Abuse, assault and neglect in early childhood impact every major system in the human brain from the brainstem to the cortex, from the sense of balance to the sense of self.

These disruptions in brain development have far reaching implications for the treatment of those who have suffered these histories.

This 16-session recorded webinar series will explore an integrated therapeutic approach using trauma-informed psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and trauma-informed body work to deeply address the terrible aftermath of developmental trauma. Although neurofeedback practitioners will benefit from Sebern’s experience in this modality, practicing neurofeedback is not a pre-requisite.

For course registration information, please see https://trainingtrauma.org/register.


This course is recorded. The videos will be made available according to the schedule that will be published in July 2019.

Part One
  • Recorded US Oct 14, 2018
  • Recorded US Oct 21, 2018
  • Recorded US Oct 28, 2018
  • Recorded US Nov 4, 2018
  • Recorded US Nov 11, 2018
  • Recorded US Nov 18, 2018
  • Recorded US Dec 2, 2018
  • Recorded US Dec 9, 2018
  • Recorded US Jan 27, 2019
Part Two
  • Recorded US Feb 3, 2019
  • Recorded US Feb 10, 2019
  • Recorded US Feb 24, 2019
  • Recorded US Mar 3, 2019
  • Recorded US Mar 10, 2019
  • Recorded US Mar 17, 2019
  • Recorded US Mar 24, 2019
  • Recorded US Mar 31, 2019

Learning Objectives

Part One


8 one-hour sessions

$549 ($479 EEGER Affiliates)

Psychologists 8 CEs ~ Counselors 8 Contact Hours*
  1. Be introduced to the latest research on the impact of early childhood neglect and abuse on the human brain.
  2. Explore what areas of the brain are most affected and what they contribute to an intact sense of self and other.
  3. Examine how the impacts on the brain manifest as clinical symptoms.
  4. Be offered an approach to clinical assessment that informs neurofeedback protocols.
  5. Explore the primacy of the reptilian/limbic brain as manifest in fear, shame, rage, and dissociation.
  6. Explore the ways memory is held in the hippocampus and the amygdala.
  7. Be provided the protocols that have most helped to quiet fear, shame and rage and rationales for these protocols.
  8. Be given guidelines for developing new protocols to help the deeply traumatized brain learn to organize and quiet high levels of arousal.

Part Two


8 one-hour sessions

$549 ($479 EEGER Affiliates)

Psychologists 8 CEs ~ Counselors 8 Contact Hours*
  1. Explore how the realities of the impaired self system in the brain manifest in the treatment room.
  2. Explore the implications for psychotherapy when there is no established self/other brain network.
  3. Examine how arousal at the level of the brain contributes to a sense of self and/or a fragmented self.
  4. Discuss the primacy of motherlessness in those with histories of developmental trauma.
  5. Discuss how the felt experience of motherlessness can be influenced by neurofeedback within a therapeutic relationship.
  6. Discuss the transference and counter-transference dilemmas of motherlessness and how brain regulation can affect both.
  7. Explore the therapies that address the body that’s keeping the score and how brain regulation relates to these approaches.
  8. Discuss the changing and central role of the therapist who integrates neurofeedback and psychotherapy.

Continuing Education

Fall 2018 Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists 8 CEs | Counselors 8 Contact Hours*

Spring 2019 Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists 8 CEs | Counselors 8 Contact Hours*

*Please note the requirements: To receive CE credit, participant must sign in and be present for each live session, as well as submit the evaluation at the end of the course. Make sure to check the box letting us know that you would like to get CE credit when you check out. We will also need your licensing details, which you can add to your profile.

a. You will need to know your username as it is shown on the https://trainingtrauma.org website. If you can’t recall what you chose as a username, you can find it by logging in to the site. You can use your email address to reset your password if necessary. Once logged in, your username is in your account profile. See the video below for how to find it.

b. Showing you are present means signing in to the live session. To do this, use the chat functionality of the gotomeeting console, as shown in the video. Remember to sign in with your TrainingTrauma.org username so that there is no confusion about who you are. If you miss a live session, sorry, but you will not receive any credit for any of them.

Just to make sure it’s clear:

“In order to receive Continuing Education credit, you must sign-in and attend all 8 live sessions – and complete and submit the online Evaluation you will receive following the course.”

EEG Education & Research (EEGER) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. EEGER maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
APA & ACEP logosEEG Education & Research Inc. (EEGER) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6260. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EEGER is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Questions about Continuing Education? Please write to training (at) eeger.com


Suggested Reading

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain Sebern Fisher, Norton (2014).

