Program Committee

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

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

Tina Galordi, PsyD, S.E.P. Dr. Galordi practices psychotherapy in beautiful San Rafael, California in private practice as well as at Bayside Marin, an inpatient/outpatient  center for substance  abuse, PTSD, depression and other mood disorders. She attained her doctorate at ASPP and her undergrad at Sonoma State University. Her specialty and expertise are in treating trauma and addiction. She is a Certified Somatic Experience Practioner, having trained under Peter Levine and Steve Hopkinson and assists training seminars throughout the year. FULL CV

Scheherazade Collins, MA, MPhil, LMFT Scheherazade is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Santa Monica. She has had extensive clinical experience working with neurofeedback to treat attention disorders and Autism Spectrum disorders.  Her practice focuses on combining psychotherapy with neurofeedback in order to assess and treat a variety of mental health concerns.  She is a former professional ballerina, which has geared her research and practice towards an emphasis on Peak Performance training for high-functioning professions.    Scheherazade is Dr. Kerson's administrative assistant for APEd and will be the main point of contact for course attendees. FULL CV


International Liasons


Hong Kong | Davis Lak     View his CV

Brazil | Adrian Van Deusen     View his CV

South Korea | Watson Choi

Australia | Michelle Aniftos