ADHD Workshop with Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson – Florence, Italy
We are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on ADHD with Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson in Florence, Italy! This event, in collaboration with Libra Associazione Scientifica in Rome, is a wonderful opportunity to Learn From the Best in beautiful Florence!
Effective Intervention for ADHD
Using Neurofeedback Combined with Heart Rate Variability Training
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Participants will review the basics of thorough assessment including the testing used at the ADD Centres and the key elements of using the assessment to guide effective neurofeedback (NFB) plus biofeedback intervention. The emphasis in this presentation will be on single channel assessment and NFB combined with heart rate variability training. However, the use of LORETA in 19 channel assessment and intervention will be noted.
The workshop will be presented in English with sequential translation to Italian. We welcome our colleagues in Italy as well as those from around the world.
Registration is now closed.
About Dr. Lynda Thompson
Lynda Thompson, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has done teaching, clinical psychology, school psychology and owned learning centers. She became Executive Director of The ADD Centre in Toronto in 1993 after discovering the world of neurofeedback and deciding to specialize in that intervention. Her doctoral dissertation (1979) dealt with hyperactive children treated with methylphenidate. She is co-author with William Sears of The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child. Since beginning a centre for biofeedback, she has published 9 book chapters, and 14 journal articles with an emphasis on ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, seizure disorders, and stress management. She takes an active part in the main organizations concerning biofeedback, is a past Board Member of both the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and was Chair of the Education Committee and Treasurer of the Neurofeedback Division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). With her husband, Michael Thompson, M.D., she co-authored The Neurofeedback Book: An Introduction to Basic Concepts in Applied Psychophysiology (2003, 2015 2nd edition). They have been invited to teach about neurofeedback and biofeedback in 25 countries on five continents and present frequently at professional meetings in these fields.
About Dr. Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson, M.D. devotes his time to the administration of the Biofeedback Institute of Toronto and teaching about neurofeedback plus biofeedback. When formerly practicing medicine he was Medical Director of London Psychiatric Hospital; Associate Professor and head of post-graduate education in Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario; examiner for the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) for 10 years and chairman of their examinations committee in psychiatry. Numerous professional publications include A Resident’s Guide to Psychiatric Education. While Associate Professor, University of Toronto, he was psychiatric consultant to The Hospital for Sick Children’s neurology department and director of a centre that specialized in treating pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorders. Recent work has included more than 120 professional presentations and workshops on 5 continents and in more than 25 countries focused on assessment and training using EEG and peripheral Biofeedback.
Prior to practicing neurofeedback, Dr. Thompson had more than 20 peer reviewed journal publications, 7 professional textbook chapters, one book and more than 100 presentations with a major focus on training psychiatrists, child development, attention deficit, learning, autism, and handling neurological illnesses. Since beginning a centre for biofeedback he has published with Dr. Lynda Thompson, 5 book chapters, and 14 journal articles on ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and stress management, as well as books including the basic textbook in the field, The Neurofeedback Book: An Introduction to Basic Concepts in Applied Psychophysiology (2003, 2015 2nd edition) and a monograph, Functional Neuroanatomy.
About Libra Scientific Association
Libra Scientific Association is a non-profit scientific association, composed of professionals and academics who have been involved for many years in the study and research of biofeedback, clinical and social psychophysiology, psychoeducational and preventive interventions in primary, middle, and secondary schools, and in other social contexts. Regarding biofeedback, over the past few years, Libra Scientific Association has organized several editions of the Advanced Training Course in Biofeedback with the sponsorship of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE) and some Italian universities. Currently the association organizes “on demand” advanced training courses throughout Italy and is recognized as the “Center of Excellence” of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE).