AAPB 2015 Board of Directors Election: As a member of AAPB, you have the privilege of casting your vote in the 2015 election. An effective, committed Board of Directors is essential to the success of any organization. AAPB’s volunteer leaders are the embodiment of the organization’s intellectual diversity and are dedicated to furthering the field of biofeedback. You have a voice and we want to hear it! Click here to read about our candidates and to vote.
STPI Science Policy Fellowship Program - Recruiting class of 2015
The Institute for Defense Analyses - Science and Technology Policy Institute (IDA-STPI) Science Policy Fellowship is recruiting a new class of Fellows for 2015-2017. The Science Policy Fellows program is for recent bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients with backgrounds in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences or statistics, and learning sciences. IDA-STPI, located in Washington, D.C., provides high-quality, objective, analytical support to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations. This two-year program provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to gain science and technology policy experience. Policy research will focus on areas such as energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education.
Interested applicants can learn more by visiting: https://www.ida.org
And can apply directly to the Fellowship here:
AAPB, a co-sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine’s (MASBBM) Fall 2014 Conference, recently inaugurated a scholarship program as a way for AABP chapters to engage more students and allow them access to their educational events. MASBBM was delighted to award the scholarships to two students from Loyola University Maryland and two interns from the Virginia Center for Neurofeedback, Attachment and Trauma in Charlottesville, VA. Click here to read the student essays.
NEW!!!! Biofeedback education brochures now available – at NO CHARGE TO MEMBERS! Click here and download yours today.
The Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB) has launched a new "Honor a Mentor program" recently. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize those people who have given time and energy to better the field and its practitioners, while supporting the next generation with research scholarship funding.
NEW! Now available to AAPB members, the new journal, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Through AAPB’s society membership with the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), AAPB members are eligible to receive this new journal.
National Film Board documentary: Drs. Vincent Paquette and Mario Beauregard measure EEG and fMRI to investigate meditation and spirituality with Nuns at the University of Montreal.
A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Emblem Health For Wrongly Denying Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment For Thousands Of New York Members.
Call for Nominations:
AAPB 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award – Nominate Someone You Know Today! Deadline is December 15, 2014
2015 Board of Directors Election – Leaders Needed!
Check out how AAPB members are contributing to stress management through presentations around the world.
This video lecture, Simple Ways to Manage Stress -An experiential lecture for people impacted by the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. For more information, please visit http://peperperspective.com/author/erikpeper/.
AAPB Blog Contributors NEEDED!!!!
If you have visited the AAPB site recently you probably saw the request from president Rich Sherman to contribute a blog. When I saw the request three things went through my mind…1. What is a blog??, 2. I’ll probably get criticized for what I write and 3. Write one every month…just what I need, another thing to keep up with. I can tell you none of the above are true. I went to the site http://exampleofablog.com/ and found examples of blogs. All you need do is ask yourself one question…..is there something I do in my work that is done on a regular basis that I can write a diary about…that’s all there is to it! Plus it’s only 300 words….a paragraph! It’s very easy to continue a story every month. For example, if you are a clinician is there a group of patients you use biofeedback with that you could write a story. If you teach you could explain the biofeedback procedure you are teaching about. The most important step is to just start writing! Once you get over the initial hesitation you will find you are exceeding the 300 words. If you can write like you are writing a letter to someone you can write a great blog. And I guarantee no one is going to ridicule what you have written. This is a great opportunity for the public to read about what biofeedback really is…not some news clip that always seems to miss the point.
Ritalin Gone Wrong by L. Alan Sroufe - Published: January 28, 2012 in The New York Times Sunday Review | The Opinion Pages.
The PAIN: Assessment & Intervention From a Psychophysiological Perspective, 2nd Ed. book published by AAPB is now available for purchase. Go to the AAPB Store for more information.
AAPB Home Study Modules
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AAPB Organizational Members
Organizational members are recognized for their support of AAPB and its mission. The support from our organizational members benefits the entire field of applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, associated research, education and practice.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
March 11 - 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas
Please save the date for next year’s conference, to be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback has evolved from a fascination in the 1960s and 70s to a mainstream methodology today for treating certain medical conditions and improving human performance. This evolution has been driven by years of scientific research demonstrating that the mind and body are connected, and that people can be taught to harness the power of this connection to change physical activity and improve health and function. Public interest in biofeedback is growing, and with it the need for a clear answer to the question, “what is biofeedback?” The leading professional organizations representing the field have answered with the following standard definition:
Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Approved May 18, 2008 by:
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)
To learn more about biofeedback, go to the AAPB Consumer's page.