Ed Hamlin Teaching

Due to COVID-19, several of our in-person courses have been cancelled. We will be monitoring the current crisis and postpone or cancel future courses as is necessary. We have online learning opportunities at www.eeglearn.com, as well as online alternatives for the introductory neurofeedback courses. 

"For psychotherapists seeking to help improve their clients' emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning (and perhaps their own!) with neurofeedback, I recommend learning from Ed Hamlin. Ed is both a clinical and neuropsychologist with broad and deep experience in both fields. Perhaps even more importantly, he is an excellent teacher. His hands-on neurofeedback course are accessible, thought provoking and clinically informed. They deserve their reputation for excellence." --Sebern Fisher, author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain

Introductory Courses

Instructors: Ed Hamlin, PhD, BCN, Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN, Angelika Sadar, MA, BCN, BCB-HRV
Taught in Asheville, NC, Burbank, CA, and Philadelphia, PA $1395 (Earlybird $1295)

Call: 1-800-789-3456 or email training@eeger.com to register

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification Course

Learn more information and register here: https://sadarpsych.com/neurofeedback-certification/

This course is BCIA accredited and provided by Sadar Psychological and Sports Center. This course meets the requirements of the BCIA blueprint and counts towards 36 BCIA didactic hours. It is also approved for 36 APA CEs. Sadar Psychological and Sports Center faculty includes a medical doctor presenting neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, a neurologist presenting on psychopharmacological considerations and two psychologists with knowledge of a variety of systems and approaches with over 20 years experience in the field. Attendees will become part of a community that meets regularly to discuss experiences and address questions. Additionally, they will be eligible for reduced fees for future courses offered by Sadar Psychological/BrainARC.

As with all courses, we recommend additional courses and clinical consultation following this introductory course.ÔÇï This course is entirely online, and will meet 08/27/2020 to 08/30/2020 from 8am to 6:30pm daily.

EEG Software is accepting this course as an alternative to the in-person Introductory 4-Day Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice course. As with all courses, we recommend additional courses and clinical consultation following this introductory course. It is strongly encouraged (although not required) to purchase equipment prior to attendeeing the course. Special equipment pricing  and rental options are available for registered attendees. 

Location: Online. Live Streaming.
Time: August 27th thru 30th, 2020; 8am to 6:30pm daily.
Angelika and Mitch will be glad to stay past the end time to answer questions
Language: English
Organizer: Sadar Psychological and Sports Center

Intro NF in a Clinical Practice

This training course presents a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of the emerging EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) modality. Intended for clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, educators, educational therapists, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists and academic researchers in neurophysiology and biofeedback practitioners who have little or no background or experience with neurofeedback, it is also a good refresher course for current neurofeedback practitioners.

The course includes pre-course reading materials from selected professional texts. To gain the most from this course, students are encouraged to allow adequate time to become familiar with the material. A combination of didactic presentations and live session training, multiple practicums are conducted over the four days. Neurofeedback systems are provided for attendees to gain hands-on experience. Once completing of the course, attendees will have gained a clear overview of the capabilities of the EEG biofeedback process, how to evaluate clients with respect to its effective use, how to choose an appropriate EEG biofeedback protocol and implement it on computerized instrumentation, and how the process may be used in their individual practices.

We recommend additional courses and clinical consultation following this introductory course.

Introductory 4-Day Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice

May 12-15, 2020 ÔÇô Asheville, NC  Cancelled

Mar 10-13, 2020 ÔÇô Asheville, NC

These dates taught by Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., BCN and Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN

Feb 20-23, 2020 ÔÇô Philadelphia, PA

February course taught by Angelika Sadar, M.A., BCN, BCB-HRV

Call: 1-800-789-3456 ext.1 to register
Seating is limited register early!

Regional Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice (developed by Dr. Hamlin)

Instructors: Mary Zaudtke, MA, LP, BCN & Chris Wheeler Doe, MA, LMFT BCN
Apr 30-May 3, 2020 ÔÇô Minneapolis, MN  Cancelled
For this course, contact Mary Zaudtke ÔÇô 651-503-2175  mszaudtke@gmail.com

Dr. Ed Hamlin, PhD, BCN, is the founder and clinical director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Potential and the Institute for Applied Neuroscience. He obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina and taught at UNC and Duke University before moving to Asheville. He has previously worked in a variety of settings including general medical facilities, university based teaching hospitals, and psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Hamlin specializes in applied neuroscience techniques to help address a number of issues including attention problems, cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, and problems associated with traumatic and acquired brain injuries. He also conducts quantitative EEG (brain mapping) assessments to help determine neurophysiological factors which may be related to problems an individual is experiencing. He is certified in EEG biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance and a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society and the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Dr. Hamlin has helped develop a training program to introduce neurofeedback to clinicians and to assist with their continued development in the field.

