The fields of neurobiology and neuropsychology are growing rapidly, and neuroscientists now understand that the human brain has the capability to adapt and develop new living neurons by engaging new tasks and challenges throughout our lives, essentially allowing the brain to rewire itself. In Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback, accomplished clinicians and scholars Lori Russell-Chapin and Ted Chapin illustrate the importance of these advances and introduce counselors to the growing body of research demonstrating that the brain can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback (NF), a type of biofeedback for the brain. Students and clinicians will come away from this book with a strong sense of how brain dysregulation occurs and what kinds of interventions clinicians can use when counseling and medication prove insufficient for treating behavioral and psychological symptoms.
Foreword Allen E. Ivey 1. Introduction to Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback 2. The History of Neurotherapy 3. Sources of Brain Dysregulation 4. The Neurophysiology of Self-Regulation 5. Strategies for Self-Regulation 6. Basic Concepts and Principles in Neurofeedback 7. Assessment, Treatment Planning and Outcome Evaluation 8. Neurofeedback Training, Protocols and Case Studies 9. Neurofeedback Efficacy Research 10. The Future of Neurotherapy and Other Professional Issues References Index