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).
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...
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMD for your use where allowed. 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
October 30 - Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar for Sleep Disturbances in Children with ADHD by Linda Marshall-Kramer, OTR/L, DrOT, BCN. A review of Sleep will be made as it relates to Sleep Physiology (Circadian rhythm and Homeostatic sleep drive), Theories of Sleep, and Sleep Architecture. Sleep Disturbances typically seen in children with ADHD and the impact of sleep disturbances on sleep onset, consolidation and daytime functioning (mood, sensory regulation, and attention) will be discussed. Two case studies will be presented from a doctoral pilot study using Quantitative EEG (qEEG) led Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) that focused on Sleep. The case studies will include pre and post testing data using the qEEG, Sensory Profile-2 (SP2), Children's Sleep Health Questionnaire (CSHQ), Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ), Vanderbilt ADHD Rating Scales-Parent (VADPRS), and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (pedQL). Register Now!
November 13 - Live discussion with Jay Gunkelman! Please take time to enjoy the film - The Signal in the Noise. Jay will join us to discuss an interesting case and you can ask him questions about the film or the case he presents. 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
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.
January 22 - 23, 2021 - NRBS Annual Conference - VIRTUAL! Stay tuned for more information.
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 51st Annual Scientific Meeting - November 4 - 6, 2020, is now a virtual meeting!
Save the Date: the 52nd Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on September 13 - 18, 2021.
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!
The recent ISNR meeting was a great success.
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.
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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October 2020 Update
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.”
We are Excited to Announce the Release of The Signal in the Noise
Through the hard work of many people, you may now have access to this video that describes the life and work of one of our pioneers - the man, the legend - Jay Gunkelman!
The full-length feature can be accessed here:https://vimeo.com/462829979
Password: Gunkelbobble. Please take time to enjoy this film. Next month, BCIA will be hosting him to present a webinar that describes a case and allow you to ask him questions about that specific case, and as well anything from the film. A big thank you to Mary Tracy, Ethan Ireland, Renita Gordon, and of course to Jay Gunkelman! Enjoy!
Welcome to Lenard Durand, BCN from South Africa
Dr. Lenard Durand is an Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist and Psychological Counsellor who has a special interest in assisting his clients to enhance performance, enable change and impact their psychoneuroimmunology.
Dr. Durand is in private practice in Gauteng, South Africa.
BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Liliana Romero Trevizo, BCN
Ms. Romero is founder and owner of Neurocoaching, a comprehensive Neurotherapy Center in Juárez, Chihuahua. Her main goal is to improve cognitive deficits that compromise normal brain function. Committed to her patients, she constantly seeks continuous education opportunities in the field, with the goal of offering the best possible strategy which involves an objective, human and ethical therapeutic approach. Her main target population is children and adult with ADHD since a lack of proper treatment leads to significant life challenges and complications. She is a member of both ISNR and the Mexican Society of Bio and Neurofeedback since 2019
BCIA Welcomes Essam Gad, BCN from Egypt
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Essam Gad, a physical therapist who has additional training in LASER and clinical nutrition. Dr. Gad is currently pursuing a Masters degree in pediatric rehabilitation from Cairo University and is working in in the field of sports medicine and peak performance. Dr. Gad is a certified electromyographer working in the electromyography unit at a neurosurgery hospital at the Ministry of Health. He has also been working in the neurofeedback unit at Zaied Medical Centre since 2019 and owns DALTA Physical Therapy in Cairo.
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.
Thought Technology Offers Free Webinars
Thank you to Thought Technology for providing free webinars on a variety of topics that will provide credit toward BCIA recertification. Read more....
American Psychological Association 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.
Care for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Instrumentation
Thank you to AAPB publishing this information and allowing us to share it with you! 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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