Fundraising and Contributions

FERB’s purpose and mission is to support education, special papers and publications, scholarships, recognition awards and research in the area of applied psychophysiology.

Why Contribute?
To promote the field of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology and to encourage student development and research.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?
YES! FERB is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

What is FERB currently doing?
Awarding travel scholarships to deserving students to attend the AAPB Annual Meeting to provide them with opportunities to network and expand their opportunities in this field as well as supporting research with small grants up to $3,000.

How does FERB raise money?
Our annual fundraising event at the AAPB Annual Meeting, gifts and contributions.

What are the future plans for FERB?
To increase research funding, support more scholarships and develop more programs.

What can individuals do?

  • Attend to the fundraising events hosted at the AAPB Annual Meeting
  • Make financial contributions yearly
  • If you know grateful clients who have the inclination and resources to enhance the field, share our website with them for their consideration
  • Honor a Mentor

How much should I give?
This is an individual decision. FERB is grateful for a donation of any amount. Contributions of $25 to $100 will make a difference each year. Consider a bequest in your Will or Trust. Please see below for tax-deductible gift opportunities.


Bronze ($50-$99):
Recognition: Individual listed once in AAPB E-News   

Silver ($100-$499):
Recognition: Individual listed once in AAPB E-News and recognized with signage at the 2015 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting   

Gold ($500-$999):
Recognition: Individual listed twice in successive issues of AAPB E-News and recognized with signage at the 2015 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting

Platinum Donors ($1000+): 
Recognition: Gold recognition opportunities plus recognition from the podium at the 2015 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting by the FERB President and a full year listing on the AAPB website acknowledging support


Bronze ($250-$499):
Recognition: Name listed twice in successive issues of AAPB E-News

Silver ($500-$999):
Recognition: Bronze recognition opportunities plus signage at the 2015 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting

Gold ($1,000-$2499):
Recognition: Silver recognition opportunities plus two banner ads in successive issues of AAPB E-News, and a 6-month banner ad on the AAPB website      

Corporate Platinum level ($2500+):
Recognition:  Gold recognition opportunities, four banner ads in successive issues of AAPB E-News, and an additional 6-month banner ad on the AAPB website 6-month banner ad on the AAPB website

How can I get more information about FERB?
Contact us at:

10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (800) 477-8892
Fax: (720) 881-6101

Our thanks to contributors on behalf of FERB, the Board extends our appreciation for your past and future support. We have witnessed and participated in the fulfillment of many dreams in this field. We hope you will join with us in extending your participation.

We would like to thank those who have generously supported FERB, its mission and the future of the field (from March 1, 2014 to January 3, 2015):

Platinum Level Donors
Mary Lee Esty
Paul Lehrer
Scheherazade S. Shamsavari
Richard Soutar
Annie Umbricht
Bronze Donors
Elizabeth J. Bigham
Robert Conder
Leonardo Gomes
Howard Hall
Kurt A. McKinley
John K. Nash
Jan Newman
Erik Peper
Edith Schneider
Mark S. Schwartz
Silver Donors
Frank Andrasik
John Arena
Stephen Baskin
Francine Butler
John H. Cammack
Sebern Fisher
Benjamin C. Hammett
Michael McKee
Doil D. Montgomery
Donald Moss
Hal Myers
Cynthia Perlin
Ronald L. Rosenthal
Timothy J. Sobie
Fred B. Shaffer
Lynda M. Thompson

Corporate Donors
Behavioral Medicine Research & Training
New Mind Technologies


Honored Mentors:

2014 Mentor Tributes
Dr. Paul Lehrer in honor of Dr. David Shapiro, Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine
“David Shapiro is one of the first biofeedback researchers. At a time when most psychologists thought that autonomic activity could only be controlled by classical conditioning, he demonstrated operant control in a series of elegant experiments, and published some of the first papers on clinical applications. Since then, his prolific research has laid the groundwork for the entire field of applied psychophysiology. He also has been a beloved mentor to several generations of psychophysiology researchers and clinicians through his teaching at Harvard and UCLA, and has mentored the work of several leaders in our field. His manner has always been unassuming, but his standards have always been uncompromising. He always demonstrated a supportive belief in his students and their abilities, and encouraged them to follow their own paths, while providing needed help and guidance. All who have worked with him, who have been mentored by him, and who have been inspired by his pioneering research owe him a great debt of gratitude.” – Dr. Paul Lehrer, in honor of his mentor, Dr. David Shapiro

2015 Mentor Tributes
Dr. Shari Shamsavari in honor of Dr. Eleanor Criswell, President of Hannah Somatic institute, The Novato Institute
“It is seldom that any mentor will take a profound interest in your future work that would stay with you in your professional career on every level of your development over a 25 year span. Dr. Criswell is not only an internationally well-known professional for her work on Somatic and Biofeedback but also an incredibly powerful mentor that transcends her own image to her students by making visible what is invisible and in my related work with children supporting the benefits of diversity in our community of professionals; what we can do if our thoughts are more diverse. It is in her humble qualities with her selfless contributions that our program in Mexico succeeded. The high political profile in the professional groups in Mexico gave us the reigns to train with the making of transparency as good practice and policy. Our practice of ethics applied in the government program despite some difficult times but ultimately we prevailed. Our standards and practice remain the same for US / Mexico border states through our university of Guadalajara (CUCS) program. CEU offered for the professionals in our program.” - Dr. Shari Shamsavari, in honor of her mentor, Dr. Eleanor Criswell

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