Saybrook has received an endorsement by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) for its coursework and training in biofeedback. The BCIA endorsement reflects national recognition of the quality of Saybrook’s program and ensures that students who complete this program successfully can use it toward receiving national certification by the BCIA.
Health professionals from many disciplines, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, chiropractors, social workers, and others, use biofeedback as a safe, effective non-drug intervention to help patients learn to control their bodies’ responses to stress, anxiety, trauma and emotional distress. Saybrook students will learn to use biofeedback instruments to treat medical and psychological disorders, to optimize educational and artistic performance, and to conduct research.
BCIA was created to establish and oversee standards for practitioners who use biofeedback and to certify those who meet these standards. Its primary mission is to protect the public welfare by assuring the competence of certified biofeedback practitioners. BCIA policies and procedures are determined by an independent board of directors, which is comprised of a rotating group of distinguished biofeedback clinicians, researchers, and educators. BCIA certification demonstrates a provider's competence in the practice of biofeedback techniques. It also indicates the individual has undergone continuous peer review of ethical conduct and has continued to acquire knowledge of recent developments in the field.
Saybrook’s biofeedback program has been developed by Saybrook faculty member Donald Moss, PhD. Dr. Moss is a BCIA certified biofeedback practitioner, past-President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, chief editor for the Biofeedback magazine, associate editor for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and consulting editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy, and the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.