Sue Othmer is Clinical Director of the EEG Institute in Woodland Hills, California. She has been involved in clinical research and the development of EEG biofeedback protocols since 1988. She teaches professional training courses in EEG biofeedback, and presents clinical research findings in professional forums.
FORMAL EDUCATION1989-1991 Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles, California Includes course work in biofeedback theory and practice and cognitive behavior therapy. 1970-1971 UCLA Brain Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA Continued Ph.D. thesis work1966-1970 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Ph.D. Candidate in Neurobiology and Behavior with minors in Biochemistry and Physical Biology.1962-1966 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; B.A., Physics, magna cum laude andwith distinction in all subjects. Selected to Phi Beta Kappa.OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY2002-present Clinical Director, EEG Institute1999-2002 Director of Clinical Research and Development, EEG Spectrum Institute1988-1999 Clinical Director, EEG Spectrum InstituteCERTIFICATIONCertified Biofeedback PractitionerCertified Neurofeedback PractitionerBiofeedback Certification Institute of AmericaBiofeedback Society of CaliforniaPRESENTATIONS (Partial listing) “Expectation, Observation and Understanding: Development of a Clinical Model of Neurofeedback,” ISNR Annual Conference invited presentation, Denver, CO, September 2005“Neurofeedback for the Bipolar Child,” Futurehealth Winter Brain Conference, Palm Springs, CA, February 2005“The Role of Neurofeedback in Pain Management,” American Academy of Pain Management 14th Annual Clinical Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2003“General and Specific Effects of EEG Training,” Biofeedback Society of California Conference, Monterey, CA, November 2002“EEG Biofeedback and Seizure Control,” Alternative Therapies for Special Kids Conference, Boston, MA, May 2002“Promoting Physiological Self-Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Infant Mental Health Symposium, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, April 2002“Frontal Lobe EEG Training: Optimizing Organization and Control of Brain Function,” Future Health Winter Brain Conference, Miami Beach, FL, February 2002“Interhemispheric EEG Training: Theory and Application,” Future Health Winter Brain Conference, Miami Beach, FL, February 2002“EEG Training to Enhance Stability of Brain Function: A New Alternative to QEEG-driven Training,” Future Health Winter Brain Conference, Miami Beach, FL, February 2001“An Arousal and Stability Model of Brain Disregulation,” Future Health Winter Brain Conference, Palm Springs, CA, February 2001“Recovering Social-Emotional Connectedness with Neurofeedback Training,” Autism Society of America Conference, Long Beach, CA November 2000“Cortical EEG Training and the Descending Modulation of Pain,” Biofeedback Society of California Conference, Monterey, CA, November 2000“The Hijacked Brain: Subcortical Survival Mechanisms and Alpha-Theta Training,” Future Health Winter Brain Conference, Palm Springs, CA, February 1999“EEG Biofeedback: Its Application to Affective Disorders,” Biofeedback Society of California Conference, Monterey, CA, November 1998“EEG Biofeedback: An Update of the Clinical Model,” EEG Spectrum Annual Clinical Interchange Conference, October 1994-2002“EEG Biofeedback Training for PMS,” Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 1994“EEG Biofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke,” Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 1993PUBLICATIONS“Interhemispheric EEG Training,” Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 9(2) 2005Biofeedback Society of California Newsletter articles on EEG biofeedback: Spring 1999 “Brain Waves and Brain States” Summer 1999 “Regulation of Sleep States” Fall 1999 “Many Faces of Depression” Winter 2000 “Right Side Training for Social Emotional Deficits” Spring 2000 “Headache” Summer 2000 “Training Non-verbal Clients” Fall 2000 “Stop Smoking” Winter 2001 “Pain and Suffering” Spring 2001 “Finding a Common Language”“EEG Biofeedback Training for Attention Deficit Disorder: A Review of Recent Clinical Controlled Studies and Clinical Findings”, Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., Susan F. Othmer, B.A., CNP, and David A. Kaiser, Ph.D.; Journal of the Biofeedback Society of California, October 1995.“EEG Biofeedback Training for Attention Deficit Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Associated Conduct Problems”, Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., Susan F. Othmer, B.A., CNP, and Clifford S. Marks, Ph.D.; Journal of the Biofeedback Society of California, September 1991. BOOK CHAPTERS“Efficacy of Neurofeedback for Pain Management,” Siegfried Othmer and Susan F. Othmer, Chapter 50 in Weiner’s Pain Management, Seventh Edition: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, edited by Mark V. Boswell and B. Eliot Cole; Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Florida (2005) “EEG Biofeedback: Training for AD/HD and Related Disruptive Behavior Disorders,” Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and David A. Kaiser, inUnderstanding, Diagnosing, and Treating AD/HD in Children and Adolescents: An Integrative Approach, edited by James A. Incorvaia, Bonnie S. Mark, Donald Tessmer, Chapter 10, Jason Aronson Inc., 1999. “EEG Biofeedback: An Emerging Model for its Global Efficacy,” Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and David A. Kaiser, in Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback, edited by James R. Evans and Andrew Abarbanel, Academic Press, San Diego, 1999.