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 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 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  -  2021 Webinar Schedule

April 16 -  Personality-Guided Multi Modality Mentoring Webinar - Dr. Chris Friesen, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV.  Two cases involving depression and anxiety will be discussed. Why do some of our patients benefit from our treatments while others don't? Predicting patient receptivity and response to our various treatment modalities is difficult. Some patients seem open to any approach we recommend while others are skeptical. Some are dedicated to the treatment process while others seem to put forth minimal effort. These variables predict whether a patient will benefit from our treatment. Understanding our patients' enduring ways of thinking, acting, and feeling can help us determine which treatment approaches may be helpful and where the potential pitfalls may lie. Registration Closed - Watch for the Recording!

May 21 - Using EEG As A Tool to Enhance Student Experience in School, presented by Angelika Sadar, MS, BCN, BCN-HRV and Jenna Prada.  More information to come!

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.

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Ongoing Educational Opportunities

Please visit their website to learn about any upcoming virtual trainings.

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
The 52nd  Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on October 20 - 23, 2021.

 April 7 - 8 - Improving Attention and Decreasing Anxiety Using Neurofeedback and Biofeedback by Lynda Thompson, PhD, BCN.  For more information and to register, click here.

ISNR News
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 - office@isnr.org.

Annual Virtual Conference - June 25 - 27, 2021 - mark  your calendars and contact ISNR at office@isnr.org to make sure you are on their mailing list!

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
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.

 

 

 

April 2021 Update

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!

The First International to Earn all 3 BCIA certifications

Chris Friesen, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist from Ontario, Canada who has always been fascinated by what makes people successful and now primarily helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers such as professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and writers, achieve their personal and professional potential. He is currently director of Niagara Neuropsychology and Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology, a contributor for Success Magazine, and author of ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen.  

BCIA Welcomes Eleonore Czarik, BCN from France

Eléonore Czarik is a psychologist and a doctoral student at the University of Paris 8. She is a consultant psychologist in Nice and treats patients with neurodevelopmental disorders.  Specialized in clinical neurophysiology in France, she teaches children and adults how to self-regulate their symptoms (attention, sleep, and mood disorders) with the help of biofeedback devices, neurofeedback and cognitive-behavioral approaches.  Her daily work in clinical and scientific settings is to provide tools and strategies to better manage a disorders and/or proactively develop a patient’s own resources, especially those with ADHD and epilepsy. Formerly a pianist, her work around performance management is a natural additional focus to her practice.

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