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July 26 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Neurofeedback: An Integrative Approach to Symptom Reduction, presented by Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN. Register now!
September 21 - Sport Psych Meets Biofeedback: "Old School" Techniques made Better with Modern HRV, presented by Tim Herzog, MS, EdD, LCPC, CMPC, BCB.
October 5 - How do You Know if it's ADHD? presented by Vince Monastra, PhD, BCN.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
AAPB is launching their webinars with a new low price for members - only $50!
The Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society will be offering a webinar on July 19: Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, presented by Dr. Ed Kelly, a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Virginia.
The EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) is having their annual meeting September 4 - 9 in Pittsburgh, PA. ECNS has recently merged with the International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP) and the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography (ISBET). With this merger, the content of the professional meetings and scientific symposia has been broadened to accommodate the interests of psychologists in quantitative EEG and all PhDs interested in EEG and clinical neuroscience.
Seminars Without Borders will be offering: HRV - Applications to Common Medical and Emotional Disorders on Friday, October 26 in Montreal, presented by Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN. This workshop will include 2 contact hours of mentoring and will cover 4 case studies for those looking for certification in biofeedback and HRV Biofeedback.
In an effort to ensure accessibility and affordability for interested parties from around the world, AAPB's top selling texts are now available for purchase in digital form, readable on computers or other electronic devices only. You may continue to order the physical books, or just the digital version, or BOTH! The books now available in digital format are: Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback - 3rd Edition by Gabriel Tan, PhD, BCB, BCN, Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Randall Lyle, PhD,BCN, and Irene Teo; Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, and Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB; and The Neurofeedback Book - 2nd Edition by Michael Thompson, MD and Lynda Thompson, PhD, BCN. Click here for more information!
ISNR has scheduled webinars for August 24th and September 28th. Please visit www.isnr.org for more information.
*** Free Student Memberships - Contact ISNR now to see if you qualify - firstname.lastname@example.org!
Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association
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July 2018 Update
ACRM 95th Annual Conference - Dallas, TX
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine will host their 95th Annual Conference September 20 - October 3 in Dallas. You'll be glad to see that Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Heart Rate Variability will be well represented. This is the LARGEST conference in the world for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research — bringing together rehabilitation researchers, providers, clinicians, and administrators from 65+ countries.
Helen Yau from Hong Kong Earns her BCB-PMD
BCIA is proud to welcome Helen Kit Ling Yau, RN, BCB-PMD, where she is the Nursing Officer of Caritas Medical Center in Hong Kong. Her area of interest is in Urology and she is the in-charge nurse of the Ambulatory Urology Centre where her main roles and duties are handling all types of Urology patients, i.e. LUTS (Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms), urinary retention, incontinence patients and cancer patients. She performs extensive urology management for these patients; including: bladder training, self intermittent catheterization, pelvic floor muscle exercise, biofeedback training, pre and post operation management. Her other clinic experiences are in the areas of nursing education, mentoring, primary health education and nursing administration. Helen will continue to go above and beyond in seeking the latest Urology information to serve the patients.
BCIA Welcomes M'Lani Basson, BCN from South Africa
Ms. M'Lani Basson, BCN is a registered trauma counsellor practicing in South Africa helping children and adults cope and thrive within their individual situations.
She is very interested in how ADD symptoms manifest in our community and the link to anxiety and stress. Neurofeedback has given so much hope and change to the clients she works with.
BCIA-Australia and BCIA Welcome Alikki Russell, BCN
Alikki Russell is a psychologist working in private practice in Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia. Alikki has a particular interest in working with Complex Developmental Trauma and Dissociation. She is the coordinator for the Newcastle Complex Trauma Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN), and is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Association of Australia (EMDRAA). Alikki uses a multi-modal approach to supporting her clients in reducing the effects of their exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), and has found that by including neurofeedback into their treatment plans her clients have much greater capacity to regulate their arousal and increase their functioning.
BCIA-H and BCIA Announce the First BCN from Ecuador
We welcome Dr. Yovanny Jimenez, a neuropsychologist. He was professor of the Neuropsychology Postgraduate Course of the Central University of Ecuador and UNICEF Consultant for children and adolescents for 15 years. He was founder and Director of the Foundation for Children and Community and is currently Director of Higea Ecuador, a clinic focused on attention and neurofeedback, neuropsychology and psychology research in Ecuador. Dr. Jimenez has been a pioneer in promoting neurofeedback-related activities in Ecuador for 10 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback, the South American School of Transpersonal Psychology, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, also authoring of several psychology and neuropsychology publications in Ecuador and has been invited to international conferences and meetings.
BCIA Proudly Announces the Francine Butler Scholarship Winners
The BCIA Board of Directors developed a scholarship program to honor the accomplishments of Dr. Francine Butler and her lifetime of service to AAPB, BCIA, and to the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. This award pays all customary certification fees and is given to an outstanding student who has completed their didactic education at a regionally accredited academic institution and who shows great promise to our field. This year’s winners are: Jessica Ledwith, nominated by Chris Branciere, BCB, University of North Florida; Brian Rankin and Roya Iravani, nominated by Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB, of Alliant University; Cosima Hoetger, nominated by Carol Austad, PhD, BCB of Central Connecticut State University; and Candice Gonsalves, nominated by Barbara Morrell, PhD, BCB of Brigham Young University. We are so proud of these exceptional students as they join the past winners who will be the leaders of tomorrow! We can’t wait to see where their careers take them!
Dr. Lilian Rosenbaum Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award
The Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society proudly announced Lilian Rosenbaum, LCSW-C, PhD, BCB as the winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Rosenbaum's career spanned more than 50 years, part of which was as faculty at Georgetown Medical University. In the early 1970s, she set up her first biofeedback clinical program and her plan was to include clinical practice, research, professional training, and have it be an elective for medical students. Biofeedback was still “bio-WHAT”. She was Principal Investigator for “Effects of Treatment on Drug Abuser and Family.” She spent her career teaching, writing, and making a difference to the field and to her clients. None the least of her achievements was her wise insistence, that BCIA include social workers. Her acceptance speech was a history lesson and gave honor to many others.
BCIA-M has been a BCIA affiliate since 2014. Since its foundation, they have had the commitment to promote BCIA Certification among practitioners and to enhance the availability of BCIA accredited courses and mentors in Spanish. Thanks to this effort, there is a growing number of practitioners from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, who contact this affiliate to obtain guidance regarding how to meet all the requirements prior to filing their applications, review the documentation, and make appropriate exam arrangements. Therefore, BCIA-M has been replaced by BCIA-H (Hispanoamérica) to officially expand the help provided to other Spanish-speaking Latin American countries to undergo the process that leads to certification.
BCIA Announces Important Changes to the Neurofeedback Certification Program
Nature.com Publishes a Landmark Article
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