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 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 Certification Areas
BCIA offers Certification in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback, and HRV Biofeedback for health care professionals and a Technician Certification for those working in the US and Canada who cannot document an education that meets our stated educational requirements and who are working under the legal supervision of a licensed and BCIA certified professional.   Read more...

BCIA Credentials
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMD for your use where allowed. Read more…

BCIA Professional Standards/Ethical Principles of Biofeedback
This document is designed to be a living document that will serve to guide your decisions and is meant to serve beside the ethical principles of your profession and within the laws of your state that govern health care.  Please revisit this document as it may be updated as needed.

BCIA News  -  2020 Webinar Schedule

October 30 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar for Sleep Disturbances in Children with ADHD by Linda Marshall-Kramer, OTR/L, DrOT, BCN.  A review of Sleep will be made as it relates to Sleep Physiology (Circadian rhythm and Homeostatic sleep drive), Theories of Sleep, and Sleep Architecture. Sleep Disturbances typically seen in children with ADHD and the impact of sleep disturbances on sleep onset, consolidation and daytime functioning (mood, sensory regulation, and attention) will be discussed. Two case studies will be presented from a doctoral pilot study using Quantitative EEG (qEEG) led Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) that focused on Sleep. The case studies will include pre and post testing data using the qEEG, Sensory Profile-2 (SP2), Children's Sleep Health Questionnaire (CSHQ), Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ), Vanderbilt ADHD Rating Scales-Parent (VADPRS), and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (pedQL). Register Now!

November 13 - Live discussion with Jay Gunkelman:  COVID Long Haulers and COVID Brain!  Please take time to first enjoy the film - The Signal in the Noise.  Jay will join us to discuss an interesting case and you can ask him questions about the film or the case he presents.  Registration will be open Monday.

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 90-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.

Missed a BCIA webinar?  Click here to purchase a recording!

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

January 22 - 23, 2021 - NRBS Annual Conference - VIRTUAL! Stay tuned for more information.

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.

AAPB News
AAPB 51st Annual Scientific Meeting -  is now a virtual meeting scheduled for December 2- 4 and 9 - 11, 2020.  

The 52nd  Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on September 13 - 18, 2021.

AAPB's New Release:  Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion in Biofeedback Practice by Inna Khazan, hD, BCB, BCB-HRV and Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV.  Special Pricing Available through December 15, 2020.

ISNR News
The recent ISNR meeting was a great success. 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 at https://www.isnru.com/index.php/en/.

BCIA Exam Sites
Due to Covid-19, only special exams are available using our online proctoring service - ExamRoomAI.  They use 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 special exam form.
 

International News
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...

Didactic Training Programs Are Available in Many Countries
We are delighted to let you know that our international training programs are rapidly expanding.  BCIA-accredited didactic courses are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain.  Very soon we will be formally announcing a university-based neurofeedback didactic course in South Korea!  For more information on dates and specific locations.....

Terms of Use and Privacy  Policies

BCIA works to serve the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback and most importantly you, our clients, who visit our website, apply for certification and recertification, enroll in continuing education activities, or have expressed interest in our programs.  We wish to fully respect and protect your privacy and security of your contact information.   Please review the following documents:  BCIA Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use which include the Procedures for Requesting Removal of Infringing Material.

 

 

 

October 2020 Update

Welcome Fabien Duplan, BCN From France

Mr. Duplan works as a psychomotor/occupational therapist with children diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety in a private practice in the South of France, Aix en Provence.  He was originally trained in neurofeedback in Montreal in 2014 and has been practicing neurofeedback since then with good results and a lot of passion for this wonderful field. He has particpated actively in the development of neurofeedback in France by showing the medical community and the professionals he works with how and why it works. Mr. Duplan now works with a wide range of patients, from 6 years old to adults, mixing neurofeedback, heart rate variability, relaxation and meditation, and psychomotor therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Welcome Chun-Cheng Jason Lin, BCN from Taiwan!

Jason Lin is a licensed clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience assessing and using non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disorders and psychological diseases. In Taiwan, he is also the first clinical psychologist to earn his BCN. In addition to his clinical practice of neurofeedback at Exebrain Inc., his research interests are exploring affordable biomarkers of insomnia and dementia based on non-invasive, high-value, and portable EEG monitoring. Brainwaves provide a window into the human mind. Whereas clients may not want to talk about their inner thoughts, the QEEG can provide insights into their brain function. Jason believes that QEEG-guided neurofeedback can be transformative. “Train your brain, change your life.”  

We are Excited to Announce the Release of The Signal in the Noise
Through the hard work of many people, you may now have access to this video that describes the life and work of one of our pioneers - the man, the legend - Jay Gunkelman!  

The full-length feature can be accessed here:https://vimeo.com/462829979
Password: Gunkelbobble.  Please take time to enjoy this film.  Next month, BCIA will be hosting him to present a webinar that describes a case and allow you to ask him questions about that specific case, and as well anything from the film.   A big thank you to Mary Tracy, Ethan Ireland, Renita Gordon, and of course to Jay Gunkelman!  Enjoy!  

Welcome to Lenard Durand, BCN from South Africa


Dr. Lenard Durand is an Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist and Psychological Counsellor who has a special interest in assisting his clients to enhance performance, enable change  and impact their psychoneuroimmunology.
Dr. Durand is in private practice in Gauteng, South Africa.





BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Liliana Romero Trevizo, BCN 

Ms. Romero is founder and owner of Neurocoaching, a comprehensive Neurotherapy Center in Juárez, Chihuahua. Her main goal is to improve cognitive deficits that compromise normal brain function. Committed to her patients, she constantly seeks continuous education opportunities in the field, with the goal of offering the best possible strategy which involves an objective, human and ethical therapeutic approach. Her main target population is children and adult with ADHD since a lack of proper treatment leads to significant life challenges and complications. She is a member of both ISNR and the Mexican Society of Bio and Neurofeedback since 2019

APA Releases Telehealth Guidelines
The APA has recently published Telehealth guidelines by state during COVID-19. Though this information is geared towards psychologists, some of it may be relevant to those who are not psychologists, yet are licensed in other areas of mental health.  Read more....
Thank you to Dr. Genomary Krigbaum-Perez, MA, PsyD, BCB.

CPT Code Update
We recently received an update from the group working on our CPT codes and we thought you may find this of interest.  This document provides a brief overview of the history and includes the ongoing work.  BCIA hosted a webinar on this topic which was very popular and we believe it is vital for every practicing bio or neurofeedback clinician who wishes to correctly bill insurance.  You may purchase the recording and then complete the online evaluation/exam and earn 1.5 hours of accredited CE toward the 3 hours of ethics required of all BCIA certificants for their recertification!  To purchase.....

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