MARCH 15-18, 2017
Thank you for Attending AAPB’s 48th Annual Scientific Meeting. We hope you found high value and plan on attending next year’s conference.
Hope to see you in Orlando!
Dr. Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB will present Combining HRV Biofeedback with ACT Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma Symptoms
May 11, noon mountain time. This webinar is co-sponsored by FERB - The Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences. A percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit their scholarship programs. As more is learned about the neurophysiology of trauma, it has become clear that "talk therapies" are limited. The traumatized brain is not very good at describing expressed emotion, but may be receptive to somatically based interventions. In this Webinar, we will discuss the latest neurophysiology of trauma, the basics of HRV biofeedback, and how adding biofeedback or other somatic interventions to exposure based techniques can improve outcomes. Registration will be open in April.
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Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback—3rd Edition
2017 Webinar Schedule
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.
AAPB Comments of Cease and Desist Notices
Cease and desist notices were recently issued in the practice of biofeedback, one in the state of Nevada from their psychology board and the other from the 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:
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.
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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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.
The Neurofeedback Book, 2nd Edition
by Michael Thompson, MD
and Lynda Thompson, PhD
by Michael Thompson, MD, and Lynda Thompson, PhD
This 137-page monograph features over 100 plates/illustrations and comprises all new information that will be published in The Neurofeedback Book: 2nd Edition - available in the Fall of 2015.