Neurotherapy Modality: BCN

Brandi Lozada Johnston

Brandi Lozada-Johnston, BCN, Advanced Board-Certified Neurofeedback (candidate for qEEG-T) Neurofeedback Specialist & Brain Mapping Technologist, BCIA approved Mentor for BCN candidates with over 10 years of Neurofeedback Services

Brandi Lozada Johnston’s degrees, education, training, experiences, and other qualifications regarding the complementary and alternative health care services are provided in this document. 

 

 

Certification & Licensure

 

Advanced Competency (BCN) level Certification from Neurofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), Teaching License for New Mexico State Education Department with a Level Two Professional Pre-K-12 License in Performance Arts with an Endorsement in Physical Education and qEEG – Technician (Candidate)

 

Professional Development

 

    29th International Society for Neuro-modulation and Research Conference (ISNR) June 25-28, 2021. Online live conference. 

    28th International Society for Neuro-modulation and Research Conference (ISNR) July 30 to August 2, 2020. Online live conference. 

    Approved by BCIA as a Mentor for Board Neurofeedback Candidates

    Mentoring Sessions with Jeff Reich in qEEG Reports. April 2018 – July 2019

    Grand Rounds with Jay Gunkelman on EEG analysis online meetings from April – July 2018

    EEGinfo. Advanced Clinical Summit, June 14-16, 2018

    Mentoring Sessions with Jeff Reich in qEEG Reports. April 2018

    25th Anniversary International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Conference, (ISNR). Mashantucket, Connecticut. September (18-24) 2017

    Passed QEEG-T Board Certification Exam 11/16 from QEEG Certification Board Organization. Cleveland, Oh

    24th International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Conference, (ISNR). Orlando, Fl. October 21 -25, 2016

    Completed qEEG course – for qEEG certification. 11/16

    QEEG, Live Z-score, sLoreta, Brain Avatar, Brain Dx workshop, Cleveland, Oh, 8/16 – 8/22-2016

    Current Online Course in: Quantitative Electroencephalogram as an Assessment Tool for Brain-based Disorders, course taught by Cynithia.Kerson, PhD, QEEGD, BNC, BCB and Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD, at http://www.saybrook.edu/ Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation Non-profit Scientific & Educational Organization 91-1948669,  1/12/15 to present

    Marketing Neurofeedback Practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 8/16 – 8/17, Dr. Joe Bavonese

    Online Mentoring sessions with Jay Gunkelman in advance qEEG analysis (February 2016-June 30, 2016)

    QEEG candidacy application accepted from QEEG Certification Board www.qeegcertificationboard.org 1/12/15

    Board Certification in Neurofeedback from Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) 2014 (www.bcia.org)

    23th International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Conference, (ISNR). October 17-18, 2014, San Diego, Cal.

    Advance Theory and Practice of Neurofeedback, EEGinf. Two-day conference in Woodland Hills, CA, July, 2014

    Certificate of Course in EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation (36 CE) January 2014, Richard A. Sherman, PhD, (Director of Saybrook’s Psychophysiology CE Program).

    BA in Psychology and Minor in Dance with Graduate level (interdisciplinary) classes in nutrition, exercise physiology, sports medicine, sports psychology from New Mexico State University, 1982

    New Mexico Level Two K-12 Teaching License Specialty Area with endorsement in Performing Arts and Physical Education. 1999 – 2024,                                                                                                                

    Quantitative Electroencephalogram as an Assessment Tool for Brain-based Disorders, course taught by Cynithia.Kerson, PhD, QEEGD, BNC, BCB and Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD, at http://www.saybrook.edu/ Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation Non-profit Scientific & Educational Organization 91-1948669, 1/12/15 to present

    QEEG candidacy application accepted from QEEG Certification Board www.qeegcertificationboard.org 1/12/15

    Board Certification in Neurofeedback from Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) 2014 (www.bcia.org)

    International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Conference, (ISNR). October 17-18, 2014, San Diego, Cal.

    Advance Theory and Practice of Neurofeedback, EEGinfo. Two-day conference in Woodland Hills, CA, July, 2014

    Certificate of Course in EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation (36 CE) January 2014, Richard A. Sherman, PhD, (Director of Saybrook’s Psychophysiology CE Program).

