Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

 
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October 2007- Vol 1, Issue 4
In This Issue
President's Message
Biofeedback in the Media
Special Presentations Announced
2009 Annual Meeting Location
New Book by Les Fehmi, PhD, Now Available
Chapter Events
Welcome New Members
Quick Links
President's Message
Wanted: Your Research 
Submission Deadline: Oct. 14
by Alan Glaros, PhD
 

One of the core elements of AAPB and our industry in general is the constant emergence of cutting-edge research. Studies range from expanded efficacy data to innovative uses of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. Targeted populations or general level findings all have a marked impact on the acceptance of our field within the medical community, the insurance companies and among consumers. Researchers build on each others results, furthering the impact and importance of mind-body medicine. They want a place to share their research, talk with other researchers and take home feedback and ideas.

 
For practitioners, applicability is paramount.They want a place to discover and delve into the newest research and take home tactics to apply immediately.
 
AAPB's Annual Meeting offers this place -- this place to share your research, this place to learn from your colleagues, this place to be inspired by your fellow clinicians. We invite you to be part of this dynamic learning environment. There is still time to submit your abstracts to have your presentation included in this 2008 program. But don't delay, the submission site closes at midnight on October 14. See details on the AAPB website.
 
We look forward to learning about your work.
 
Sincerely,
Alan Glaros, PhD
President
Biofeedback in the Media

By David Stumph, CAE, Co-Executive Director

 

We are seeing biofeedback in the news with delightful frequency. Just last week while traveling, I picked up the in-flight United Airlines magazine, Hemisphere, only to find an article featuring Brain Music Therapy. A few weeks earlier, AARP carried an item in their magazine on hand-held relaxation devices.

 

We are very excited to see this type of information being packaged for the consumer. Pharmaceutical companies have been taking their products to the public marketplace for years and, like it or not, they provide a prime example of "push-pull marketing." By taking their message to the public, they created a market for new products. This is a great lesson for the biofeedback profession and it is great to see this starting to happen with more regularity.
 

We urge you to play your part in helping to spread the word. Use the media wherever possible. And watch the AAPB website for more tools to help you in that pursuit.

Special Presentations Announced
AAPB's Sections and Divisions announce their speakers for the 2008 Annual Meeting to be held May 15-18 at the oceanfront Hilton Hotel in Daytona Beach. This is your chance to explore many focused areas of biofeedback and mind-body medicine.
 
Applied Respiratory Psychophysiology Section
Special Presentation by Alicia Meuret
 
Education Division
An Evening with Judith Lubar
 
Neurofeedback Division
Special Presentation by Drs. Elena Festa and William Heindel, Brown University
 
SEMG Division/SESNA
Special Presentation by Ann Karas, PhD, Cleveland State University
 
Stress Management Section/International Stress Management Association
Special Presentation by Dr. George Everly
 
Plus, enjoy stimulating, informative keynote presentations:
  • Exploring the Boundaries of Neuroplasticity: Implications for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback  - W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD, Scientific Director, Professor, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Cell Biology & Anatomy, School of
    Medicine, University of Miami, Florida.
  • FMRI of Deception - Daniel D. Langleben, MD, Assistant  Professor of Psychiatry, University of  Pennsylvania, Center for Studies of Addiction.

Watch for more information about additional keynote and invited speakers as they are confirmed.

2009 Annual Meeting Location
 Your votes helped determine future meeting destination
 
Thank you to all of you who provided your input about the location for AAPB's 2009 Annual Meeting. The online survey presented two possible sites: Albuquerque, New Mexico, and San Antonio, Texas. According to your responses, 73% said they would attend the meeting if it was held in Albuquerque compared to 65% who said they would travel to San Antonio. So we will be heading to New Mexico in 2009. Come experience the spectacular culture, abundance of activities and breathtaking landscape that are uniquely Albuquerque! The gorgeous Southwestern region will provide a fun contrast to the seaside ambience of Daytona Beach, Florida, in 2008. We hope to see you at both events.
New Book by Les Fehmi, PhD, Now Available
"Destined to become a self-help and philosophical classic." So says Robert Kall in his review of the newly released publication by Les Fehmi, PhD, and Jim Robbins: The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body. The science and techniques described in this long-awaited resource can be used to reduce stress, treat anxiety and depression, and reach peak performance. This book, which also includes a CD with guided exercises, is available now through the online AAPB store.
 
