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 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 News - 2021 Webinar Schedule
July 23 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar - Meet My Friend MaryJane: How Marijuana Impacts Neurofeedback presented by Erin Conway, PsyD, BCB, BCN, MSCP. Recreational marijuana is legal at the state level, which means a lot more neurofeedback providers are seeing clients who use marijuana regularly. As a mind-altering substance, marijuana can significantly impact brainwave function and hinder progress in treatment. In this webinar we will discuss how to talk to patients about marijuana use, how marijuana use impacts the brain, and review two case studies involving marijuana use and neurofeedback. Registration is closed; however we will have a link to purchase the recording available very soon!
Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars? Clinical Updated present the supporting science. Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
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Ongoing Educational Opportunities
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.
The 52nd Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on October 20 - 23, 2021.
Please visit www.aapb.org to keep up with the May training schedule.
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.
Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society AND the Biofeedback Society of Texas
MABS & BST have joined forces to offer four exciting workshops in 2021, all with the overarching theme of Neuroinflammation: Causes, Effects and Potential Interventions. Mark your Calendars:
May 22 June 19 September 18 October 16
Each session will run 11:00am - 3:30pm Eastern Time.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Exams may be taken using only our online proctoring service who uses 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 exam registration form.
July 2021 Update
The Field Loses a Pioneer - Les G. Fehmi, PhD
On June 23, 2021, Lester G. Fehmi, PhD passed away at home after a brief illness at the age of 87. He was surrounded by his family and his life was memorialized in a private family ceremony. Psychologist and Director of the Princeton Biofeedback Centre, Les was the author of three books, THE OPEN-FOCUS BRAIN, DISSOLVING PAIN, and THE OPEN-FOCUS LIFE which will be out in July. Dr. Fehmi was very important to BCIA as he served as the inspiration for our Certification by Prior Experience program and we are so grateful.He was a well known lecturer and has written many professional articles on the subject of attention and neurofeedback. He is internationally known as the developer of Open Focus™, an attention training method. He is survived by his wife Susan, who is carrying on his work, his children Laura, Jeff, Jessica and Emy, four grandchildren, William, Grace, Emre and Zeyah, and his sister Emy.
Major Associations Endorse BrainFutures’ Recent Report on Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD and Anxiety
BrainFutures’ latest report that outlines a clear case for neurofeedback (NFB) as an efficacious treatment for ADHD and symptoms of anxiety has gained the endorsements of three of the most notable international professional associations in the discipline, including: the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and the International Society for Neuroregulation & Research (ISNR). To read more on this groundbreaking report, click here.
Welcome to Michelle Franca, BCN From Ireland!
Michelle is a licensed Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Dublin. She is the third person in Ireland to have earned a BCIA certification. Michelle is the CEO and Founder of Dublin Mind Clinic: a mental health clinic that offers Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy. Services are offered for clients of different ages with a variety of mental health concerns which include Anxiety; Bipolar and Related Disorders; Depression; Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Insomnia; Addiction; and Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders.
The Field Will Miss You - Dr. Michael Thompson!
Surrounded by his loving family, Michael passed away comfortably at home on March 1, 2021 to embark upon his next wonderful adventure.
Dr. Thompson enjoyed a long and varied career, but to us he is most famous for being the other half of a brilliant writing and teaching team along with Dr. Lynda Thompson. Together they brought the science and possibilities of neurofeedback to many people, both in North America and internationally. One of his most significant gifts to the field was the Neurofeedback Book. To learn more about him, read more....
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...