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A Comprehensive Approach to Neurofeedback for Trauma Related Dysregulation: Integration with Therapeutic Attunement, Biofeedback & Other Body/Mind Approaches

Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, LCSW |  Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC |  Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN |  Elya Steinberg, MD |  Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB
7 Hours 08 Minutes
May 30, 2019
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Understanding that trauma alters and dysregulates brain activity opens new state of the art methods of treatment which directly target disturbed neuronal pathways.

One such treatment, Neurofeedback, leverages recent research results that relate neuronal pathways and brain areas affected by the trauma with executive functioning, safety, sense of self, different self-states, bodily based aspects (e.g. physical balance, movement, voice modulation, interoceptive sensations) shame and agency.

This recording brings together researchers, clinicians and neurofeedback practitioners who are exploring ways in which we can apply the neuroscience of trauma to clinical practice by integrating it with psychotherapy, biofeedback, bodywork and mindfulness.

The recording will start with an explanation of the basics of neurofeedback and review the existing research with practical implications.  Next, the impact of neurofeedback on Developmental Trauma by calming down the fear-driven brain and improving emotion regulation. The major part of the recording will be dedicated to integrating neurofeedback into clinical settings.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the same content from the 30th Annual International Trauma Conference, you cannot receive self-study credit for this program if you have already attended the live workshops.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 7.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, LCSW's Profile

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Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, LCSW. is a BCIA certified neurofeedback provider and supervisor, a cofounder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics, and affiliate of the Trauma Center and the Trauma Research Foundation.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ainat Rogel is the Co-founder and director of Boston NeuroDynamics. She is a clinician at Arbour Outpatient. She is a member of the Trauma Center and the Trauma Research Foundation. Ainat Rogel is a consultant to the Israeli BFB/NFB society and to the Israeli committee to the health ministry. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ainat Rogel is a member of the International Society for Nutriregulation and Research.

Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC's Profile

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Diana Martinez, MD, MSc, PhD, BNC, is a medical doctor with a specialty in Neurorehabilitation. She received her medical degree from University of Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2002, Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation from IAHP, Philadelphia, USA in 2006; M.Sc in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2009, Fellowship iNeurophysiology from University Hospital, Cleveland, USA in 2012 and PhD from De Montfort University from Leicester, UK in 2018. She has 15 years of experience treating severe brain injured patients in United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. She developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.

She is the CEO (since 2012) of Neocemod (Neuromodulation Center), Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico, with experience treating patients with epilepsy, learning disorders, behavioral disorder, mood disorders, sleep disorders, TBI and CP. She has extensive experience in neurophysiology, EEG/qEEG/ERP interpretation. Also, she is an international consultant for Neurofeedback professionals and currently she combines clinical work, and research; which lead to study the effects of Neurofeedback in epilepsy for her PhD thesis. She continues received invitations to give lectures and workshops for ISNR, BFE, NRBS and SMNB (Mexican Neurofeedback society) and other international neurological and neurophysiology societies.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Diana Martinez is the founder and owner of Boston Neuro Dynamics and has an employment relationship with Massachusetts General Hospital. She receives compensation as a consultant. Dr. Martinez receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Diana Martinez has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN's Profile

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Sebern Fisher, MA, LMH, BCN, is an interntionally-recognized expert on the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of deveopmental trama and best-selling author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain. She has been working with traumatized people for over 35 years and has integrated Neurofeedback and psychotherapy in her treatment of developmental trauma in adults and adolescents for the past 20 years.

Prior to adopting Neurofeedback, Sebern was the clinical director of a residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents for 15 years. While there, she introduced the understanding of the impact of attachment rupture and was the first to implement DBT in a residential setting.

Sebern consults and trains on the integration of Neurofeedback and therapy, nationally and internationally.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sebern Fisher maintains a private practice and receives a speaking honorarium from EEG Learn. She receives royalties as a published author. Sebern Fisher receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Sebern Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Elya Steinberg, MD, head of training and co-director of the Centre for Biodynamic Psychotherapy in London, UK. Biodynamic psychotherapist who integrates Biodynamic psychology, bioenergy, neurofeedback, psychological trauma work, martial arts and integrative medicine.

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Harvard Medical School

Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB, is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches and supervises trainees. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients on optimizing their health and performance. Recognized as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback, Dr. Khazan is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. She has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan serves as president of the board of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), board member for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is chair elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous journal articles, the highly-regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, and the newly released book, Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Inna Khazan is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and maintains a private practice. She has received funding from NIMH (National Research Service Award) and receives royalties as an author from several publishers. Dr. Khazan has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-Financial: Inna Khazan is on the board of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, & the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). Dr. Khazan serves as committee member for Boston University, Antioch University, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology (MSPP), and the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). 


  1. Summarize the recent developments in neuroscience as they relate to the treatment of dissociation.
  2. Articulate the importance of addressing neurocircuitry with neurofeedback in the treatment of dissociation in clients.
  3. Identify the principles of neurofeedback and its applications to developmental trauma (DT) and put to practical use in session.
  4. Explain the concept of heart rate variability biofeedback and its applications to developmental trauma as it relates to clinical practice.
  5. Evaluate specific heart rate variability biofeedback skills and discuss ways to utilize them in clinical practice.
  6. Consider the objective and subjective assessments that are recommended to evaluate clinical progress in an integrative approach in developmental trauma.
  7. Discuss how to integrate elements from body-psychotherapy like touch, breathing and movement with neurofeedback and its synergetic effect to clients who suffered developmental trauma.
  8. Integrate neurofeedback with other treatment modalities to improve client level of functioning.


Principles of Neurofeedback (Ainat Rogel, Ph.D.)

  • The Hierarchy of Brain Functioning
  • The Principles of Neurofeedback
  • Case Study “Caroline” Video

Neurofeedback Demonstration (Diana Martinez, MD, Ph.D.)

Neurofeedback & Psychotherapy with Emphasis on Dissociation (Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN) 

  • Emerging Neuroscience of Developmental Trauma
  • Brain Structures & Networks
  • The Nature of Forgetting: Trauma Forgetting
  • Therapeutic Presence
  • Affect Regulation & Quieting Fear

Assessments & Research (Diana Martinez, MD & Ainat Roget, Ph.D.)

  • EEG, Arousal, & Brain Waves
  • Neurofeedback Protocol
  • The Impact of Neurofeedback on Adults & Children with Developmental Trauma: 2 Randomized Control Studies

Neurofeedback & Body Psychotherapy (Elya Steinberg, MD)

  • Biodynamic Psychotherapy as a Holistic Approach & Multidimensional Approach
  • Case Study “L”
  • Intervention Techniques Common to All Biodynamic Psychotherapies
  • Biodynamic Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • Emotional & Physiological Regulation
  • Dynamic Assessment
  • Case Example “17 Year Old”
  • Case Example “P”

Biofeedback in Treating Developmental Trauma (Inna Khazan, Ph.D.)

  • Biofeedback Definition
  • Underlying Biofeedback Mechanisms
  • Breathing & Over Breathing
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • HRV & Trauma
  • Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Training

Panel Discussion Q&A

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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