GARY J. SCHUMMER

 

CURRICULUM VITAE 

2013

 

                                                 

                                                                       

ADD Treatment Center

 

Neurofeedback Center of Los Angeles

 

24050 Madison Street, Suite 111

Torrance, California 90505 USA

 

Phone:   (310) 378-0547

Fax:  (310) 378-0347

Mobile:  (310) 346-9647

 

http://addtreatmentcenters.org

 

GSchummer@ADDTreatmentCenters.org

 

 

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL FOCUS           

·         Owner and Director of the A.D.D. Treatment Center and the Neurofeedback Center of Los Angeles

·         Researcher and lecturer on neurofeedback and neurorehabilitation

·         qEEG consultant and mentor for neurofeedback professionals

                                                               

EDUCATION

·         Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology – California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (1987)

·         Master of Arts in Psychology – California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (1985)

·         Master of Divinity – Saint Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, New York (1979)

·         Master of Arts in Theology – Saint Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, New York (1979)

·         Bachelor of Science – State University of New York College at Brockport, New York (1974)

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

·         Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

·         Neuropsychological Assessment

·         Neurophysiology Research

·         Quantitative EEG Interpretation

·         Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Treatment of Chronic Pain

·         Child and Adolescent Psychology

·         Post-Traumatic Stress, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alcohol/Chemical Dependency

·         Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Older Adults

·         Spanish Language Competency

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

·         Pastoral Ministry:  Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York (1976-1979)

·         Deacon Intern:  St. Francis de Sales Parish, Geneva, New York (1979-1980)

·         Assistant Pastor:  St. Boniface and St. Rita’s Parish, Rochester, New York (1980-1982)

·         Psychology Internship:   

4 Andrus Older Adult Center affiliated with the U.S.C. Department of Gerontology (1983-1984)

4 Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic, Encino, California (1984-1985)

4 Melvyn M. Lewin, Ph.D. Psychological Corporation, Palos Verdes, California (1984-1987)

·         APA Internship:  Psychology Service, V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, California (1985-1986)

·         Research Psychologist:  Neurophysiology Research, V.A. Medical Center, Sepulveda, California,

                        M. Barry Sterman, Ph.D., Supervisor and Mentor (1985-1990)

·         Board of Directors:  Sananda Foundation, Beverly Hills, California (1988-1991)

·         Forensic Neuropsychologist:  Defense and Plaintiff (1988-2009)

·         Biofeedback and Psychological Consultant:  Environ Inc, Beverly Hills, California (1988-1998)

·         Director of Psychological Services:  Pain Control Center of Beverly Hills, California (1988-1990)

·         Incorporated in California:  Gary J. Schummer Ph.D., A.P.C. (1991-present)

·         Clinical Director:

4 Stress Management Center, Los Angeles, California (1990-1993)

4 Pacific Center for Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles, California (1993-1998)

4 Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment Center, Torrance, California (1992-present)

4 Neurofeedback Center of Los Angeles, Torrance, California (2012-present)

·         Qualified Medical Examiner:  State of California, QME #4325 (1992-2001)

·         Independent Medical Examiner:  State of California (1992-2008)

·         Psychologist:  Pain Management Center, St. Mary's Hospital, Long Beach, California (1994-2000)

·         Chief Executive Officer:  Pacific Center for Research, Inc., Los Angeles, California (1994-1997)

·         Professional Advisory Board: National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (1997-1998)

·         Coordinator:  South Bay interdisciplinary professional discussion group (2003-2011)

·         qEEG Defense Committee:  International Society for Neuronal Regulation (2005-2006)

·         Owner and Member of the Board of Directors:  Axios Management, Inc. (2005-2009)

·         International Consultant:  Interpretation and integration of qEEG  (2005-present)

·         Neurofeedback mentor:  Individual and group consultation (2006-present)

·         Faculty: 

4 EEG Spectrum International, Inc. (2005-2011)

4 EEG Education and Research (2013-present)

·         QuietMind Foundation Institutional Review Board: Research review committee (2008)

·         Board of Directors:  EEG Spectrum International, Inc. (2008-2011)

·         Site Coordinator: Research sponsored by the Brain Resource Company (2009-2013)

·         Principal Investigator:  qEEG guided neurofeedback to treat schizophrenia (2010-2011)

·         Board of Directors:  Biofeedback Society of California (2013-present)

