OUR NEUROTHERAPIST

 

JON Hegg MA Psych, BCN, QEEG-D

Jon Hegg holds a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney, and is Board Certified in Neurofeedback

and Quantitative EEG .

 

Jon is also one of Australia’s most experienced clinical practitioners in neurotherapy, having practised neurofeedback for nearly 25 years and psychology for over 40 years. He has extensive training in neurofeedback in both Australia and America. He works very closely with Jay Gunkleman, who is one of the world's most knowledgeable pioneers in this field.

Jon is past president of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA), and former chair of the Board of Examiners for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance Australia. Jon is dedicated to expanding the frontiers of Applied Neuroscience and to increasing awareness and participation in this exciting field. Jon regularly provides training and supervision for psychiatrists, psychologists, and a variety of health practitioners and educators dedicated to the practice of neurotherapy. His primary specialisation is in the treatment of ADHD and cognitive impairment. 

Jon has worked with the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS), The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), and a number of internationally recognised organisations involved in neuromodulation. In 2009 he initiated the formation of the Neurofeedback Interest Group, which is fully endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and currently has close to two hundred members.

 

Between 2017 and 2019 Jon worked with the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to obtain two major grants from the Australian Government, one to the sum of $1.5 million AUD for the Australian ADHD Professional Association, the other to the sum of $1.8 million AUD for the National ADHD Consumer’s Forum, in whose formation he played an instrumental role.

 

Jon is currently involved in a nation-wide initiative to undertake a thorough revision of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ADHD National Guidelines. These grants along with the guideline revisions will significantly impact the way we understand and treat ADHD in Australia and will enable dramatic improvements in the wellbeing of children and adults throughout the country. 

 

As the Director of the Brain Training Centre in Canberra, ACT, Jon provides a QEEG assessment service to neurofeedback practitioners. The QEEG assessment is the most advanced evidence based neurofeedback method available in the world. This approach has enormous benefits for the science and practice of neurofeedback and in guiding medical interventions. This is the approach we use at the Brain Training Centre and our results have improved over what is generally expected across the field.

 

At the Brain Training Centre, we strive to constantly improve our clinical outcomes as the research continues to elaborate how Neurofeeback can be uniquely tailored for every individual.

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"Over the last 40 years there has been an amazing development in our understanding of the brain and behaviour. The complexity of this information can now be modeled in a way to describe the most common types of EEGs in failure mode (brainwave patterns). The Endophenotype model categorises these rhythms into a finite set of patterns that can then be used to inform medication and neurofeedback interventions. We can transcend the limitations of descriptive categories like the DSM-V and train neural networks that are under optimised, regardless of the diagnosis."

When electing to undergo QEEG Assessment or Neurofeedback Training, it is essential to ensure your neurotherapist is Board Certified. Always ask your provider if they hold BCIA-A certification. 

2/42 Thesiger Ct,

Deakin, 2600

ACT, Australia

T: 612 6282 6380

M: 0419 241 420

F: 612 6282 6380

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