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Adverse Reactions: Everything a Neurofeedback Practitioner Wants to Know but is Afraid to Ask

  • Friday, March 03, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 407


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Friday, March 3, 2023

12:00pm Eastern time

Instructors: Ainat Rogel, PhD and D. Corydon Hammond, PhD

Course Description: Similar to almost all effective medical treatment modalities, sometimes neurofeedback has unintended adverse reactions, or side effects. Fortunately, nearly all of them are mild and transient, and when addressed, especially quickly, can be resolved. Thus, it is the responsibility of the neurofeedback practitioner to screen, track and address them. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of adverse reactions to neurofeedback. It starts with a discussion of ethical implications, definition and categories of adverse reactions, followed by a background history, including a literature review. The bulk of the webinar is on clinical implications, from screening to tracking to ways of addressing adverse reactions when occurred. Specifically, the focus is on using the arousal model to detect, track and address adverse reactions. Remember, the first rule is to do no harm.

Recommendations for liability protection will be offered.

Who is the Audience: Neurofeedback practitioners, all clinicians who conduct neurofeedback

Level:  Intermediate
Specific Learning objectives:

Based on the content of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the ethical implications of adverse reactions

  • Define what an adverse reaction is for neurofeedback
  • Identify three types of arousal and their use to screen, track and address adverse reactions
  • Integrate the arousal model into a neurofeedback treatment session
  • Create an individual symptom checklist to minimize, screen, track and address adverse reactions

You will receive an email containing the link to join the webinar one week, one day, and the morning before the event. Please ensure that you test your access to Zoom at least two hours before the webinar begins.

If you cannot attend the live webinar, all paid registrants will receive a recording of the webinar. However, CE credits are only available for attending the live presentation. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 CE hour. The CE, which provides a certificate after completion of the evaluation, is a separate fee (from webinar registration) of $10.00 for 1 CE hour.  To purchase CEs, CLICK HERE.

    Fees: Webinar fee is $45.00 for all ISNR members. The fee for non-members is $60.00. 

    PLEASE NOTE: You may be eligible to receive a discount (between 20% and 60%) depending upon your society's country. Please email to find out what discount may apply and how to register.

    If you cannot make the live presentations and are registered for the event, you will receive a recording of the event.

    Continuing Education:

    • CE hour/certificate is a separate fee of $10.00 for 1 CE hour.
    • To purchase CEs, CLICK HERE.
    • This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 CE hour.
    • Evaluations and certificates are available by email and online following course completion.


    BCIA will issue 1 credit towards BCIA re-certification for full attendance at this webinar.

      Satisfactory Completion: 

      This webinar includes 1 CE.

      Financial disclosure: none

      Refund/cancellation 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.

      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.

      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.

      Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

      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


      Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, BCN, LICSW

      Ainat is the founder and director of Boston Neurodynamics. She conducts neurofeedback (NFB), biofeedback (BFB), performs and analyzes brain mapping (qEEG), and supervises other practitioners. She teaches NFB related courses, gives international presentations, and conducts evidence-based research. Ainat specializes in working with clients with developmental trauma, dissociation and PTSD. Her unique holistic approach incorporates NFB with BFB, psychotherapy and body therapy.

      Ainat was the president and a BOD member of ISNR.Ainat has a PhD in Computer Science and Neurobiology. She has a master in Social Work, a licensed Independence Clinical Social Worker, and a BCIA certified NFB provider and supervisor. She was a brain research scientist at various institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH-Harvard, Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University. She worked as a NFB researcher and clinician at the Trauma Center at JRI.

      D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABPH, ECNS, QEEG-D, BCN

      Corydon Hammond is a licensed Psychologist and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a past President and Fellow of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. Dr. Hammond is board certified in EEG, Quantitative EEG brain mapping, and neurophysiology from the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society, and also in QEEG from the Quantitative EEG Certification Board. He is certified in neurofeedback from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of American and has served as a consultant to BCIA. In 2012 he received from ISNR the M. Barry Sterman Career Achievement Award: "Is awarded to those persons who have thought outside the box, remaining curious about life's larger questions, while retraining scientific rigor. Through the alchemy of hard work throughout your career, you have generated our current field's golden foundation. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and today we honor you, one of the giants." Dr. Hammond has more than 180 professional publications, including on side effects and adverse reactions to neurofeedback. He has also been President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and received their Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.


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