Angelika Sadar, M.A., BCN, BCB-HRV is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice in the greater Philadelphia area since 1985. She is a nationally recognized speaker providing education and offering training to other professionals in neurofeedback, biofeedback, and practice development. Her interests include the use of EEG evaluations that include data base comparisons and ERPs to help guide treatment interventions, including neurofeedback.

Advanced Beginner Courses

Very limited seating. Register early!

Apr 24-26, 2020 ÔÇô Asheville, NC
Jun 9-11, 2020 ÔÇô Asheville, NC
Aug 14-16, 2020 ÔÇô Asheville, NC 
Sept 25-27, 2020 ÔÇô Asheville, NC 


We will review and elaborate key points of the introductory 4-day course, with an emphasis on hands-on application (bring your own system, or one can be provided). The goal of this course is to increase your confidence as a neurofeedback provider in the following areas:

  • Selecting appropriate training protocols based on the combination of client symptoms and EEG data
  • Correctly locating 10-20 sites
  • Understanding how data on the therapist screen reflects your clients' inner experiences as they train
  • Identifying when and how you should adjust protocols based on your clients' responses to training
  • Effective coaching strategies
We will also have extensive time available for Q & A so that you have a chance to ask your most pressing neurofeedback questions.

Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Since 2006, she has combined neurofeedback training with talk therapy in her work with clients. Mary became board certified in neurofeedback in 2012 and has been teaching the practicum section of Dr. Ed Hamlin's introductory Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice course since 2013. She mentors beginning neurofeedback providers across the United States and Canada. The clinicians she mentors have commented on her ability to explain complicated concepts in clear and simple language, using humor and every day analogies.

Demystifying Neurofeedback

Instructor: Leigh Povia, MSW, LCSW, RPT, BCN
May 1, 2020 ÔÇô Hamilton, NJ  Cancelled
This course will help clarify what neurofeedback is and what it is not, and who it can help.

Registration Requirements & Accreditation

hose wishing to enroll in the introductory course should have a Masters Degree (a Bachelors Degree is acceptable with some reservations) and meet the following eligibility criteria:


M.D.s and D.O.s
PhD or Masters level licensed health professional whose area of competency includes mental or behavioral health, cognitive training, chronic pain, or other appropriate experience, such as working with rehab or neurologically impaired patients.  LCSWÔÇÖs, MFCCÔÇÖs, and other related licensed counselors fall into this group.  Backgrounds could also include performance training or stress management programs.
RNs are eligible if their state license allows them the right to practice independently, and if there is a record of significant relevant experience.  The legal requirement for nurses to have a Masters Degree to practice privately varies from state to state.
Licensed Chiropractors who have experience with neurological problems, chronic pain, or other related areas.
Masters Level Licensed Speech therapists.
Other licensed health professionals ÔÇö OTs, PTs, Dentists, Podiatrists, Pharmacists are eligible if they have significant experience in related areas.


If you currently work for a qualified licensed health professional or health institution who wants to incorporate Neurofeedback into a practice, you are eligible to attend.
Experienced but non-licensed individuals providing peripheral biofeedback (EMG, temp, GSR, respiration, etc) may enroll but may need to associate with a licensed health professional in order to practice.


If you are not a licensed health professional but you have significant experience and/or education in related disciplines, we would need to understand briefly your related experience and educational background before allowing enrollment.  We will evaluate exceptions on a case by case basis.
If you have intense personal interest and some knowledge or experience in related areas, but donÔÇÖt have the depth of experience or training to meet the standards above, then we encourage you to find a qualified health professional in your area who is also interested in Neurofeedback and who could provide you the clinical and professional backup and support you would need to provide a more complete service and allow you to operate under their license.
  • EEG Education & Research (EEGER) offers 32 CEs for psychologists and 29 contact hours for Social Workers.
  • EEGER is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. EEGER maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886-484525-1304) for 29 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.
  • This didactic education program is accredited by BCIA for 36 BCIA Blueprint Hours.

EEGER Affiliates: ask about discounts.