    BA in Psychology and Minor in Dance (Master’s division classes in nutrition, exercise physiology from New Mexico State University, 1978

    New Mexico Level Two K-12 Teaching License Specialty Area with endorsement in Performing Arts and Physical Education. 1999 – 2024

 

 

Webinar Courses Completed:

 

    17) Alpha Theta Training – what the heck is it really?

Presented by: John Anderson, MA, BCB, BCN, June 22, 2021

 

    16) BCIA Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar.

Using EEG As a Tool to Enhance Student Experience in School

presented by Angelika Sadar, MA, BCN, BCN-HRV and Jenna Prada, MEd

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

 

    15) Sleep-What We Know and How We Can Help presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 noon

 

    14) Webinar 20-10: Clinical Update: COVID Long Haulers and COVID Brain, Jay Gunkelman: This webinar will present a review of COVID-19 science, with special focus on brain impacts: Nov. 13, 2020 (Neurofeedback protocols associated with regulating brain regions that are dysregulated from post COVID-19 infections)

 

 

    13) Mentoring: Benzos & Brainwaves: How Common Medications Impact NF

    Treatment, Erin Conway, PsyD, BCB, BCN: May 8, 2020

 

    12) Epilepsy and the Foundations of Neurofeedback

             Presented by:  Jay Gunkelman:  April 17, 2020

 

    11) Webinar 20-01: CU: Sleep-What We Know and How We Can Help-

      Fred Shaffer, PhD: Fri, Feb 21, 2020

 

    10) What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt Them-Difficult Cases with Good Results-  

   Ron Swatzyna, PhD, LCSW, BCB, BCN – Feb 22, 2019 12:00 PM

 

    9) Board Certification Ethic Exam completed June 29, 2017 online.

 

    8) Neurofeedback Mentoring TBI & Post Chemotherapy Webinar by Rob Longo,   

             LPC, BCN, March 2017

 

    7) How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your HRV Biofeedback Practice by Fred

    Shaffer, PhD, BCB. June 22, 2016

 

 

    6) Remote Training:  Considerations and Caveats presented by Leslie Sherlin, PhD,   

   BCB, BCN, Feb. 18, 2016                                                                              

 

     5) Successful Neurofeedback Treatment of Severe and Suicidal Depression by

    Dennis Romig, PhD, BCN, Nov. 6, 2015

 

    4) Neurofeedback for Developmental Trauma:  Calming the Fear-Driven Brain

        Webinar presented by Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN 6/12/2015

 

    3) Infra-slow Fluctuation Training for Autism Spectrum Disorder presented by

    Mark L. Smith, LCSW, BCN, QEEGT” 3-27-15

 

    2) sLORETA PZOKUL with Dynamic Training provided by neurofeedback

     educator Penijean Gracefire (BCN, LMHC, qEEG-T) 2/4/15.

 

    1) sLORETA ROIZUL Dynamic Thresholding: Brief Introduction to Custom

     Network Design – by neurofeedback educator Penijean Gracefire (BCN,   

     LMHC, qEEG-T) 2/11/15  

 

 

BrainMaster Educational & Technical Update Webinar Series: July 2017 –February 2018

    Event Wizard Programming Beginner and Advanced & “Live Z-Score Training – Beginner and Advanced, July 17, 2017

    Fundamentals of Brain Regions and sLORETA + sLORETA in Assessment, Aug 18, 2017

    sLORETA neurofeedback.  The different approaches to sLORETA neurofeedback. 

    Raw current-source density (CSD) training, and sLORETA Z-Score training. 

    Selection of databases and components for neurofeedback.

    -Basic sLORETA neurofeedback & select ROI protocols combined sLORETA and surface training – August 25, 2017

    Advanced sLORETA neurofeedback.  Advanced methods including select ROI and custom ROI’s. 

    Combined protocols using sLORETA and surface training. 

    sLORETA connectivity including partial coherence and directed coherence.

