Course curriculum

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    • Deep Dive: Neurofeedback with Sebern Fisher


Neurofeedback may be the best tool we have for treating developmental trauma. Sebern Fisher, renowned psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner, shares how Developmental Trauma is a survival adaptation to abuse and neglect that is characterized by ambient fear activation and widespread disorganization. In this lecture, she discusses how the work of a neurofeedback practitioner is to help a patient’s brain access its own inherent capacity for self regulation and self organization, and how neurofeedback is an effective tool to retrain the brain out of the fear reactivity that characterizes developmental trauma. 

Course duration 67 minutes


At the end of this lecture you will be able to 

  • Discuss some of the important issues and challenges within the neurofeedback community

  • Describe how neurofeedback can be applied to the treatment of trauma

  • List three essential components of provider education/training that must be achieved prior to embarking on offering neurofeedback to patients with a trauma history 

  • Describe the risks involved in treating patients without sufficient monitoring of goals and progress towards goals


  • The intersection of trauma and neurofeedback
  • Treating Developmental Trauma with neurofeedback
  • What is developmental trauma?
  • Disrupted caregiving and brain development 
  • The default mode network
  • What is neurofeedback’s role in treating trauma?
  • Neurofeedback research
  • Repetition for sustainable change
  • The critical nature of accurate clinical histories and presentations
  • Where to begin brain training 
  • The denial of fundamental realities
  • Knowing your patients  and using patient assessments
  • Adapting protocols to meet individual patient needs
  • Marrying neuroscience and neurofeedback in treatment 
  • A new language for healing mental injury