2014 AAPB Annual Meeting


Friday Sessions

MEAL3: General Attendee Continental Breakfast

Friday, March 21, 2014
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM



BOS01: Inflammation and Psychophysiological Reactivity to Stress

Friday, March 21, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Inflammation predicts increased hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Chronic stress, mood disorders, and low psychological wellbeing have been related to increased inflammation. In this symposium we first review the pathways through which inflammation impacts health and wellbeing and then present original research on how current inflammatory state (as measured by C-reactive protein) impacts psychophysiological reactivity to stress. We found that those with the highest levels of inflammation also had the highest psychophysiological blood pressure and heart rate reactivity to the Trier Social Stress Test compared to those with medium and low levels of stress. We end by discussing the potential role of biofeedback as a method to reduce reactivity and inflammation.

Speaker:

  • Patrick Steffen PhD
  • Tracy Brown BS
  • Yoko Tsui BS
  • Louise Fidalgoi BS

Learning Objectives:

  • Impact of inflammation on physical health
  • Impact of inflammation on psychophysiological reactivity
  • Potential uses of biofeedback as intervention for reactivity and inflammation

Who Should Attend: Level: Introductory


BOS02: Teaching Breathing Without Overbreathing

Friday, March 21, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Most biofeedback practitioners have had the experience of their clients reporting that they have learned breathing practices from their previous therapist, yoga instructor, or voice coach. Some of these clients go on to say that breathing practices do not work for them, make them feel lightheaded or short of breath, and/or make their symptoms worse. A frequent reason for such experiences is overbreathing. Overbreathing is the most common dysfunctional breathing habit, affecting 10 - 25% of the US population. Overbreathing, or exhaling too much carbon dioxide, results in hypocapnia, or low levels of carbon dioxide in the blood and other interstitial fluids. Overbreathing leads to significant emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological changes which may seriously impact health and performance. Specifically, overbreathing serves as a contributing factor to various psychophysiological disorders, such as anxiety and panic, chronic pain, headaches, asthma, and gastrointestinal distress. Overbreathing also negatively impacts performance, both physical (e.g., athletics) and cognitive (e.g., attention). The purpose of this symposium is to introduce its audience to the concept of overbreathing, including relevant physiology and behavioral consequences, and, as the main focus, discuss ways to recognize overbreathing in their clients and teach healthy breathing skills. Learning to identify and correct overbreathing is important in improving client outcomes.

Speaker:

  • Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Define overbreathing
    • Participants will be able to differentiate antibody mediated immunity from cell mediated immunity
    • Describe physiological and behavioral consequences of overbreathing
    • Recognize when your clients may be overbreathing
    • Aquire skills for teaching healthy breathing

    Who Should Attend:
    Anyone who teaches breathing skills to their clients or patients: psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, physicians, nurses, other clinical biofeedback practitioners

    Level: Introductory


    BOS03: Construct Validation of the Neurometric Performance Battery with SLORETA

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    The Neurometric Performance Battery (NPB) is designed to fill the gap between training and real world assessment. The measures have been painstakingly developed to meet scientific standards by providing reliable and valid assessments of how a subjects skills match up to over 6000 subjects from all 50 states with all social and economic characteristics represented. The measures provide both broad range and specific information about important attention, executive and motor functions as they relate to day to day performance in the real world. This presentation will cover the purpose of using psychometric tests to inform treatment decisions and to cross validate results from neurofeedback interventions. Specifically we will demonstrate how combining test performance with EEG and SLORETA can help inform and validate treatment decisions.

    Speaker:

    • Thomas K. Pedigo EdD, MSCP, ABMP, BCN

    Learning Objectives:

    • Undertand the use and validation of performance tests
    • Effectively evaluate the psychometric acceptability of performance tests for clinical use
    • Understand how performance testing can augment and cross validate QEEG and Neurofeed back results

    Who Should Attend:
    Anyone interested in Neurofeedback and performance testing

    Level: Intermediate


    Oral Presentations 1

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    A Sufi self-piercing analyzed with EEG and sLORETA imaging
    Thomas F. Collura PhD, MSMHC; Howard Hall Phd; Erik Peper Phd; Annette Booiman

    QEEG-NEUROMETRIC ANALYSIS GUIDED NEUROFEEDBACK (NF) TREATMENT IN DEMENTIA: 20 CASES. HOW NEUROMETRIC ANALYSIS IS IMPORTANT
    Tanju Surmeli MD.BCIA-C EEG, Associate Fellow

    The Effect of NeuroField on Parkinson's Disorder - A Case Study
    Nicholas Dogris PhD


    Networking Break & Posters Available for Viewing in the Exhibit Hall

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    9:00 AM to 9:15 AM



    Opening Welcome & President's Address

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    9:15 AM to 9:30 AM



    KEY2: Keynote Address: Ary Goldberger, MD
    Nonlinear Dynamics, Fractals and 21st Century Biomedicinine: The Collapse of Complexity with aging and disease.

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    Contemporary medicine is founded on the concept of homeostasisthe notion that healthy systems are engineered to maintain and restore constancy. This talk revisits the concept of homeostasis from the perspective of complex systems and nonlinear dynamics, including fractal mechanisms. We show that the most adaptive (robust) systems have the highest multiscale complexity and that this ensemble of properties breaks down with advanced aging (frailty) and disease. These new concepts are exemplified using examples from a number of physiologic control systems, including those regulating heart rate fluctuations (variability). Practical applications of complexity theory to diagnostics and therapeutics are explored.



    BOS04:Theory and Applications of Biofeedback in Cardiovascular Diseases

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Four speakers will be involved, all addressing topics related to the use of biofeedback in cardiovascular disease or its underlying mechanisms. Dr. Christine Moravec will talk about biofeedback in patients with heart failure. Dr. Michael McKee will talk about biofeedback in patients with coronary artery disease. Dr. Angele McGrady will discuss the use of biofeedback as an adjunct to cardiac rehabilitation programs. Dr. Richard Gevirtz will talk about heart rate variability, focusing on evidence that changing heart rate variability will improve prognosis in cardiac disease.

    Speakers:

    • Christine S. Moravec PhD
    • Michael G McKee PhD
    • Angele McGrady PhD
    • Richard Gevirtz PhD

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain heart rate variability and its value as a prognostic marker of cardiovascular disease, as well as evidence that changing heart rate variability will improve cardiac conditions.
    • Discuss the value of adding biofeedback to a cardiac rehabilitation program.
    • Describe inflammatory markers and quality of life measures in patients with coronary artery disease and how biofeedback may be used to impact both.
    • Compare the effects of biofeedback to those of other interventions in a heart failure population.

    Who Should Attend:
    Anyone interested in the potential of biofeedback to help patients with cardiac disease, or in research related to its impact. Anyone interested in heart rate variability and its impact in cardiovascular disease.

    Level: Intermediate


    BOS05: Quantitative Surface Electromyography: Opening new avenues in the...

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Title: Quantitative Surface Electromyography: Opening New Avenues in the Rehabilitation of Motor Dysfunction

    QSEMG represents a new innovative approach within the field of rehabilitation. When rehabilitating a motor disorder multiple muscles are always involved. Training one or two muscle sites will change individual muscle recruitment but is not sufficient for changing motor function. One must understand the underlying dynamics of the myotatic unit involved in the desired movement pattern (such as bringing a cup to the mouth). Patterned responses are rewarded rather than discrete muscles. This approach is similar to the Z-score used in neurofeedback where multiple variables are monitored at more than one brain site with a reward activated as these multiple variables move toward a more normal pattern.

    Speakers:

    • Jeffrey Bolek PhD, BCB

    Learning Objectives:

    • The attendee will be able to apply the concepts of QSEMG in treating patients with motor dysfunction.
    • The attendee will be able to prepare a blueprint with which to investigate the relevant muscles involved in the motor dysfuntion.
    • The attendee will be able to describe the problem with the use of only changes in the microvolt level as a measure of progress in motor rehabilitation.
    • The attendee will be able to explain the foundation of QSEMG as it relates to augmented feedback.

    Who Should Attend:
    Psychologists, counselors, nurses, therapists, physicians, general biofeedback practitioners.

