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Advisory Board

Erik by Jana Asenbrennerova 2010 Erik Peper, Ph.D., BCB

BFE Advisory Board President (USA)

Erik Peper, Ph.D., BCB is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is Professor at the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies / Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America He was the behavioral scientist (sport psychologist) for the United States Rhythmic Gymnastic team. He received the 2004 California Governor’s Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing and the 2005 Sheila Adler Award from AAPB for his efforts to support and encourage student participation. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books. His most recent co-authored books are Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, Make Health Happen Training: Yourself to Create Wellness and De Computermens. He is also the co-producer of weekly Healthy Computing Email Tips. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, illness prevention, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofeedback.

Paolo Di BenedettoPaolo Di Benedetto, Ph.D.


Paolo Di Benedetto, M.D., graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of the Studies of Trieste in 1973, expert in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 1975 and in Neurology from 1980. From September 1988 to December 2001, he was chief physician of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Trieste Hospital; and, from January 1999, coordinator of the Horizontal Neuro-Rehabilitation Department Inter-Hospital in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. Since January 2002, he has been manager of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Udine. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and is currently the president of the Italian Urodynamics Society. Since 1995 he has been editor-in-chief, of the official magazine of the Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation: Europa Medicophysica. He has published over 300 articles in national and international magazines, and a number of monographs.

Birbaumer_neuNiels Birbaumer, Ph.D.


Prof. Niels Birbaumer, born 1945, Ph.D. 1969, University of Vienna, Austria: Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, Art History and Statistics. 1975-1993 Full Professor of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany. 1986-1988 Full Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Since 1993 Professor of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tübingen and Professor of Clinical Psychophysiology, University of Padova, Italy. Since 2002 Director of the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Trento, Italy.

Research topics: Neuronal basis of learning and plasticity. Neurophysiology & Psychophysiology of pain. Neuroprosthetics, Neurorehabilitation. More than 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 12 books.

Among many awards: Leibniz-Award of the German Research Society (DFG), member of the German Academy of Science and Literature President of the European Association of Behavior Therapy, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Association of Applied Psychophysiology. Award for Research in Neuromuscular Diseases, Wilhelm-Wundt-Medal of the German Society of Psychology, and the Albert Einstein Award of the World Cultural Council.

missingCarmen Clot, Ph.D.


Biography to come…

missingLicia Grazzi, MD


Biography to come…

Monika Fuhs,, Dipl. Psych., BCB


Monika Fuhs studied Psychology at the University of Vienna, worked at the Neuropsychiatric station for children in the Vienna AKH for many years as well as doing a study about kids and development of language for the Vienny Academy of science. Board member of the ÖBfP (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biofeedback und Psychophysiologie), editor of the new BFE Journal ‘Psychophysiology Today’, author of articles with Erik Peper, Co- Director and project manager of Work solutions for the “Healthy Computing and prevention at the worksite” program, lecturing of numerous workshops for psychologists, medical doctors and Pt´s in the fields of Biofeedback in Europe. She is Founder and Director of the Holistic Learning Institute. Monika Fuhs is a licensed teacher and trainer for dyslexia and perception problems (ReLeMaKo®) and brain friendly learning. She teaches workshops in the fields of stress management, Holistic Health, Healthy Computing and optimum human functioning with Erik Peper and brain management , brain friendly teaching and learning in different schools, workshops for stress management and success for kids as well as leading a private practice for kids and adults.Her main interests focus on mind body medicine and what it takes to make people change and how biofeedback and related therapies can help to make this process as successful as possible using techniques reaching from behavioural therapy to body therapies and others.

Daniel Hamiel, Ph.D.


Daniel Hamiel, Ph.D., is head of the Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychophysiological unit, Tel-Aviv Community Mental Health Center, Tel-Aviv University, Medical School. He is the director of the cognitive behavioral intervention unit of the Donald J. Cohen and Irving B. Harris Center for Trauma and Disaster Intervention He is a clinical and medical psychologist and supervisor in CBT, certified in biofeedback (BCIA), neurofeedback, and in hypnosis (The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis). Dr. Hamiel is certified in biofeedback as a therapist and supervisor in Israel. He is past president of the Israeli Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Dr. Hamiel is faculty member of the Israeli CBT association. He teaches workshops on psychology and biofeedback in the USA, Europe and South America, and has taught workshops for the American Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He was in a clinical practice in Cincinnati Ohio from 1992-1995. Currently, Dr. Hamiel is involved in developing and performing stress management programs in the community: In the primary care and in schools, for the regular students and for schools that have suffered terror attacks. He is a pioneer in developing internet protocols for treating variety of psychological disorders. Currently Dr. Hamiel is teaching at Tel-Aviv-Jaffa College in Israel.

