Neurofeedback and Psychology

News update, upcoming activities & past events

Current webinars ready to view

  • A recording of Dr. Martijn Arns lecturing on “Neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and the role of sleep” (2018) which he recorded specifically for the APS N&PIG - 1hr CPD
  • Martijn Arns received his PhD at Utrecht University on the topic of 'EEG-based personalized medicine for ADHD and depression' and has specialised in the development and application of neuromodulation techniques such as neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD, magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depression, sleep and chronobiological aspects of ADHD and Depression. At neuroCare Group based in the Netherlands, Martijn as the chief scientific officer, supervises a team of psychologists and psychiatrists undertaking research into personalised medicine, RDoC, neuromodulation techniques, sleep and chronobiology in collaboration with various international researchers and universities. In addition, he teaches several internationally accredited training courses including ‘rTMS for Depression’ and ‘Neurofeedback for ADHD’. Dr. Arns has published over 100 peer review studies, and is an internationally renowned investigator in ADHD, OCD, Major depression and the use of neuromodulation techniques in treating these disorders.
  • Dr. Martijn Arns in his leacture on “Neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and the role of sleep” focuses on the present neuroscientific research, independent randomized control trials and meta-analysis, showing that neurofeedback can be efficacious in treating ADHD, as well as assisting poor sleep that is associated in this disorder.

Learning outcomes:

  • History of EGG measurement and conditioning, and operant conditioning.
  • Neurofeedback, does it work?
  • Research on neurofeedback: randomized control trials and meta-analysis.
  • The role of sleep in ADHD.
  • Actigraphy study: simple way of measuring sleep, movement and light. 
  • Neurofeedback to enhance sleep spindles in ADHD.

Upcoming webinars

Six webinars are planned for the rest of the year, including overseas and local presenters. Stay tuned for these webinars and their recordings. Upcoming webinars include:

1. Dr. Leslie Sherlin, is an adjunct faculty member in the department of psychology at North Arizona University, and is in the faculty of psychology at the University of Phoenix. He is also listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry; he is a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and has been focused in the domain of athlete and elite performance since 2008.

2. Mr. Jay Gunkelan, a QEEG Diplomate, he is recognized as one of the leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG, having processed over 500,000 EEGs since 1972. He has also been the president of the iSNR, and has conducted, published or participated in hundreds of research papers, articles and books. He is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science international.


Upcoming Conferenes and Workshops

  • May 2018: Brisbane 17 &18, Sydney 24 & 25, Melbourne 28 & 29, Dr. Norman Doidge, Psychiatrist and author of “The Brain That Changes Itself” and “The Brain’s Way of Healing”, books that contain narratives on the potential of neuroplasticity, will be doing his Australian tour and in this workshop, he will be discussing ADHD and other disorders. Please visit:
  • The APS NFB IG has been represented at the newly formed Australian ADHD Professionals Association (ADDPA), an initiative led by Prof Mark Bellgrove of Monash University who has been elected as the president of this association. A number of our APS NFIG members are also members of this association, and the convenor, Martha Mack, has attended meetings, the inaugural conference in July 2017, and a workshop on “ADHD in ASD” which took place in January 2018, Melbourne.  On 28 July 2018 the ADDPA will be having their annual conference “Enhancing Your Clinical Practice” in Sydney, featuring Prof. Shantha Rajaratnam from Monash University, and also Dr. Trevor Brown from neuroCare Group will be presenting on the latest research on Neurofeedback. Please visit:
  • 18 & 19 August 2018, ANSA Conference. The Neurofeedback and Psychology Interest Group continues to be affiliated with the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA), and hold the IG AGM at 1.45pm Sunday 19th August at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, in conjunction with ANSA National Conference. Please visit the ANSA website for more details, and for pre and post workshops.