1946 - 2022

BSF regrets to announce the passing of founding member and Director, Steve Marcus, Ph.D.

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of BSF Board member, Steve Marcus, Ph.D. Steve was a founding member of the Society in 1978 and has served continuously on the Board of Directors, and in various other capacities since then.

Steve was the self-appointed and Board endorsed “sergeant-at arms”, and a beloved fixture at BSF conferences along with his career-long professional partner, Mike Rothburd, Ph.D. Steve and Mike were known for their intelligent and often humorous commentary that livened our BSF workshops.

We offer our condolences to Steve's wife, Rocky, his family, friends, clients, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be greatly missed.


Look for upcoming announcements about applying for 2022 BSF workshops scholarships

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students, post-doctoral students, researchers, and early-career clinicians who can demonstrate an interest in biofeedback may apply.

How to apply: Download an application and submit it by email to Completed applications may also be mailed via USPS to The Biofeedback Society of Florida, 1230 So. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

For detailed information about the Michael Rothburd Scholarship, click on this link.


Pediatric Chronic and Recurrent Pain;
What we know and how biofeedback
and self-regulation can help

Presented by
Ethan Benore, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Cleveland Clinic Center
for Pediatric and Behavioral Health
Immediate Past-President,
Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback

Registration is open for the BSF midwinter workshop featuring Ethan Benore, Ph.D. presenting on Pediatric Chronic and Recurrent Pain!

An APA approved 12 CE credit workshop on February 4-5, 2023 in Orlando!

The Biofeedback Society of Florida (BSF) announces its midwinter workshop, Pediatric Chronic and Recurrent Pain; What we know and how biofeedback and self-regulation can help.. BSF is honored to have internationally renowned pediatric pain expert, Dr. Ethan Benore presenting at it's post-COVID inaugural CE event. Please join us for what promises to be a weekend of exceptional learning and collegial networking.

Workshop Description

In this workshop, Dr. Benore reviews historical and scientific data and a critical review of newer methods of assessing and treating pain in children. He will demonstrate application of existing protocols and modified protocols. He will demonstrate application of applied clinical research methods to strengthen the field as well as one’s individual profession. Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will learn methods to critically examine historical evidence and empirical evidence. 2. Participants will learn methods to educate children and families about pain and self-regulation. 3. Participants will demonstrate and discuss the application of biofeedback and other self-regulation strategies in children. 4. Participants will learn methods to critically examine their own clinical protocols and strengthen the field of applied clinical research, using pediatric pain as a case study. 5. Participants will discuss and address multiple methods for telehealth and asynchronous biofeedback for patient care in this pandemic and post-pandemic era.

The meeting takes place on February 4-5, 2023 at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando. The hotel is offering as special discounted room rate for BSF workshop participants of $130/night (plus taxes and fees) for registrations made by January 9, 2023.

To reserve your room at the BSF rate, go directly to the Florida Hotel-BSF reservation page here.


Earn 12 APA Approved CE Credits

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 12 APA approved continuing education credits. The program is co-sponsored by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). AAPB is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

PROGRAM CONTENT LEVEL: The primary goal of this particular program is to broaden the clinical, consultative, and research knowledge bases of attendees and was deemed introductory, by the following definition:

Introductory – Content is designed for psychologists who may have little to no background in a specialized skill or content area. Through this level of programming, the learner can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of a content area. An introductory level program also may serve as the foundation for subsequent intermediate and advanced learning. Introductory level programming may also be related to an emerging area of knowledge or practice. Although this content can be used as a foundation for more advanced learning, an introductory level program may simply focus on breadth, enrichment or general knowledge.

For those psychologists using the modality of biofeedback and interested in the efficacy, science and latest clinical applications. (1) This conference presents research relevant to psychological practice, education and science; (2) it is our intention to host an offering to help psychologists to keep up with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education; and (3) we believe that this program would allow psychologists to increase competencies in order to improve services to patients. This conference is IN NO WAY a substitute for the basic academic education and training needed for entry to the field of psychology.

Note: All licensed health care professionals should verify that their respective licensing boards accept APA approved CE program credits toward fulfillment of their licensing requirements.

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.



Like many organizations, BSF limited it's activities during the worst of the COVID pandemic. We are now resuming normal operations and need the support of our members as we plan our fall CE workshop. 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
  • Inclusion in the BSF Searchable Find A Provider Directory
  • A subscription to Florida Biofeedback, BSF’s periodic news publication
  • Patient/client referrals
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Access to clinical, practice, and technical information through BSF’s member information service
Become involved as a valued member of the diverse professional fraternity of health care providers and academicians that is BSF. We count on your dues to support the BSF mission. Please join or renew today!