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  Apr 25, 2024
2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

Neurofeedback Certificate

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Overview of Program

The Neurofeedback Certificate program provides an alternative for the individual who wishes to obtain a comprehensive introduction to neurofeedback without undertaking an academic degree program. All training and didactic education is designed to follow the knowledge blueprint of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).  Students pursuing the certificate must document access to neurofeedback instrumentation capable of recording EEG signals.  The certificate is a 9-credit program, including three academic courses and two residential or virtual conferences.  The certificate program in Neurofeedback offers an enrollment period beginning in the Fall semester.  The first course begins in Fall and continues through the end of the summer semester. 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Proficiency in Neurofeedback Techniques: Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing neurofeedback technologies and protocols. They will develop the skills necessary to accurately set up and configure neurofeedback equipment, collect and analyze neurophysiological data, and interpret the results to guide neurofeedback training sessions effectively. 
  2. Application of Neurofeedback in Clinical Settings: Students will learn to assess client needs and develop tailored neurofeedback protocols based on individual goals and conditions.  Students will gain skills in designing and implementing neurofeedback-based interventions to enhance self-regulation, cognitive function, and emotional well-being. 
  3. Ethical and Professional Practice: Students will understand and adhere to ethical guidelines and professional standards when utilizing neurofeedback in clinical practice. They will demonstrate knowledge of the ethical considerations specific to neurofeedback, such as informed consent, confidentiality, and client autonomy. Students will also develop skills in establishing rapport with clients, communicating effectively, and maintaining professional boundaries throughout the neurofeedback training process. 

Career Opportunities

​​Multiple career options exist in both public and private clinical settings for those with skills in neurofeedback.  Some, but not all of these settings may require a license to practice health care.  ​ 

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements

​​This certificate is open to all current Saybrook students and to others with a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited University. Master’s level students from other accredited programs are also welcome to enroll in this certificate program.  ​ 

University Learning Experience

Virtual Learning Experience (VLE) - Required, Community Learning Experience (CLE) - Required

All new students begin their studies with a Welcome Week. Welcome Week activities, including a certificate program orientation, are held online during the week ahead of the start of the fall and spring semesters. Participation is strongly encouraged.

All students are also required to attend a 5-day Virtual Learning Experience (VLE) held online at the beginning of spring semesters. The VLE offers didactic/topical, research, and practice-oriented seminars, sessions introducing each core course in the program, and group meetings of the program as a whole. The virtual conferences also involve informal exchanges with other students and program faculty for mentoring and socialization to the field. 

Additionally, students are required to attend the in-person Residential Learning Experience in falls of even years and the Community Learning Experience in fall of odd years.

Program Specific Requirements

Students are asked to purchase their own biofeedback equipment to complete these courses.  A limited number of biofeedback instruments are available for loan or rent.  Please contact the APH Department Chair for further information.


​​This is a 3 course, 9 credit certificate. ​ 

Mode of Delivery

​​Courses are presented as a combination of reading assignments, videos, live videoconferences, asynchronous class discussions and written assignments. Each class format may vary based on content and instructor preference and students are encouraged to review the course syllabus and Canvas course shell prior to the start of each term to assess the requirements of each course.​ 

Length of Program

​​This is a 9-credit Certificate that is completed in 1 year involving 3 consecutive terms.​ 

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