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.
2020 Webinar Schedule
February 21 - Sleep, What We Know and How Can We Help? presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV. This webinar will review the latest findings from the neuroscience of sleep and their implications for biofeedback and neurofeedback practice. We will review sleep stages and their functions, sleep disorders, the limitations and dangers of sleep medications, simple behavioral interventions to improve sleep, and the efficacy of biofeedback and neurofeedback for insomnia.
All seats have been sold and we are sorry, but registration is closed. Please contact BCIA at email@example.com for information about purchasing the recording.
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.....
Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society Spring Conference
May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
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.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
AAPB 51st Annual Scientific Meeting - April 1 - 4, 2020, LaJolla, CA.
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! 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 include: 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 has announced the 2020 meeting dates. Please join them June 11 - 13 in Orlando, Florida!
February 28 - Understanding Neurofeedback Mechanisms, presented by Eddy J Davelaar, MSc, MSc, PhD.
ISNR has 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.
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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February 2020 Update
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.....
Eugenio Lizama, BCN From Chile
BCIA and BCIA-H welcome Eugenio Lizama, a Psychologist with a concentration in Neurosciences and Sport & Management. He specializes in high sports performance and has been working with MotoGP, F1, Tennis, Golf, Cycling and Soccer champions in Europe and South America for more than 10 years, developing neuropsychological training protocols for performance improvement. Mr. Lizama is a postgraduate professor in Chilean and European Universities and is the creator of the CEN Center (Neuropsychological Training Center) in Chile www.centrocen.cl.
Welcome to Joan Sanchez Garcia, BCN - From Spain!
Mr. Sanchez Garcia is a licensed psychologist with a master's degree in clinical psychology who is currently focusing on 3rd generation therapies such as ACT Therapy, Strategic Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness. Since he began his path to become BCIA certified in neurofeedback, he has been learning how to apply neurofeedback protocols, not just in the clinical field, but also on high performance with athletes. Joan is passionate to learn more about the human sciences and he always tries to find new and more effective ways to help people to reach their goals and feel better. To achieve that, he primarily focuses on two things: the connection between body and mind and the enhancing of consciousness.
BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Daniela Penettre, BCN
During her undergraduate studies, Daniela completed an internship in a Neuropsychology Clinic (Clínica de Neuropsicología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica) in Mexico City, where she gained experience doing neuropsychological assessments, QEEG based neurofeedback therapy and cognitive reeducation, in both adult and pediatric populations. Daniela completed a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Neurology at the Universidad de León, in Spain, through the Instituto de Altos Estudios Universitarios where she graduated with a thesis in “Psychoneuroimmunology and its link with Neuropsychiatric disorders”. Ms Penettre is an affiliated member of the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback and the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR).
BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Rosie Garciamontes Beasley, BCN
This is our newest BCN from Mexico! Ms. Garciamontes is a neuropsychologist in private practice since 2011, mainly working with children and adolescents in pursuit of their full potential. She has been using neurofeedback since 2018, working primarily with children having difficulties with impulsivity, hyperactivity, developmental disorders and academic underachievement, in search of functional neurological patterns for better development.
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....
Abirami Rameshbabu MPT, MIAP, BCB-PMD - the First From India!
She is is a Physical Therapist with 20 years of experience in treating pelvic and spinal pain, knee and shoulder problems, and sports injuries successfully. Her interest is on Women’s health treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions - bladder and bowel Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse using Biofeedback as a main tool in treating and educating clients in a first of its kind in India. She additionally provides solutions to manage a variety of issues - Dyspareunia, Constipation, Pelvic Girdle Pain during Pregnancy, Pregnancy and postpartum issues, PCOD, Infertility, and life style management from Puberty to Menopause and also the elderly. Abirami is creating awareness about Pelvic floor health through various platforms such as public meetings, seminar in universities, etc.
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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