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



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

Presented by
Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB,

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.

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Mission Statement

The Biofeedback Society of Florida (BSF) was founded in 1978 to facilitate the exchange of ideas, methods, research, clinical experience, and applications of biofeedback with related disciplines. Today the Society is the official Florida affiliate of the national Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and serves a diverse professional fraternity of health care providers and academicians who share an interest in applied psychophysiology and biofeedback.

BSF provides networking, continuing education, legislative action, and practice and technical consultation for its membership. Providers seeking information about adding biofeedback to their clinical practices are invited to contact BSF.

BSF also functions as an information and referral source for consumers who are considering biofeedback services.