The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) was founded in 1969 as the Biofeedback Research Society. The goals of the association are to promote a scientific understanding of biofeedback and advance the methods used in practice and application. AAPB is a non-profit organization as defined in Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
It is the mission of AAPB to promote and represent the science and practice of self-regulation to enhance health and performance. It is the association’s vision to integrate self-regulation into everyday life.
AAPB's works to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice.
The Association is hard at work meeting these objectives:
- Encouragement of scientific research and expansion of clinical and educational applications of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology
- Integration of biofeedback with other self-regulatory methods
- Promoting high standards of professional practice, ethics, and education
- Increasing member knowledge through events, publications, educational programs and special interest sections
- Making the public aware of the benefits of biofeedback
Membership in AAPB is open to professionals interested in the investigation and application of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, and in the scientific and professional advancement of the field. In its history, AAPB has grown to more than 2,000 members representing the fields of psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, counseling, physical therapy, education and other healthcare areas. There are many state and international chapters.