Jay Dickinson received a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He did a practicum at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive Therapy and an internship at Northwestern Human Services. He is a Staff Therapist at Penndel Mental Health Center.
Prior experience includes work as a Mobile Family Therapist, an Intake Evaluator, a Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Clinician, the Director of the Abington ADD Program, the Director of the Abington Stress Management Center and the Program Director at a mental health facility.
Jay Dickinson is the current President of the Pennsylvania Society of Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine. He is also a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. At the AAPB website you may download for free the book Evidenced-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by Carolyn Yucha and Christopher Gilbert.
Neurotherapy (neurobiofeedback) is known as a Complementary and Alternative Therapy (CAM) that is used for the purposes of monitoring, recognizing and assisting in physiological self-regulation. In this approach the client takes a more active role in their health care that involves a holistic emphasis on body, mind and spirit. It is non-invasive and elicits the body’s own healing response. Neurotherapy emphasizes training individuals to self-regulate, gain awareness, increase control over their bodies, brains, and nervous systems, and improve flexibility in physiologic responding. The rationale for this approach is that there is often a direct relationship between regional brain functioning and symptoms. Neurotherapy uses computer technology with auxiliary equipment to measure and train brain activity through learning principles and to promote desired growth, change, stability or flexibility in thinking, behavior, mood and physiology.