The HBI Database: Beyond the QEEG

Series #25


February 28, 2024
12-1pm EST

The clinician seeking to use the EEG and qEEG (i.e., spectral analyses, coherence, theta/beta ratio, etc.) to guide interventions such as neuro/biofeedback can be faced with a challenge when the data does not match the presenting concerns or is not significantly deviant, This webinar will review a case where the data derived from the qEEG is relatively normal. We will discuss how additional data derived from the EEG and evoked response potentials can be used to provide additional windows to understand the client. The HBImed database is not only age and gender-differentiated but utilizes research to provide indexes such as arousal, ADHD, and more to facilitate an understanding of the person seeking interventions. In the case study presented, it will be shown how additional information derived from the EEG, such as vigilance, which shows time-related alterations in attention, provides additional information which enhances the clinical picture and guides interventions.


Mitchell Sadar, Ph.D., BCN, BCB-HRV

Mitchell Sadar is a licensed psychologist who was the director of a Pennsylvania Correctional Institution's inpatient program for over 15 years. In 1999 he was trained in neurofeedback and tried to bring this modality to the correctional population, but his attempts were not accepted by the Department of Corrections. He then resolved to dedicate his work to biofeedback and developed his private practice. Since 2015 he has been the president of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society. His background in neuropsychology readily lent itself to learning how the EEG can facilitate neurofeedback training. In 2018, along with his practitioner wife, Angelika Sadar, he was invited to be part of BrainARC Switzerland and began developing evaluations and protocols based on the research of HBImed, Switzerland. Since that time, he has focused on developing assessments that include an analysis of EEG and ERPs to help to guide biofeedback/neurofeedback protocols but also include recommendations regarding psychotherapy and lifestyle changes.


Angelika Y. Sadar, MA., BCN, BCB-HRV

Angelika Sadar is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice in the greater Philadelphia area since 1985. Her work over the years has involved all age groups and clinical presentations. She is a treatment coordinator at Sadar Psychological and is a nationally recognized speaker providing education and offering training to other professionals in neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis. In 2018, she was invited to be part of BrainARC Switzerland and began developing evaluation protocols based on the research of HBImed, Switzerland. Presently, her clinical focus is on patients with complex/comorbid presentations and consulting with other psychologists, medical practitioners and other clinicians regarding EEG, ERPs, neurofeedback and practice development. In 2020, she and Mitchell Sadar were recipients of the Joel F. Lubar award for their contributions to the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research and the advancement of neurotherapy. She is the Neurofeedback Coordinator for The Trauma Research Foundation and has been the executive director of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society.
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