    Networks and hubs

    Custom ROI’s

    sLORETA connectivity

    Practical Live Z-Score and sLORETA neurofeedback and assessment beginner and advanced & Event-related potentials using BrianAvatar beginner and advanced September, 2017

 

    Review of Basic Protocol Selection and Use

    BUS Review – BrainMaster Universe Simplified

    Discovery Acquisition Example

    Jewel presented by John Demos, October 27, 2017

    Review of Z-Builder/Analysis to assess EEG changes

    Stimulation – how to program and control stimulation for ERP’s

    Simple fixed frequency, Session wizard, Event wizard

    Review of online stimulation settings and protocols

 

    BUS Tour – A look at Levels 2 and 3:  How to modify the basic protocols

    A Look at BReview50 advanced session review

    Getting Started, and the Coben Protocols presented by Jeffrey Reich –

    November, 2017: Statistical and Scientific Principles of QEEG, Z-Scores, and Databases

    Use of different Report Generators in Clinical Practice

    qEEGPro Report and Protocol Generator demonstrated by Andre Kiezer

    December 1, 2017: Statistical and Scientific Principles of QEEG, Z-Scores, and Databases

    History of EEG and Meditation
NeuroMeditation Presented by Jeffrey Tarrant

    December 15, 2017 Tom Collura: Understanding what QEEG databases have in common, and how they may differ.

    Comparison of databases

    Concepts of Live Z DLL

    Review of a comprehensive QEEG report using more than one QEEG database.

    Bare-Bones Live Z-Score Training using the BUS training

    Demonstration of basic PZOK training. January 12, 2018

Initial Assessment – Basics of Treatment Planning

    Treatment plan formulation-discuss with patient; discuss pros and cons of different approaches (e.g., talk therapies, medication, neurofeedback or biofeedback for the brain, peripheral biofeedback, etc.)

    Assessment of progress (indicators of progress such as reduction in frequency, severity and duration of complaints/symptoms)

    Review and revise treatment methods (for example changing from 1 channel amplitude treatment, alpha/theta, 4-channel Z score NFB, 19 channel surface NFB, 19 channel Z-score + sLoreta targeting BA’s and specific bands, ISF, HEG, etc.)

    Coordinate treatment with client/patient PCP, psychiatrist, neurologist, etc.

    Evaluate/re-evaluate and modify treatment plan as indicated. February 18, 2018

 

Workshop Certification Courses Completion:

 

    Received Advanced Board Certification in Neurofeedback from Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). 2018

    Passed QEEG-T Board Certification Exam November 2016 from QEEG Certification Board Organization. Cleveland, Ohio

    Completed qEEG course – for qEEG certification. November 2016

    Received Board Certification in Neurofeedback from Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) 2014 (www.bcia.org)

    Advance Theory and Practice of Neurofeedback, EEG Institute, Woodland Hills, Ca, July 18-20, 2013.

    Evidence-Based Nutritional Strategies for the Aging Brain, Dr. Michael Lara, MD. 6 hours of continuing education: Radisson Hotel El Paso, Texas, February 19, 2014 

    Scientific Approach to Database Guided Brain Mapping & Neurofeedback, Stress Therapy Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio, 1/23/2011

    Bipolar and Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback (history, mechanism and clinical application with hands-on practice) EEG Institution, Woodland, Ca, August 27-28, 2010.

    Clinical Introduction to Neurofeedback, (an intensive introduction to Neurofeedback, an         alternative therapy to improve function in a variety of brain-based disorders), EEG Institute, Woodland hills, Ca, December 3-6, 2009.

    Mentored, studied and worked with Dr. Sara Hunt Harper from Stress Management Center – 2013 and Dr. Pamela Bell from Body and Brain, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2013, 2014.

 

Ms. Lozada-Johnston, Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) of BrainWorks is a

Complementary and alternative health care practitioner and is not licensed by the state of New Mexico. There is currently no license available for the services provided. All services and treatments provided are complementary or alternative to health care services provided by health care practitioners currently licensed by the state of New Mexico.

 

Zoe Bonack, Psy.D., BCN, QEEG-D

Clinical License # Licensed Psychologist (#4301), Board Certified Neurofeedback (E6053), QEEG Diplomate (D153)

Mentorship Fees/Cost Per Session: $175

Phone number: (719) 323-3094

Email Address: zoe@neurohopepsych.com

 

I am passionate about how the brain works and discovering ways to help people become more successful in their lives, I enjoy working with individuals through the use of psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and neuropsychological testing. I thrive in the neuropsychological evaluation process and in helping people with their strengths and struggles.