·         Chairperson: Education Subcommittee, Biofeedback Society of California (2013-present)

 

 

CERTIFICATION

·         Biofeedback

                    Board Certified in Biofeedback – Senior Fellow – Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

                    Biofeedback Society of California BSC #728 (1985)

·         Neurofeedback

                    Board Certified in Neurofeedback – Senior Fellow – Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

                    Diplomat, Certified in Neurofeedback - National Registry of Neurofeedback Providers #5976

·         Pain Management

                    Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management  #1742 (1990)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

·         Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

·         International Society for Neurofeedback and Research

·         Biofeedback Society of California

 

HOSPITAL STAFF AFFILIATIONS

·           Veterans Administration Medical Center, Sepulveda, California (1985-1990)

·           Century City Hospital, Century City, California (1988-1992)

·           St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California (1994-2000)

SPECIAL AWARDS 

·           Finalist: Biofeedback Society of California Award: Outstanding Research Competition, The Effects of EEG Training in the Elderly (1987)

·           Winner: Biofeedback Society of California Award: Outstanding Research Competition, EEG Correlates of Visual-Motor Performance During Flight Simulation:  An Application in ‘State’ Control  (1988)

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIONS 

 Schummer, G. J. (1987).  Electroencephalographic Correlates of Performance during a Sustained Visual-Motor Task.  Doctoral Dissertation, California School of Professional Psychology, 158 pages.

Sterman, M. B., Schummer, G. J., Dushenko, T. W., Smith, J. C.  (1987). Measurement and Modification of Sensorimotor System Function during Visual-Motor Performance. Department of Defense, AFOSR-82-0335 (Unclassified).

Sterman, M. B., Schummer, G. J., Dushenko (1988). Research featured in PBS Nova TV Series, Season 15, Episode 11, "Top Gun and Beyond," aired January 19, 1988.

Schummer, G. J. (1988).  Electroencephalographic Correlates of Visual-Motor Performance during Flight Simulation:  Prospects for a Biofeedback Application in State Control.   Submission paper for the Outstanding Scientific Research Award, published in Biofeedback Society of California Newsletter, Winter Quarter Edition, p2-5.

Schummer, G. J. (1992).  Developing a Psychology of Health.  In L.E. Badgley, MD (Ed.), Choose to Live. (pp. 45-90). New York: Human Energy Press.

Schummer, G. J. (1992).  101 Ways to get a Good Night's Sleep: Summary of Scientifically Validated Methods to Enhance Sleep, monograph, personally published for distribution.

Schummer, G. J. (1992).  Discovering Natural Sleep - audio recording, script and music, “Nighttime is for Sleeping” (side one), “Relax yourself to Sleep” (side two), professionally recorded and produced for public distribution.

Schummer, G. J. & Walbridge, M. (1993).  Addiction: Humankind's most Pervasive Problem, monograph, personally published for distribution.

Schummer, G. J. (1995).  Neurofeedback Modulation of the Immune System.  MegaBrain Report - The Journal of Optimal Performance, 3(1), pp. 30-39.

Schummer, G. J. (1996-1998).  “Doc Talk: handling stress in the workplace.”  In Paynnotes - monthly newsletter distributed by St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, California.

Schummer, G. J. (2008).  The Disconnection Syndrome.  Biofeedback, 36(4), pp.157-162.

Schummer, G. J. (2012-2013).  A Clinician’s Guide to Neurofeedback - qEEG Guided Applications of Neurofeedback.  In development – intended for annual updating, 2012-2013.

Schummer, G. J. (2013).  Neurofeedback.  In T.G. Plante (Ed), Abnormal Psychology across the Ages, Vol. II:  Disorders and Treatments.  (pp 171-189).  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Schummer, G. J., Noh, S. M., & Mendoza, J. J. (2013).  The effect of neurofeedback and cranial electrotherapy on immune function within a group of HIV+ subjects: a controlled study.  Journal of Neurotherapy, 17(3), 151-161.

Schummer, G.J., von Stietz, J., (2013).  QEEG guided neurofeedback to treat schizophrenia: a case study.  Journal of Neurotherapy, 17(4), 265-271.