The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic Ruth Lanius, Eric Vermetten, and Clare Pain, Cambridge University Press (2010).

Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment Paul Frewen and Ruth Lanius, Norton (2015).

Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience Rhawn Joseph, Williams and Wilkins (1996).

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain: Part One Iain McGilchrist, Yale University Press (2009).

Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions Jaak Panksepp, Oxford University Press (1998).

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development Allan N. Schore, Erlbaum (1994).

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are Daniel Seigel, Guilford Press (2012).

Traumatic Stress, The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society Bessel Van der Kolk, Alexander McFarland, Lars Weisaeth, eds., Guilford Press (2016).

The Body Keeps the Score Bessel Van der Kolk, Penguin (2015).


Sebern Fisher has been integrating neurofeedback and psychotherapy into the treatment of those with developmental trauma for the last twenty years. She was the clinical director of a residential treatment facility for severely disturbed adolescents for 17 years. During her tenure she introduced attachment theory and dialectical behavior therapy to the milieu. She is presently in private practice where she provides neurofeedback, psychotherapy and consultation. She trains nationally and internationally.

Sebern Fisher is author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-driven Brain (Norton 2014).

If you have questions, please write to us! info (at) trainingtrauma.org


Neurofeedback is an essential ingredient in the treatment of developmental trauma. Sebern Fisher is the one to teach us.”

Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Boston, MA

With her her great clinical insights and unique ability to translate current research in the neuroscience of trauma into guiding principles for neurofeedback practice, Sebern’s webinars are without doubt the best way to learn how to integrate neurofeedback and psychotherapy in working with trauma survivors.”

Mirjana Askovic
STARTTS, Australian Neurofeedback Institute

Each time I train with Sebern I not only learn new concepts and ways to conceptualize but also am able to deepen my understanding.

Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN

95% of my caseload is children ages 5-12 with complex trauma and I consider it a gift to be able to staff cases with Sebern Fisher. Her experience and expertise with this population, as well as her encouragement to try different protocols, has made a measurable difference in the lives of many children on my caseload. In addition, her apparent insatiable quest for the latest neuroscience and research, and her graciousness in sharing this with us, provides us with up to date information to inform the protocols we are trying with clients.

Kelly Vagts, LCSW
Grand County School District

I am writing to express my gratitude for the opportunity to meet with Sebern and other therapists learning to use neurofeedback on behalf of our clients with histories of developmental trauma. I feel so deeply honored and grateful to be able to listen as Sebern helps each participant think through the needs of their client and to think through what we are trying to accomplish with neurofeedback in each instance, how, and how we might change protocols based on the responses of the client. This is such cutting-edge work and holds out hope for relief and fuller lives for our clients. It is truly inspiring!

My experience is that Sebern creates a safe space for sharing what’s happening, our hopes and what may be stalled or confusing about each case. Her interest, curiosity and dedication are so clearly conveyed during each call. I encourage anyone hoping to provide relief and hope for their clients impacted by early attachment trauma to consider this valuable

Carla D. Hancock, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
Montpelier, VT

Sebern’s teaching style enables our clinicians to learn more about the effects that complex developmental trauma has on the brain, mind and body, and provides insightful guidance in developing neurofeedback protocols to support clients to regulate their arousal. Since using neurofeedback under Sebern’s guidance, our clients are reporting signifiant reduction in distress and improvement in functioning to levels not achieved using more traditional methods of treatment. I would highly recommend this mentoring series to anyone considering the use of neurofeedback in their clinical practice.

Alikki Russell
Newcastle, Australia

Sebern’s wealth of knowledge and experience in understanding the trauma driven brain and using neurofeedback with developmental trauma is invaluable, and in application with my clients has demonstrated significant improvement in symptoms.

Renae Yarnold
Newcastle, Australia

I have read Sebern’s book “Neurofeedback in the Treament of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Brain” and reach for it often when working with people who are struggling as a result of early trauma. Much of the work that Sebern has done and continues to do is on the leading edge of treatment so there are no guidelines and few maps.

Ingrid Storm
BrainQuest Clinics Australia

I am newly qualified in Neurofeedback working for an agency which provides counselling, natural therapies, groupwork and now also Neurofeedback for humanitarian entrants (refugees) who’ve experienced torture and/or trauma. My initial NFB training, here in Australia, wasn’t specifically focussed on this kind of severely traumatised group- so it was really helpful “sit in on” case studies and treatment recommendations much more appropriate for these clients. Sebern Fisher has a focussed, knowledgeable and yet very supportive teaching style- I really felt I was a part of something really cutting edge and important!

Astra Furst
Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania
Glenorchy, TAS


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