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 practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR).
Board Certifications and Credentials
BCIA offers Certification in Biofeedback (BCB), Neurofeedback (BCN), Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback (BCB-PMD), and HRV Biofeedback (BCB-HRV or BCN-HRV) for health care professionals. Read more...
BCIA News - 2021 Webinar Schedule
May 21 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar - Using EEG As A Tool to Enhance Student Experience in School, presented by Angelika Sadar, MA, BCN, BCN-HRV and Jenna Prada, MEd. For many of our school-aged clients, the qEEG data is collected to enhance the neurofeedback training; however, this data can be utilized well beyond the application to neurofeedback to enhance other aspects of the child's environment. More often than not, academic performance is a principle concern when parents seek an evaluaton for their children and they look to us for expertise that occasionally feels beyond their scope. Join in for a discussion about how we can use EEG data to further educational goals that parents have for their children. We'll use a case study to make clear what information you can provide in your reports to most aid families in their quest for a positive school experience and will share concrete advice that you can pass on to families to facilitate interactions with schools in regards to IEP and 504 plans. Register Now!
June 18 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar - Alpha-Theta Training presented by John Anderson, BCN. More information to come!
July 23 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar - Meet My Friend MaryJane: How Marijuana Impacts Neurofeedback presented by Erin Conway, PhD, BCB, BCN, MSCP. More information to come.
Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars? Clinical Updated present the supporting science. Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
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Ongoing Educational Opportunities
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification. ***Free Webinars - ASET also offers free webinars on equipment hygiene and skin care! You can find them under the education area - webinars and then free recordings.
The 52nd Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on October 20 - 23, 2021.
Please visit www.aapb.org to keep up with the May training schedule.
Please visit their website www.isnr.org for more information about the organization and also visit their new website hosting the various educational opportunities: ISNR University.
April 30 - ISNR Webinar: Tactics of Home Neuromodulation presented by Glenn Weiner, PhD, BCN. For more information or to register - email@example.com.
Annual Virtual Conference - June 25 - 27, 2021 - mark your calendars and contact ISNR at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you are on their mailing list!
Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society AND the Biofeedback Society of Texas
MABS & BST have joined forces to offer four exciting workshops in 2021, all with the overarching theme of Neuroinflammation: Causes, Effects and Potential Interventions. Mark your Calendars:
May 22 June 19 September 18 October 16
Each session will run 11:00am - 3:30pm Eastern Time.
Exams may be taken using only our online proctoring service who uses cameras and artificial intelligence to monitor exam progress from your own computer. BCIA has reduced our fees so you won't incur additional fees. Please use the exam registration form.
May 2021 Update
Major Associations Endorse BrainFutures’ Recent Report on Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD and Anxiety
BrainFutures’ latest report that outlines a clear case for neurofeedback (NFB) as an efficacious treatment for ADHD and symptoms of anxiety has gained the endorsements of three of the most notable international professional associations in the discipline, including: the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and the International Society for Neuroregulation & Research (ISNR). To read more on this groundbreaking report, click here.
Welcome to Michelle Franca, BCN From Ireland!
Michelle is a licensed Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Dublin. She is the third person in Ireland to have earned a BCIA certification. Michelle is the CEO and Founder of Dublin Mind Clinic: a mental health clinic that offers Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy. Services are offered for clients of different ages with a variety of mental health concerns which include Anxiety; Bipolar and Related Disorders; Depression; Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Insomnia; Addiction; and Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders.
The Field Will Miss You - Dr. Michael Thompson!
Surrounded by his loving family, Michael passed away comfortably at home on March 1, 2021 to embark upon his next wonderful adventure.
Dr. Thompson enjoyed a long and varied career, but to us he is most famous for being the other half of a brilliant writing and teaching team along with Dr. Lynda Thompson. Together they brought the science and possibilities of neurofeedback to many people, both in North America and internationally. One of his most significant gifts to the field was the Neurofeedback Book. To learn more about him, read more....
BCIA Welcomes Laura Vasini, BCN From Italy!
Laura Vasini is a licensed clinical psychologist, specialized in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Since 2016 she has been integrating HRV and neurofeedback with patients with developmental trauma and severe somatization for whom this is a suitable tool. She is currently a consulting psychologist in the Psychotraumatology Clinic of the National Health Service of the city of Turin. She also works privately within a professional network that combines psychology, psychiatry, art therapy, and psychodramatics to promote the integration of biofeedback in the therapy pathways for children, adolescents and adults.
Congratulations to Ekaterina Stefanenko -
One of Our 2021 Francine Butler Scholarship Winners
Ekaterina Stefanenko is a 2nd year PsyD student at Aliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). She was recommended for this scholarship by Dr. Dick Gevirtz. Katia has previous foreign experience in pediatric oncology. Her long-term practical and research interest is in health psychology. This is reflected in her dissertation topic which explores the connection between traumatic experience and interoceptive awareness. Welcome Katia - we know you will make us proud!
Announces an International Fee Structure
This revised fee structure was designed in line with the country groupings as used by the World Psychiatric Association. All fees including certification, recertification, and even webinars offers 4 different fee levels in accordance with the financial realities in each country or region. We know that our field is coming of age worldwide and it is important to be able to offer education, training, and certification more affordably. Read more...