- Biofeedback is a well-researched evidence-based behavioral modality that works for many presenting complaints.
- Biofeedback is a valuable tool for both assessment and intervention.
- Many biofeedback techniques are more efficacious than the other traditional techniques for helping several common problems such as tension and migraine headaches, hypertension, ADHD, anxiety, urinary incontinence and many more.
- Biofeedback recordings provide objective evidence of your clients’ psychophysiological reactions to stress and other changes in her environment. You can use the recordings to track changes in your client’s conditions over time as therapy progresses.
Clinicians: Adding Biofeedback to your Practice
Licensed Therapists, Educators, and Coaches
Why and How to Add Biofeedback and/or Neurofeedback To Your Practice
- You can learn to provide biofeedback and integrate it into your practice by taking courses in person or remotely.
- You can receive mentoring either in person or remotely.
- You can see patients with conditions you may not currently see and provide better treatment for many of the conditions you currently work and stay within your scope of practice.
- Insurance covers some biofeedback-based interventions, however many patients are willing to pay for this intervention out of pocket if necessary.
- Biofeedback utilizes computer-based training applications and exposes you to a wide range of engaging software, hardware and hand-held applications that are relatively easy to learn and implement.
- Coursework in general biofeedback, neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback), pelvic floor biofeedback, heart rate variability biofeedback or others, depending on your interests. These are 24 to 50 hour APA CE courses that teach biofeedback skills as well as how to integrate biofeedback into your practice. These courses can be taken either in week-long courses face-to-face programs or through distance-based private, foundation or university –based courses at you own pace.. NOTE: Taking a few hours of training from a manufacturer to learn how to work their equipment is not adequate for learning how to perform biofeedback or integrate it into your practice!! FOLLOW THIS LINK for a list of training opportunities. (The BCIA is the certifying body and can better answer your questions regarding Board certification).
These videos provides guidance on how to provide biofeedback:
More Links and Details
- Training you need to provide biofeedback based interventions can be found at the Biofeedback Training Tips page of the AAPB website.
- Treatment efficacy / effect sizes for biofeedback based interventions having the greatest research support including migraine and tension headaches and ADHD can be found on the Efficacy Determinations for Highly Effective Biofeedback Interventions document.
- Evidence-based evaluations of all disorders treated through biofeedback and neurofeedback (having sufficient studies to permit evaluation) can be found on the Efficacy Information page of the AAPB website.
- The rationale for each major biofeedback based intervention can be found on the Disorders and Treatment page of the AAPB website.
- Insurance Coverage info can be found on the Insurance Coverage page of the AAPB website.