Mission
BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.

Recognition
BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the clinical practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).

Board Certification Areas
BCIA offers Biofeedback Certification, Neurofeedback Certification, and Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification.  Clinical and Technician certification tracks are available for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, while only the Clinical track is available for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Read more...

BCIA Credentials
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMDB for your use where allowed. Read more…

BCIA News
Clinical Update Series:  BCIA will be offering 90 minute webinars that are easily accessible online and very affordable.  These are the perfect tools to update your skills and gain continuing education credit toward recertification – all from the comfort of your office.

Educational Opportunities

December 4 - BCIA will be offering a 90 minute webinar:  Patient Progress Monitoring by Glenn Weiner, PhD, BCN 
at 10am mountain time (9am pacific, 11am central and 12noon eastern.)   Perhaps it is not your equipment or your protocol options that are holding your level of clinical success back? Having a structured, objective approach to measuring patient progress may give you the information you need to fine tune your work and result in better outcomes. Register now!

Missed a webinar?  Click here to purchase a recording!

ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.

International

The Netherlands:

Danielle Matto and Eveline Kempenaar have launched some exciting new CE opportunities for those in the Netherlands. Please visit their website for more information.

BCIA Exam Sites
You must first file a certification application with BCIA and pay all fees prior to selecting an exam date using our Exam Registration form.

Please note that you may also elect the special exam option that enables you to use a local proctor.

BCIA Quick Links
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New recertification deadline
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November 2014 Update

The Canadian Psychological Association and EEG Biofeedback

Last  year's Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention was unique in that there were presentations on EEG biofeedback (Neurofeedback) research conducted at Western University in Ontario.  The presenters were psychologist Dr. Paul Frewwen and graduate student Teddy Chow.  They are part of a team that includes psychiatrist Dr. Ruth Lanius.  Also, Dr. Lanius's brother, Ulrich Lanius, a psychologist in Vancouver, presented on the LENS system.  These presentations prompted further contact with the Canadian Psychological Association with a view to forming a new section within the CPA.  We received enthusiastic support, and very quickly had the 25 CPA members required to create the section.  Read more....

New Clinical Neurofeedback Association in Japan!

The Japan Clinical Neurofeedback Association was registered in Tokyo on September 25.  The main aims of the organization are to support and promote the efficacy of neurofeedback in Japan, provide information to the public, hold seminars and case conferences for therapists, and to set guidelines of practice based on standards that would be equivalent to BCIA.

BCIA Certificants - Where Have They Been?

Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaRon Swatzyna, PhD, BCB, BCN presented EEG/QEEG Prolegomenon to Precision Medicine: A Large Clinical Study of Refractory Cases at the Joint Meeting of  the  EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS), The International Society for Research in Neuroimaging (ISNIP), and the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (ISBET).

Leipzig, GermanyMartijn Arns, BCN presented an Introduction to the EEG Based Personalized Medicine ad the First results of the iSPOT studies in Depression and ADHD:  EEG alpha asymmetry as a gender specific predictor of SSRI treatment outcome in September at the International Pharmaco-EEG Society.

Open Access Articles of Interest

ISNR now publishes their NeuroRegulation in an open-access, online format.  This inaugural edition is packed with good information including: the ADHD articles by Rex Cannon, PhD, BCN and H. Edmund Pigott, PhD:  Neurofeedback is the Best Available First-Line Treatment for ADHD:  What is the Evidence for this Claim? and Neurofeedback Requires Better Evidence of Efficacy Before It Should be Considered a Legitimate Treatment for ADHD:  What is the Evidence for this Claim?.  Additionally Nancy Wigton, BCN and Genomary Krigbaum authored “When Discussing Neurofeedback, Does Modality Matter? 

Frontiers in Psychology recently published the following HRV articles:

Heart rate variability biofeedback: how and why does it work? by Paul M. Lehrer, PhD, BCB and Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB.

A healthy heart is not a metronome: an integrative review of the heart's anatomy and heart rate variability by
Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Rollin McCraty, PhD and Christopher L. Zerr.

We've Moved!  Same great service, a different location!
Please note our new address:  5310 Ward Rd, #201 - Arvada, CO  80002. 
(720) 502-5829 or you may email us at info@bcia.org.

Below are some of the most recent international certificants. Welcome to BCIA!

AAPB News
Take advantage of the CE opportunities offered by AAPB webinars, both live and recorded sessions!

Join them in Austin, TX for the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting - March 11 - 14, 2015 in Austin, TX.

ISNR News

ISNR now offers webinars to cover the didactic requirement for neurofeedback certification through their new online ISNR University.

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Our Facebook page is bcia1981. We invite you to register your "Like."

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