New Neurofeedback Clinic at PDC Campus Now Open
The Neurofeedback office is now open at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus (PDC). Veterans and students are welcome to stop by and speak with our neurofeedback clinician. Veterans may also visit the Veteran's Success Center located in the Health Sciences building.
UCR Palm Desert Center
Building A/Heckmann Bldg, Suite 229
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also known as cognitive rehabilitation or EEG biofeedback, is a ground-breaking technique that challenges the brain to function better.
This powerful brain-based technique has been successfully helping clients around the world for more than 30 years. It is a noninvasive process with dramatic results for a multitude of symptoms. The effectiveness of neurofeedback for adults and children with a wide variety of symptoms has been repeatedly concluded in numerous research studies.
Neurofeedback works by training the brain to function at its maximum potential, which is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned and maintained. The technology is safe and effective for children and adults ages 5 to 95.
"Train your attention, decrease anxiety or depression, alleviate chronic pain, lessen behaviors that interfere with living your best life," says Dr. Connie McReynolds, who established the neurofeedback service in 2011 as director of the institute.
For more information about how neurofeedback works in training the brain, view this TED Talk presentation by Dr. Joe Dispenza explaining the neuroscience of brain training.
Neurofeedback at CSUSB
Offered as a service to the region as part of the community partnership mission of the university, the neurofeedback program is provided by trained clinicians and open to citizens of the Inland Empire. Clinicians pre- and post-test clients and assist them in the neurofeedback sessions, which typically last 30 minutes twice per week. Clients have seen results in less than 10 weeks, yet outcomes vary case by case.
The program is overseen by Connie McReynolds, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, who is on the faculty in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling in the College of Education at CSUSB. Dr. McReynolds shown right receiving a certificate of recognition from a California State Assembly field representative..
"Neurofeedback…and medication are the two most common forms of treatment for ADHD/ADD. Both are successful in treating these disorders in a large majority of cases. There are, however, significant differences in the ways these treatments work, the potential side effects of their use, the length of treatment necessary, and, importantly the lessons learned by the child of how to correct personal problems…"
"Neurofeedback is an effective, drug-free, painless procedure in which the child [adult] learns to re-train the attention mechanisms of their brain, alleviating the condition," states Dr. Stephen Ferrari in a 2012 article/ study.
"Jesse" said he has noticed at school he can concentrate on the board better, even when he doesn't want to. After just 5 sessions of neurofeedback, he says "it is working."