IN REMEMBRANCE OF

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.



UPCOMING EVENTS

BCIA CLINICAL UPDATE SERIES

January 17, 2019
Strategies to Increase the Effectiveness of HRV Biofeedback

Presented by
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB,
BCB-HRV


This webinar presented by popular teacher and HRV expert, Dr. Fred Shaffer is the first scheduled in the BCIA 2019 Clinical Update Series. Mark your calendars and watch here for more information.

Visit www.BCIA.org for more information about this and other BCIA CE programs.


Vietta "Sue" Wilson, PhD, performance enhancement specialist and "grandmother" of biofeedback & neurofeedback in sport to present at BSF meeting

12 CE credit workshop to be held January 26 - 27, 2019 in Orlando!

EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The Biofeedback Society of Florida (BSF) is excited to announce its mid-year, two-day workshop, Optimal health and performance (for everyone) with biofeedback and neurofeedback presented by world renowned performance enhancement expert, Vietta "Sue" Wilson, Ph.D. Considered by many to be the "grandmother" of neurofeedback and biofeedback in sport, Dr. Wilson has dedicated much of her career to researching the connection between stress and its effect on physical health and mental performance. Her particular expertise is in the teaching of brief skills validated by psychophysiology to allow individuals to perform to their capabilities.

Dr. Wilson retired in 2005 from York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in Toronto after 30 years of teaching and research in sport psychology, learned self-regulation, and counseling. She has worked with over 50 world and Olympic athletes from competitors in the 1976 Olympiad in Montreal to those in the Rio games in 2016. She has also utilized her unique performance optimizing methods with top executives, performers, and other individuals who want to improve focus, minimize distractions, and reduce stress. Dr. Wilson is known for her research in psychophysiological profiling and EEG brain mapping of elite performers and is a co-author of Learned Self Regulation, Owners Manual for the Brain and Body. She also developed the popular Optimizing Performance and Health Suite software platform for the BioGraph Infiniti instrument.

Workshop Description

Dr. Wilson has planned this workshop to be interactive, with ample opportunity for demonstrations and discussion. The program will explore how biofeedback and neurofeedback are beneficial for optimal performance, and different from traditional sport psychology interventions as related to goals, models, and responsibilities. Dr. Wilson will discuss how brief, deep, self-regulation skills complement biofeedback and neurofeedback methods for optimal performance. She will also demonstrate the use of protocols for assessment and training contained in the Optimizing Performance and Health software. The workshop will provide detailed information about the Learned Self-Regulation Skill that includes training of SMR, alpha, HRV, TEMP, sEMG, and EDA for increasing focus and quieting the busy brain, autogenic and other cognitive methods, and home training. The course will also review some of Dr. Wilson’s signature contributions to the science of optimal health and performance including psychophysiological profiling and EEG brain mapping of elite performers and psychophysiological methods for validating skills training.

Learning objectives for the workshop can found on this page.

The meeting takes place on January 26 - 27, 2019 at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando. The hotel is offering as special discounted room rate for BSF workshop participants of $125/night (plus taxes and fees) for registrations made by January 12, 2019.

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A COPY OF THE WORKSHOP BROCHURE


REGISTER HERE FOR THE BSF JANUARY 26 - 27 WORKSHOP

Optimal health and performance (for everyone)
through biofeedback and neurofeedback


Presented by
Vietta Sue Wilson, PhD
School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences (retired)
York University, Toronto


RENEW YOUR BSF MEMBERSHIP OR APPLY ONLINE 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 Two-Point, LLC, which is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Two-Point, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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.

HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REPORTING CE CREDIT FOR FL LICENSE RENEWAL