2018 AAPB Webinar 1: Professional Ethics and Standards: Part I Biofeedback
Presented by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
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This session will review legal and ethical responsibilities of biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners. Biofeedback professionals are governed in clinical practice by state regulations under the relevant licensing act, professional codes of ethics for his or her home profession, and the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback (9th rev., May 2016) of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). The workshop will provide an overview of medical ethics, a discussion of the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association, and a review of the most recent AAPB/BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback. Violation of such guidelines, even when unintended, invites the risk of lawsuit, criminal prosecution, financial penalties, loss of licensure, and expensive and stressful legal and administrative reviews.
Professionals who complete this webinar will:
- Attendees will become familiar with the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback, published by BCIA, and their interpretation for decisions in biofeedback practice.
- Attendees will understand how to navigate the conflicting jurisdictions of state laws and regulations, professional codes of conduct, BCIA guidelines, and federal regulations.
- Attendees will review and discuss practice standards governing entry level competence, continuing education requirements, and scope of practice.
- Attendees will be informed about guidelines for advertising, marketing, and public statements about Biofeedback.
- Attendees will recognize principles and guidelines governing touching patients and attaching electrodes, while maintaining an empathic respectful professional relationship.
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
Donald Moss, PhD, is Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University. There he has built training programs in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, integrative mental health, wellness coaching, and integrative/functional nutrition. Moss has served as president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, and president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He is President-Elect of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and ethics chair for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
Moss is co-editor of Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (AAPB, 2016), co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), and chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood, 1998). He has a book in preparation for Springer with co-author Angele McGrady on Integrative Pathways: Navigating Chronic Illness with a Mind-Body-Spirit Approach, and one for AAPB with co-editor Inna Khazan on Mindfulness, Compassion, and Biofeedback Practice.