August 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm EDT:
Multi-Cultural and Diversity Considerations for Organizations and Individuals


Presented by:
Rick Harvey, PhD
Associate Professor
San Francisco State University

Richard Harvey, PhD, is a tenured in the Department of Health Education where he teaches courses in Stress Management, Psychophysiology, Holistic Health and Epidemiology. His research includes developing stress-reduction interventions for increasing psychological courage and hardiness and reducing human stress.

Participants will learn three basic models of multicultural diversity focusing on cultural competence, efficacy and, humility on a seven step continuum. To learn more about the webinar content and learning objectives, visit the AAPB webinar description page.

CE Credits: 1 APA approved credit


Attended the BSF August 2017 HRVB workshop and
need to report it to CE Broker? Here is the process for
licensed health care 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.

Shout-out to those who made the BSF August 2017 HRVB meeting a success

BSF extends its thanks to Dr. Richard Gevirtz for a wonderful presentation on the foundational science and current clinical applications of HRV biofeedback at our summer meeting. We are also grateful for the support of Brain Science International, Bio Medical Instruments, STENS Corporation, and for our collaborations with the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the lively sharing of ideas and warm collegiality.