                               

PRESENTATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 1985

·      Stress Management: A Key to Good Health and Effective Ministry - Workshop presented to the clergy of

              the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California

1986

·           Biofeedback Treatment of Learning Disabled and Hyperactive Children - A Multimodal  Approach – Workshop, Biofeedback Society of California's 12th Annual Convention, Monterey, California

·           The Need for a New Medical Model: The Biomedical vs. The Biopsychosocial Model - Symposium at the Biofeedback Society of California's 12th Annual Convention, Monterey, California

1987

·           Electroencephalographic Correlates of Pilot Performance:  Simulation and In-Flight Studies - Presentation,  North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Conference for the Advisory Group of Aerospace Research and Development, Trondheim, Norway

·           Clinical Applications of Biofeedback - Radio presentation and discussion, aired July 12, 88.7FM WBFO, National Public Radio,  Buffalo, New York

·           Coping with Stress  - Six week seminar offered through the auspices of the AIDS Project Los Angeles, Summer, 1987, repeated Fall, 1987, Los Angeles, California

·           Biofeedback and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety and Phobic Disorders - Workshop,  Biofeedback Society of California's 13th Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California

·           Neuropsychological Effect of EEG Biofeedback vs. Video Games in an Elderly Population – Poster for the Science Presentation Symposium at the Biofeedback Society of California's 13th Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California

·           Electroencephalographic Correlates of Visual Motor Performance During a Flight Simulation: Prospects for a Biofeedback Application in State Control - Poster presentation at the First International Conference on Biobehavioral Self-Regulation and Health, Honolulu, Hawaii

1988

·           Psychoneuroimmunology:  Implications for the Future of Health Care- Radio interview by B. Kolesnick in conjunction with the station’s community health education series, aired January 4, on station WHTT, 104.1-FM, Buffalo, New York

·           Biofeedback and Learning Disorders - Presentation for the Biofeedback Society of California and Foothill Valley Regional Biofeedback Society, California Polytechnic University, Pomona

·           Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Treating Stress - A six-week seminar offered three times through the auspices of the AIDS Project Los Angeles, California, Spring, Summer and Fall

·           EEG Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorders and Learning Disabilities - Two day workshop for professionals, Eugenia Hospital, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

·           Stress Management - Care for the Caregiver - Workshop, "AIDS and Mental Health: Beyond the Basics" conference sponsored by the U.C.S.F. AIDS Health Project, Occidental College, Glendale, California

·           Effectively Dealing with Stress in the Small Office Setting - Workshop given to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Staff, Los Angles, California

·           The Role of the Mind in Gaining and Maintaining Optimal Health - Workshop given at "The Truth About AIDS" conference sponsored by People for Reason in Science and Medicine and U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, California

·           Biofeedback Treatment of the Learning Disabled and Hyperactive Client - A Multimodal Approach - Workshop ,  Biofeedback Society of California's 14th Annual Convention, Berkeley, California

1989

·           Developing a Psychospiritual Approach to Healing - Invited address, Advanced Immune Discoveries Symposium, Universal City, Los Angeles

·           Coordinator and Facilitator - Support group and community services panel, Advanced Immune Discoveries Symposium, Universal City, Los Angeles, California

·           Teaching Positive Thinking to Persons' with HIV - In-service lecture, Mental Health Division of the AIDS Project Los Angeles, California

·           Electromyographic Scanning of the Muscles Implicated in Headache Pre and Post Physical Therapy - Co-authored study conducted with Gary W. Jay, M.D. and presented at the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Headache, Boston, Massachusetts

·           Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Neurofeedback for Treatment of A.D/H.D. - In-service grand rounds presentation, Charter Hospital, Torrance, California

1990

·           Facilitated eight-week workshop-support group - For HIV positive persons to teach mastery over cultural and media sponsored negativity surrounding AIDS, Fall, 1989 and repeated Winter 1990, Pain Control Center Beverly Hills, California

·           Facilitated ongoing support group - For Sananda Foundation, topical focus included: proper diet, exercise, mental and physical integration, and psychospiritual development, Center for 21st Century Medicine, co-facilitated with Joan Priestley, M.D., Santa Monica, California

·           Stress Management For Peer Counselors - Looking for Signs of Burnout in Yourself and Others – Workshop provided to peer group facilitators of the AIDS Project Los Angeles, California

1991

·           Recent Advances in the Utilization of EEG Biofeedback in the Treatment of Learning Disorders - Talk given to psychologists and education administrators, Torrance Unified School District, Torrance, California

