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 practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR).

Board Certifications and Credentials
BCIA offers Certification in Biofeedback (BCB), Neurofeedback (BCN), Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback (BCB-PMD), and HRV Biofeedback (BCB-HRV or BCN-HRV) for health care professionals.    Read more...

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 as it may be updated as needed.

BCIA News  -  2020 Webinar Schedule

January 22 - Clinical Update: Distance HRV Training Strategies for COVID-19 presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV.  This webinar will help you assess your clients' heart rate variability and compare it to normative values, recognize and correct overbreathing, and provide impactful distance HRV biofeedback training with cutting-edge apps. Register Now!

February 19 - Biofeedback Mentoring Webinar on Anxiety presented by Saul Rosenthal, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV. More information to come!

March 26 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar on Chronic Pain presented by Ed Jacobs, PhD, BCN.  More information to come!

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 90-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.

Missed a BCIA webinar?  Click here to purchase a recording!

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

January 22 - 23, 2021 - 46th Annual Conference - Neuromodulation and Interventions for Trauma in the Time of Coronavirus  - a VIRTUAL event!

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

***Free Webinars - ASET also offers free webinars on equipment hygiene and skin care!  You can find them under the education area - webinars and then free recordings.

AAPB News
The 52nd  Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on October 20 - 23, 2021.

AAPB's New Release:  Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion in Biofeedback Practice by Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV and Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV. 

ISNR News
Please visit their website www.isnr.org for more information about the organization and also visit their new website hosting the various educational opportunities: ISNR University.

Annual Virtual Conference - June 25 - 27, 2021 - mark  your calendars and contact ISNR at office@isnr.org to make sure you are on their mailing list!

BCIA Exam Sites
Due to Covid-19, only special exams are available using our online proctoring service - ExamRoomAI.  They use cameras and artificial intelligence to monitor exam progress from your own computer.  BCIA has reduced our fees so you won't incur additional fees.  Please use the special exam form.


International News
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...

Didactic Training Programs Are Available in Many Countries
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.....

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January 2021 Update

The First International to Earn all 3 BCIA certifications

Chris Friesen, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist from Ontario, Canada who has always been fascinated by what makes people successful and now primarily helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers such as professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and writers, achieve their personal and professional potential. He is currently director of Niagara Neuropsychology and Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology, a contributor for Success Magazine, and author of ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen.  

BCIA Welcomes Eleonore Czarik, BCN from France

Eléonore Czarik is a psychologist and a doctoral student at the University of Paris 8. She is a consultant psychologist in Nice and treats patients with neurodevelopmental disorders.  Specialized in clinical neurophysiology in France, she teaches children and adults how to self-regulate their symptoms (attention, sleep, and mood disorders) with the help of biofeedback devices, neurofeedback and cognitive-behavioral approaches.  Her daily work in clinical and scientific settings is to provide tools and strategies to better manage a disorders and/or proactively develop a patient’s own resources, especially those with ADHD and epilepsy. Formerly a pianist, her work around performance management is a natural additional focus to her practice.

Northeast Region Biofeedback Society 46th Conference
July 22 - 23, 2021

This is a wonderful online opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field.  Included will be opportunities to learn about neurological and physiological underpinnings of trauma symptoms and discuss how therapeutic interventions can positively impact those with a history of trauma.  For more information, please use this link.

Welcome Fabien Duplan, BCN From France

Mr. Duplan works as a psychomotor/occupational therapist with children diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety in a private practice in the South of France, Aix en Provence.  He was originally trained in neurofeedback in Montreal in 2014 and has been practicing neurofeedback since then with good results and a lot of passion for this wonderful field. He has particpated actively in the development of neurofeedback in France by showing the medical community and the professionals he works with how and why it works. Mr. Duplan now works with a wide range of patients, from 6 years old to adults, mixing neurofeedback, heart rate variability, relaxation and meditation, and psychomotor therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Welcome Chun-Cheng Jason Lin, BCN from Taiwan!

Jason Lin is a licensed clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience assessing and using non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disorders and psychological diseases. In Taiwan, he is also the first clinical psychologist to earn his BCN. In addition to his clinical practice of neurofeedback at Exebrain Inc., his research interests are exploring affordable biomarkers of insomnia and dementia based on non-invasive, high-value, and portable EEG monitoring. Brainwaves provide a window into the human mind. Whereas clients may not want to talk about their inner thoughts, the QEEG can provide insights into their brain function. Jason believes that QEEG-guided neurofeedback can be transformative. “Train your brain, change your life.”  

APA Releases Telehealth Guidelines
The APA has recently published Telehealth guidelines by state during COVID-19. Though this information is geared towards psychologists, some of it may be relevant to those who are not psychologists, yet are licensed in other areas of mental health.  Read more....
Thank you to Dr. Genomary Krigbaum-Perez, MA, PsyD, BCB.

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.....

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