May Webinar - Alterations in Electroencephalographic Patterns Associated with Excessive Usage of i-technologies (e.g., gaming, social media, texting etc.) - Dr. Mari Swingle.
September Webinar - How to Increase the Impact of HRV Biofeedback Training - Dr. Fred Shaffer.
Biofeedback Society of California Announces One-Day Spring Regional Conference to be held April 18, 2015 – click here for more details.
Infection Risk Mitigation for Biofeedback Providers:
Biofeedback providers necessarily make contact with patients or clients using sterile and non-sterile instruments and sensors. Many biofeedback providers lack the aseptic technique training that is common to licensed medical providers. This review familiarizes biofeedback providers with the essential principles and procedures of infection risk mitigation by touching on routes of disease transmission, disinfection, sanitization, and Spaulding classification. Basic suggestions for infection risk mitigation standards of practice are offered.
Biofeedback Therapy for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Concussions.
AAPB Comments of Cease and Desist Notices
Cease and desist notices were recently issued in the practice of biofeedback, one in the state on Nevada from their psychology board and the other from the in Iowa medical board. Here are links to the letters that were submitted to each in support of AAPB members for the practice of biofeedback and neurofeedback in their states:
Cease and Desist Notice - Nevada
Cease and Desist Notice - Iowa
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 AAPB 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.
|No one knows how beneficial AAPB membership is to the investigation and application of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback better than AAPB members. Now you can share your AAPB membership experience and get rewarded for doing so! Through its new "Direct Member Connect," program, AAPB rewards your efforts in recruiting new members. CLICK HERE to learn about AAPB's membership recruitment rewards program...Direct Member Connect.
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/.
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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.
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.
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