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Calming the Fear Driven Brain: Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma

  • Friday, August 11, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 36


  • For current members of ISNR.
  • Psychologists, MD's, Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, other Mental Health Professionals and Neurofeedback Providers
  • You must have a coupon code to register as a student. Contact from your school e-mail to request a code if one has not been given to you.

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Instructor: Sebern Fisher, MA, LMH, BCN

This webinar will focus on the impact of trauma on the developing brain; on the neurological problems the brain faces in regulating affect and how neurofeedback can help; and a brief discussion of integration of neurofeedback and psychotherapy.
Those of us who are treating people who suffered neglect, emotional abuse, and/or assault in early childhood know that psychotherapy alone is not enough. Recent research (Lanius 2016; van der Kolk 2016) shows that guiding the brain toward its own regulation can significantly enhance treatment outcomes, but neurofeedback alone is also not enough. In many cases, neurofeedback makes psychotherapy possible and productive for these clients and their therapists.
Sebern Fisher is a trauma therapist who has been practicing the integration of psychotherapy and neurofeedback for the past twenty years. See a short biography below.

Who is the Audience: Psychologists, MD's, Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, other Mental Health Professionals and Neurofeedback Providers
Level: Applies to all levels of practitioners
Specific Learning objectives:

  • Explore the effects of early neglect and abuse on the developing brain.
  • Discuss how fear, shame and rage drive many seemingly discreet mental disorders.
  • Explore approaches to quieting these limbic drivers with neurofeedback.
  • Discuss the integration of neurofeedback and psychotherapy.

Sebern has been very well received by her many audiences. She always receives comments and compliments about what a wonderful teacher she is and how helpful and applicable her workshops, webinars and presentations always are. We feel fortunate to be able to have her as a presenter.
Fees: Webinar fee is $45.00 for all ISNR members. The fee for non-members is $55.00. Space is limited, so register early!

Credits: CE credit is a separate fee of $10.00 for 1.5 CE credit hours.

  • BCIA will issue 1.5 credits towards BCIA re-certification for full attendance at this webinar.
  • 1.5 hours of APA approved credit will be offered*.

*This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 .5 continuing education credits. The CENTER is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Credits listed are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed within two weeks of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full webinar: The Center LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Center LLC is offering this activity for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 60 or 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.
Refund policy: If you sign up and pay for a webinar but are unable to attend the live presentation, you will be provided with access to the recorded webinar, Refunds will not be issued.
ISNR is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. ISNR is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to bring their concerns up during the question and discussion period, typically held at the end of the presentation. A moderator will be available
during the presentation. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Susan Alvarez, ISNR Executive Administrator.
ISNR 13876 SW 56th Street Miami, FL 33175
Tel: 703-848-1994
Fax: 703-738-7340
Because these presentations will be done online, it will be the responsibility of the participant to provide adequate and appropriate computer availability as well as Internet connections that will support this webinar. All efforts and reasonable accommodations will be made to make the information accessible to persons with disabilities.
There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between The Center, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
While this presentation offers no risk in and of itself, it is the responsibility of the individual attendee to determine any risks involved in the implementation of the contents of this presentation.

Sebern F. Fisher, MA, LMH, BCN, is a psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner in private practice who specializes in attachment issues. She trains professionals nationally and internationally on neurofeedback, neurofeedback and attachment disorder, and the integration of neurofeedback with psychotherapy.

Sebern attended the Masters School before she went to Smith College, Columbia University, and the University of Massachusetts. She graduated with a B.S. from the University in 1976. She graduated from Antioch New-England with a Masters in Counseling Psychology in 1978.
Sebern has integrated neurofeedback and psychotherapy in her treatment of developmental trauma in adults and adolescents for the past 17 years.

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

In April, 2014, she authored the critically acclaimed book, Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, Published by W.W. Norton.

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

Financial disclosure: Sebern Fisher is the author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma. She will receive an honorarium for her participation in this webinar from ISNR.


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