1st Edition

Handbook of Neurofeedback Dynamics and Clinical Applications

Edited By James R. Evans Copyright 2008
    406 Pages
    by CRC Press

      Handbook of Neurofeedback is a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field, offering practical information on the history of neurofeedback, theoretical concerns, and applications for a variety of disorders encountered by clinicians. Disorders covered include ADHD, depression, autism, aging, and traumatic brain injury. Using case studies and a minimum of technical language, the field’s pioneers and most experienced practitioners discuss emerging topics, general and specific treatment procedures, training approaches, and theories on the efficacy of neurofeedback.

      The book includes comments on the future of the field from an inventor of neurofeedback equipment and a discussion on the theory of why neurofeedback training results in the alleviation of symptoms in a wide range of disorders. The contributors review of procedures and a look at emerging approaches, including coherence/phase training, inter-hemispheric training, and the combination of neurofeedback and computerized cognitive training.

      Topics discussed include:

    • Implications of network models for neurofeedback
    • The transition from structural to functional models
    • Client and therapist variables
    • Treatment-specific variables
    • Tomographic neurofeedback
    • Applying audio-visual entrainment to neurofeedback
    • Common patterns of coherence deviation
    • EEG patterns and the elderly
    • Nutrition and cognitive health
    • ADHD definitions and treatment
    • Attention disorders
    • Autism disorders
    • The neurobiology of depression
    • QEEG-guided neurofeedback

      This book is an essential professional resource for anyone practicing, or interested in practicing neurofeedback, including neurotherapists, neuropsychologists, professional counselors, neurologists, neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists.

    Historical Background

    Infinite Potential: A Neurofeedback Pioneer Looks Back and Ahead; Richard A. Crane

    Theoretical Concerns

    Implications of Network Models for Neurofeedback; Siegfried Othmer

    Ours Is to Reason Why and How; James R. Evans and Martha C. M. Rubi

    General Clinical Applications

    Multichannel Tomographic Neurofeedback: Wave of the Future? Marco Congedo and David Joffe

    Interhemispheric EEG Training: Clinical Experience and Conceptual Models; Susan F. Othmer and Siegfried Othmer

    The Combination of Cognitive Training Exercises and Neurofeedback; Tim Tinius

    Audio-Visual Entrainment: History, Physiology, and Clinical Studies; David Siever

    The ROSHI in Neurofeedback; Victoria L. Ibric and Charles J. Davis

    Coherence and the Quirks of Coherence/Phase Training: A Clinical Perspective; Joseph J. Horvat

    Specific Clinical Applications

    Brain Brightening: Restoring the Aging Mind; Thomas Budzynski, Helen K Budzynski, and Hsin-Yi Tang

    Neurofeedback Protocols for Subtypes of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Lynda Kirk

    Multichannel EEG Phase Synchrony Training and Verbally Guided Attention Training for Disorders of Attention; Lester G. Fehmi

    Use of Neurofeedback with Autistic Spectrum Disorders; Betty Jarusiewicz

    Current Status of QEEG and Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Clinical Depression; Jonathan E. Walker, Robert Lawson, and Gerald Kozlowski

    A Neurologist’s Experience with QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback Following Brain Injury; Jonathan E. Walker



    James R. Evans