    Level: Intermediate


    BOS06: Infra-Slow Fluctuation Training for Autism

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Infra-slow Fluctuation (ISF) training is an emerging method in neuromodulation. This form of EEGbiofeedback addresses the lowest energy the brain produces < .1 hertz. ISF neurofeedback is particularly promising for the treatment of the core symptoms of autism. Growing evidence suggests that the coordination of large-scale cortical networks play a central role in the psychopathology of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Coben & Padolsky 2007, Domínguez et al 2013, Khan et al 2013, Thatcher et al 2009, Uhlhaas & Singer 2012). Infra-slow oscillations (ISO) on the scale of seconds to several minutes have been directly implicated in the organization of neural networks. Recently, ISO researchers (Palva & Palva 2012) have labeled this low energy the "Ultradian Rhythm" and dubbed it the "superstructure" of the brain whose function is the coordination within and the decoupling between neuronal networks. ISF neurofeedback training addresses the Ultradian Rhythm and offers a non-invasive method for altering the coordination dynamics of neural networks. QEEG data suggest ISF neurofeedback training modulates neural plasticity within a distributed network promoting positive functional reorganization in the human cortex. Pre/post ISF training behavioral data strongly supports the conclusion that this form of neurofeedback may have therapeutic value in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Relevant research data will be presented that supports the use of ISF training to address ASD clients. The ISF treatment strategy for ASD clients will be discussed. The use of QEEG and peripheral biofeedback in the optimization of treatment will be presented. Pre/post treatment behavioral data and QEEG results will be shared.

    Speakers:

    • Mark Llewellyn Smith LCSW

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain the signal processing, equipment, technique and unique clinical demands of Infra-slow training for clients with Autism
    • Describe the neural networks most often targeted for training and the expected behavioral results
    • Demonstrate the efficacy of Infra-slow training with pre/post training behavioral scales and Quantitative EEG

    Who Should Attend:
    Doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, mental health practitioners, occupational therapists and others working with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Level: Intermediate


    BCIA101: BCIA Cetification 101

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    If you have ever wondered about becoming a BCIA certified practitioner in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, or Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback, this informal discussion will lead you through the process and requirements and answer any questions you may have.


    BOS07: The Role of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRVB) in Treating...

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Title: The Role of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRVB) in Treating Depression: Outcomes and Mechanisms

    Depression is now rated as the 2nd most slaient disorder in industrialized nations. While therapies such as CBT have been shown to be effective, the effect sizes reported leave plenty of room for improvement. Recently several studies have reported promising results of HRVB either indendenetly or in conjunction with other therapies. In this symposium, we report on recent findings in this area and discuss potential mechanisms involved in this treatment

    Speaker:

    • Richard Gevirtz PhD
    • Paul Lehrer PhD
    • Elisabetta Patron MS
    • Maria Karavidas PhD

    Learning Objectives:

    • Be knowledgeable regarding the literaure on HRVB and depression
    • Be aware of potential mechanisms that could mediate the treatment
    • Have a basic template for HRVB with depression.

    Who Should Attend:
    Anyone interested in HRVB and depression

    Level: Intermediate


    BOS08: Biofeedback, Acupuncture, Yoga and More: News from Professionals...

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Title: Biofeedback, Acupuncture, Yoga and More: News from Professionals in the "Trenches" Treating Veterans with Integrative Treatment Modalities

    Several presenters (experienced in their respective fields) will share their experiences of working with Veterans. All presenters will give a brief overview of the efficacy and any common risks of utilizing their respective treatment modalities. All panelists will discuss how changes in physiology and self-regulation are important in healing / optimizing functioning. Marc Goldstein, MD, and current President New England Society of Medical Acupuncture, will discuss the four types of pain most effectively treated by acupuncture. He will provide the audience with examples of his work in the field of Medical Acupuncture with a Veteran population. Lisa Conboy, a social epidemiologist and an Instructor (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, The New England School of Acupuncture) and the primary investigator of a research study investigating the efficacy of Acupuncture for the treatment of Gulf War Syndrome, will share initial results of this study. Heidi Lilienthal, PsyD, will share several case studies where biofeedback was involved in treating Veterans with several different presenting problems/issues. Whitney Willman, Certified Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor associated with the non-profit organization "There and Back Again," will discuss her work with Veterans dealing with trauma, pain and other issues. Finally, Dan Badger, Founder and Director of Badger Wilderness Guides, Inc (BWG) a 501 c (3) Non-Profit Organization that specializes in outdoor experiential education training, will discuss utilizing recreational therapy with Veterans.

