Dr. Gail Sanders Durgin, Ph.D. has been helping people and changing lives since 2000 in her field of expertise, Neurofeedback.
Dr. Durgin became interested in Neurofeedback after her own children had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. She was unable to find treatment that was helpful for her daughter who had developed additional symptoms after her ADD diagnosis and treatment. After investigating a number of alternate therapies, Dr. Durgin started her training in neurofeedback and purchased equipment. She trained her children and reduced their ADD symptoms as well as the additional symptoms her daughter had acquired. Her children were able to stop their ADHD medications but continued to request additional training to boost their academic and creative skills.
Neurofeedback Associates Inc was started in 2000, after Dr. Durgin completed her initial training and supervision. In 2001, she met Dr. Barry Sterman, the discoverer of Neurofeedback. He mentored her personally for over two years while she was learning EEG Quantitative Analysis. She continues to study with Dr. Sterman. Dr. Durgin has also studied with many of the leading researchers and professionals in the field of Neurofeedback including Thomas Collura, Mark Smith, Robert Thatcher, Linda and Michael Thompson, Len Ochs, Joel Lubar, Adam Crain, Marty Wuttke, and others. She has written articles on neurofeedback and has been referenced in two published Neurofeedback books.
Dr. Durgin is certified in EEG Biofeedback as a Fellow by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. She is also certified in Quantitative EEG by the QEEG Certification Board and credentialed by SABA in QEEG (The Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis). She is also a Certified Neurofeedback Instructor by Stress Therapy Solutions and a part of the Global Neurofeedback Initiative training program. Her professional memberships include the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, The Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis as well as the North Carolina Biofeedback Society.
Her career began with a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972. She worked for New York State for 18 years in child psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and developmental disabilities (including autism and mental retardation). Her positions included being a direct therapist, therapy supervisor, treatment team leader for a residential treatment unit, and Director of Training for the New York City Region for a variety of professionals working with developmentally disabled clients in community settings. She completed her doctorate from New York University in 1998 where she was also an instructor.
Dr. Durgin is a Licensed Recreational Therapist by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure and certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. She is also a certified Stress Management Trainer, a certified Hypnotherapist and a certified Reiki Practitioner.
Frequently attending training seminars over the United States and several other countries to enhance her skills and keep abreast of new developments in the field, Dr. Durgin has made presentations at several conferences on Neurofeedback. She has given a number of presentations in Greensboro, North Carolina and makes speaking engagements upon request. She is also available to give training sessions on a variety of topics.