BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.
BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Multiculturalism and Diversity
BCIA endorses the American Psychological Association “Multicultural Guidelines.” BCIA professionals recognize the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in clinical and optimal performance practice, education, and research, and treat individuals from diverse ethnic, linguistic, racial, sexual orientation, and gender identity backgrounds with appreciation and sensitivity.
Board Certification Areas
BCIA offers Certification in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback, and HRV Biofeedback for health care professionals and a Technician Certification for those working in the US and Canada who cannot document an education that meets our stated educational requirements and who are working under the legal supervision of a licensed and BCIA certified professional. Read more...
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BCIA Professional Standards/Ethical Principles of Biofeedback
This document is designed to be a living document that will serve to guide your decisions and is meant to serve beside the ethical principles of your profession and within the laws of your state that govern health care. Please revisit this document time to time as it may change with updated information as needed.
BCIA Offers Online Payment Options
Now for your convenience, you may pay your certification or recertification fees online using this link.
BCIA Webinars - Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars? An offering from the Clinical Update Series is a 90-minute presentation that is based on traditional continuing education and offers information on an advanced topic. Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification. These webinars are 60-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
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If you missed part 1, please contact the office at email@example.com and you will be guided on how to purchase a copy of the recording.
Ongoing Educational Opportunities
Please check with the BCIA-accredited didactic training providers as many provide high quality educational opportunities throughout the year! Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction, and HRV.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
November 15 - 17 - The Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society Meeting: Bessel van der Kolk is the keynote speaker. Other presenters include Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, Drs. Lynda & Michael Thompson, Leon Morales, MD, PhD, and many more. This is an opportunity to hear some of the best in our field over live-streaming at a very affordable price. Students have even bigger cost reductions! Please contact the society to learn more about the live streaming opportunities. BCIA events include the exam on Friday evening, November 15.
December 5 - AAPB Webinar - HRV Biofeedback and Addiction: Rehabbing Body, Mind and Spirit, presented by Amy Hudson, PhD, BCB, LCSC.
AAPB-published Digital Books Now Available!
In an effort to ensure accessibility and affordability for interested parties from around the world, AAPB's top selling texts are now available for purchase in digital form, readable on computers or other electronic devices only. You may continue to order the physical books, or just the digital version, or BOTH! The books now available in digital format are: Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback - 3rd Edition by Gabriel Tan, PhD, BCB, BCN, Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Randall Lyle, PhD,BCN, and Irene Teo; Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, and Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB; and The Neurofeedback Book - 2nd Edition by Michael Thompson, MD and Lynda Thompson, PhD, BCN. Click here for more information!
ISNR launched a new social media page - Feed For Thought. This page will act as a discovery engine for all who are interested in human neuroscience, health, well-being, and personal development. Check it out!
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.
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November 2019 Update
Welcome to Rafael Cabeza, BCN from Spain
Rafael Cabeza has been a psychologist for 30 years and currently works in private practice in Santander, Spain.
He uses QEEG and different neurofeedback techniques in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with problems of TDAH, autism, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, addictions, depression, insomnia and chronic pain.
MaJesus Murelaga Andonegui is our Newest BCN from Spain
Mª Jesus Murelaga Andonegui is a Psychologist in Spain, a specialist in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of a Psychodynamic orientation, with a wide training background and with more than 30 years of clinical experience that develops in a Multidisciplinary Team at the Burmuin Institute of Bilbao. She has completed her personal analysis, in addition to several Masters and is a member of different scientific associations. Her work focuses mainly on adults and young people diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Pain and Addictions (Eating Disorders, OH, Internet and play), both individually and in groups. The search for the best treatment methods for her patients led her to enter the world of new Neurotherapies, starting three years ago in the qEEG , and continuing through the training in Neurofeedback in which she is recently working great interest due to the effectiveness and results obtained.
Congratulations to Ivana Dragicevic, BCN From Australia
Ivana Dragicevic is a Psychologist with First Class Honours from Macquarie University in Sydney and a Master in Cognitive Science (MSc) from the University of Vienna. Ivana has been involved in the neurofeedback field both in conducting qEEG assessments and using neurofeedback clinically with various presenting issues including: PTSD, depression, anxiety, ASD and ADHD. For the past three years, she has been working at NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), utilizing neurofeedback and psychological therapy in order to help trauma-affected individuals rebuild their lives. Ivana is passionate about using neurofeedback and biofeedback in conjunction with psychodynamic, body-focused and cognitive therapy to more broadly assist individuals with emotional dysregulation issues and promote brain and body well-being.
BCIA Welcomes Luciana Lorenzon, BCN From Italy!
Luciana Lorenzon is a Psychotherapist and Certified Neurofeedback Instructor for the BFE (Biofeedback Federation of Europe) and has been using neurofeedback and biofeedback for the past 10 years, combing applied neuroscience with cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. She started using the modalities in a rehabilitation and research center for diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with a wide range of difficulties including ADHD, autism, concussion/brain injury, depression and anxiety. Since 2015 she has been working in a Medical Center “Medicina e Sviluppo” in Treviso, one of the nine Italian BFE Centers of Excellence. Her current focus of clinical work and research includes functional brain imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, the effectiveness of combining biofeedback and neurofeedback protocols, and LoRETA neurofeedback with epilepsy and addictive disorders.
Congratulations to Shaheen Pordily, BCN from Australia
Shaheen Pordily is a Senior Psychologist, currently working with first responders in the Emergency services sector. She initially started working at various community mental health type settings and has been working in the trauma field since 2010. Shaheen has over 6 years of experience working with torture and trauma survivors/ veterans and those impacted by intergenerational war-related traumas, domestic violence and developmental trauma on issues around PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic suicidality, drug and alcohol abuse, to name a few.
CPT Code Update
We recently received an update from the group working on our CPT codes and we thought you may find this of interest. This document provides a brief overview of the history and includes the ongoing work. BCIA hosted a webinar on this topic which was very popular and we believe it is vital for every practicing bio or neurofeedback clinician who wishes to correctly bill insurance. You may purchase the recording and then complete the online evaluation/exam and earn 1.5 hours of accredited CE toward the 3 hours of ethics required of all BCIA certificants for their recertification! To purchase.....
Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV Publishes 2nd Book
We are pleased to announce that Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyuday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance will soon be available. Dr. Khazan's work pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments― from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia. Her approach outlines simple solutions for readers who want to improve the way they respond to challenges. She guides them through increasing their resilience and emotional flexibility while empowering them to take back control of their overall health. Ordering information.
Didactic Training Programs Are Available in Many Countries
We are delighted to let you know that our international training programs are rapidly expanding. BCIA-accredited didactic courses are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain. Very soon we will be formally announcing a university-based neurofeedback didactic course in South Korea! For more information on dates and specific locations.....
The Fallacy of Sham-Controlled Neurofeedback Trials: A Reply to Thibault and Colleagues (2018)
This article was written to dispel the belief that neurofeedback's beneficial effects are due to placebo and has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders on August 6, 2018. We are very grateful to the hard work and dedication of Dr. H. Edmund Pigott, BCN; Rex Cannon, PhD, BCN; and Mark Trullinger, BCN. We owe them a huge thank you for their hard work and dedication to this topic. Funding for the publication of this article was provided by The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, and BCIA. Read more.....
Announces an International Fee Structure
This revised fee structure was designed in line with the country groupings as used by the World Psychiatric Association. All fees including certification, recertification, and even webinars offers 4 different fee levels in accordance with the financial realities in each country or region. We know that our field is coming of age worldwide and it is important to be able to offer education, training, and certification more affordably. Read more...
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