Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 273-281

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Template for Developing Guidelines for the Evaluation of the Clinical Efficacy of Psychophysiological Interventions

  • Theodore J. La Vaque
  • , D. Corydon Hammond
  • , David Trudeau
  • , Vincent MonastraAffiliated withAttention Disorders Clinic
  • , John Perry
  • , Paul Lehrer
  • , Douglas Matheson
  • , Richard Sherman


An essential function of both the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and the Society for Neuronal Regulation (SNR) is the systematic evaluation of psychophysiological interventions that have been developed for the treatment of medical and psychiatric disorders. In order to address scientific concerns regarding the efficacy of specific clinical applications of biofeedback, these two societies formed and Efficacy Task Force. The process to be used in the assessment of treatment efficacy, specificity and clinical utility is presented in the form of a template that will serve as the foundation for a series of scientific reviews and practice guidlines to be published by both societies.

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