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ACRM Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group

Biofeedback in Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Task Force



The mission of BIRM is to advance scientific knowledge of biofeedback approaches for rehabilitation and advocate for appropriate biofeedback interventions for a wide variety of medical conditions that affect the physical and cognitive function, psychiatric well-being, and quality of life of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Objectives and Goals:

· Define the practice of “biofeedback”
· Describe contemporary hardware and software systems used to apply biofeedback
· Assess the methods and measurements used to evaluate the effects of biofeedback
· Disseminate objective evidence-based information on the use of biofeedback approaches in rehabilitation medicine
· Develop guidelines for clinical practice of biofeedback based on scientific principles/knowledge and empirical evidence
· Engage and collaborate with other ACRM communities to promote the safety and usefulness of biofeedback



JP (Jack) Ginsberg, PhD

JP (Jack) Ginsberg, PhD


Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist
VA Research Health Scientist (Ret.)
Saybrook University
School of Medicine, University of South Carolina

Please email Dr. Ginsberg if you are interested in learning more about the Biofeedback in Rehabilitation Medicine Task Force:
If you are new to ACRM and have never been a member, we would like to offer you a six-month trial membership. Listed below, we have outlined the steps to assist with the process.  If your membership has lapsed not to worry, these steps will help you to renew.
To join a Community Group, ISIG, Networking Group or Task Force meeting, use the following steps
  • Click here: Join ACRM (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
  • You will be brought the Membership web page.  There is information about how to register and the types of registration.
  • Please select your membership type. You can select a payment option to pay for 12 months monthly or select the monthly option which is as inexpensive as the same price as a cup of custom coffee/Chai Tea or smoothie.
  • OR you can join the Six-Month Trial Membership for 6 months, however at the end of the 6 months you will need to have a paid membership to continue with the task force.
    • If you select the six-month trial membership, click “Free”
    • Create an Account
    • Once your account is saved, you can click ‘Communities’ in the red bar
    • Find the community you wish to join and click the red ‘Follow Community’ button
Please contact Terri Compos  or Lori Westfall once you have completed this process or if you are in need of assistance.

2023 GOALS

  • Implement a biofeedback instructional course in the Spring meeting
  • Publish an IE page “Heart rate variability biofeedback: A guide for clinicians”


  • Created two subcommittees
    • Heart rate variability biofeedback (chaired by Peter Behel, MA)
    • Neurofeedback (chaired by Erin Conway, PsyD, MSCP, BCB, BCN)
  • Submitted an invited publication to Federation of Associations in Behavioral
    and Brain Sciences (FABBS) journal, Policy Insights from Behavioral and
    Brain Sciences (PIBBS),
    • “Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Mental Health: A Policy Brief” (by BIRM Member, Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, BCB)