    Speakers:

    • Marc Goldstein MD
    • Lisa Conboy MA, MS, ScD
    • Dan Badger BA
    • Whitney Willman BFA, Certified Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Instructure

    Learning Objectives:

    • Be able to list the four types of pain most effectively treated by acupuncture
    • Learn how biofeedback can be integrated into an overall stress management program
    • Be able recite initial findings of a research study investigating the efficacy of Acupuncture for the treatment of Gulf War Syndrome
    • Be able to describe several uses of biofeedback with a Veteran population
    • Be able to explain what trauma sensitive yoga is
    • Be able to discuss some uses of recreation therapy with a Veteran population

    Who Should Attend:
    Any conference attendee who is interested in the subject matter: Veterans, Acupuncture, Yoga / Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Recreational Therapy. Attendees who have an interest in hearing from clinicians who use these interventions with Veterans on a regular basis are particularly encouraged to attend.

    Level: Introductory


    BOS09: The Resting Muscle Tonus: SEMG/Biofeedback Physiological and Clinical...

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Title: The Resting Muscle Tonus: SEMG/Biofeedback Physiological and Clinical Considerations

    The resting skeletal muscle tonus potential is quintessential to the homeostasis of muscle tissue. It allows regeneration of energy and readies the muscle for any action or motion. It is a multifaceted parameter and it is a function of gravity, oxygenation, sympathetic input, metabolic & endocrine input as well as of neuro-muscular control. Lack of return to the resting tonus potential results in muscular fatigue, sub-optimal activity and pain. SEMG/biofeedback may be utilized to investigate abnormal resting tonus potentials, diagnose possible functional pathology and train/ re-educate the individual muscles to regain normal or optimal resting tonus. True muscular 'relaxation' implies a normal or optimized resting tonus potential.

    Speakers:

    • Gabriel E. Sella MD, MPH, BSc, MSc, PhD (HC)

    Learning Objectives:

    • Description and evaluation of the resting potential tonus physiology and psycho-pathology
    • Description and evaluation of the resting potential tonus of the muscles of expression, the accessory muscles of respiration, the trunk muscles and the limbs muscles.
    • Description and evaluation of SEMG/ biofeedback techniques of normalizing and optimizing the resting tonus of the muscle groups cited above.
    • Discussing specific clinical conditions involving abnormal resting tonus potentials and their SEMG aided normalization: tension headache, TMJ disease, neck and back pain

    Level: Intermediate


    Oral Presentations 2

    Infraslow EEG and Gamma: Cross-Spectral Coupling and Consciousness
    Jay Gunkelman QEEG-DiplomateThe Dynamics of Joy; Towards a Neuroscience-based Model of Cognitive-Emotional Regulation
    Thomas F. Collura PhD, MSMHC

    Cognitive Enhancement with LORETA Z-score Neurofeedback
    J. Lucas Koberda MD, PhD; Andrew Moses Student; Paula Koberda Student; Jessica Winslow Student

    Introduction to Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field stimulation with BrainMaster's Microtesla
    John N Demos MA, LCMHC, BCIA-EEG

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Infraslow EEG and Gamma: Cross-Spectral Coupling and Consciousness
    Jay Gunkelman QEEG-Diplomate The Dynamics of Joy; Towards a Neuroscience-based Model of Cognitive-Emotional Regulation
    Thomas F. Collura PhD, MSMHC

    Cognitive Enhancement with LORETA Z-score Neurofeedback
    J. Lucas Koberda MD, PhD; Andrew Moses Student; Paula Koberda Student; Jessica Winslow Student

    Introduction to Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field stimulation with BrainMaster's Microtesla
    John N Demos MA, LCMHC, BCIA-EEG


