On the Integration of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback – A Workshop with Sebern Fisher

September 10th, 2014

Wellspring Center, Hadley, Massachusetts, September 19-20, 2014.

Seburn Fisher

Seburn Fisher

With the introduction of neurofeedback into their practice, psychotherapists and their patients experience new opportunities and unique challenges. Neurofeedback addresses the way the brain organizes itself and as it does so successfully, it profoundly changes the mind that this brain gives rise to. This workshop will explore the impact of neurofeedback on the course of psychotherapy, on the patient’s sense of self, on the shifting role of the therapist and on the therapeutic relationship as a whole. The conversation will include the integration of psychotherapy theory and neurofeedback theory, the centrality of fear in most severe psychopathologies and the problems we can encounter as we quiet fear, with a focus on working with dissociation. We will also discuss on the challenges of using neurofeedback with patients diagnosed with personality disorders. We will cover the nuts and bolts issues such as clinical assessment, protocols, session time, how to introduce neurofeedback, and the very important issue of touch.

Learning objectives:

  • To describe how psychotherapy is changed with the introduction of neurofeedback
    To describe effective approaches to ongoing assessment
  • To report on how fear affects the sense of self and other
  • To describe how to work with changes in the self and other as they emerge uniquely with the introduction of neurofeedback into the therapy relationship

This workshop is open to psychotherapists working with adults and adolescents, regardless of orientation, with at least one year of neurofeedback experience.

To register go to http://www.sebernfisher.com/training-at-the-wellspring-center-hadley-ma-sept-19-20-2014/ or Email patti@eeger.com  

Sebern has integrated neurofeedback in the practice of psychodynamic and behavioral therapy for the past 17 years. She was the former clinical director of a residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents where she was the first to introduce DBT into milieu treatment. She is author of the new book from Norton, Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain and she gets wonderful reviews as a highly engaged teacher.

New Stone Mountain Counseling Center Open House

August 26th, 2014

Integrative Modalities in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and Self-healing.

Saturday, Sept 13,  2014, from 2-5

Dr. Larsen.

Dr. Larsen.

Based on their successful summer conference in Fryeburg, Maine, on Integrative Modalities.  Dr. Stephen Larsen and Staff will demonstrate and discuss a variety of self-help disciplines:  Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Somato-sensory modalities such as Havening, used for healing.  There will be discussion about  how the whole body participates with the brain in the process of self-healing.Before and After EEG scan

Clients who have been helped with a variety of problems at SMC will be on hand to discuss their relief from depression, anxiety, ADD and Lyme-related problems

Stone Mountain Center

January 1st, 2012

Stone Mountain Counseling, PC uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, especially biofeedback and neurofeedback, along with psychotherapy and counseling, to help people achieve a calm and centered state along with a sense of well-being and optimal performance. (See pages: About us, and the LENS and Other Treatments).The bar at the top of our homepage contains some of the problem areas for which the LENS has been helpful.The bar at the left gives answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Tells you about our Center, the LENS and the various other treatment modalities we use; and gives you access to resources, articles and books. You can also find how to contact us.


Article: STROKE FAMILY: Barbara + Michael Schacker’s Story

June 26th, 2013

Stroke Family: Barbara + Michael Schacker’s Story

Stroke Skull

Stroke Skull

The stroke that is the major subject of this article was extremely massive, enough to be life threatening, and take out most of Michael Schacker’s left hemisphere, including Broca’s area, which generates speech, and much of the left motor cortex, leading to paralysis of his right hand and leg.  With the permission of Barbara Dean Schacker, Michael’s wife, I have used the title of her website: “Stroke Family,” because when a loved person is “stroked,” the whole family also is “stroked,” or traumatized. Barbara is also a co-author for this article.

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