The Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback (MSBMB) was founded in the early 70’s. We adhere to the ethical principles set forth by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). These principles are intended to be preventive, educational, and action oriented. Members are required to cooperate with the Ethics and Standards Committees of either AAPP or MSBMB. To read the ethics and principles in full please click here. Our goal is to promote an exchange of ideas, clinical experience involving behavioral medicine, biofeedback, neurofeedback and related techniques, thus improving health and quality of life through research, education, and practice.
Our objectives are:
- Encouragement of scientific research and expansion of clinical and educational applications of biofeedback, and applied psychophysiology.
- Integration of biofeedback with other self-regulatory methods.
- Promoting high standards of professional practice, ethics, and education.
- Increase member knowledge through events, publications, and educational programs.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of clinical information and scientific knowledge.
- Promote awareness of biofeedback for professionals as well as the general public in the benefits of self-regulation.
Professionals who work in the fields of psychology, behavioral medicine, nursing, social work, counseling, physical therapy, education and other health care areas are invited to join MSBMB. For further information regarding membership, please visit our Membership page in this website or contact us using the information on our Contact page.
Code of Ethics
The Midwest Society of Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback (MSBMB) members are committed to maintaining the dignity and worth of each individuals while rendering service, conducting research, and training others. MSBMB members will abide by all relevant laws of the State of Michigan and operate within the principles of ethics governing their own discipline and those outlined herein. Members strive to provide optimum quality services and to differentiate for those served whether procedures provided have been proven effective clinically or if such procedures are, as yet, non-validated. They make every effort to protect the welfare of those they serve and the public. They limit their services to those areas in which they have skills and expertise and recognize their needs for competence, objectivity, and freedom of inquiry, and honest communication.
This statement of ethical principles is intended for use by all Midwest Society of Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback (MSBMB) members and other providers of psychophysiological self-regulation services including practitioners, administrators, researchers, educators, and students. It encompasses all aspects of applied psychophysiology, including, but not limited to, all forms of biofeedback and neurofeedback. Acceptance into MSBMB) requires the member to adhere to these principles. These ethical principles apply only to MSBMB members’ professional service, research, administrative, and educational activities.
MSBMB’s mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback/neurofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice. MSBMB adheres to the following goals:
- Encouragement of scientific research and expansion of clinical and educational applications of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology
- Integration of biofeedback with other self-regulatory methods
- Promoting high standards of professional practice, ethics, and education
- Increasing member knowledge through events, publications, educational programs and special interest sections and divisions
- Making the public aware of biofeedback.
As the Midwest chapter of AAPB, membership is open to professionals interested in the investigation and application of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, and in the scientific and professional advancement of the fields of psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, counseling, physical therapy, education and other health care areas. Biofeedback has become an accepted form of treatment not only within the medical community, but with consumers as well.
To read the full Code of Ethics in PDF form please click here.