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 as it may be updated as needed.
2020 Webinar Schedule
April 24 - QEEG Doesn't Tell You Everything, presented by Angelika Sadar, MA, BCN, BCN-HRVB.
May 8 - Benzos and Brainwaves: How Common Medications Impact Neurofeedback Treatment, presented by Erin Conway, PsyD, MSCP, BCB, BCN
June 19 & 26 - Two-Part Ethics, presented by Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN
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 90-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
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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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio will offer a QEEG Workshop taught by Mark Jones, PhD, BCN which will prepare students for QEEG Certification. Dates for the workshops will be February 22, 23; March 28, 29; and May 2, 3. Read more.....
March 27 - Bradley University, Peoria, IL - 5th Annual Super Brain Summit - Mindfulness: The Power of Presence - This one-day conference offers multiple viewing options, enabling you to choose the participation method that works best for you. Pricing also is dependent on participation method, so you only pay for the sessions you attend.
Featured Speaker: Daniel J. Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.
April 8 - ongoing: The Luria Neuroscience Institute will be offering an 8-day online Workshop: "Brain and Cognition in Health and Disease" , presented by Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, ABPP.
Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society Spring Conference
Postponed until further notice - May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Yoga, Research and the History of Brainwaves Come Together: From Stress and Neurological Abnormalities to Creative Flow and Self-regulation
Loyola University Maryland-Columbia Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045, USA
The Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society
May 8 - noon eastern time - NRBS is pleased to announce a special program being offered by Bessel van der Kolk, MD to integrate the treatment of developmental trauma and neurofeedback.
October 23 - 25 - NRBS Annual Conference in Princeton, NJ.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
AAPB 2020 Webinar Series
April 16: Remote Psychophysiology in the Age of COVID - Dr. Linda Walker, BCB, BCN
April 23: Sleep - What Do We Know and How Can We Improve It? - Dr. Fredric Shaffer, BCB, BCB-HRV
AAPB 51st Annual Scientific Meeting - November 3 - 6, 2020, LaJolla, CA - Rescheduled!
AAPB's New Release: Physiological Recording Technology and Applications in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV and Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV.
AAPB-published Digital Books Now Available! AAPB's top selling texts are now available for purchase in digital form, readable on computers or other electronic devices: 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!
Please join us June 11 - 13 in Orlando, Florida!
April 17 - Jay Gunkelman
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.
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
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.....
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March 2020 Update
BCIA Offices Closed Through April 17
Jefferson County, Colorado has issued a "stay at home" public health notice which means starting Thursday, March 26, we will not be allowed to go to our physical office at least through April 17. We will do our best to stay virtually connected to you, but please be patient with us as we try to adjust how we work. Please stay safe, healthy, and positive during this difficult time.
Care for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Instrumentation
Thank you to AAPB publishing this information and allowing us to share it with you! Read more......
Congratulations to Dr. Ana Ortiz Perez, BCN from Spain
Ana Ortiz Pérez is a neuropsychologist and doctor specialized in working with children diagnosed with ADHD. Since her beginnings, she has been working with patients who have suffered brain damage, and children with ADHD. Moreover, currently she is also working with behavioral problems and neurodevelopmental disorders. She works from a cognitive and behavioural orientation, incorporating Neurofeedback as a complementary tool to her work. Dr. Ortiz Perez considers the therapeutic success when improvement is achieved both in the main patient and in the relationship with the relatives around them.
BCIA Welcomes Doerthe Schiess, MD, PhD, BCN from the UAE
Dr. Doerthe Schiess, MD, PhD, BCN is a Neurologist in private practice at Kind Care Medical Center, Dubai, UAE, investigating, treating and preventing neurological diseases in children and adults. She added quantitative EEG and neurofeedback into practice in 2018 as an innovative and drug-free approach for improvement of focus and alertness, cognitive function, mental and academic performance, motor and impulse control, higher resilience, productivity and creativity within balanced mood, not only in attention deficit, learning disabilities, autism, and post-traumatic stress disorders as well in epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, migraines, dizziness, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain, just to name a few, with great success.
Bradley University's 5th Annual Super Brain Summit
March 27 - Peoria, IL
Mindfulness: The Power of Presence features Dr. Daniel J. Spiegel, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the
professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline.This one-day conference offers multiple viewing options, enabling you to choose the participation method that works best for you. Pricing also is dependent on participation method, so you only pay for the sessions you attend.
Welcome Dr. Seunghee Won, BCN from The Republic of Korea
Dr. Seunghee Won, MD, PhD, BCN is from the Kyungpook National University Hospital. As a psychiatrist working in a university, Dr. Won has been treating mood disorders and schizophrenia as his main specialty for the past 25 years. He is also interested in anxiety disorders, ADHD, autism, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Won is using rTMS and tDCS to treat various diseases, and now he is looking forward to using qEEG and Neurofeedback, which has been a great experience for him and his patients
BCIA Welcomes Pilar Rodriguez Ortiz, BCN From Spain
Ms. Rodriguez Ortiz is a clinical neuropsychologist, working in private practice for the last 20 years. Her work has been mainly dedicated to neurodevelopment disorders, focusing on ADHD, behavior disorders and underachievement. She introduced Neurofeedback and Biofeedback tools to improve the practice with new approaches. This also helped to expand to treating adults with anxiety disorders and brain damage. Her belief is that the mind-body connection is absolutely necessary when addressing any type of problems.
The Field Loses a Pioneer - Dr. David Shapiro
Paul Lehrer, PhD, BCB provided this loving tribute and we are grateful.
David Shapiro was one of the great psychophysiologists, and one of the first researchers to discover biofeedback effects on the autonomic nervous system. He passed away on February 4, 2020 at the age of 95. After serving in the army in after World War II, he studied psychology, taught and did research all over the world, while mentoring dozens of students in the field of psychophysiology, a field that he pioneered. In the 1960's and early 70's he taught at Harvard University, where, he began investigating whether people could obtain voluntary control over skin conductance, heart rate, blood pressure, and other autonomic functions. Read more.....
BCIA Offers New Option for Online Exam Proctoring
We are proud to announce our partnership with ExamRoomAI, an online proctoring service that can monitor the exam's security and confidentiality while allowing you to take the exam anywhere in the world. Now there is no need to leave your home or office. Their services are very affordable and we hope that this will remove this barrier. Soon this will be available for all BCIA exams. Read more....
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.
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