·           Psychological and Neuropsychiatric Implications of Treating HIV Positive Individuals - In-service training given to staff of CPC Westwood Hospital, California

·           Stress Management in the Classroom - Workshop series provided to teachers and administrators of the Torrance Unified School District's Healthy Living Series, Torrance, California

·           Psychoneuroimmunology  - Talk provided for the professional staff and invited guests of the Edelman Center, Los Angeles, California, also repeated in 1992

1992

·           Healthy Mind, Healthy Body - Talk provided bimonthly in the Healthy Living Seminars, sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles, California

·           Coping with Stress in the Emergency Room - Workshop provided to nurses and paramedics, Los Angeles County Association of Trauma Nurse Coordinators Conference, St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

1993

·           Neurofeedback Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder - In-service lecture provided for the professional and support staff of Children's Hospital, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Los Angeles, California

1994

·           New Applications of Neurofeedback Technology – Workshop provided at to the Los Angeles and Orange county chapters of the Biofeedback Society of California, Long Beach, California

·           Stress Management in the Park - Five-week seminar offered as a public service, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

·           Psychology's Role in a Chronic Pain Treatment Center - In-service to physicians and professional staff, St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Attention Deficit Disorder - Diagnosis and Treatment - Workshop offered as a public service, Palos Verdes and Woodland Hills, California

·           Reversing Heart Disease Workshop series offered as a public service, co-facilitated with C. Hindman, Torrance and Rancho Palos Verdes, California

1995

·           Neurofeedback Modulation of Immune Function - A New Frontier - Speaker at the 3rd Annual EEG Applied Neurophysiology Advanced Conference, Key West, Florida

·           Neurofeedback and Immune Response -  Presented at the 3rd Annual Conference of The Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation, Scottsdale, Arizona

1996

·            The effect of alpha/theta neurofeedback treatment on immune function, physical symptoms, and subjective stress within a group of HIV positive subjects, a controlled study (preliminary results), 4th Annual EEG Applied Neurophysiology Advanced Conference, Key West, Florida

·           Self-Regulation of the Immune System - A Proposed Protocol for Modulation of Immune Function  - Workshop, 4th Annual EEG Applied Neurophysiology Advanced Conference, Key West, Florida

·           Psychological Factors in the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain - In-service presentation to physicians for medical education program at St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Stress Management in Parenting – Workshop series presented at Parents Making Connections Conference sponsored by the Long Beach Unified School District, California

·           Ethical Considerations of Clinical Practice – Ethics panel presentation at the 22nd Annual Biofeedback Society of California Conference, San Francisco, California

1997

·           Behavior Modification: Motivating Patients for Self-Care - In-service presentation given to physicians for the medical education program at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Neurofeedback Application to Attention Deficit Disorder - Long Beach CIV cable television interview for the program "To Your Health" sponsored by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Psychological Factors in the Management of Chronic Pain – Lecture for Healthy Lifestyle Community Education Series presented as a public service by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Treating Psychological Disorders in the Dental Office - Psychological "Red Flags" - In-service lecture provided for the TMJ Study Group, Lakewood, California

·           Constructively Utilizing Anger Associated with Hearing Difficulties - Lecture given to Self-Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH), Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter, California

·           Improving Stress and Coping Skills - Workshop for Healthy Lifestyle Community Education Series presented as a public service by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Pain No More - New Methods for Pain Management - Workshop for Healthy Lifestyle Community Education Series presented as a public service by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Anger, Shame and Depression Associated With Impaired Vision - Lecture, Low Vision Center's monthly speakers forum, St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Real Men Need Stress Management - Lecture,  Men's Health Fair, a community event sponsored by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Attention Deficit Disorder - New Treatments and Hope - Workshop for healthy lifestyles community education series, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, California (repeated, twice annually in the Spring and Fall)

·           Neurofeedback Research and Immune Enhancement - Long Beach cable television interview, two sequential half-hour interviews for the weekly program "DocTalk", Long Beach, California

·           Migraine Headache - Causes and Treatments - Workshop co-instructed with R. Docherty, MD - Healthy Lifestyle Series presented as a public service by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           How Can I Help - Yet, Avoid Burnout?  - In-service for staff of the Care Program at St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Coping With Stress in the Ever Changing Work Environment - Four week seminar for the employees of McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Corporation, Long Beach, California

