Presented by Dr. Mark Gapen, Ph.D. Psychologist & Director of Doctoral Intern Program at Community Services Institute in Springfield.
Neurofeedback is a medication-free technology used to treat PTSD, Acute Stress or trauma, Depression & Anxiety, ADD & ADHD, Impulse and disruptive disorder, and Sleep problems.
Dr. Gapen will present an overview of neurofeedback treatment and its effectiveness with treating children diagnosed with ADHD & ADD and trauma and sleep disorders in adults. The workshop will include a demonstration of the treatment followed by a Q&A and networking with Dr. Gapen and several other Neurofeedback clinicians from Community Services Institute.
3:00 – 3:30 PM Check In/ Networking (beverages provided)
3:30 – 4:10 PM Presentation
4:10 – 4:30 PM Demonstration
4:30 – 5:00 PM Q & A
5:00 – 6:00 PM Networking (refreshments provided)
Dr. Gapen began his career working on an NIMH-funded study of risks and resilience factors for PTSD in a large urban hospital in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, Dr. Gapen worked in the Atlanta VA, and community and academic health settings before beginning a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center in Boston, MA. During his fellowship, Dr. Gapen earned a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, worked with chronically traumatized individuals of all ages, and was the research coordinator for a study investigating the effectiveness of neurofeedback in ameliorating the physiological symptoms associated with PTSD. Most recently, Dr. Gapen was the Clinical Research Psychologist for the Uniformed Services Program at the Brattleboro Retreat. In this role, Dr. Gapen provided direct service to police, firefighters, active and retired military, corrections officers, and other uniformed service professionals. Dr. Gapen has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary settings and incorporates multiple contextual factors into his conceptualization of psychopathology.
Dr. Gapen is currently the Director of the Doctoral Intern Program at Community Services Institute. Community Services doctoral intern program is the largest training program for neurofeedback in the U.S.