The Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia is a non-profit membership organization comprised of Health Professionals of various disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, chiropractic and others, from Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring countries, who are involved in the promotion of better mental health through Neurofeedback, Biofeedback and neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Photobiomodulation (PBM), Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE), Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) and other.
ANSA was formed in November 2006 from the amalgamation of the AAAPB (Australian Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback), and the Pacific Rim Chapter of the ISNR (International Society for Neurofeedback & Research), under the original incorporation of the AAAPB.
ANSA promotes education and professional excellence in the fields of Applied Psychophysiology, Neurotherapy and Nutrition, seeking to obtain broad acceptance of this combination of disciplines as a viable treatment approach in mental health.
ANSA Education & Certification Initiatives
In 2009, a sub-group of ANSA members established an Interest Group within the Australian Psychological Society (APS), to enhance the professional identity of neurofeedback practitioners and to strengthen the link between the fields of psychology and neuroscience.
In 2010 ANSA approved the development of an independent body whose role would be to develop and oversee standards for certification of neurofeedback practitioners within Australasia, and which would be affiliated with The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance – Australia Inc (BCIA-A), was first registered in Australia in 2011, and to date we have 45 accredited members.
In 2016 the ANSA QClub was also formed to support professional development in QEEG, in order to attain the minimum standards required for QEEG Certification. The QClub provides a collegiate avenue for ANSA members and guests to access didactic training, mentoring, informative webinars and QEEG study groups.
ANSA 2020 Melbourne Conference
2020 marks ANSA’s 14th National & International Conference and 23rd anniversary of our applied neuroscience professional body in Australia.
ANSA 2020 Melbourne Conference offers another opportunity to pursue knowledge in the improvement of the human condition through its international and Australian speakers addressing Neurofeedback, QEEG and related neuromodulation techniques. We extend a personal invitation to visit down under, attend our Melbourne conference in September 2020, and its pre and post workshops. For ISNR Delegates: register your expression of interest to reserve the early bird price at: https://appliedneurocience-org.wilapricot.org/event-3351919.