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!
November 6, 12:00 noon MT: BCIA Mentoring Webinar Successful Neurofeedback Treatment of Severe and Suicidal Depression presented by Dennis Romig, PhD, BCN. Attendees will learn how suicidal depression can be successfully treated with neurofeedback; how to assess the brain waves for the best starting methods; the three parts of depression that the Quadrant Brain Model treats and much more.
December 3, 12:00 noon MT: BCIA Mentoring Webinar on headaches presented by Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
October 12 - 14: Applied Neuroscience will offer a Neuroguide Neurofeedback workshop in Denver, CO.
October 12 - 18: ISNR 23rd Annual Conference at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.
October 15 - 17: Marquette University will offer Behavioral and Rehabilitation Treatment of Bowel Disorders - An Advanced Course. A BCIA exam will follow on October 18.
October 19: AAPB Webinar - Adding Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRVB) to Exposure Therapy with Trauma Patients presented by Dick Gevirtz, PhD, BCB.
October 24: The Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine's Fall 2015 Conference entitled "Practical and Scientific Ways to Understand and Change the Brain" at Loyola University, Columbia, MD.
November 6 - 8: The Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Society will present their Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC "Biofeedback and Neurofeedback: "Principles and Practices of Training Self-Regulation for Optimal Health."
November 6 - 8: The Western Association for Biofeedback & Neuroscience (formerly The Biofeedback Society of California) will present their 41st Annual Conference in Costa Mesa -"Ahead of the Wave: Transformative Technology."
November 14 - 15: The Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society (NRBS) will present their Fall Conference at Widener University. Highlights include: a one-day HRV workshop on Saturday presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB and additional neurofeedback topics on Sunday to feature Jeff Carmen, PhD, and Siegfried Othmer, PhD, BCN.
November 12 - 14: Marquette University will offer Sexual Health & Pelvic Pain Floor Clinicians.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
International Educational Opportunities
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 2015 Update
New Open Access Article!
BCIA is pleased to let you know that we have a new article for you: SciForschen -Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology - Volume 1.1: Z-score LORETA Neurofeedback as a Potential Therapy for Patients with Seizures and Refractory Epilepsy, J. Lucas Koberda, Lauren C. Frey. If you would like to earn 1 hour of accredited CE, please click here to access the exam. We look forward to bringing you more articles in this easy access format!
The Genie B. Davis Scholarship
In an effort to award her many contributions to the
field, BCIA instituted an award in her name that will
pay all customary certification fees to a deserving
newcomer in the field.
Applicants must be recommended by their professor and must have completed their didactic training at a regionally accredited academic institution. The winner will be announced at the ISNR meeting in October in Denver, Colorado. We hope to see you there!
Melanie O'Neill - Winner of the 1st Celeste de Bease Scholarship
BCIA is pleased to award this scholarship to pay all
customary neurofeedback certification fees. Dr. O'Neill
completed her doctoral work and her initial
certification in biofeedback at Widener University
where she specialized in neuropsychology.
She is currently completing a post-doc fellowship at the Neuroscience & Surgery Institute of Delaware. As an active researcher of neurodegenerative disease and an advocate of biofeedback, Dr. O'Neill is dedicated to furthering clinical understanding of neurological disease management and rehabilitation. Congratulations Dr. O'Neill!
Did you know?
- BCIA has a Job Board where prospective positions are placed? Make sure you check it out!
- BCIA has added new webinar dates, speakers, and topics to our 2015 schedule? Look on the left column of this homepage under BCIA News.
- BCIA has recently updated the Professional Standards & Ethical Principles of Biofeedback and you can now earn CE credits for reading the document and completing an exam?
- AAPB recently published an article on Infection Risk Mitigation for Biofeedback Providers by Dave Hagedorn, PhD, BCN. There is an exam for CE credit associated with this article as well!
- There are now BCIA certificants in 32 countries?
BCIA and BCIA-A Welcome Dr. Phil Watts from Australia
Phil Watts, PhD, BCN is an adjunct associate
professor in clinical psychology and a forensic
psychologist in private practice in Perth, Western
Australia. He has 25 years’ experience as
a psychologist and recently has added
neurotherapy to his skill base.
BCIA Affiliate Program in Mexico - BCIA-M!
This relationship is based on the guidance of their
membership organization: The Mexican Society
for Bio and Neurofeedback. There is a growing
population of clinicians, researchers, and
educators in Mexico involved in this field.
These professionals want to see educational and training requirements standardized and promoted in a way that will make sense within their health care platform. Now there will be a way for professionals to more easily earn BCIA certification with the guidance and oversight of their board. Read more...
Open Access Articles of Interest
Frontiers is a community-oriented open-access academic publisher and research network.
Their grand vision is to build an Open Science platform that empowers researchers in their daily work and where everybody has equal opportunity to seek, share and generate knowledge.
1. Differential effects of theta/beta and SMR neurofeedback in ADHD on sleep onset latency
Recent studies suggest a role for sleep and sleep problems in the etiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a recent model about the working mechanism of sensori-motor rhythm (SMR) neurofeedback, proposed that this intervention normalizes sleep and thus improves ADHD symptoms such as inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. Read more....
2. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) neurofeedback as a treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a pilot study
In this pilot study near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) neurofeedback was investigated as a new method for the treatment of Attention Deficit-/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Oxygenated hemoglobin in the prefrontal cortex of children with ADHD was measured and fed back. Read more...
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. 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.....
Take advantage of the CE opportunities offered by AAPB webinars, both live and recorded sessions!
AAPB's 47th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Seattle, WA on March 9 - 12, 2016.
Don't wait another second - register today for the 23rd Annual Conference - October 15 - 18, 2015 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, with Pre-Conference Workshops on October 12 - 14, 2015. The BCIA exam will be offered on October 16th to all pre-approved candidates.
ISNR now offers webinars to cover the didactic requirement for neurofeedback certification through their new online ISNR University.
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