Using Neurofeedback training with Counselling to enhance client Emotional Regulation

Presented by: Doug West, MA, DVATI, RCC

This PPT lecture presentation will introduce attendees to neurofeedback training as a tool that can be used alongside clinical counselling to assist in improving emotional regulation and client outcomes. The advantages for clients and counselors of adding this non-invasive training program will be discussed citing a variety of studies and research.

What You Will Learn:

  • Self-regulation as an important area of focus for clients.
  • Counselling and Neuroscience
  • Examples of Integrating neurofeedback into therapeutic work with clients
  • Neurofeedback training for improved emotional regulation with ASD youth.
  • Advantages of adding NFB to your practice and Counselor sustainability

Target Audience



10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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  • DRW NeuroPerformance
    Douglas West

    Doug West is a clinical counselor, art therapist, & neurofeedback practitioner who has been working with youth and adults since 1993. He has vast experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodiverse individuals using NeurOptimal neurofeedback training in conjunction with other modalities. Doug incorporates neurofeedback training in all aspects of his work with all clients. This non-invasive training acts as a “peak performance” tool allowing the brain to perform to the best of its ability.

    Doug was the Program Director of Parent Driven Autism Services for 7 years with SOS Children’s Village BC. This was the first fully accredited Neurofeedback program in BC. He has worked with the Vancouver and Surrey School Districts, as well as several large private organizations in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Doug has been a past presenter and trainer with UBC, Langara College, Douglas College, the 2018 NeurOptimal Focus on Research Conference, and BCACC’s 2019 Wired Together Conference.

    Currently, Doug is the owner / operator of DRW NeuroPerformance, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, an Authorized Provider with the First Nations Health Authority, an Advanced NeurOptimal® Trainer, Zengar Institute Certification Instructor, and NeurOptimal® Sales Representative.