July 24 - Addressing Opioid Addiction Using Advanced Neuromodulation Techniques
Presented by Nicholas Dogris, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN

Visit www.AABP.org to register and learn more.


July 26 - BCIA Webinar - Biofeedback for Functional Somatic Symptoms
presented by Anupama Kotay, PhD, BCB

Visit www.BCIA.org to register and learn more.


Michael I. Rothburd, PhD
aka - "bman"

1941 - 2018

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of BSF's founding member and first President, Dr. Michael Rothburd. Mike left us on December 5, 2018 after an extended illness. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio University and following graduation moved his family to Tampa in 1970. Mike served as a professor at the University of Tampa, ran a Hillsborough County clinic, and established a private clinical psychology and biofeedback practice that served his patients for over 45 years.

Mike will be remembered for his expansive intellect, esoteric humor, passion for jazz, and running commentary from the back of the room at BSF workshops. In true form, he sent this advice to those attending the recent BSF 40th anniversary dinner: "Maintain optimal impedance and never ever take a personal check." He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service for Mike was held Sunday, December 9 at his temple, Congregation Schaarai Zedek. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Condolences may be expressed online at segalfuneralhome.com.

Save the date! Mari Swingle, Ph.D. will present on EEG effects from gaming and other I-technology addiction at the BSF October 12-13, 2019 workshop

BSF is pleased to feature Dr. Mari Swingle at its October 12-13 meeting in Orlando presenting on her innovative research and clinical methods related to gaming, internet, and other screen use "addictions".

The workshop Dr. Swingle is planning will explore the first discoveries of what was initially termed Internet Addiction, through to present day more globalized effects. It will explore adaptive, normative tech/screen usage as compared to what is increasingly proving to negatively affect development, mental and physical health, and arguably has pathological components. Her research on what excessive and/or interfering patterns look like on the EEG and implications for neurofeedback interventions will be discussed.

Please save these dates on your your calendar for this very timely workshop, and watch this page and your email for more information.

BSF members elect new officers and board for 2019

The polls are closed and the results tabulated for the BSF 2019 election of board members-at-large and officers. BSF voters elected a new President-elect, Treasurer, and four Board Members-at-Large as follows:
  • Curtis Takagishi, Ph.D. - President-elect
  • Louis Damis, Ph.D. - Treasurer
  • Steve Marcus, PhD - Board Member-at-Large
  • Kent Peterson, M.S., LMHC - Board Member-at-Large
  • George Rozelle, Ph.D. - Board Member-at-Large
  • Joe West, M.S., LMHC - Board Member-at-Large
Sharon Krieger, ARNP was also a candidate for Board Member-at-Large who was not elected by a two vote margin. BSF appreciates Sharon's candidacy and her many years of service to the Society. Thanks also to all who voted in the election. If you have an interest in serving on the BSF Board, or in some other capacity please let us know.

Thanks to Sue Wilson, Ph.D. and all who contributed
to the success of the BSF January meeting in Orlando

BSF expresses its appreciation to Vietta "Sue" Wilson, Ph.D. for her wonderfully informative and entertaining presentation, "Optimal health and performance (for everyone) through biofeedback and neurofeedback; Psychophysiological methods for assessment and training" at the BSF January 2019 CE meeting. We are also grateful for the support of Bio Medical Instruments, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and all who attended and contributed to the lively sharing of ideas and warm collegiality. We look forward to seeing you in August for our next CE program.

Attended a BSF workshop? Here's the process for licensed health care providers to report credits to CE Broker

If you are a health care professional licensed in Florida and have attended a BSF continuing education (CE) workshop, you will need to report your attendance to CE Broker. The CE Broker online form makes the process quite easy.