UPCOMING BCIA WEBINAR:

May 18, 2017 - 5:00 pm EDT:
EMG Training For Chronic Pain-Part 1


Presented by:
Randy Neblett, MA, LPC,BCB

SEMG biofeedback training has traditionally been used in combination with general relaxation training for the purpose of lowering arousal. This workshop will offer an alternative use of SEMG. Active EMG biofeedback protocols are designed to teach muscle self-regulation skills in a direct and time-efficient manner. Workshop participants will learn simple EMG assessment and training protocols for addressing posture, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and upper extremity pain.

In a subsequent workshop, more advanced protocols, including SEMG-assisted stretching, will be presented.

Cost: $40 for single webinar, $60 for Part 1 & Part 2 when registering for both together. REGISTER TODAY!


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AAPB now offers CE webinars online. These webinars award CE credits and the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge from the comfort of your home or office. These programs are APA approved meet most CE license renewal and BCIA recertification requirements.

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It's time to renew your current BSF membership!
All memberships expire on January 31 - please renew today


BSF membership renews annually and remains a great value at only $30. Your member benefits include:
  • Significant discounts on tuition at world class, APA approved CE conferences held twice a year
  • A subscription to Florida Biofeedback, BSF’s periodic news publication
  • Inclusion in the BSF Searchable Find A Provider Directory
  • Patient/client referrals
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Access to clinical, practice, and technical information through BSF’s member information service
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Attended a BSF workshop and need to report it to CE Broker?
Here is the process for licensed providers to report CE credit:

If you are a health care professional licensed in Florida who has attended or is planning to attend a BSF continuing education (CE) workshop, the following information about receiving CE credit toward license renewal will be of interest to you.

In 2012 the Florida Dept. of Health (FDH) changed its license renewal process to include a requirement that CE credit be posted to their electronic tracking system. The system is administered through CE Broker and the basic tracking service is now free.

BSF CE programs are co-sponsored by our national organization, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), which is an APA approved CE provider. This enables our workshop participants to receive credit if their profession accepts APA approved CE programs, as do the Florida 490 (psychologists) and 491 (LMHC’s, LCSW’s, MFT’s) licensing boards. Other licensed professionals should check with their boards to determine if APA approved CE credit is acceptable.

To receive license renewal credit for attendance at BSF meetings, you will need to report your attendance yourself. The CE Broker online form makes the process quite easy. Here are the steps for BSF program participants to follow when reporting their CE credit:
  • Login to the CE Broker site using your ID and password. You can also set up a new account here. The free option is the "Just the Basics" alternative.
  • Click on the "Begin Reporting" button
  • On the Submissions Options page, choose the first option; "Continuing education from a national or rule approved organization"
  • Provide the requested information about the CE program on the "Report CE Credit" pages. When asked for the name of the CE provider, type in "Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and The Biofeedback Society of Florida".
  • Question 3 of the Report CE Credit section asks for the name of the organization that approved the course/provider. Click the circle in front of "American Psychological Association (APA)".
  • Next you will be asked to provide your certificate of attendance for the CE program, either by faxing it or attaching a digital copy. For all future BSF programs, we will provide your certificate in PDF format to make it easy to submit. For previous meetings, you will need to follow the instructions for faxing.
  • Follow the instructions to submit your finished application for CE credit and you're done.

Some answers about the perplexing EKG artifact
from BSF's resident sEMG expert, Ronald Rosenthal, PhD


For those of us using surface EMG (sEMG) feedback for relaxation or neuromuscular retraining, the EKG signal is a perplexing source of physiological noise that can interfere with training. BSF's EMG expert, Ronald Rosenthal, PhD addresses the problem and offers some innovative solutions in this article written for Florida Biofeedback.