March 30, 2011 09:00 ET

The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Announces Release of "Standards of Practice for Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy"

This Paper Is Available as Open Access From the Journal of Neurotherapy Issue 15(1)

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), an organization comprised of people from many countries and various professional disciplines doing neurotherapy, neurofeedback training and research, announced the release of Standards of Practice for Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy: A Position Paper of the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research. This position paper, coauthored by D. Corydon Hammond and the members of the Standards Committee, was recently published in the Journal of Neurotherapy 15(1). This paper, which outlines guidelines for standards of practice for providers of neurofeedback and other neurotherapies to the general public, can be accessed at

Adhering to the guidelines, while voluntary, is recommended by the ISNR to facilitate a standardization of practice for clinical work with diagnosable psychological and medical conditions and also to protect the public from individuals who have not satisfied the minimal requirements of training, licensure and/or certification in neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback uses monitoring devices to provide moment-to-moment brain wave information back to the client. This self-regulation modality is non-invasive and may be a good alternative to medication. Research demonstrates that neurofeedback is an effective intervention for ADHD and Epilepsy. Ongoing research is investigating the effectiveness of neurofeedback for other disorders such as Autism, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, substance abuse, TBI and other pain disorders, and is promising.

About the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research: The ISNR ( is a member organization whose mission is to promote excellence in clinical practice, educational applications, and research in applied neuroscience in order to better understand and enhance brain function. In its 19th year, the society is hosting its annual conference at the Carefree Resort outside Phoenix Arizona September 14-19.

The ISNR Research Foundation is comprised of a Board of Directors whose mission is to support research for neurofeedback and related non-drug technologies for central nervous system disorders.

The article reference is: Hammond, D.C., Bodenhamer-Davis, G., Gluck, G., Stokes, D., Hunt Harper, S., Trudeau, D., et al (2011). Standards of Practice for Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy: A Position Paper of the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research. J. Neurotherapy: 15(1) 56-64. For more information on neurotherapy or the ISNR, please contact the Executive Director at or (800) 488-3867.

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