Extra, extra, read all about it... The Preliminary Program for the AAPB Annual Meeting is available here. After reading the AAPB Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule, you may conclude as I have that we can expect another outstanding line-up of events at the meeting. This year, the planning committee included conference chairs Inna Khazan and Patrick Steffen (who is also a board member) along with other board members Tom Collura and Gabe Sella as well as in alphabetical order Rogene Eichler-West, Jay Gunkelman, Wayne Hulon, Urszula Klich and Brad Lichtenstein, with superior support from Michelle Cunningham and Brittney Marsuka. The balance of topics represents carefully considered concepts relevant to a wide array of attendees. For example, the conference theme, 'Beyond the Self in Self-Regulation' incorporates keynote and breakout sessions related to couples interactions; as well as, sexual psychophysiology; as well as, EEG, Cardio-Respiratory and other modalities of biofeedback. Please note for those who need them, there is a total of 31.5 continuing education hours with up to 16.5 hours available during the main conference sessions and 15 hours available during the pre-conference workshops.
Why attend the annual meeting? Whereas curated content about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback is available from a variety of sources, it is not always available in the same way. For example, the annual meeting provides a meaningful way to build partnerships with other attendees and deepen insights that can help when questioning or reaffirming assumptions related to any aspect of biofeedback theory and practice, from running a biofeedback business to designing a biofeedback research study. The annual meeting provides a safe place for connecting directly with subject-matter experts willing to engage in spirited dialog. I always return after each annual meeting energized with new information as well as from experiencing the kind of connections that results from being around like-minded individuals. Whereas any annual meeting can be an investment of time and energy, I believe the AAPB annual conference to be among the best investments of its kind to foster innovation in the biofeedback field as well as forge alliances with fellow AAPB members.
If you are unable to attend the AAPB annual meeting, then please 'telecommute' to gain knowledge by taking advantage of the AAPB continuing education webinars. The current brochure is available here. Also note the special offer: Purchase 4 webinars at the AAPB member price of $276 and SAVE $138 or the non-member price of $396 and SAVE $198. The offer is time limited, so register by December 31, 2015 for any six webinars scheduled through July 2016.
As a final note, please feel free to contact any of the AAPB Board members with any questions you may have, not only related to the annual meeting, but also related to advancing your biofeedback practice or engaging in any types of biofeedback education. Here is a list of the current board members and their contact information: http://www.aapb.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3302
AAPB 47th Annual Scientific Meeting
Registration is now open for this year's AAPB Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington - March 9-12, 2016. Our dynamic schedule of presenters and subject matter categorization was designed with YOU - applied psychophysiology and biofeedback professionals - in mind. At the meeting, you will:
The goal of this conference is to bring clinicians, physicians, researchers and professionals involved with biofeedback and applied psychopysiology together to exchange information, ideas, scientific data and to share experiences. 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. Hot topics in biofeedback encompass HRV, Neurofeedback, Optimal Performance.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 AAPB President's Lecture, as determined by Dr. Richard Harvey.
PRESIDENT'S LECTURE: Psychophysiology of Sexual Arousal and Function: State of the Field and Future Directions
2016 AAPB Keynote Presenters include The Gottman Institute's Dave Penner, Research Institute Brainclinics' Martijn Arns and Mensia Technologies' Chief Technology Officer, Yann Renard:
How to Make Relationships Work
First EEG Results of the iSPOT Study in Depression: EEG Alpha Asymmetry as a Gender Specific Predictor of Treatment Outcome to Sertraline and Escitalopram
Brain-Computer Interfaces, State of the Art and Opportunities
Registration is NOW open. The goal of the AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting is to bring clinicians, researchers, academics, students and professionals involved with Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology together to exchange information, ideas, scientific data and to share experiences.
Join us in Seattle, an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, to attend practical workshops, hear from leading clinicians and researchers, and check out the latest equipment and devices that are revolutionizing the field. AAPB is devoted to education and research in this field and this meeting is a great opportunity to learn about new developments and network with biofeedback professionals from around the globe.
2016 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
March 9-12, 2016
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Call for Board Members
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.
The mission of FERB is to promote and support education, special papers and publications, scholarships, recognition awards and research in the area of applied psychophysiology. In accordance with this mission, FERB supports:
FERB is governed by a volunteer board whose members are committed to the continuation of funding scholarships and research to advance applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. The Board meets annually in conjunction with the AAPB annual meeting and through conference calls (1-2 times or as needed each year). We seek to add one or two new members each year as the terms of current members expire.