The AAPB store is also featuring:
  • A new CD program, Reversing Stress and Burnout, by Jinny LaRock, RN, BCIAC, Senior Fellow.
  • A new version of The Kiddie QR: A Choice for Children by Elizabeth Stroebel, PhD, BCIAC

Don't forget to browse through the new bargain bin of fantastic publications and products available to you. AAPB offers books published specifically for our industry, including the popular text by Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson, The Neurofeedback Book,  as well as Pain, by Richard Sherman, PhD. Download a catalog today.

Chapter Events
 
The Biofeedback Society of Texas 
33rd Annual Meeting
October 12-14, 2007
Salado, Texas
  • Conference speakers include: Rae Wilson, PT; Gabriel Tan, PhD; Eugenia Bodenhamer-Davis, PhD; Lori Simms; Maria Irene Cunha and Julie Ballinger, students; Lynda Kirk, LPC and Past President of AAPB; and Douglas Matheson, PhD.  
  • Pre-conference workshops (October 12, three hours each) - Penny Montgomery, PhD, Why Neurofeedback Works (As I Understand It); Randy Neblett, LPC, Active EMG Protocols for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Post-conference workshop (October 14, four hours) - John Russell, MD, PhD, The Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Diagnosis, Management and Pathogenesis.

For more information visit www.bstx.org, email sammardie@aol.com, or call 512-921-3992.

North Carolina Biofeedback Society
2nd Annual Southeast Regional Biofeedback Meeting
October 19-21, 2007
Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Theme - Tools and Technology: Teaching Ourselves and Others. Hosted by Bio-Medical Instruments, Inc.  
  • Spectacular schedule of events, including many hands-on labs.  

For more information visit the conference website.

Welcome New Members!
We welcome the following individuals who have become new members of AAPB  since August 22, 2007.  We're delighted to have you join the premier international society for mind-body interactions in research, healthcare and education.  Thank you for joining the AAPB community. We hope to meet many of you at the Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach. 
  • Kathy Borer, RN, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Koni Bridges, Sulphur, Louisiana
  • Carol Burnett, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Cassandra Cannon, Escondido, California
  • Sherri Cohen, Towson, Maryland
  • Patricia Collins, MEd, College Station, Texas
  • Carla Daufenbach, LCSW, Marydel, Delaware
  • Michai Freeman, Berkeley, California
  • Brenda Gerhard, Richmond, British Columbia
  • Kristi Hansen, BA, BCIAC Senior Fellow, Chaska, Minnesota
  • Rick Harrison, MA, Laguna Beach, California 
  • Laura Hart, RN, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Richard Harvey, San Francisco, California
  • Randall Herman, San Francisco, California
  • Margarita Hernandez Guzman, Tempe, Arizona
  • Duane Hurst, PhD, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Alina Janssen, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minhee Lee, MA, Cerritos, California
  • Francita Love, LPC, Decatur, Georgia
  • A-Lisa Miles, San Diego, California
  • Marcia Montgomery, Surrey, British Columbia
  • John Octave, PhD, Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Henry Perkins, Evanston, Illinois
  • Monica Rincon Roncancio, Bogota, Cundi, Columbia
  • Rachel Rozelle, Sarasota, Florida
  • Teresa Sgrignuoli, Brossard, Quebec
  • Stephen Sharp, PhD, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Sarah Simpson, Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Nick Synatsakis, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
  • Rosemary Vieux, Rockport, Texas
  • Jacqueline Walsh, PhD, California, Pennsylvania
  • Diane Weinstein, Old Bethpage, New York
  • Claudia Whitney, Oakdale, Iowa
  • Jaclene Zauszniewski, Cleveland, Ohio
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