Proceedings of the 2022 ISNR Annual Conference: Keynote and Plenary Presentations


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Abstracts of Keynote and Plenary Presentation sessions from the 2022 ISNR Annual Conference.


--Freeze! You're Under Too Much Stress: Utilizing Neurofeedback for the Mitigation of Law Enforcement Stressors

Arnetz, B. B., Nevedal, D. C., Lumley, M. A., Backman, L., & Lublin, A. (2009). Trauma resilience training for police: Psychophysiological and performance effects. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 24(1), 1–9.

Carlan, P. E., & Nored, L. S. (2008). An examination of officer stress: Should police departments implement mandatory counseling? Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 23(1), 8–15.

Kaldewaij, R., Koch, S. B. J., Hashemi, M. M., Zhang, W., Klumpers, F., & Roelofs, K. (2021). Anterior prefrontal brain activity during emotion control predicts resilience to post-traumatic stress symptoms. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 1055–1064.

Law Enforcement and Mental Health Wellness Act, 163 U.S.C. § 867 (2017).

Loftus, B. (2010). Police occupational culture: Classic themes, altered times. Policing & Society, 20(1), 1–20.

Rajaratnam, S. W., Barger, L. K., Lockley, S. W., Shea, S. A., Wang, W., Landrigan, C. P., O’Brien, C. S., Qadri, S., Sullivan, J. P., Cade, B. E., Epstein, L. J., White, D. P., & Czeisler, C. A., (2011). Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers. JAMA, 306(23). 2567–2578.

Shucard, J. L., Cox, J., Shucard, D. W., Fetter, H., Chung, C., Ramasamy, D., & Violanti, J. (2012). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and exposure to traumatic stressors are related to brain structural volumes and behavioral measures of affective stimulus processing in police officers. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 204(1), 25–31.

Van der Kolk, B. A., Hodgdon, H., Gapen, M., Musicaro, R., Suvak, M. K., Hamlin, E., & Spinazzola, J. (2016). A randomized controlled study of neurofeedback for chronic PTSD. PLoS ONE, 11(12), Article e0166752.

Violanti, J. M., & Paton, D. (Eds.) (1999). Police trauma: Psychological aftermath of civilian combat. Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd.

Wester, S. R., Arndt, D., Sedivy, S. K., & Arndt, L. (2010). Male police officers and stigma associated with counseling: The role of anticipated risks, anticipated benefits and gender role conflict. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 11(4), 286–302.

--Determining the Effectiveness of Bioregulation Therapy/Pulsed Magnetic Frequency on the Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms

Blase, K., Vermetten, E., Lehrer, P., & Gevirtz, R. (2021). Neurophysiological approach by self-control of your stress-related autonomic nervous system with depression, stress and anxiety patients. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), 3329.

Borges, B., Hosek, R., & Esposito, S. (2019). Effects of PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) stimulation on chronic pain and anxiety utilizing decreased treatment frequency and duration application. Frontiers in Neurology, 10.

Brunoni, A. R., Sampaio-Junior, B., Moffa, A. H., Aparício, L. V., Gordon, P., Klein, I., Rios, R. M., Razza, L. B., Loo, C., Padberg, F., & Valiengo, L. (2018). Noninvasive brain stimulation in psychiatric disorders: a primer. Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 41(1), 70–81.

Fitzgerald, P. B. (2011). The emerging use of brain stimulation treatments for psychiatric disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(11), 923–938.

Groen, R. N., van Gils, A., Emerencia, A. C., Bos, E. H., & Rosmalen, J. G. M. (2021). Exploring temporal relationships among worrying, anxiety, and somatic symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 146, Article 110293.

Martiny, K., Lunde, M., & Bech, P. (2010). Transcranial low voltage pulsed electromagnetic fields in patients with treatment-resistant depression. Biological Psychiatry, 68(2), 163–169.

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Shaw, K., Symington, S., & Havas, M. (2017). Pilot study: Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT) alleviates symptoms of osteoarthritis. Novel Techniques in Arthritis & Bone Research, 1(5), 1–8.

Slee, A., Nazareth, I., Bondaronek, P., Liu, Y., Cheng, Z., & Freemantle, N. (2019). Pharmacological treatments for generalized anxiety disorder: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. The Lancet, 393(10173), 768–777.

