2015 AAPB Webinar 7: Part 1: Professional Ethics and Standards
Presented by Donald Moss, PhD, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University
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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 (5th rev.) 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 gain:
- 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 become familiar with the Standards of Practice for Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy (2012), endorsed by ISNR, and their application for everyday decisions in conducting neurofeedback.
- 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 Neurofeedback.
- Attendees will recognize current principles governing the delivery of remote training, and the requirements for safe and responsible patient-directed and family-directed training.
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Donald Moss, PhD is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University. Dr. 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 a delegate for Division 30 to APA's Council of Representatives. He is currently treasurer for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), is a delegate to the International Society for Hypnosis, and served in the past as program chair for AAPB and workshop co-chair for SCEH. He is a Board member of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and on the advisory board for the International Network for Integrative Mental Health. He is co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood, 1998).