Harmonizing the Brain and Body for a Happier Life



February 22, 2023
12:00 pm ET


We will delve into an evolving paradigm for working with human beings who have suffered from emotional, physical, psychological, and developmental trauma; have neurological issues including seizures, migraines, head injuries, and information processing differences; and evidence the array of “mental illness” including anxiety, and depression using neuro enhancement approaches such as neuro-entrainment and neurofeedback training. We also will address environmental effects on the brain, body, and ultimately the behavioral manifestations of underlying issues.


1. Participants will be able to explain what “out of control” also known as challenging behaviors really means.

2. Participants will be able to plan for a variety of interventions geared to support a person to have control and be able to modulate their challenging behaviors

3. Participants will be able to implement holistic principles around neuro-regulation to individuals with dual diagnosis and complex needs


Host: Tim Barksdale


Beth Barol

Beth Barol, PhD, LSW, BCB, NADD-CC started out as a direct support worker and live-in “houseparent” and has served a community-based project director, residential program director, facility director and clinician. She served as the Clinical Director for the PA office of Developmental Program’s Statewide Training and Technical Assistance initiative focusing on individuals with dual diagnosis. Dr Barol is recently retired from Widener University where she served as an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Social Work. She is trained in EMDR, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and is a Certified Brain Health Professional through the Amen Clinic. She was the 2020 recipient of the NADD Earl L. Loschen, MD award for clinical practice. She currently serves as co-Director of the Capacity Building Institute for Pennsylvania and the National Association of State Directors of DD Services (NASDDDS) Capacity Building


Virginia Fochtnew

Ginny Focht-New, PhD, PMH-CNS, BCB, NADD-CC, BCN has a PhD in Nursing and has been a therapist for 30 years; recently retired Social Work Clinical Associate Professor (current adjunct) and Associate Clinical Director for a clinic through Widener University. She has worked with people with intellectual and developmental differences for 50 years. She specializes in treating trauma. Certified as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with additional certification in biofeedback, neurofeedback, as a Dual Diagnosis Specialist with NADD (people with intellectual differences and mental health needs), and with the Amen Clinics as a Certified Brain Health Professional. She has provided numerous presentations and also has publications in a variety of journals.
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