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--Treating Acute COVID-19 with Photobiomodulation—Clinical Trial Results and Implications for Long Haul

Ailioaie, L. M., & Litscher, G. (2021). Probiotics, photobiomodulation, and disease management: Controversies and challenges. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(9), Article 4942.

Aisaiti, A., Zhou, Y., Wen, Y., Zhou, W., Wang, C., Zhao, J., Yu, L, Zhang, J, Wang, K., & Svensson, P. (2021). Effect of photobiomodulation therapy on painful temporomandibular disorders. Scientific Reports, 11, Article 9049.

Aleixo-Junior, I. d. O., Leal-Junior, E. C. P., Casalechi, H. L., Vanin, A. A., de Paiva, P. R. V., dos Santos Monteiro Machado, C., Dias, L. B., Lino, M. M. A., Teixeira, A. M., Johnson, D. S., & Tomazoni, S. S. (2021). Immediate effects of photobiomodulation therapy combined with a static magnetic field on the subsequent performance: A preliminary randomized crossover triple-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Biomedical Optics Express, 12(11), 6940–6953.

Costa, S., G., Barioni, E. D., Ignácio, A., Albuquerque, J., Câmara, N. O. S., Pavani, C., Vitoretti, L. B., Damazo, A. S., Farsky, S. H. P., & Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco, A. (2017). Beneficial effects of red light-emitting diode treatment in experimental model of acute lung injury induced by sepsis. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 12670.

Hamblin, M. R. (2016). Shining light on the head: Photobiomodulation for brain disorders. BBA Clinical, 6, 113–124.

Hamblin, M. R. (2017). Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophysics, 4(3), 337–361.

Liu, T. C.-Y., Zeng, C.-C., Jiao, J.-L., & Liu, S.-H. (2003). The mechanism of low-intensity laser irradiation effects on virus. Proceedings Volume 5254, Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine. Wuhan, China.

Soheilifar, S., Fathi, H., & Naghdi, N. (2020). Photobiomodulation therapy as a high potential treatment modality for COVID-19. Lasers in Medical Science, 36, 935–938.

--Neurophysiological Psychological and Social Assessment to Define an Integrative Treatment of Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy

Bach, B., & Bernstein, D. P. (2019). Schema therapy conceptualization of personality functioning and traits in ICD-11 and DSM-5. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 32(1), 38–49.

Bertolotti, G., Zotti, A. M., Michielin, P., Vidotto, G., & Sanavio, E. (1990). A computerized approach to cognitive behavioural assessment: An introduction to CBA-2.0 primary scales. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 21(1), 21–27.

Cantor, D. S., & Chabot, R. (2009). QEEG studies in the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 40(2), 113–121.

Dadomo, H., Panzeri, M., Caponcello, D., Carmelita, A., & Grecucci, A. (2018). Schema therapy for emotional dysregulation in personality disorders: A review. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 31(1), 43–49.

Kesebir, S., & Yosmaoğlu, A. (2018). QEEG in affective disorder: About to be a biomarker, endophenotype and predictor of treatment response. Heliyon, 4(8), Article e00741.

Loose, C., & Pietrowsky, R. (2016). Schematherapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen—eine konzeptuelle und evidenzbasierte übersicht [Schema therapy with children and adolescents—a conceptual and evidence-based overview]. Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 44(6), 432–442.

Rogel, A., Loomis, A. M., Hamlin, E., Hodgdon, H., Spinazzola, J., & van der Kolk, B. (2020). The impact of neurofeedback training on children with developmental trauma: A randomized controlled study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 12(8), 918–929.

Ross, M. C., Heilicher, M., & Cisler, J. M. (2021). Functional imaging correlates of childhood trauma: A qualitative review of past research and emerging trends. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 211, Article 173297.

Spoto, A., Bottesi, G., Sanavio, E., & Vidotto, G. (2013). Theoretical foundations and clinical implications of formal psychological assessment. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 82(3), 197–199.

Zens, C. (2019). Schematherapie bei psychosomatischen Störungen [Schema Therapy for psychosomatic disorders]. Therapeutische Umschau, 76(5), 239–246.

