Clinical Neurotherapy

1st Edition

Application of Techniques for Treatment

Editors: David Cantor James R. Evans
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123969880
eBook ISBN: 9780123972910
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th September 2013
Page Count: 448
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Neurotherapy, sometimes called EEG biofeedback and/or neurobiofeedback involves techniques designed to manipulate brain waves through non-invasive means and are used as treatment for a variety of psychological and medical disorders. The disorders covered include ADHD, mood regulation, addiction, pain, sleep disorders, and traumatic brain injury. This book introduces specific techniques, related equipment and necessary training for the clinical practitioner. Sections focus on treatment for specific disorders and which individual techniques can be used to treat the same disorder and examples of application and the evidence base for use are described.

Key Features

  • An introduction for clinical practitioners and psychologists investigating neurotherapy techniques and application
  • Includes coverage of common disorders such as ADHD, mood regulation, addiction, pain, sleep disorders, and traumatic brain injury
  • Includes evidence base for use
  • Includes training methods for new users


Clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and professionals working in clinical and rehabilitation settings.

Table of Contents




Chapter One. Definitions, Standard of Care and Ethical Considerations



Guidelines for Ethical Practice and Liability Protection


Chapter Two. An Introductory Perspective on the Emerging Application of qEEG in Neurofeedback

Database Construction

Concerns Regarding Normative Databases

Other Factors Affecting Data

Additional Analysis Methods


Collection Methods

Artifacts and Challenges to Collecting Data

Reading a Map

The Cortical Window and Default Mode

Connecting Frequency Function to Location Function by Symptom

Dominant Frequency


Map Analysis Theory

Discriminant Analysis

More on Network Analysis

Where IS IT Going?

Approaches to Reading a qEEG Map

Protocol Derivation

qEEG Reports


Chapter Three. Neurofeedback and Psychopharmacology: Designing Effective Treatment Based on Cognitive and EEG Effects of Medications



Other Anxiolytics

Stimulant Medications





Chapter Four. Hidden Factors Thwarting Success: A Sociotechnical Field Theory Application for the Neurofeedback Therapist

Thinking about the Field of Treatment

The Sociotechnical Soiree: Sentient, Physical, Technical and Boundary Forces within and between Patient and Therapist

ADD/ADHD as the Great Concealer

The Family as a Hidden Factor

Methodology as a Hidden Factor: Good Clinical Hygiene



Chapter Five. Defining Developing Evidence-Based Medicine Databases Proving Treatment Efficacy


Chapter Six. Treating Attention Deficits and Impulse Control</p


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About the Editor

David Cantor

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychological Sciences Institute, Suwanee, GA, USA

James R. Evans

Dr. James Evans is licensed in clinical and school psychology. Following graduation with a bachelor's degree in education, and a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he taught in a public high school. Later he earned a master's degree in psychology. After working for three years at a state hospital and a county mental health center, he attended Peabody College of Vanderbilt University where he received a Ph.D. degree in psychology. He was on the faculty of the Psychology Department at the University of South Carolina for thirty years, and is retired from that position. He has completed postdoctoral work in neuropsychology at the University of California at San Francisco, the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. For over thirty years he also has maintained a successful private practice involving working with children and adults in hospital, school, prison, and private office settings. He has expertise in psychological, neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessment, as well as years of experience in psychotherapy and neurotherapy.. He is the author of thirty-five journal articles and five book chapters, and editor or co-editor of eight psychology-related books, including Rhythm in Psychological, Linguistic and Musical Processes, published in 1986. Presently he is self-employed as a psychologist at the Sterlingworth Center in Greenville, SC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA


"…an updated review of neurotherapy techniques, such as qEEG…, which scientifically and objectively evaluates a person's brainwave function, allowing individualized neurofeedback treatment…they envision the book as a desk reference for clinicians and researchers for what works and what doesn't when applying methodologies such as cognitive rehabilitation, vision training, and nutritional or integrative medicine.", February 2014