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Volume 31,Number 1Spring,2003
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SpecialIssue:
PediatricIntegrativeMedicine
 
In 1996 we had the pleasure of guest editing a special issue on biofeedback withchildren and adolescents. At the time it seemed cutting-edge and not yet widely available in most pediatric settings. As the last several years have gone by very quickly, healthcare has continue to change rapidly, with arguably the biggest wavebeing the emergence of interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM)by consumers.. Recent surveys indicate that children, like their parents, are utilizing CAM in increasingnumbers, with approximately20% of kids in primary care settings reporting utilization of some form of CAM.In specialty services the percentage is even higher upwards of 50% (hematology/oncology, pulmonology, neu-rology). Mind/body approaches like biofeedback continue to represent foundational approaches for many chil-dren and adolescents and remain quite popular and well supported. It is exciting and gratifying for us to againhave the opportunity to guest edit the Biofeedback Magazine and offer unique perspectives on new directionsin pediatric healthcare.The first article offers an overview of pediatric trends with regard to the use of complementary and alterna-tive therapies and suggests the term “integrative” as preferable. The next three articles look at the variety of therapeutic options available across a number of domains for children with anxiety, headaches, and functionalGI problems. Reaney and Lessin look at comprehensive approaches for kids with urinary incontinence. Samiloand Carlson describe the benefits of adding biofeedback training in the treatment of complex, challengingchildren and adolescents in community settings-a specialized school program and a mental health clinic.These articles illustrate the evolution of diverse healthcare options now available for children with psy-chophysiological disorders, chronic illness, and mental health challenges and suggest that biofeedback and self-regulation skills training should continue to play key roles in holistic, evidence-based treatment approaches.This special issue of 
Biofeedback 
is devoted to
Pediatric Integrative  Medicine.
I am grateful to Timothy Culbert, Rebecca Kajander, and Judson Reaney, who have assembled a rich collection of articlesshowing the current state of the art in pediatrics, with an emphasison integrating biofeedback into a comprehensive integrative treat-ment, including both mainstream therapies and complementary and alternative therapies. The initial article by Dr. Culbert elabo-rates the orientation of this special issue, which emphasizes comple-mentary/alternative medicine and integrative therapies (CAMIT). AAPB owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Tim Culbert, JudReaney, and Rebecca Kajander. This team has exerted leadershipfrom the beginning in AAPB’s Pediatrics Section, and has presentedcountless symposia and workshops at AAPB’s annual meetings. Thisis their second special issue on pediatrics. Anyone who loves chil-dren will appreciate the creative andinnovative approach taken to the prob-lems of children in these pages. We also include here an article on children’s rights by SebastianStriefel. I also thank each of our authors and the AAPB productionstaff headed by Publications Manager Michael Thompson.The Association News and Events Section includes messagesfrom AAPB’s President Paul Lehrer, President-Elect Lynda Kirk, as well as other Association newsProposals and Abstracts are now invited for new special issues on:
Complementary 
and
 Alternative Medicine for Fall 2003, and Case Studies in Clinical Psychophysiology 
in Spring 2004. The editor also welcomes proposals for future special issues of the
Biofeedback  Magazine.
Spring 20032
Biofeedback 
FROM THE EDITOR
Spring 2003 Special Issue of
Biofeedback 
Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Donald Moss, PhD 
Donald Moss, PhD
FROM THE GUEST EDITORS
Tim Culbert, MD, Rebecca Kajander, CPNP, MPH,Judson Reaney, MD 
Rebecca Kajander, CPNP, MPH  Judson Reaney, MDTim Culbert, MD
 
From the Editor: Donald Moss, PhDFrom the Guest Editors: Tim Culbert, MD, Rebecca Kajander, CPNP, MPH,Judson Reaney, MDIntegrative Approaches in Pediatrics: Biofeedback in the Context ofComplementary/Alternative Medicine
Timothy Culbert, MD, BCIA-C 
Children’s Rights: Legal and Ethical Issues
Sebastian Striefel, PhD 
Helping Children with Stress and Anxiety: An integrative MedicineApproach
Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, Timothy Culbert, MD, and Pamela Kaiser, PhD,PNP 
Integrative Approaches to Assessment and Management of RecurrentHeadaches in Children.
Rebecca Kajander, CNP, MPH;Frank Andrasik, PhD, Howard Hall, PhD,PsyD 
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents: Conventional andAlternative Treatments
Gerard A.Banez, PhD, and Elizabeth Bigham, MS 
Self-Regulation in the Treatment of Nocturnal Enuresis, DysfunctionalVoiding, and Bladder Instability
Jennifer Lessin, MD, and Judson B.Reaney, MD 
Integrating Biofeedback in Community Mental Health Settings:Experiences from a Clinical Demonstration Project
Kathleen Samilo, MA, and Lela Carlson, RN 
From the PresidentFrom the Executive DirectorFrom the President-ElectNew PhD Program in Clinical PsychophysiologyAbout the AuthorsSpring 20033
Biofeedback 
Biofeedback 
is published four times per year anddistributed by the Association for Applied Psycho-physiology and Biofeedback. Circulation 2,100.ISSN 1081-5937.Editor: Donald Moss PhDAssociate Editor: Theodore J. LaVaque, PhDsEMG Section Editor: Randy Neblett, MAEEG Section Editor: Dale Walters, PhDReporter: Christopher L. Edwards, PhDReporter: John Perry, PhDManaging Editor: Michael P. ThompsonCopyright ©2002 by AAPB
Editorial Statement
Items for inclusion in
Biofeedback 
should be for-warded to the AAPB office. Material must be in pub-lishable form upon submission.Deadlines for receipt of material are as follows:November 1 for Spring issue,published April 15.March 15 for Summer issue,published June 15.June 1 for Fall issue,published September 15.September 1 for Winter issue,published January 15.Articles should be of general interest to theAAPB membership, informative and, where possi-ble, factually based. The editor reserves the right toaccept or reject any material and to make editorialand copy changes as deemed necessary.Feature articles should not exceed 2,500 words;department articles, 700 words; and letters to theeditor, 250 words. Manuscripts should be submittedon disk, preferably Microsoft Word or WordPerfect,for Macintosh or Windows, together with hard copyof the manuscript indicating any special text for-matting. Also submit a biosketch (30 words) andphoto of the author. All artwork accompanyingmanuscripts must be camera-ready. Graphics andphotos may be embedded in Word files to indicateposition only. Please include the original, high-res-olution graphic files with your submission – at least266dpi at final print size. TIFF or EPS preferred.AAPB is not responsible for the loss or return ofunsolicited articles.
Biofeedback 
accepts paid display and classifiedadvertising from individuals and organizations pro-viding products and services for those concernedwith the practice of applied psychophysiology andBiofeedback. Inquiries about advertising rates anddiscounts should be addressed to the ManagingEditor.Changes of address, notification of materials notreceived, inquiries about membership and othermatters should be directed to the AAPB Office:
Association for AppliedPsychophysiology and Biofeedback 10200 West 44th Ave., No. 304Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2840Tel 303-422-8436Fax 303-422-8894E-mail: aapb@resourcenter.comWebsite: http://www.aapb.org
FROM THE EDITORSOVERVIEWPROFESSIONAL ISSUESSPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLESABOUT THE AUTHORS:PROFILES OF CONTRIBUTORS
Biofeedback 
Volume 31,No 1Spring 2003
AAPB NEWS AND EVENTS
The articles in this issue reflect the opinions of the authors, and do not reflect the policies or official guidelines of AAPB, unless stated otherwise.

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