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Course Instructors

Cynthia Kerson, PhD, QEEGD, BCN, BCB Cynthia Kerson is the founder, COO and director of education for APEd. She maintains a practice in the San Francisco area where she specializes in neurofeedback training for learning disabilities, pain, depression and anxiety. She is also currently the vice president of the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research (FNNR) where she coordinates the grant and publishing programs. 
Dr. Kerson has published several papers and articles, is a mentor for BCIA and a member of AAPB and SABA. She frequently presents at meetings on neurofeedback and the research projects of the FNNR. She served as president of the Biofeedback Scoiety of California twice, serves on the Board of the AAPB Neurofeedback Section and the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation. In addition to her more academic pursuits, she frequently consults with the media, contributing her expertise to television, including serving as the ‘EEG expert’ for the popular program MythBusters. FULL CV

Barry Sterman, PhD, QEEGD, BCN M. Barry Sterman, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Neurobiology and Biobehavioral Psychiatry, UCLA. His seminal work in the operant conditioning of cats’ brains in the late 1960s paved the course for neuromodulation practices today. He has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles, over 30 book chapters and 6 books in the area of operant conditioning in animals and humans, specializing in epileptiform and sleep brain behaviors. Dr. Sterman is a frequent lecturer and sought-after speaker on the topic of neuromodulation. FULL CV

Jay Gunkelman, QEEG Diplomate, is recognized as one of the top leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG, and has processed over 500,000 EEGs since 1972. He has served as president of The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, as well as a board member and treasurer of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a past-president of the Biofeedback Society of California. Jay was the first EEG technologist to be certified in QEEG (1996) and was granted Diplomate status in 2002. He has conducted, published or participated in hundreds of research papers, articles, books and meetings internationally. He continues to lecture on EEG/QEEG at neuroscience meetings worldwide. He has co-authored the textbook on EEG artifacting (2001). Jay remains busy with current projects and publications related to his seminal paper on EEG endophenotypes (2005, Clinical Electroencephalography). He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International and is a popular lecturer worldwide on the topic of QEEG and phenotype identification of neurological disorders. FULL CV

Joel Lubar, PhD, BCN, QEEGD received both his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Division of the Biological Sciences and Department of Biopsychology at the University of Chicago. He has published more than 125 papers, authored numerous book chapters and eight books in the subject areas of neuroscience and applied psychophysiology. He is also a sought-after editor, currently serving as one of the editors of the Journal of Neurotherapy. He has held the positions of Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester and Full Professor at the University of Tennessee, where he continues on as a professor emeritus. He is a past president of ISNR and AAPB, is a BCN-EEG senior fellow, is a licensed psychologist, a qEEG diplomate and is listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology. He is invited to speak and present regularly at international workshops, seminars and congresses. Dr. Lubar's early work was responsible for developing the use of EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) as a treatment modality for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD. Currently, more than 1500 healthcare organizations use the EEG biofeedback protocols that Dr. Lubar has developed. FULL CV

John C. LeMay, MA, QEEGT, BCN, BCB is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Reno, NV and Pismo Beach, CA.  He received his degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1993 from Azusa Pacific Universityand started applying biofeedback to interpersonal settings just after graduating. He was licensed in California as an MFT in 1997, licensed in Nevada in 1998, and has been in private practice in Reno, NV since 1997.  In 2003 John and his colleague and friend George H. Green, PhD developed a BCI robotic device as proof of concept for weighted autonomy and computerized neural networking.  He is past president of The Biofeedback Society of California and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. FULL CV

Chris Gilbert, PhD, BCB is a licensed psychologist working at the Kaiser Permanente Chronic Pain clinic in San Francisco. Education includes B.A. from UCLA (anthropology) and Ph.D. from Michigan State University (psychology). He taught at Ramapo College in New Jersey and was certified in biofeedback by B.C.I.A. in 1980. He has written and presented seminars and workshops on biofeedback, headaches, breathing disorders, chronic pain, hypnosis, and the placebo response. FULL CV