1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical QEEG and Neurotherapy

Edited By Thomas F Collura, Jon A. Frederick Copyright 2017

    This book is an essential resource describing a wide range of approaches and technologies in the areas of quantitative EEG (QEEG) and neurotherapy including neurofeedback and neuromodulation approaches. It emphasizes practical, clinically useful methods, reported by experienced clinicians who have developed and used these approaches first hand. These chapters describe how the authors approach and use their particular combinations of technology, and how clients are evaluated and treated. This resource, which is encyclopedic in scope, provides a valuable and broad, yet sufficiently detailed account, to help clinicians guide the future directions in client assessment and neurotherapeutic treatment. Each contribution includes literature citations, practical information related to clinical interventions, and clinical outcome information.

    List of Figures and Tables List of Contributors Preface Introduction I: Clinical Practice of Neurofeedback  1. A Brain Functional Dynamic Approach to Counseling and Therapy Thomas Collura, Christen H. Stahl, Benjamin A. Berry, and Justin R. Leiter-Mcbeth 2.Evolving as a Neurotherapist: Integrating Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback Glenn Weiner 3. Variables Related to Neurotherapy Success/Failure James R. Evans, Mary Blair Dellinger, Ann Guyer, and Jane Price 4. Neuromeditation: An Introduction and Overview  Jeffrey M. Tarrant 5.Investigating the Neuroplasticity of Chronic Pain Utilizing Biofeedback Procedures Stuart Donaldson, Mary Donaldson and Doneen Moran  6. Working with Forensic Populations: Incorporating Peripheral Biofeedback and Brainwave Biofeedback into your Organization or Practice  Robert E. Longo and G. Michael Russo  II. Pediatric Neurofeedback 7. Training Children Younger than 6 Years of Age Merlyn Hurd 8. QEEG and 19 Channel neurofeedback as a clinical evaluation tool for children with attention, learning and emotional problems Theresia Stöckl-Drax  III: The Neurologist’s Perspective  9. QEEG Guided Neurofeedback to Normalize Brain Function in Various Disorders  Jonathan E. Walker 10. QEEG (Brain Mapping) and LORETA Z-score Neurofeedback in Neuropsychiatric Practice. J. Lucas Koberda 11. Concussionology Harry Kerasidis  IV: Dyslexia and Reading  12. Rhythms of Dyslexia: EEG, ERP & Neurofeedback Tony Steffert and Beverly Steffert 13. Normal and abnormal reading processes in children: Neuropsychophysiological studies  Giuseppe A. Chiarenza  14. The Electrophysiological Coordinated Allocation of Resource (CAR) Model of Effective Reading in Children, Adolescents and Adults Kirtley E. Thornton and Dennis P. Carmody V: sLORETA/LORETA and Z-Score Training  15. sLORETA in Clinical Practice: not all ROIs are created equal Mark Llewellyn Smith 16.S-LORETA Neurofeedback as a treatment for PTSD Nir Getter,, Zeev Kaplan, and Doron Todder 17. The Efficacy of Z-Score Neurofeedback Training  Joseph Guan 18. Introduction to the Concepts and Clinical Applications of Multivariate Live Z-score Training, PZOK and sLORETA Feedback Penijean A. Gracefire  VI: QEEG and Brain Dynamical Approaches 19. Perspective and Method for a qEEG Based Two Channel Bi-Hemispheric Compensatory Model of Neurofeedback Training  Richard Soutar 20. Neurotherapy for Clinicians in the Trenches: The ClinicalQ and Braindriving Paul G. Swingle  21. The Use of Surface 19-Channel Z-Score Training to Ameliorate Symptoms Remaining or Apparently Caused after Withdrawal from Those Medications Kathy Abbott 22. Raw EEG Biomarkers, Z-Scored Normative Analysis, and the Diagnosis of Neurobehavioral Disorders Leonardo Mascaro  VII: Traditional Alpha/Theta/Beta Protocols  23. Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults Cynthia Kerson  24.Alpha-theta-based Clinical Outreach Lincoln Stoller  VIII: Emerging Paradigms 25. EEG State Discrimination and the Phenomenal Correlates of Brainwave States  Jon Frederick 26. Infra-slow Fluctuation (ISF) Training for Autism Spectrum Disorders Mark Llewellyn Smith, Leo Leiderman and Jackie de Vries 27. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Rehabilitation  Roger H Riss and Frederick Ulam  28. An Integrative Approach to Optimizing Neural Function:  Exploring the Brain-Gut Connection Nancy E. White and Leonard M. Richards


    Thomas Collura, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN, NCC, LPCC, is Clinical Director, the Brain Enrichment Center, and President, BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., in Bedford, Ohio. He is a Past President of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and is President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).

    Jon Frederick, PhD, BCN, serves on the editorial board of Neuroregulation and the board of directors for the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research. His current research focuses on mechanisms of learning and the role of explicit processing and attention in physiological self-regulation.

    The Handbook of QEEG and Neurotherapy is an outstanding introduction to a very diverse field by many authors who are well known and have contributed immeasurably to the development of neurofeedback. The chapters range from basic introduction to neurofeedback to neurofeedback applications for all age groups and in particular for disorders such as dyslexia, addiction, and other clinical entities. The newest areas such as LORETA Z score based training is included in this volume as well as traditional protocols that date back to the 1970s. This Handbook will be very useful for newcomers to the field as well as seasoned practitioners.”—Joel F. Lubar PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee; Director, Southeastern, Neurofeedback Institute Inc.; BCIA Senior Fellow-EEG, BCN—Board Certified Neurofeedback; QEEG Diplomate


    “Clinical rather than scientific in tone, practical with useful anecdotal information that will appeal to practitioners….authors [are] well respected and recognized in their clinical work.”—David Trudeau, MD, Editor Emeritus, Journal of Neurotherapy; President, ISNR Research Foundation; former director, Neurofeedback Lab, Department of Psychiatry, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center