Since the beginning of my career, I have been drawn to helping those who’ve experienced trauma. My dedication to neurofeedback came from working with active duty military and seeing the need for alternative ways to address the symptoms they experience from having a “deployed brain.”

My personal experience with my stepdaughter who struggles with autism and developmental disabilities has further fueled my desire to help families find the support they need. In neurofeedback, I’ve discovered a tool that helps people move beyond their perceived limitations and feel more hopeful about their future.

I was fortunate to have neurofeedback as part of my doctoral program and began performing neurofeedback with a Cygnet amplifier. In 2012 I purchased a Deymed amplifier and began learning about QEEG. As I continued on with my career, I began doing LORETA neurofeedback in 2015.

I began learning from Nick and Tiff in the fall of 2017. I have not looked back since. I highly value the morphology of QEEG, which I was never taught when I began artifacting QEEG’s. The thing is before I began learning, I wondered why my z-score maps didn’t match what I saw in the data. Now I know to look at other portions of the maps along with the raw data and BINGO, I have a much better understanding of what is going on. I began to record ERP’s last year and record ERP’s on every single patient I work with.

 

Megan Simpson, LCMHC, BCN

Clinical Specialities: Children and Adolescents with trauma, autism

Mentorship Fees/Cost Per Session: $85 per 50 minute session

Phone number: (828) 713-0939

Email Address: pathfinderneuro@gmail.com

Before founding Pathfinder Neurocounseling, Megan worked as a play therapist and consultant with children and adults on the autism spectrum. Her work took her around the U.S., Canada and England to educate families on the benefits of play therapy. During her travels, she noticed a handful of families and children who showed drastic improvements — families who were using neurofeedback. Thus, Megan’s passion for neuroscience and neurofeedback was born. 

In 2012, Megan began using neurofeedback therapy in her work with adolescents struggling with symptoms of trauma. She saw firsthand the dramatic improvements that can occur when combining other therapies with the regulation of the brain through neurocounseling. She has been helping others through neurofeedback ever since. Megan is a licensed mental health counselor and is board certified and an approved BCIA mentor in neurofeedback. She holds a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Carolina University. In 2018, Megan became a published author of a refereed journal article, Working with Developmental trauma: Results of neurofeedback training with adolescent females and counseling implications.

She has extensive experience facilitating national and international conferences and enjoys the collaboration with participants and practitioners from many fields.  She believes these types of partnerships and encounters will propel the neurofeedback and biofeedback community forward.

Neurotherapy Modalities: I provide neurofeedback using Brainmaster Technologies as well as EEGer systems.  I incorporate Heart Rate Variability (HRV) training into my sessions as well. I also use the QEEG assessment as a first order of conceptualizing and client among other neurocognitive assessments and client reporting to guide my protocols.  My QEEG database is the New Mind Maps through Dr. Richard Soutar who I have been working with bi-weekly for about two years.

Laura Childers, MA,LPC, BCN, QEEG-D, CCPS candidate

Clinical License #: 13280

Clinical Specialities: ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, DID, medication and treatment resistant clients, peak performance 

Professional Organizations: AAPB, ISNR, APSATS

Mentorship Fees/Cost Per Session: 120

Phone Number: 832-787-0282. Office or 713-702-2977 Cell 

Email Address: Lchilders@ethosbhg.com

 

I feel great passion for the work that I do and I have a constant drive to improve my skills. My work is holistic, taking into account the mind, body and relationship and so I work from a bio psychosocial model. My clients have often had numerous treatment failures.  They feel frustrated and sometimes hopeless. I work hard, do my research and mentor when needed to get to answers that can help my clients to feel some relief. I have worked to become efficient and effective in my work, desiring to save my clients time and money where possible.  It’s a joy to see improvement and hope in the eyes of my clients. I love my work. 

 

Neurotherapy Modalities: CES, Transcranial Stimulation Techniques (tACS, tDCS, tRNS), Photobiomodulation, Neurofield Genesis, PEMF, mitsar ERP

 

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