    Oral Presentations 3

    Psychophysiological Applications in Sport Shooting
    Emily Ortega PhD Candidate

    To Observe the Effect of Spiritual Interventions on Physiology of Persons
    Gajanan Kelkar M.Tech (IIT Mumbai)

    Using Biofeedack and Health Coaching for Chronic Disease Self Management at the Veterans Administration
    Lamees Khorshid PsyD, BCB, BCN; Lindsay Weinstein MPH

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Psychophysiological Applications in Sport Shooting
    Emily Ortega PhD Candidate

    To Observe the Effect of Spiritual Interventions on Physiology of Persons
    Gajanan Kelkar M.Tech (IIT Mumbai)

    Using Biofeedack and Health Coaching for Chronic Disease Self Management at the Veterans Administration
    Lamees Khorshid PsyD, BCB, BCN; Lindsay Weinstein MPH



    BCIA Recertification 101

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    Let BCIA tell you about changes in recertification policy that makes it a very user-friendly process. Come bring your questions about recertification.


    Networking Break with Refreshments

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    3:00 PM to 3:30 PM



    BCIAETHICS: BCIA Ethics Presentation
    BCIA Ethics Presentation: Professional Ethics and Standards for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback: An Overview

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

    This session will review legal and ethical responsibilities of biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners. The biofeedback professional is governed in clinical practice by state regulations under the relevant licensing act, professional codes of ethics for his or her home profession, and the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback (5th rev.) of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Violation of such guidelines, even when unintended, invites the risk of lawsuit, criminal prosecution, financial penalties, loss of licensure, and expensive and stressful legal and administrative reviews. The presenter will discuss relevant guidelines governing: entry level competence; scope of practice; the delivery of experimental or non-documented therapies; the informed consent process; and questions of touch, privacy, and respect. The presenter will place emphasis on the imperative to maintain a positive treatment relationship, eliciting rapport and trust. The therapeutic relationship, along with knowledge of current standards of practice and adherence to professional guidelines, minimize the risk of misunderstanding and litigation.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Attendees will become familiar with the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback, published by BCIA, and their interpretation for decisions in biofeedback practice.
    • Attendees will understand how to navigate the conflicting jurisdictions of state laws and regulations, professional codes of conduct, BCIA guidelines, and federal regulations.
    • Attendees will review and discuss practice standards governing entry level competence and scope of practice.
    • Attendees will develop an approach to educate patients about treatment options, providing cautions about potential adverse effects, and guiding patients toward an informed consent for specific therapies and treatment plan.

    Who Should Attend:
    Practitioners in biofeedback and neurofeedback.

    Level:
    All



    BOS10: HRV: Cutting Edge Research and Practice

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    The goal of this session is to address current trends and potential future trends in HRV research and practice. Cutting edge research and current applications of HRV research will be discussed. Additionally, gaps in the research literature will be addressed and what studies could be conducted to fill in those gaps. Time will be set aside to allow audience questions and for the panel experts to question each other.

    Speakers:

    • Patrick Steffen PhD
    • Ary Goldberger MD
    • Paul Lehrer PhD
    • Richard Gevirtz PhD

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about the latest research in HRV and HRV biofeedback
    • Learn about potential future trends in HRV
    • Describe the extraction of nonlinear components and vectors from HRV datasets
    • Learn about state of the art HRV practice

    Who Should Attend:
    Those interested in learning about HRV research and practice

    Level: Introductory


    BOS11: Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Interventions for Sports Concussions

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Of the estimated 1.6-3.8 million concussions a year, many are sports related. While most will remit, some 30% of these have prolonged post-concussive symptoms including headaches, dizziness, emotional lability, concentration difficulties and memory loss. This workshop will present the neuroscience, neurophysiology and differential diagnosis of sports concussion, and present psychophysiologic and neurophysiological interventions. This workshop will present latest empirical research in neurochemical and neurophysiology of sports concussions, typical physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms, gender differences, and usual pattern of recovery. Psychophysiologic interventions will be presented. These include breathing techniques; "peripheral" biofeedback including temperature, Electromyography, Electrodermal & Heart Rate Variability. Neurophysiologic interventions will also be presented. Integration of BFB with traditional neurocognitive assessment, cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive rehabilitation will be presented.

    Speakers:

    • Robert Conder PsyD, ABPP
    • Michael Linden PhD
    • Alan Strohmayer PhD

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the neuroscience of sports related concussions (SRCs)
    • Learn the typical patterns of symptoms, and recovery
    • Learn the indications and contraindications for psychophysiologic BFB in SRCs
    • Learn the indications and contraindications for neurophysiologic BFB

    Who Should Attend:
    Target audience is anyone interested in understanding and treating Traumatic Brain Injury, primarily "Mild" TBI, as well as anyone interested in working with athletes, as almost all athletes, especially those in collision sports, risk a concussion injury. Finally, anyone interested in creative applications of traditional psychophysiologic and neurophysiologic biofeedback should attend.

    Level: Intermediate


    BOS12: Current Trends and New Directions in Biofeedback

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Speakers:

    • Frank Andrasik PhD

    Learning Objectives:

      To be announced

      Who Should Attend:
      To be announced

      Level: All


    Oral Presentations 4

    The cause is not the location of the pain: SEMG and pandiculations to reduce chronic shoulder and head pain
    Erik Peper PhD

    What the Sella Protocol Can Tell Us About Muscle Functioning
    Annette Booiman

    Treating PNS Dysfunction: Vagal Nerve Stimulation vs Biofeedback
    Christine S. Moravec PhD

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    The cause is not the location of the pain: SEMG and pandiculations to reduce chronic shoulder and head pain
    Erik Pepe rPhD

    What the Sella Protocol Can Tell Us About Muscle Functioning
    Annette Booiman

    Treating PNS Dysfunction: Vagal Nerve Stimulation vs Biofeedback
    Christine S. Moravec PhD


    Networking Break

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    4:30 PM to 4:45 PM



    PRES: Presidential Lecture: Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

    This presentation will discuss behavioral and neural mechanisms of mindfulness training. It will highlight how fMRI neurofeedback can be used to delineate and confirm neural correlates of behavior and cognitive states, which can be of use in basic cognitive neuroscience. It will also describe how source-estimated EEG neurofeedback can be used for assessing cognitive states such as mindfulness neuroscientifically and augmenting them clinically.



    Presidential and Poster Reception

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

    Join the AAPB President for an evening of networking while viewing the AAPB poster presentations.


    BCIACERT: BCIA Certification Exam

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    This 3-hour time slot is reserved for all pre-approved candidates wishing to sit for their certification exams in biofeedback, neurofeedback or pelvic muscle dysfunction. Additionally, one may take their human anatomy/physiology exam as part of the "Study on Your Own" option offered by BCIA. Please be sure that you have filed your application, had it approved, and have submitted your exam registration form at least 1 week prior to the exam. Please contact info@bcia.org for more information or to check on your status. If this exam site does not work well for you, please remember there are other scheduled dates and as well BCIA offers a special exam option that uses a university or public library proctor to suit your own schedule and geography.


    SEC01: ISMA
    Dr. Ary Goldberger speaking on HRV and stress and the research

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The purpose of the ISMA-USA Stress Management Section is to promote scientific and clinical activities in the application areas of stress management for treating psychological and physical symptoms and management of stress related disorders.



    SEC08: Neurofeedback Division Meeting
    Presentation by David Cantor, PhD

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Neurofeedback Division Meeting

    Membership is open to members of AAPB who are interested in research and practice in neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback). We also encourage those who are not currently active in this area to join, as a way to learn about his increasingly important and growing area. The division sponsors many activities at the AAPB Annual Meeting, including key speakers and workshops. The Neurofeedback Division Newsletter includes articles of broad interest including clinical and technical interviews, topics including insurance, ethics, and medicolegal issues, and current products, systems, and approaches. Articles for the Biofeedback Newsmagazine are also submitted by division members.

    Benefits of membership include newsletters and list servs, special programs and a dinner at the annual meeting, web-listing opportunities, and access to the AAPB web site's member's only area.

    *Sustaining Member benefits include recognition in the Neurofeedback Newsletter, Certificate showing support of Division, and free web link in Member's Only Section of website.


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