|In this newsletter, the
spotlight is on the University Outreach Committee.
As you are aware, there are a number of issues in relation to
biofeedback education. These issues include the fact that there are
very few university-based biofeedback programs, as well as the lack
of standardized curriculum. These problems, it can be argued, are a
major impediment to the growth of the biofeedback.
The University Outreach Committee
The University Outreach Committee's overall goal is: To
develop strategies for increasing the inclusion of biofeedback in
Short Term (identify current
- Identify who is currently teaching biofeedback through
equipment and other vendors and request their curriculum.
- Search research databases to identify who is doing research on
- Identify which university counseling centers use
- Review current curriculum.
- Work with vendors to design a way for vendors to help educate
students in biofeedback by providing equipment for teaching
purposes in universities (idea was to prepare a case statement:
ask for help, identify how we believe that their help with this
project will in turn benefit them, define what we need, ask them
to share their customer lists, ask how they might be willing to
participate in other ways to help us meet our collective goals).
Long Term (establish
- Develop a white paper on standards for biofeedback curriculum.
- Work with conference committee to include a session about
teaching biofeedback in the universities.
- Establish blog for university researchers, faculty, students,
- Establish a repository on the website to host/share university
- Generate methods of supporting networking and collaboration in
establishing curricula and conducting research.
- Develop a system for helping connect universities and clinical
sites for the purpose of identifying and recruiting
- Ask for the help of the Council of Chapters and the general
membership to help identify universities in their areas.
- Target selected schools that don't teach biofeedback or
applied psychophysiology in their curricula, and encourage them to
The University Outreach committee is looking for members to
help them meet their goals. They are also looking for your ideas on
how to get more universities to teach biofeedback. If you can't be
involved at this time, at least you can be informed. Updates from
the University Outreach Committee as well as other AAPB committees
will be in every newsletter.
|Committees, Chapters, and
actively recruiting members for the following committee work. To
become involved, you can contact the committee, section and/or their
liaisons. The Chapter links will take you to their home page to make
direct contact. Otherwise, you can call or email the AAPB office, or
visit the web site and get additional information on these
committees, sections, and chapters. If you have an interest in being
active, AAPB wants you involved. |
Board/Committee liaison assignments and
Clinical Journal: Chris
Research Journal: Maria
University Outreach: Alan
Carmen V. Russoniello, Ph.D., LRT, LPC, BCB,
President, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and
Director, Psychophysiology Lab and
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Cleveland Clinic will be hosting the Heart Brain Summit at the Lou
Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada; September 23-24,
2010. AAPB is pleased to announce that the following members will be
participating in the summit:
Biofeedback in the Treatment of Heart Disease
Christine S. Moravec,
Stress in Medicine Moderator:
Michael G. McKee,
PhD and Christine S. Moravec, PhD
Biofeedback in the
Treatment of Stress
Richard N. Gevirtz,
Biofeedback for Extreme Stress: Wounded
Carmen V. Russoniello, PhD
Psychophysiology and Biofeedback|
with the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Tremendous Increase in Impact
Thomson-Reuters announced the new Impact Factors
(IF) in June 2010. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
has a 2009 Impact Factor of 1.765, a substantial increase from its
2008 IF of 1.175. In fact, the current IF is the highest by far of
the last five (2005-2009). The journal is ranked 39 of 93 (2nd
quartile) in its category, Clinical Psychology.
A journal's IF is a measure of the frequency with which an
average article in the journal has been cited in a particular year.
The IF provides a means to evaluate a journal's relative importance
in a field and is considered an indication of quality.
Thomson-Reuters calculated the 2009 IF using the following equation:
Cites in 2009 to articles published in 2008 and 2007/Number
of articles published in 2008 and 2007
The journal must first be accepted into Thomson-Reuters' Social
Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) or into Science Citation Index (SCI)
to be eligible for inclusion in the annual Journal Citation Report
(JCR) that produces the IFs.
Kudos to the Applied Psychophysiology and
Biofeedback referees/reviewers, the Editorial Board, and
Editor-in-Chief Frank Andrasik.
What Better Time to Submit Your Next Paper to
Applied Psychophysiology and
Submit your next paper to Applied
Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
(submit online at http://apbi.edmgr.com
The refereeing process is fair, balanced, and efficient. Accepted
papers are published quickly via Online First. Published works enjoy
wide distribution to academics, scholars, and practitioners
worldwide, including all AAPB members, and are abstracted/indexed in
all the leading services, such as PsycINFO, PubMed/Medline, and
SSCI. For more information, including aims and scope, and author
instructions, visit the journal homepage
Sign up for Springer Alerts for Applied
Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
If you haven't
already, please visit the journal homepage
sign up for Springer Alerts for the journal. It's free and you'll
know when the current issue is published online and what papers are
in it well before receiving the print version.
Call for Submissions
AAPB is traveling to New
Orleans, Louisiana for its 42nd Annual Meeting. Mark your
calendars for March
9-12, 2011 to attend this gathering of experts in
biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. You won't want to miss
this educational event and the networking opportunities available!
Share your knowledge and experience
with your colleagues. Submit abstracts for workshops, oral
presentations, poster sessions, short-courses and symposia.
Presentations will be selected on the basis of scientific merit by
means of blind review.
The final deadline for submissions
To begin the submission process,
click here. The first step is to "Create an
Account" using the link in the left navigation of the submission
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|We welcome the
following individuals who have become new members of AAPB since
June, 2010. We're delighted to have you join the premier
international society for mind-body interactions in research, health
care and education. Thank you for joining the AAPB
Christina Berger, Lawrence, KS
Franziska Breitlauch, Rueti,
Isabel Brunner, BSc, Oberglatt, Zurique,
Lee Burki, Gig Harbor, WA
Troy Burki, Gig Harbor,
Theodore Chapin, PhD, Peoria, IL
Lanice Chappell, MS,
LPC, College Station, TX
Courtney Elton, MD, Brush Prairie, WA
Kristine Gaenzle Salamone, Fort Worth, TX
PsyD, Davie, FL
Jonathan Harris, Sacramento, CA
Hooff, Lewes, DE
Ghaffar Malek, Khosravi, Tehran, Iran
Powell, Wheaton, IL
Anthony Sparacino, Phoenix, AZ
Young, PsyD, BCIAC, Keswick, VA
Marcie Zinn, Dublin,