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ADHD and Neurofeedback - latest efficacy research overview

Dr. Leslie Sherlin PhD, CC-AASP, QEEGD, BCN, BCB

Learning theory principles that contribute to details of application for the most effective neurofeedback training program will be presented. It has been established that many learning theory principles (classical conditioning, shaping, generalization, etc) are involved in the application known as neurofeedback. This talk is aimed to elaborate on the learning theory principles involved in the effective application of neurofeedback. Additionally, this talk provides the current evidence supporting the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and recommendations on the implementation of neurofeedback in clinical practice.

Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia. Annual Conference
Cognitive Enhancement, Neuromodulation and Neurodiagnostics.
Sydney Australia . August 12-14 2011
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Dr. Leslie Sherlin PhD, CC-AASP, QEEGD, BCN, BCB

Dr Leslie Sherlin completed his undergraduate degree and first years of graduate school from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he became interested and exposed to quantitative electroencephalography and psychophysiology. For 5 years he was a research assistant working in the Brain Research and Neuropsychology laboratory as a student of Joel Lubar, PhD, a pioneer in neurofeedback. He has the degrees of BA in Psychology, MS in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology. While still an undergraduate he was able to acquire training in Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA), an imaging technique for localizing electrical activity of the brain, directly from the developer Roberto Pascual-Marqui, Ph.D., KEY Institute for Brain-Mind Research in Zurich, Switzerland.

Following these experiences he co-founded the company Nova Tech EEG, Inc, a company that provides training, evaluation services and equipment/software for quantitative EEG analysis and imaging. Following the first years of primarily QEEG and LORETA research, he then began practicing QEEG analysis and neurofeedback clinically and has been involved in client care since 2002 while continuing to pursue research projects in the field of QEEG and psychophysiology.

Dr Sherlin is currently employed as the Chief Technology Officer for Neurotopia, Inc. Additionally, after being the president for ten years, he remains the Chief Executive Officer of Nova Tech EEG, Inc. Dr Sherlin has the academic appointments and is employed as adjunct associate professor in the department of mind-body medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine; faculty in the department of psychology at the University of Phoenix main campus; adjunct faculty in the department of psychology at Northern Arizona University; and clinical faculty at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center.

Beginning in 2008, Dr Sherlin focused his efforts in the domain of athlete and elite performance when he co-founded SenseLabs and operates as the Chief Science Officer. SenseLabs is a company that specializes in researching and creating paradigms for high performance in elite individuals and developing tools for broader applications in healthy populations. From May 2012 through May 2013 he completed his professional re-specialization in sport psychology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sport psychology with Pinnacle Performance at D.I.S.C. Sport and Spine Center in Marina Del Rey, CA under the supervision of Michael Gervais, PhD.

Dr Sherlin is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry. He is a Certified Consultant at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, certified at the Diplomat level in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and is BCIA Board Certified both in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. He has served on the board of directors for both the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in a number of elected positions including the President.

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