Although all of us are busy with our career and family commitments, please consider whether you might consider applying to join the FERB board.
In the past two years FERB has funded over 40 travel scholarship to the AAPB annual meeting and six student research projects. FERB board members dedicate a modest amount of time throughout the year to developing fundraising projects/programs that support our goals, and to administering these important grant programs.
Board terms begin at the annual meeting usually held in March and are for a period of three years. The positions are voluntary and unpaid. However, there are rewards in terms of engagement, leadership, community impact, and comradery. We seek individuals who believe in our Mission, Vision and Values, who are committed to its success and willing to commit time, energy and resources.
If you wish to apply for FERB board membership, would like further information, or would like to nominate someone else, please contact the FERB office at the address below. Please provide contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or if you choose, for someone you nominate. A brief application will then be sent.
Dr. Rufus Frederick Baehr passed away on December 4th, 2015 at the age of 93, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. In lieu of flowers, memorials please to Mennonite Relief Fund or North Shore Hospice, 4901 Searle Parkway, Suite 160, P.O. Box 1006, Skokie, IL 60077-8006.
Dr. Baehr was a long time member of AAPB. He is most well known in the biofeedback and neurofeedback communities for his seminal contributions to the development of the alpha asymmetry protocol for treatment of depression, Dr. Baehr, in collaboration with co-investigators Elsa Baehr and JP Rosenfeld contributed over a dozen papers and book chapters to the scientific literature in this area. Although it has been several years since he has been able to attend our annual conference, Dr. Baehr is remembered fondly by attendees for his warm and gentle wit, and his unflagging willingness to share his expertise with students and newcomers to the field.
A well loved educator and master clinician, Rufus valued most his roles as devoted husband of 40 years to Elsa Baehr; loving father to children, Sonya Baehr (Thomas W. Jones) and Frederick Baehr from his marriage to Genevieve Baehr; loving step-father to Joanne Telser-Frere (Christian), Peg (John) Espie, and Liz (Georg) Georgiou; grandfather to Tom Baehr-Jones and Vanessa Baehr-Jones Stout; and step-grandfather to Charlie Dandres, Jeremy Espie and Matthew Espie. His was a life well-lived.
AAPB 2016 Webinar Series
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Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. All webinars offers a MAXIMUM of 1.5 hours.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.
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Purchase 4 webinars at the AAPB member price of $276 and SAVE $138 or the non-member price of $396 and SAVE $198. Time limited opportunity. Register by December 31, 2015 for any six webinars scheduled through July 2016. Registration is now open for all offerings. Should you be unable to attend your selection(s), we will accommodate substitutions or we will provide the recording to you (valid for APA-sponsored and BCIA accepted CE credit).
ONLINE: Register and pay individually for four webinars of your choice online at www.aapb.org. Then to receive your two Free Webinars, you will click Register Now, then select Webinar Series Special as registration option, complete the registration process as normal. Confirmation will be provided upon verification of your registration.
PHONE: Call 888-477-8892 to register.
FAX: Circle your selections and fax this form to 720-881-6102.
MAIL: Circle your selections and mail this form to AAPB, One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
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Missed an AAPB Webinar? Recordings are available!
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!
New additions include:
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 re-certifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. For more information on certification or recertification, contact BCIA today:
Present an AAPB Webinar and Earn $400
Through our webinar programs, AAPB provides participants with high-quality education and training without leaving the home or office. AAPB offers a broad range of programming hosted by experts to help keep participants up-to-date on the latest research, clinical applications, trends, best practices, hot topics and subjects of special interest in the arena of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback (neurofeedback, optimal performance, HRV).
Participants gain insight and knowledge to help them take their careers to the next level, while gaining valuable APA/BCIA continuing education credits. We invite you to be a part of this education initiative, giving our members the knowledge and skills they need to elevate the science and practice of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback.
We invite you to submit a proposal to conduct a webinar presentation. Interested parties should complete this form and return it to Michelle Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information for each speaker must be provided. Each presenter must be available on a mutually agreed upon presentation date. Once submitted, your programming idea will be forwarded to AAPB's Webinar Team for consideration. AAPB will notify you of acceptance.
We look forward to reviewing your submission, and will contact you if your topic has been chosen!