October/November 2012

AAPB Newsletter
October/November 2012



Hello AAPB members!

Following are a few of the projects the board has been working on:

  1. The conference planning committee is way ahead of the curve especially compared to recent past years.
  2. The board is calling non renewals from the past year. I have found that often a member just forgot to renew.
  3. Michelle Cunningham is now our go-to person at the Resource Center. She is a joy to work with.
  4. The board continues to work closely with the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) as they provide advocacy on Capitol Hill to promote the sciences of brain and behavioral sciences.
  5. The board is working closely with the Resource Center as they write the petition for renewal of recognition of Biofeedback: Applied Psychology as a proficiency within the American Psychological Association.
  6. The president is visiting the presidents of organizations that may want to form a closer alliance with AAPB such as AASP, Association of Applied Sport Psychology.
  7. The website continues to improve based on comments from the membership.
  8. The list-serves are up and running with the bugs pretty well worked out. Unfortunately they do not seem to be very active.

The folks on the board that are doing all of this are volunteers who have "day" jobs. It is an enormous amount of work to keep AAPB flourishing. Consider volunteering for one of the many opportunities as they are posted on the web site.


Jeffrey Bolek, PhD
AAPB President


Springer Book Archives - "Your Book Can Live Forever!"

Did you publish a book with Springer before 2005?  Do you know someone who did?

Springer, the publisher of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, about a decade ago digitized all back issues of this journal - back to Volume 1, Number 1 - to make them available to libraries and their patrons and to AAPB members as part of their member benefits. Of course, this digitization applied to all journals published by Springer.  Groundbreaking and mindboggling at the time, these days it's taken for granted.   Now, Springer is working to digitize all the books it ever published, initially over 100,000.

Springer Book Archives will consist of high-quality digital versions of books published between 1842 and 2005, including many that are now out of print, making them available again via our SpringerLink platform, via e-reading devices, and in print.  The archive includes about 40 respected imprints, such as Chapman & Hall, Kluwer Academic Publishers, and Plenum Press, and affirms the commitment to preserve valuable scholarly content that will enable academics/researchers worldwide to access forever a rich trove of information via their libraries.

To include a book in the archive, Springer needs authorization from its author(s) and is sending out e-mails to hundreds of thousands of authors.  Even so, it's difficult to reach all authors.  If you published with Springer or think you may have, please visit www.springer.com/SBAauthor to find out how you can easily assign digital rights to your book(s) and your benefits in doing so.

The Fall 2012 issue of Biofeedback Magazine is now available online

Vol. 40, Issue 3 (Fall 2012) is now available online. To access Biofeedback, please login to the AAPB website.  Under "Member Benefits", click on "AAPB Online Publications". 

This issue features:

Special Issue: Advances in the Use of Quantitative Electroencephalography and Neurofeedback
Donald Moss, John Davis, and Roger DeBeus

Mentoring: What Is It All About Anyway? 
Fred Shaffer, Judy Crawford, and Donald Moss

Neurofeedback Treatment in a Client with ADHD and ODD
Dianne Winkelmolen, Vera Kruiver, and Martijn Arns

Remediation of Enuresis Using QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback Training
Jonathan E. Walker

QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback for Remediation of Dysgraphia
Jonathan E. Walker

Audio-Visual Entrainment: A Novel Way of Boosting Grades and Socialization While Reducing Stress in the Typical College Student
Dave Siever

Increase or Decrease Depression: How Body Postures Influence Your Energy Level
Erik Peper and I-Mei


Call for POSTER Abstract Submissions for the 2013 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting

Deadlines are approaching to submit your research for poster presentation consideration at the largest annual gathering of AAPB members, the Annual Meeting:

Now accepting abstract submissions for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Portland, March 13-16. Educate your peers, share your expertise and contribute to the field of biofeedback and neurofeedback by submitting a proposal for consideration. Poster Abstract submissions must be submitted by Monday, November 19, 2012. 

Call for Nominations - AAPB Board of Directors

As a member of AAPB, you have the privilege of casting your vote in the Board of Directors election each year. An effective, committed Board of Directors is essential to the success of any organization. AAPB's volunteer leaders are the embodiment of the organization's intellectual diversity and are dedicated to furthering the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback.

The AAPB Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the following positions for the 2012-13 board:        

  • President-elect
  • Member at large

Please click here to submit your nomination(s) and to learn more about the open positions. Be sure the individual(s) you nominate has/have agreed to be placed on the ballot. You will be required to provide name(s) and email address(es). Self-nomination is encouraged.

Feel free to contact Dr. Gabriel Tan, Past President and Nomination Committee Chair, if you have any questions. The deadline for nominations is October 22, 2012.

Submit Your Paper to Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Consider submitting your next paper to Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback at: http://apbi.edmgr.com. Fair, balanced, and efficient refereeing. Speedy publication of accepted papers via Online First. Wide global distribution to academics, scholars and practitioners, including all AAPB members. Abstracted/indexed in all the leading services, including PsycINFO, PubMed/Medline, and SSCI. For more information, visit the journal homepage: www.springer.com/10484.

Editor-in-Chief Frank Andrasik (e-mail: fndrasik@memphis.edu) will be pleased to answer your general inquiries about the journal and hear your ideas for special topical issues.

Sign up for SpringerAlerts for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Please visit the journal homepage to sign up for free SpringerAlerts. Know when the current issue is published online and what papers are in it weeks before receiving the print version.


Get listed in the AAPB Practitioner Directory

Did you know that for an additional $50 per year, potential clients/patients can find you by using AAPB's online "Find-a-Practitioner" tool. Patients can search by provider name or location or specialty or by condition/disorder.

You can get listed in the directory by:

  • Purchasing a listing when you join/renew your membership
  • Purchasing one from the store any time (you must be a member and logged in to use this option)

This listing of biofeedback/applied psychophysiology providers is provided as a public service because it is difficult to locate biofeedback providers offering interventions for particular disorders.  AAPB feels very strongly that anyone providing biofeedback based services should meet at least the minimum standards of knowledge, training, and experience required to be certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). If a provider is not certified by BCIA, you should be especially cautious when entering into a treatment arrangement. It is important that you determine whether the person is licensed or certified to practice if you are looking for clinical intervention. There are other organizations which do certify people in biofeedback but AAPB has not assessed their criteria for certification.

Practitioners listed in the AAPB provider directory listing have noted by self-attest that they meet the following criteria. They must:

  • be an active member of AAPB
  • provide clinical biofeedback services
  • agree to work within the rules and regulations of their profession
  • agree to abide by the laws of their state
  • when working with medical or psychological diagnoses, carry appropriate licensure or if unlicensed, agree to work under appropriate supervision
  • be appropriately trained to offer the specific biofeedback modality they provide and to work the client base they serve
  • agree to abide by the AAPB ethical principles and have no substantiated ethical judgments against them by AAPB


SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Annual Meeting, March 13-16 in Portland, Oregon 
You won't want to miss this educational event and the networking opportunities available! The theme for 2013 is Creating Synergy: Integrating Methods and Modalities. Read More...


STAY TUNED! The Fall 2012 AAPB Virtual Education/Webinar schedule will be announced soon. Visit the Virtual Education section of the website for updates and available recordings.


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