Understanding that trauma alters and dysregulates brain activity opens new state of the art methods of treatment which directly target disturbed neuronal pathways.
One such treatment, Neurofeedback, leverages recent research results that relate neuronal pathways and brain areas affected by the trauma with executive functioning, safety, sense of self, different self-states, bodily based aspects (e.g. physical balance, movement, voice modulation, interoceptive sensations) shame and agency.
This recording brings together researchers, clinicians and neurofeedback practitioners who are exploring ways in which we can apply the neuroscience of trauma to clinical practice by integrating it with psychotherapy, biofeedback, bodywork and mindfulness.
The recording will start with an explanation of the basics of neurofeedback and review the existing research with practical implications. Next, the impact of neurofeedback on Developmental Trauma by calming down the fear-driven brain and improving emotion regulation. The major part of the recording will be dedicated to integrating neurofeedback into clinical settings.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the same content from the 30th Annual International Trauma Conference, you cannot receive self-study credit for this program if you have already attended the live workshops.
Ainat Rogel, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
Ainat Rogel, Ph.D., is a BCIA certified neurofeedback provider and supervisor, a cofounder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics, and affiliate of the Trauma Center and the Trauma Research Foundation.
Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC
Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC, is a medical doctor with a specialty in Neurorehabilitation. She received her medical degree from University of Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2002, Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation from IAHP, Philadelphia, USA in 2006; M.Sc in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2009, Fellowship iNeurophysiology from University Hospital, Cleveland, USA in 2012 and PhD from De Montfort University from Leicester, UK in 2018. She has 15 years of experience treating severe brain injured patients in United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. She developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.
She is the CEO (since 2012) of Neocemod (Neuromodulation Center), Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico, with experience treating patients with epilepsy, learning disorders, behavioral disorder, mood disorders, sleep disorders, TBI and CP. She has extensive experience in neurophysiology, EEG/qEEG/ERP interpretation. Also, she is an international consultant for Neurofeedback professionals and currently she combines clinical work, and research; which lead to study the effects of Neurofeedback in epilepsy for her PhD thesis. She continues received invitations to give lectures and workshops for ISNR, BFE, NRBS and SMNB (Mexican Neurofeedback society) and other international neurological and neurophysiology societies.
Sebern Fisher, MA, LMH, BCN
Sebern Fisher, MA, LMH, BCN is an internationally recognized expert on the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of developmental trauma and best-selling author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain. She has been working with traumatized people for over 35 years and has integrated Neurofeedback and psychotherapy in her treatment of developmental trauma in adults and adolescents for the past 20 years.
Prior to adopting Neurofeedback, Sebern was the clinical director of a residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents for 15 years. While there she introduced the understanding of the impact of attachment rupture and was the first to implement DBT in a residential setting.
Sebern consults and trains on the integration of Neurofeedback and therapy, nationally and internationally.
Financial: Sebern Fisher is in private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton and receives royalties. She receives a speaking fee from EEGer. Ms. Fisher receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sebern Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Elya Steinberg, MD
Elya Steinberg, MD, head of training and co-director of the Centre for Biodynamic Psychotherapy in London, UK. Biodynamic psychotherapist who integrates Biodynamic psychology, bioenergy, neurofeedback, psychological trauma work, martial arts and integrative medicine.
Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB, Harvard Medical School
Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB, is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches and supervises trainees. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients on optimizing their health and performance. Recognized as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback, Dr. Khazan is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. She has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan serves as president of the board of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), board member for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is chair elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous journal articles, the highly-regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, and the newly released book, Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance.
Inna Khazan is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and maintains a private practice. She has received funding from NIMH (National Research Service Award) and receives royalties as an author from several publishers. Dr. Khazan has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Inna Khazan is on the board of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, & the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). Dr. Khazan serves as committee member for Boston University, Antioch University, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology (MSPP), and the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA).