BCIA Biofeedback Certification Program
Next Course Date in Hong Kong: February 28- March 4, 2017
Abstract: Biofeedback is an up and coming modality that utilizes operant conditioning to regulate physiological state. It is a form of applied psychophysiology – a union of psychology and physiology. There are many research publications showing efficacy with stress reduction, AD/HD, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse to name a few. A medical and/or psychological practitioner may, under the scope of his license, practice this intervention. It is essential that the practitioner gains full knowledge of the anatomical and physiological features of the body systems being trained and understands the likely objective and subjective reactions. A medical professional would be brought to current knowledge about psychological implications and a psychologist would be brought to current understanding about the organic issues.
This didactic education program is under application for accreditation by BCIA
Introductory to Internediate level
Cynthia Kerson, PhD, QEEGD, BCN, BCB Cynthia Kerson is the founder, COO and director of education for APEd.She is the vice president of the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation and adjunct professor at Saybrook University, Department of Applied Psychophysiology.
Dr. Kerson has published several papers and articles, is a mentor for BCIA and a member of WABN, AAPB and SABA. She frequently presents at meetings on neurofeedback. She served as president of the Biofeedback Society of California (now WABN) and AAPB Neurofeedback Section twice each, served on the Board of AAPB, FNNR, and QEEGCB. In addition to her more academic pursuits, she frequently consults with the media, contributing her expertise to television, including serving as the ‘EEG expert’ for the popular program MythBusters.
Chris Gilbert, PhD, BCB is a licensed psychologist working at the Kaiser Permanente Chronic Pain clinic in San Francisco. Education includes B.A. from UCLA (anthropology) and Ph.D. from Michigan State University (psychology). He taught at Ramapo College in New Jersey and was certified in biofeedback by B.C.I.A. in 1980. He has written and presented seminars and workshops on biofeedback, headaches, breathing disorders, chronic pain, hypnosis, and the placebo response.