Neurofeedback techniques are used as treatment for a variety of psychological disorders including attention deficit disorder, dissociative identity disorder, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and brain injury. Resources for understanding what the technique is, how it is used, and to what disorders and patients it can be applied are scarce. An ideal tool for practicing clinicians and clinical psychologists in independent practice and hospital settings, this book provides an introduction to neurofeedback/neurotherapy techniques.
@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Details advantages of quantitative EEG over other systems like PET and SPECT
- Gives details of QEEG procedures and typical measures
- Describes QEEG databases available for reference
- Recommends protocols for specific disorders/patient populations
Practicing clinicians and clinical psychologists in independent practice and hospital settings. Nurses, physicians and education specialists.
General Principles and History: An Overview of Quantitative EEG and Its Applications to Neurofeedback: Historical Overview. Basic Concepts of EEG. Clinical Applications of QEEG. Summary.
EEG Database-Guided Neurotherapy: Introduction. Criteria for the Development and Use of EEG Databases. Power Spectral Measures of a QEEG Database. Univariate Statistics Versus Multivariate Statistics. Individualization of Neurofeedback Based on Reference QEEG Evaluation.
From EEG to Neurofeedback: The Alpha Connection. The Dawning of Biofeedback. A Brief Look at Other Early Work. Performance under Stress. Twilight States. The Falling from Grace of the Alpha State. The Sensory motor Rhythm Path. QEEG: The Quantified EEG. EEG Database Development. The QEEG Feedback Systems. The Modern Era of Neurofeedback.
Clinical Applications: Medical Applications of NeuroBioFeedback: Introduction. Diagnosis Considerations. Treatment.
Neurofeedback Assessment and Treatment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: Background. Subtypes of Individuals with Attention Deficit. Additional Neurofeedback Considerations for ADD/ADHD. Recording EEG and Artifact Considerations. EG Signal Processing. Databases. Termination Issues. Integration of Neurofeedback with Other Psychological Therapies. Informed Consent and Financial Considerations. Treatment of ADD/ADHD in Adults. Addiction Considerations. Research Need
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- 17th May 1999
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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.
Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Private clinical practice, Aptos, CA, USA
@qu:"This is the first clinical textbook on Neurofeedback (NFB) to be published, and if you are a professional seriously interested in neurofeedback, we urge you to buy it immediately." @source:--MINDFITNESS.COM, An American BioTec e-mail Newsletter @qu:"This is the first clinical textbook on Neurofeedback (NFB) to be published, and if you are a professional seriously interested in neurofeedback, we urge you to buy it immediately. We are so impressed by the book that we are including its use in our seminars...That said, get the book. Some of the writing is brilliant. You will learn a lot. And if you love neurofeedback you will be in for some fascinating and fun reading." @source:--Adam Crane, Ph.D. in the JOURNAL OF NEUROTHERAPY (Fall/Winter 1999) @qu:"This book is an important step in bringing to a wider audience the major diagnostic and curative modalities of QEEG and EEG neurofeedback... The practicing psychologist beset by insurance carriers demanding proof of treatment efficacy should come away from reading this book with a compelling excitement. What stands out in prominent relief is that psychologists are using off-the-shelf technology to effectively treat disorders that had been considered untreatable... This volume is rich in information." @source:--CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY (Volume 46, Number 5, 2001)