Dr. Hanno Kirk, Ph.D., and Kelley Foust, OTR, will be presenting on EEG Neurofeedback and Treating Mental Health Disorders at the 4th Annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference in Chicago, IL, September 20-22, 2013.
The speakers will present theoretical and practical information on the uses of Neurofeedback in the treatment of mental health disorders. They will explain how this non-pharmacological and non-invasive technique of training of the brain fits into the Integrative Medicine model. The presentation will cover how biomedical conditions, which can produce instabilities, and over or under arousal in the brain, need to be identified and treated before EEG Neurofeedback can be successful. Case studies and SPECT image slides will illustrate how NF can produce surprisingly fast results in conditions as varied as autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. Information will also be provided on the requirements for becoming a Neurofeedback provider.
Hanno W. Kirk, PhD, LICSW, has been a teacher/trainer for the past 35 years and a wide variety of subjects including psychology, sociology, and psychosocial and behavioral issues. He has presented numerous seminars on a variety of topics including AD(H)D, Pediatric Bipolar and end of life care. He is currently in private practice in Lewisburg, WV specializing in children and adolescents with behavioral and autistic spectrum disorders, as well as persons with trauma issues. He utilizes neurofeedback therapy extensively and is also a believer in the benefit of biomedical treatments. He is a principal author of Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Medicine (LWW 2002).
Kelley graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been practicing occupational therapy for over 20 years. She became interested in neurofeedback therapy when one of her children was diagnosed with ADHD. After unsuccessfully trying several medications, neurofeedback therapy helped him to excel both in school and socially. Kelley started Focus NeuroRehab in El Paso, TX in 2009 and since then has successfully treated over 800 patients. Her main treatment modality is neurofeedback therapy along with instructing clients about behavior, discipline, sensory integration, nutrition, Irlen Screening, and the use of essential oils.
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health supports a whole body approach, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences to help patients obtain mental wellness. The integrative approach includes metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, and traditional medical treatments. Practical applications and effective protocols will be presented and can be easily applied in a clinical setting. The concepts and practical guidelines presented at this conference can dramatically improve the quality of life of practitioners and patients.
Date: September 20-22, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: Early Bird Registration $100 off ends August 12
CE/CME/CEU credits available!