February 2014

AAPB Newsletter
February 2014


President's Letter

Dear Fellow AAPB Members:

I need your help with two different efforts. One will take you just a few minutes and the other is more substantial. Both have to do with our social networking campaign.

Social Networking Campaign: As I mentioned in my last update, AAPB's social networking campaign is underway. Eight "YouTube" videos of varying lengths about biofeedback are being distributed and our presence in various social networking sites is being updated.

Here is what I need your help with:

AAPB needs to direct its videos to (a) web based interest / support groups of people with disorders we can treat (WE ESPECIALLY NEED TO CONTACT PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD, AND SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PEOPLE WITH MIGRIANE HEADACHES), (b) professional interest groups of primary care folk who can refer patients for biofeedback, and (c) professionals who might want to add biofeedback to their practices.

If you are a member of any of the above groups or know how to post videos to their web based groups, please let me know so we can contact them.

AABP has an active Facebook page. We need more people to "like" it so it gets better visibility. Please follow this link and take a look at our Facebook page. If you like it, please do press the like button.

Virtual meeting: Given the uncertainty of how well people will be able to receive our stream from AAPB's meeting, it has been decided to offer the streaming of parts of the meeting at no charge. The streaming this year will be considered a trial in which we stream throughout the meeting but only one session at a time. Several weeks before the meeting, we will send out an email especially directed to people in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe letting people know how to access the stream. A requirement for accessing the stream will be each person's agreement to fill in an evaluation "survey monkey" we send after the meeting.

The board will assess how the streaming attempt worked out and decide on our next steps in this program.

Annual Meeting Registration: The Program Planning Committee has assembled an exciting program to be held in a unique location this year, Savannah, GA! There is still time to register and to take advantage of the discounted fees. Because of the timing of this letter, the register discount has been extended for one more week! Register on or before February 25 and save $55!! I look forward to seeing you in Savannah and welcoming you to the outstanding educational offerings that we have in store!

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Rich Sherman
AAPB President


 Applied Psychophysiology Comes of Age: Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Applications in Clinical Practice and Optimum Performance
We look forward to seeing you in Savannah, Georgia, 
 March 19-22 for AAPB's 45th Annual Scientific Meeting! 



AAPB, the pioneering professional society devoted to education and research in this field, will be hosting its 45th Annual Scientific Meeting in Savannah, Georgia on March 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Please register today and make sure to attend the entire meeting. You won't want to miss the opportunity to attend practical workshops, hear from leading clinicians and researchers, and check out the latest equipment. Please click here to access the complete program online.

2014 Annual Scientific Meeting highlights include:

We are very excited to feature the following FOUR Keynote Sessions:

  • Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina: The Polyvagal Theory: Neural Mechanisms Mediating and Optimizing Social Behavior and Health
  • Ary L. Goldberger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Nonlinear Dynamics, Fractals and 21st Century Biomedicine: The Collapse of Complexity with Aging and Disease
  • Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine: Adventures in Neurofeedback: Insights from fMRI and EEG Studies of Meditation
  • Constance Dalenberg, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Alliant International University: The Integration of HRV Biofeedback and Cognitive Intervention in PTSD Treatment

In addition, the 2014 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting offers:

  • TWENTY Pre-Conference Workshops on 3/19-3/20, 2014
  • TWENTY-EIGHT Breakout Sessions that include a variety of panels, symposia and lecture
  • Poster Abstract Viewing
  • Section and Division meetings to connect you with colleagues in your specialized area of interest
  • Network with like minded colleagues at a variety of receptions and a special event benefiting the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB)
  • Bask in the beautiful Southern Hospitality that only Savannah can offer!

Hotel Reservations are now open at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Be sure to book your reservation by February 18, 2014 to ensure the best rate possible.


Thank you to our 2014 exhibitors. Be sure to visit their websites to learn more about the tools, products and services they offer to enhance the practice and research of biofeedback. Without their support, our meeting would not be possible.

Bio-Medical Instruments 
BrainMaster Technologies, Inc.
MindReflector Technologies 
Neurofield, Inc.
Springer Science+Business Media
The Stens Corporation
Thought Technology, Ltd.

Welcome Reception
brought to you by Dr. Shari Shamsavari, PhD, ATR, Child Adolescent Health Section.
Doc Services serving children health services since 1990.  

Tote Bags
brought to you by Neurofield, Inc.


Anyone interested in volunteering (students are encouraged to participate) as a proctor for the workshops at the Annual Meeting may do so by contacting  bmaruska@resourcenter.com or (800) 477-8892.  Each proctor attends the workshop free of charge in exchange for collecting attendee tickets and distributing handouts. To be eligible to proctor, you must register for the full meeting. If interested, please contact AAPB with the following information today:

  • Please list three workshops, in order of preference, that you would like to proctor
  • Preferred daytime contact information

We are still looking for workshop proctors for the following offerings:

  • WS04: Integration to BioGraph Infiniti 6.0
  • WS06: When Neurofeedback Doesn't Work: A Guide to Improving Clinical Efficiency
  • WS11: Integrating SEMG, qEEg & Psychological Testing in Complex Pain Cases

PLEASE NOTE: Proctors will be assigned courses in the order requests are received


Psychologists: AAPB is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The AAPB 45th Annual Scientific Meeting offers a MAXIMUM of 27.5 hours.

BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions and workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement for recertification with the certificate of attendance. 

We hope to see you in Savannah in March!

Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences

An Investment in the Future of Biofeedback 

The Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB) was formed in 1985 at the urging of then AAPB president, Neal Miller, PhD. He felt that the organization had a mission to continue to support research and clinical applications in our ever broadening field. A key way to do that is to encourage the interest and application of work by students which will lead to further demonstration of the efficacy of Biofeedback techniques.

We would like to thank those who have generously supported FERB, its mission and the future of the field (from March 1, 2013 to January 3, 2014):

Platinum Level Donors
Ali Hashemian
Scheherazade S. Shamsavari

Gold Donors
Francine Butler
Thomas Collura
Paul M. Lehrer

Corporate Donors

Silver Donors
Frank Andrasik
John Arena
Aubrey K. Ewing
Benjamin C. Hammett,
Michael McKee
Hal Myers
Siegfried Othmer
Erik Peper
Ronald L. Rosenthal
Fred B. Shaffer
Richard A. Sherman
Gabriel Tan
Lynda M. Thompson

Bronze Donors
Mary Ann Lancaster
Donald P. Moss
Edith Schneider
Tanju Surmeli
Hiroshi Yamaguchi   


Savannah Riverboat Cruise
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets are $75 or $140 for 2. Dinner Included. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB).

Make sure you sign up for the FERB Fundraiser when you register for the 2014 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting and make an important investment in great potential!


Membership Committee Chair

AAPB strives to ensure that it is meeting the wants and needs of its membership. As the association evolves and changes, it is imperative that we have capable and dedicated committee leadership in place to lead us toward the achievement of our strategic goals and objectives. We are currently seeking a member volunteer to chair its Membership Committee. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a way that provides meaningful support to your peers and gives you a voice in the association. The purpose of the Membership Committee is to:

  • Establish and review membership criteria and policies;
  • Develop new member promotions;
  • Liaison with chapters, sections and divisions to actively recruit members;
  • Work with staff to improve member retention rate, and evaluate and identify member services.

If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Michelle Cunningham at mcunningham@resourcenter.com or (800) 477-8892, ext. 132.


Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
In association with the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Submit Your Next Paper to Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Please consider submitting your manuscript to Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback at: http://apbi.edmgr.com. Experience fair, balanced, and helpful refereeing. Accepted papers are published quickly via Online First. Published works enjoy wide distribution to academics, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, including all AAPB members, and are abstracted/indexed in all the leading services, including PsycINFO, PubMed/Medline, and SSCI. For more information, visit the journal homepage: www.springer.com/10484.

Contact Editor-in-Chief Frank Andrasik (e-mail: fndrasik@memphis.edu) with any general inquiries about the journal and/or your suggestions for special thematic issues.

Sign up for SpringerAlerts for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Please visit the journal homepage (www.springer.com/10484) to sign up easily for free SpringerAlerts. Be notified when each issue is published online (4 times a year) and see what papers are in it weeks before subscribers receive the print version. The journal, online and print versions, is an AAPB membership benefit.

Biofeedback Magazine

The latest issue of Biofeedback Magazine is now available online. This issue features the following information: 

  • Case Studies in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by Donald Moss  
  • Managing Traumatic Brain Injury: Appropriate Assessment and a Rationale for Using Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to Enhance Recovery in Postconcussion Syndrome by Michael Thompson, Lynda Thompson, Andrea Reid-Chung, and James  Thompson
  • Treating Postconcussion Syndrome Using Neurofeedback: A Case Study by Tanushree Bhandari, Lynda Thompson, and Andrea Reid-Chung
  • Balancing Unbalanced Breathing: The Clinical Use of Capnographic Biofeedback by Andrea Meckley
  • Facilitating Motor Learning in a Child with a Chromosome Translocation: Applications of Quantitative Surface Electromyography by Jeffrey E Bolek and Sarah Fultz
  • There Is Hope: Autogenic Biofeedback Training for the Treatment of Psoriasis by Aaron Klein and Erik Peper
FOR PURCHASE - Special AAPB Member Rates Apply

Webinar Recordings 

AAPB is bringing educational seminars to you - literally. Several Virtual Education webinars are currently available for purchase online. These webinars offer continuing education credits and the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge from the comfort of your home or office. The credits you receive are approved by APA and satisfy the BCIA recertification requirements. Additionally, the credits may be used to maintain your license - a great value!

Click here to visit the AAPB Store, and learn more about the following webinar recordings and purchase one today!

  • Addiction and Compulsive Behavior
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ethics
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Stress
  • Pain

The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. For more information on certification or recertification, contact BCIA today:

Phone: (303) 420-2902
Fax: (720) 881-6101
Web: www.bcia.org
Email: info@bcia.org


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