--Bang, Bottoms Up: The Complexities of Comorbid Trauma and Substance Abuse

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Bari, A., DiCesare, J., Babayan, D., Runcie, M., Sparks, H., & Wilson, B. (2018). Neuromodulation for substance addiction in human subjects: A review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 95, 33–43.

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Ersche, K. D., Meng, C., Ziauddeen, H., Stochl, J., Williams, G. B., Bullmore, E. T., & Robbins, T. W. (2020). Brain networks underlying vulnerability and resilience to drug addiction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(26), 15253–15261.

Horn, S. R., Roos, L. E., Berkman, E. T., & Fisher, P. A. (2018). Neuroendocrine and immune pathways from pre- and perinatal stress to substance abuse. Neurobiology of Stress, 9, 140–150.

Kadam, M., Sinha, A., Nimkar, S., Matcheswalla, Y., & De Sousa, A. (2017). A comparative study of factors associated with relapse in alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 39(5), 627–633.

Le, T. M., Potvin, S., Zhornitsky, S., & Li, C.-S. R. (2021). Distinct patterns of prefrontal cortical disengagement during inhibitory control in addiction: A meta-analysis based on population characteristics. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 127, 255–269.

Salavrakos, M., Leclercq, S., De Timary, P., & Dom, G. (2021). Microbiome and substances of abuse. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 105, Article 110113.

Simpson, T. L., Goldberg, S. B., Louden, D. K. N., Blakey, S. M., Hawn, S. E., Lott, A., Browne, K. C., Lehavot, K., & Kaysen, D. (2021). Efficacy and acceptability of interventions for co-occurring PTSD and SUD: A meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 84, Article 102490.

--Is Artificial Intelligence the Answer to More Accessible Neurotherapy? Automating Individualized Care to Meet the Current Mental Health Crisis

Becker, J. H., Lin, J. J., Doernberg, M., Stone, K., Navis, A., Festa, J. R., & Wisnivesky, J. P. (2021). Assessment of cognitive function in patients after COVID-19 infection. JAMA Network Open, 4(10), Article e2130645.

Berntson, G. G., Cacioppo, J. T., & Bosch, J. A. (2016). From homeostasis to allodynamic regulation. In J. T. Cacioppo, L. G. Tassinary, & G. G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of psychophysiology (4th ed., pp. 401–426). Cambridge University Press.

Groeneveld, K. M., Mennenga, A. M., Heidelberg, R. C., Martin, R. E., Tittle, R. K., Meeuwsen, K. D., Walker, L. A., & White, E. K. (2019). Z-Score neurofeedback and heart rate variability training for adults and children with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A retrospective study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 44(4), 291–308.

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Hershaw, J. N., & Hill-Pearson, C. A. (2022). Changes in EEG activity following live z-score training predict changes in persistent post-concussive symptoms: An exploratory analysis. Frontiers in Neurology, 13, Article 714913.

Hershaw, J., Hill-Pearson, C. A., Arango, J. I., Souvignier, A. R., & Pazdan, R. M. (2020a). Changes in attentional processing following neurofeedback in patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms: A pilot study. Brain Injury, 34(13–14), 1723–1731.

Hershaw, J. N., Hill-Pearson, C. A., Arango, J. I., Souvignier, A. R., & Pazdan, R. M. (2020b). Semi-Automated neurofeedback therapy for persistent postconcussive symptoms in a military clinical setting: A feasibility study. Military Medicine, 185(3–4), e457–e465.

Nelson, L. A., MacDonald, M., Stall, C., & Pazdan, R. (2013). Effects of interactive metronome therapy on cognitive functioning after blast-related brain injury: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Neuropsychology, 27(6), 666–679.

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--PMS Dysphoria Syndrome: qEEG Correlates and sLORETA Default Mode Network and Implications for Trauma

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Clay, T. H. (2021). Reduced brain electric activity and default mode network (DMN) qEEG and sLORETA correlates in premenstrual syndrome dysphoric disorder (PMDD): A source localization study (Publication number, TBD) [Doctoral dissertation, Saybrook University]. ProQuest Dissertation database. URL, TBD)

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--Frontal Gamma Microstates in Addiction and Recovery

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