STATE OF THE PRACTICE - A CLOSE LOOK AT EEG/NEUROFEEDBACK: POWER, PRECISION, ISSUES AND CONCERNS
Presenter: Dr. Mari Swingle
Dates: June 9, 2021
Time: 11:00 am Eastern Time (US & Canada), corresponding to 17:00 in Italy & Germany
Neurotherapy: State of the Practice - Being an unregulated branch of applied
(psycho)neurophysiology, the practice of Neurotherapy is reliant upon complementary
competency (e.g., Tier One: medicine, psychology, neurology, and psychiatry and Tier Two specified skills e.g., speech pathology, educational/LD specialists, occupational therapy, etc.) as well as specified training in (q)EEG interpretation, assessment and/or protocol administration. In proper hands it is arguably one of the most powerful intervention modalities. In unqualified hands it is imprecise, often ineffective, and potentially harmful. As the popularity of Neurotherapy increases so too does the confusion surrounding it: This workshop will slice through the flash and jargon to (re)introduce the foundation(s) of Neurotherapy; the science and empirically supported practice of electroencephalographic (EEG) brain training. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of what Neurotherapy is, how it works, who is qualified to practice, on what populations (and at what level of intervention). Dr. Mari Swingle will present her three-tiered classification system which is now the basis of the APA proficiency standards (granted for 2019-2026). This presentation is ideal for 1) those who are practicing Neurotherapy and would like to contribute to the dissemination of practice and knowledge standards 2) those who are not practicing Neurotherapy but wish to be better informed to counsel or refer clients to other practices, and 3) those who have just begun, or are thinking of adding Neurotherapy to their practice.
All views expressed in the recording are solely those of the presenters and participants.
- Understanding the dilemmas facing the practice of Neurotherapy
- Being armed to face uninformed biased critique
- Being aware of bina fide critique and legitimate concerns
- Understanding the difference(s)
About Dr. Mari Swingle
Dr. Mari Swingle is a practicing therapist, clinical researcher, author, educator and public speaker. She has a MA in Education, MA & PhD in Clinical Psych, and has been working in the field of Applied Psychoneurophysiology / Neurotherapy for over 25 years. She was BCIA/EEG certified in Neurofeedback (2000), Associate Fellow 2005, Fellow 2010, Senior Fellow 2017. She sat on the BOD of AAPB (2017-19), wherein her primary mandate was constructing a classification system for Neurofeedback proficiency standards for the American Psychological Association (APA) (granted 2019-2026). She was awarded AAPB Fellowship in 2020. She is a champion of Neurotherapy; dedicated not only to clinical treatment but to disseminating functional (professional and lay) understanding of what Neurotherapy/EEG BrainBiofeedback is, and equally, what it is not.