·           Winning Strategies for Becoming a Non-Smoker - Talk to participants in the "Freedom From Smoking Clinic" - The American Lung Association at St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Immune Competence – Lecture given to CFIDS-FM support group, Long Beach/Lakewood Division, Lakewood, California 

·           Science, Psychology and Spirituality - Long Beach cable television interview, two sequential half-hour interviews for the weekly program "DocTalk", Long Beach, California

·           The Psychological and Neurofeedback Treatment of Chronic Pain - Long Beach cable television interview for the program "To Your Health" sponsored by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Attention Deficit Disorder-Emerging Models for Diagnosis and Treatment - Monthly educational seminar, Torrance, Lakewood, and Redlands, California

·           The Future of Neurofeedback – Presentation and panel member for “Catch the Basics of the Emerging EEG Wave”,  Biofeedback Society of California's 23rd Annual Convention, Orange County, California

1998

·           Chronic Pain Therapy and Support Group – Established and maintained group therapy for patients coping with chronic pain, Pain Management Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults and Children – Monthly lectures sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Torrance, California

·           Stress Management and Effective Parenting – Workshop for Healthy Lifestyle Community Education Series presented as a public service by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Resilience Training and Developing Effective Coping Styles – In-service lecture given to the staff and administration of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

·           Brain Enhancement via Neurofeedback Mediated Cerebral Blood Flow – Seminar presented at the “Recognition and Treatment of Neurologically Based Developmental Issues” conference by Resources for Families of Adopted Eastern European Children, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

·           Coping with Memory Loss – Talk given at The Breakers Assisted Living Facility, Community Education Series, sponsored by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Utilization of Alpha Neurofeedback Training for PTSD, Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Pain, and the Possibility of Immune Enhancement - Short course presented at the 24th Annual Biofeedback Society of California Convention, Monterey, California

·           Neurofeedback Treatment of ADD: Theory and Practice - Short course presented at the 24th Annual Biofeedback Society of California Convention, Monterey, California

·           Panel Chair - Clinical Applications of Neurofeedback Training - Topics included:  EEG biofeedback for affective disorders (S Othmer), qEEG analysis of a group of AD/HD children under the influence of methylphenidate (J Lubar), chronic pain treatment with neurofeedback (GJ Schummer) at the 24th Annual Biofeedback Society of California Convention, Monterey, California

1999

·           Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults and Children – Monthly lectures sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center and The A.D.D. Treatment Center, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Torrance, California

·           Memory Loss - Latest Research and What Can Be Done to Cope - Lecture at California State University at Long Beach sponsored by St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Latest Update on Neurofeedback Treatment of AD/HD -  Workshop, 25th Annual Biofeedback Society of California conference, Valencia, California

·           Remediation of Traumatic Head Injury with Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback -  Workshop, 25th Annual Biofeedback Society of California conference, Valencia, California

2000

·           Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children – Monthly lectures sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center and The A.D.D. Treatment Center.  Lectures given in Lakewood, Long Beach, and Torrance, California

·           Applications of Neurofeedback for Hospitalized Patients - Workshop for Physician’s Continuing Education Series presented by St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           EEG Biofeedback and Clinical Application with Seizure Disorder – A Historical Overview - In-service lecture provided to physicians for Medical Education Program at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, California

·           Principles For Parenting Adolescents – Parent Education Series sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes, California

2001

·           Laws Governing Schools and Children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Lecture for the Pre & Post-Natal Care Program, at TRW Space and Electronics Division, Redondo Beach, California

·           Dyslexia, Memory & AD/HD - Workshop series given at Parents Making Connections Conference sponsored by the Long Beach Unified School District, California

·           Brain Fitness – Exercises to Keep Your Brain Healthy - Workshop for healthy lifestyles community education series sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center, Long Beach, California

·           Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Neurofeedback – Invited lecture, South Bay Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, California

2002

·           Fundamentals of Building a Successful Neurofeedback Practice – Invited lecture at the Clinical Interchange Conference, Woodland Hills, California

·           Pre and Post Changes In The Connor’s Continuous Performance Test After Neurofeedback Training in 100 AD/HD Children – Presentation, 10th Annual Winter Brain Conference and 5th Annual Optimal Functioning Meeting, Miami, Florida

·           Neurofeedback treatment of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Lecture at the 10th Annual Winter Brain Conference and 5th Annual Optimal Functioning Meeting, Miami, Florida

·           Neurofeedback Assisted Marital Therapy – Utilizing Alpha Coherence Training – Workshop on two-person, one reward coherence training including a case study, 10th Annual Winter Brain Conference and 5th Annual Optimal Functioning Meeting, Miami, Florida

  2003

·           Neurofeedback – A Non-Drug Treatment For Attention Deficit Disorder – Minimizes or Eliminates The Need For Drug Therapy – Lecture and panel discussant at the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

2004

·           Panel Chair – Successfully Establishing and Marketing a Neurofeedback Practice - Topics included:  developing the template for clinic duplication (G. Scott), state, national, and global considerations of a neurofeedback practice (S. Hillsman), effectively marketing neurofeedback – what works and what does not work (M. Cohen), unique abilities required in clinical direction of  large neurofeedback practice (G. Schummer), International Society of Neuronal Regulation Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

·           Building a Successful Neurofeedback Practice – Series of articles for the EEG Spectrum Monthly Newsletter – Selected topics included: properly assessing deficits, defining talents and abilities, setting goals that fulfill dreams, evaluating progress, importance of strategic partners, and essential ingredients to successfully marketing your unique services, distributed to affiliates

·           Beta Test of Neurofeedback for Home Use – Created and supervised ten families in four different countries utilizing the BrainMaster® for remote neurofeedback training 

·           Understanding AD/HD and the Five Learning Disorders as Brain Based Disorders -  In-service for staff therapists and interns at Beach Cities Community Mental Health Center, Redondo Beach, California

2005

·           A Clinical Discussion of Neurofeedback Applications – Phone Forum interview by M. Cohen, Director of Education, EEG Spectrum International, Inc., one-hour monthly CD interview with leaders in the field of neurofeedback, distributed to the public and affiliates of EEG Spectrum International, Inc

·           Panel Chair – Assessment and Treatment of Learning Disorders - Topics included:  mini-map assessment of EEG in task vs. rest conditions (S. Diamond), traditional assessment and qEEG abnormalities in learning disabled children (M. Classen), theoretical and historical rationale for coherence remediation of learning disorders (G. Schummer) at the Clinical Interchange Conference, Woodland Hills, California

·           qEEG Course – Understanding the Databases and Effectively Integrating qEEG In Clinical Practice – Two day workshop sponsored by EEG Spectrum International, Inc., co-presented with J. Lunt, Boston, Massachusetts

·           Protocol Discussion Group  Monthly discussion on efficacious applications of neurofeedback and defining research needs, results presented annually at the Clinical Interchange Conference

2006

·           Neurofeedback Treatment of Dyslexia -  Half-day workshop at the 14th Annual Winter Brain Conference and 9th Annual Optimal Functioning Meeting, Palm Springs, California

·           Neurofeedback – Success Builds Success - Beyond the Double Blind -  Plenary talk at the 14th Annual Winter Brain Conference and 9th Annual Optimal Functioning Meeting, Palm Springs, California

·           Learning Disorder Remediation Utilizing Coherence Training – Theory and Practice – Presentation at the Clinical Interchange Conference, Woodland Hills, California

·           qEEG “101” - Integrating the qEEG and the Arousal Model – Presentation at the Clinical Interchange Conference, Woodland Hills, California

·           Windows Into the AD/HD Mind –  Public free lecture series for the community, periodically co-facilitated with J. Wilson, South Bay and Mission Viejo, California

·           Neurofeedback Assisted Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Lecture presented to Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) a community-based, parent support group, Torrance, California

·           Applied Neurophysiology Brings New Insights to Understanding Autism – Invited guest lecturer, Harbor Regional Center, Torrance, California

·           Specialized training with R. Coben –  Clinical application of the Hudspeth database and Dr. Coben’s research on assessment guided neurofeedback for autistic spectrum disorder

·           Optimizing Neurofeedback Outcomes: Synthesizing Symptom-Driven & qEEG Models – Two-day course given by invitation of the Australian EEG Spectrum Consortium, Cairns, Australia.

2007

·           Neuroscience Research And The Efficacy Of Neurofeedback In Enhancing Attention And Learning    Invited presentation given at the Learning For Life Conference, Manhattan Beach, California

·           Maximizing Treatment Efficacy in an AD/HD Population – Five-hour workshop at the Clinical Interchange Conference, Burbank, California

·           Medical Interface – Commonalities and Differences Between qEEG and SPECT   – Lecture co-presented with J. Wilson for the physician staff of The Amen Clinic, Newport Beach, California

·           Windows Into the AD/HD Mind – Public free lecture series for the community, periodically co-facilitated with J. Wilson, South Bay and Mission Viejo, California

·           EEG Neurofeedback in Psychiatry: Clinical Applications – Faculty participation in a full-day workshop at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2007 Annual Convention, T. Brod, MD, Chair, San Diego, California

·           How Neuroscience Can Facilitate Rehabilitation - Presentation to students, faculty, and researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia

·           Integrative Neuroscience – Understanding, Integrating, and Interpreting qEEG  – Three-day course by invitation of the Australian EEG Spectrum Consortium, Melbourne, Australia

·           Latest Research on Assessment-Guided Neurofeedback for Remediation of ASD – Evening lecture to members of Talk about Curing Autism (TACA), Torrance, California

·           Enhancing Marital Therapy with EEG Coherence Training – Presentation on the theory and integration of two-person, single signal coherence training in traditional marital  therapy, including a case study, conjoint conference of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the Biofeedback Society of California, San Diego, California

2008

·           Integrative Neuroscience - Synthesizing qEEG in Clinical Practice – Two-day workshop, Arlington, Virginia

·           Effective Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder  – Half-day workshop, presented with R. deBeus and M. Fleischman, Clinical Interchange Conference, Arlington, Virginia

·           Assessment Guided Coherence Training of Autistic Spectrum Disorder  Co-presented with R. Coben, Clinical Interchange Conference, Arlington, Virginia

·           Advanced Skills for Competency in Neurofeedback – Two-day course sponsored by EEG Spectrum International, Inc., Glendale, California                                                                

2009

·           Functional Interpretation of the qEEG in Clinical Practice – Two-day course by invitation of the Australian EEG Spectrum Consortium, Melbourne, Australia

·         The Heart-Mind Connection – Exploring the Interface of Peripheral Biofeedback and Neurofeedback – Full-day workshop presented at the Brain Resource Company Corporate Office, Sydney, Australia

·           Understanding and Exploring the Clinical Applications of Quantitative EEG – Three-day course, Johannesburg, South Africa

·           EEG Neurofeedback in Psychiatry: Clinical Applications – Faculty participation in a full-day workshop, the American Psychiatric Association’s 2009 Annual Convention, T. Brod, MD, Chair, San Francisco, California

·           Mentoring Clinicians New To Neurofeedback – Panel participant at the 2009 Clinical Interchange Conference, Burbank, California

·           Neurofeedback Treatment of AD/HD, Autism, and Learning Disorders – Lecture at the Mending the Mind, Minding the Body Conference: Exploring Innovative Approaches to Treatment, Southern California regional meeting of the Biofeedback Society of California, Santa Clarita, California

·           Installation of two Brain Resource Company Laboratories facilitating participation in the Brain Resource Company’s Biomarker Discovery Studies, “The International Study to Identify Markers that allow the Prediction of Optimized Treatment Response” (‘iSPOT’), focused on Depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Torrance and Mission Viejo Offices

·           Advanced Skills for Competency in Neurofeedback –  Two-day course co-presented with J. Lunt, at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, Indianapolis, Indiana

·           The Addictive Brain as a Disregulated State  Presentation given to the South Bay Network for Professionals Treating Addiction, Thelma McMillen Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California

·           Beta Testing Remote Neurofeedback – Joint project with EEG Spectrum International to field-test various models that facilitate delivery of reliable neurofeedback services to remote users via the Internet.

·           Panel Chair – Coherence Training in Clinical Practice  - Topics included:  clinical applications of coherence training (J. Lunt), real-time dynamics of modifying coherence in the brain (M. MacDonald), and historical development of coherence training in neurofeedback (G. Schummer) at the 35th Annual Biofeedback Society of California Convention, Irvine, California

·           Interview for South Korean Television Documentary on Neurofeedback Treatment of Dyslexia – Filming and interview conducted at the ADD Treatment Center, Torrance, California

2010

·           Efficacious Neurofeedback Therapy and Speculative New Treatment Applications - Radio Interview by Rob Kall, Publisher, opednews.com For the Rob Kall Bottom-Up Radio Program, 1360AM, broadcast to listeners in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, available for download on the Internet

·           Modeling Neurofeedback as Neurorehabilitation – AD/HD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorder – Guest lecturer invited by Professor E. Zaidel, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

·           Integrative Neuroscience – Assessment Guided Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice Three-day course with follow-up Internet mentoring, Johannesburg, South Africa

·           Diagnosing and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children – Educational workshop sponsored by ADD Treatment Center to the South Bay community, Torrance Public Library, Torrance, California

·           New Models of Delivering Neurofeedback Services – EEGer At Home – Presentation on remote training using the Internet at the EEG Spectrum International 2010 Clinical Interchange Conference, Chicago, Illinois

·           Introduction to Diagnosing and Treating AD/HD  Half-day workshop on fundamentals of diagnosing and treating AD/HD for professionals, EEG Spectrum International 2010 Clinical Interchange Conference, Chicago, Illinois

·           Mentoring Clinicians in qEEG Interpretation – Introduction to qEEG and protocol development using case studies at the EEG Spectrum International 2010 Clinical Interchange Conference, Chicago, Illinois

·            Development and Deployment of “EEGer At Home” a Remote Neurofeedback System Utilizing the Internet – Fully HIPPA-compliant and internally secure Internet deployment of the “EEGer At Home” neurofeedback system, allowing clinicians to reliably conduct remote treatment including real-time video/audio monitoring of all essential parameters as necessary, distributed by EEG Spectrum International, Inc.

·           Participation in AD/HD Research Consortium – Collaboration with selected experts in research, neurofeedback, and specifically treatment of AD/HD children in order to formulate and direct Keith McBurnett, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF, to determine efficacious training modalities and identify key dependent variables with a view toward obtaining NIMH funding for a large cohort double-blind, sham-controlled, randomized study.

2011

·           Advanced Topics in Coherence Analysis: The Necessity of Remontonging Linked-Ear EEG Data using Source Averaged (Laplacian) Analysis – Live interactive internet talk also recorded and distributed to clinicians in South Africa for continuing education

·           The Benefits and Challenges of Directing a Neurofeedback Practice – Interview by John Fisher for publication in “Synapse” – a monthly newsletter for affiliates of EEG Spectrum, International, Inc.

·         Participation in the International Study on the Efficacy of Neurofeedback Training in AD/HD

                         (INSENTA)  - Naturalistic pilot study sponsored by the Brain Resource Company to evaluate four

                         methods employed by neurofeedback clinicians to treat AD/HD children with a view toward

                         determining the optimal method to be utilized in larger international studies (2010-present)  

·           Neurofeedback – A Healthy Alternative to Prescription Drugs - Interview with Q&A on the Dr. Ross Radio Show on Healthy Living – Live broadcast, aired February 25 on KCMX-AM in Southern Oregon, available by podcast on the Internet

·           Standards of Practice Guidelines - Presentation on the developing Standards of Practice for Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy by the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, EEG Spectrum’s Spectrum International 2011 Clinical Interchange Conference, Chicago, Illinois  

·           The Effect of Neurofeedback and Cranial Electrotherapy on Immune Function Within a Group of HIV+ Subjects: A Randomized Controlled Study – Presentation and poster with S. Noh, at the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research 19th Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

·            qEEG Guided Neurofeedback to Treat Schizophrenia: A Case Study – Poster with J. von Stietz at the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research 19th Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

2012

·           Efficacious Applications of Neurofeedback Training – Monthly free lecture on evidence based research applications of neurofeedback to ameliorate symptoms and treat various disorders, sponsored by ADD Treatment Center and the Neurofeedback Center of Los Angeles for the South Bay community, Torrance, California.

·           Managed Care and Insurance Concerns for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Clinicians – Presentation co-facilitated with S. Kassel at the Biofeedback Society of California Southern Regional Conference: Mastering Technology, Pasadena, California.

·           Insurance Reimbursement – Legal, Ethical, and Moral Concerns – Workshop co-presented with S. Kassel, 38th Annual Conference, Biofeedback Society of California, Burlingame, California.  

2013

·           Integrating the qEEG in Clinical Practice - Half-day workshop for beginning level neurofeedback practitioners,  39th Annual Conference, Biofeedback Society of California, Los Angeles, California.

·           Best Practices for a Successful Practice - Panel with A. Hashemian and J. Lemay, 39th Annual Conference, Biofeedback Society of California, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

 

Current through 11/30/2013