Sections

Section Membership Benefits

AAPB Sections and Divisions are open to all current members of AAPB for networking and additional educational opportunities within an area of specialty or interest. Membership in the sections and divisions is optional and require additional dues. If you are interested in joining one or more of the following groups, please contact AAPB at info@aapb.org or (800) 477-8892 and we will be happy to assist you.

Allied Professionals Section -- Annual Section Dues: $10.00 Contact: Sajeela Ramsey, PhD President Phone: 703-536-2690 Email: drsajeela@gmail.com

This section was formed to create an alliance of biofeedback professionals in order to support, protect, and enhance recognition of unlicensed biofeedback practitioners.  Our members include biofeedback professionals who are researchers, rehabilitation specialists, educators, stress management counselors, health care specialists, and other biofeedback consultants who are not recognized under a specific license. Without a license, however, many of these same people who have contributed so much are not recognized as professionals, and may have their practice restricted.  We urge all unlicensed biofeedback practitioners, regardless of their specialty (EMG, EEG or general) to join our section.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapballiedprof@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

Applied Respiratory Psychophysiology Section--Annual Section Dues: $15.00 Contact: Kathleen Twinem-Jones, MA President Phone: (562) 595-5752 Email: ktjones5@earthlink.net

The Applied Respiratory Psychophysiology Section promotes scientific and clinical activities in the application areas of respiratory retraining for treating psychological and physical symptoms, and the management of respiratory diseases. Most Mind/Body disciplines are included in our interest area. It also fosters research on the causes and effects of hyperventilation and effects of respiratory rhythms on other physiological systems including the body’s homeostatic reflexes. The The section sometimes offers workshops and speakers of special interest to our members.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapbappliedresp@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

Child and Adolescent Health Section--Annual Section Dues: $15.00 Contact: Shari Shamsavari, PhD, ATR President Phone: 707-546-2833 Email: doctor.shari@gmail.com

The goal of the Child and Adolescent Health Section is to provide a forum for members to share information and experiences in providing biofeedback services to this important segment of our population. This section is designed to address the growing use and proven benefits of biofeedback in treating a younger patient population.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapbchildhealth@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

Education Section -- Annual Section Dues: $10.00 Contact: Elizabeth Stroebel, PhD, BCIAC, Senior Fellow President Phone: 941-321-8890 Email: elizabethstroebel@hotmail.com

The Education section is the oldest within AAPB, and remains one of its most active and vital. It represents a long-standing interest in the most fundamental aspect of biofeedback - the development of health changes through education. The focus of the section is not clinical education but instead, assisting biofeedback professionals as educators and supporting applications of biofeedback in an educational setting.  The mission of the section is:  To represent and strengthen the activities of educators and education within AAPB by promoting opportunities to exchange and disseminate information, materials, and educational techniques among section members.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapbeducation@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

International Section -- Annual Section Dues: $10.00 Contact: Bo von Scheele, PhD, Professor Email: bo.vonscheele@stressmedicin.se

The International Section encourages the worldwide:  1) promotion, development and improvement of scientific research and clinical practice; 2) promotion of high standards of professional practice, peer review, ethics and education in biofeedback; and 3) dissemination of information about biofeedback to members and the public per se.  Members have an opportunity to be involved in the governance of the Section, develop a network of international contacts dealing with similar issues, clarify how AAPB and the Section can better meet their needs, and can contribute to the expansion of biofeedback worldwide.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapbinternational@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - Send an email to info@aapb.org if you would like to be added to this list.

ISMA - USA Stress Management Section - Annual Section Dues: $25.00 Contact: Patrick Steffen, President Phone: 801-422-7757 Email: steffen@byu.edu

The purpose of the ISMA-USA Stress Management Section is to promote scientific and clinical activities in the application areas of stress management for treating psychological and physical symptoms and management of stress related disorders.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapbisma@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

Mind-Body Medicine Section -- Annual Section Dues: $15.00 Contact: Eliz Bigham, Interim President Phone: 619-517-3908 Email: ebigham@csusm.edu

Mind-body medicine as a title is widely used today and has significant name recognition with both public and professional audiences.  It is also an area of significant research funding by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).  AAPB’s Mind-Body Medicine Section will tap into this growing public, professional and scholarly interest.  The section will focus on applied psychophysiology as the common interface or theme to unite the varied elements of this rich domain.  The goal is to increase participation in our organization by creative thinkers, teachers, researchers and explorers in the areas of meditation, distant healing, prayer, hypnosis and imagery, yoga, intuition and dreams, psychoacoustics, qi gong and much more.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aapbmindbody@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

Neurofeedback Section -- Annual Section Dues: $20.00 (sustaining member dues: $50.00 ) Contact: Richard Soutar, PhD, President Phone: 678-277-9645 Email: CONTACT HIM

Membership is open to members of AAPB who are interested in research and practice in neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback).  We also encourage those who are not currently active in this area to join, as a way to learn about his increasingly important and growing area.  The division sponsors many activities at the AAPB Annual Meeting, including key speakers and workshops.  The Neurofeedback Division Newsletter, NeuroConnections, the joint publication with ISNR, includes articles of broad interest including clinical and technical interviews, topics including insurance, ethics as well as methodological issues, and current products, systems, and approaches.  Benefits of membership include access to the listserv, web-listing opportunities, and access to the AAPB web site’s member’s only area.

To communicate with this division's list serve send an email to: aapbneurofeedback@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

Optimal Performance Section -- Annual Section Dues: $15.00 Contact: Leah Lagos, PsyD, BCB, President Phone: 646-770-1702 Email: leahmlagos@gmail.com or Contact: Ben Strack, PhD Phone: 949-248-7411 x108 Email: benstrack@hotmail.com.

The Optimal Performance Section was initiated to discuss and explore the uses of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology for optimizing health, mental, physical, and emotional performance in sports, business, and performing arts.  The section provides a community for learning and education among recognized experts in the field.

To communicate with this section's list serve send an email to: aappoptimalperformance@lists.aapb.resourcenter.net - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

sEMG/SESNA Section -- Annual Section Dues: $15.00 Contact: Jeff Bolek, PhD President Phone: 216-448-6362 Email: bolekj@ccf.org

The Surface EMG Division within AAPB began as the Surface EMG Society of North America (SESNA).  Our main aim is to promulgate the appropriate use of surface electromyography techniques within the context of applied psychophysiology. We provide a track at the Annual Meeting, basic workshops, and Internet dialogue on members’ interests.

To communicate with this division's list serve send an email to:
 SEMGDISCUSSIONPROFESSIONALSONLY@yahoogroups.com - you must be a member of the section to participate in the list.

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