marek-photoMarek Jantos, MA MAPsS


Biography to come…

DmattoDaniëlle M. Matto, Drs, BCB

(The Netherlands)

Drs. Daniëlle M. Matto, BCB, is a certified clinical psychologist and child psychologist with interest in neuropsychology. She has more than 15 years experience in biofeedback and stress management. In her private practice she combines biofeedback with cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management techniques and audiovisual entrainment. In addition to her clinical work she teaches biofeedback classes for psychologists and physical therapists and acts as a mentor for biofeedback therapists. Drs. Matto is a founding member and senior administrator of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE). In 2006 she founded the Dutch section of the BFE. She is also a member of the Dutch Society of Psychologists (NIP) and of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).

Don Moss,


Donald Moss, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University.  There he has built training programs in clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, integrative mental health, and integrative and functional nutrition.  Dr. Moss has served as president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and president of the Michigan Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback.

He is a delegate to APA’s Council of Representatives, treasurer for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), a delegate to the International Society for Hypnosis, a Board member of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and an advisor for the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.  Dr. Moss is a Fellow of SCEH, a Fellow of Division 30 (APA), a Fellow of the Michigan Psychological Association, and a Senior Fellow in general biofeedback and neurofeedback of the BCIA.

He is co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood, 1998). He currently has a new book under contract for Springer with co-author Angele McGrady on Integrative pathways:  Navigating chronic illness with a mind-body-spirit approach.   He is chief editor of Biofeedback: A Clinical Journal, a quarterly publication and has edited a number of special issues on hypnosis, pediatric applications, and related topics.  He has been an associate editor or consulting editor for the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Journal of Neurotherapy, Psychophysiology Today, and other journals.  He has published over 70 articles and book chapters on psychophysiology, spirituality, health, and integrative medicine. His most recent chapter is titled The Use of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback in Pediatric Care, in a new volume on Functional Disorders in Pediatrics (Springer, 2014).

winfriedWinfried Rief, Ph.D.


Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Chair) at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. Head of the Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy, University of Marburg; Head of the postgraduate training program in cognitive-behavior therapy. 1987 Ph.D. degree at the University of Konstanz (Dr.rer.soc.) in the team of Prof. Dr. R.Cohen. Title of Ph.D. thesis: Visual Information Processing in Chronic Schizophrenics (a EEG-based study). 1994 Habilitation (Qualification for professorship); Title: Somatoform Disorders: Multiple somatoform symptoms and hypochondriasis. Psychotherapy Licence for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Supervisor for Cognitive-Behavior Psychotherapy.

Many years of experience in psychosomatic and psychiatric outpatient clinics. Teaching positions at the Universities of Konstanz, Salzburg, Marburg and in the context of numerous postgradual continuing education programs. Biofeedback research in chronic pain, tinnitus and somatoform disorders. Publication of the German standard book on biofeedback (along with Prof. Dr. Niels Birbaumer)

Stays abroad/Awards:

  • Auckland, New Zealand: ASB Visiting Professor of the Medical School, University of Auckland, NZ (20.09.2002 – 10.10.2002)
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston: Visiting Professor, September 2004 – January 2005.
  • President of the German Biofeedback Society from 2000-2004
  • President of the German Society of Behavioral Medicine from 2001-2005

Nominations for Professorships:

  • Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Mainz 1997 (not accepted)
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Greifswald 1997 (not accepted)
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Marburg 2000 (accepted).
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Heidelberg 2005 (not accepted).

Publications: about. 250 articles, book chapters, books

RSzemtisRalph Sztembis, Ph.D.


Ralph Sztembis (MD, psychologist) born February 3rd 1978, (Chełm, Poland).

Graduated from Medical University in Lublin (2003) (Medical Faculty) and Catholic University in Lublin (2004) (Department of Psychology).

Since 2004 residency in internal medicine in Provincial Hospital in Rzeszów at Cardiology Ward with Subdivision of Acute Coronary Syndromes and Pacemakers Implantation.

Since 2004 doctoral studies at Department of Psychotherapy and Health Psychology at Catholic University in Lublin and work for Department – health psychology classes. Studies concerning use of biofeedback and self-regulation techniques in support of patients with coronary heart disease.

Since 2003 participation in Biofeedback Foundation of Europe meetings (scholarship for 7th BFE meeting in Udine, Italy) (also translation of materials into polish).

Since 2004 translation of two books concerning biofeedback and other self-regulation techniques: Handbook of mind-body medicine for primary care; by D. Moss, A. McGrady, I. Wickramasekera, T.C. Davies; and Make health happen by E.Peper and K.Gibney).