SIEGFRIED OTHMER, Ph.D.

Since 1988, Siegfried Othmer has been engaged in research and the management of the clinical applications of EEG biofeedback through EEG Spectrum, Inc., as its president and more recently as Chief Scientist of EEG Spectrum International and of the EEG Institute. He provides training for professionals in EEG biofeedback, and presents research findings in professional forums. Since 1985, he has been involved in the development of computerized instrumentation to provide EEG biofeedback training.

FORMAL EDUCATION

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; 1962-1970; received Ph.D. in experimental physics, with minors in theoretical physics and mathematics; received Danforth Fellowship and teaching assistantship.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; 1957-1962; received B.S. in physics; received First Honors, School of Science and General Studies; Co-op student at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Solid State Physics Division. Was selected to Phi Kappa Phi, as well as to the leadership honorary, ODK; the debating honorary, TKA; the journalism honorary, PDE; the physics honorary, SPS; and the YMCA honorary, Golden Triangle. Served as president of the college YMCA for two years, and as the President of the Southern Area of Student YMCAs for one year. Was selected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

May 2002 to present, Chief Scientist, EEG Institute

May 2000 to May 2002, Chief Scientist, EEG Spectrum International, Inc.

Dec. 1988 to April 2000: President and Chief Scientist, EEG Spectrum, Inc.

June 1987 - February 1989; Laboratory Scientist, Missile Development Division, Hughes Missile Systems Group, Canoga Park, CA.

August 1986 - June 1987; Manager, Sensor Components and Integration Department. Hughes, MSG, Canoga Park, CA.

January 1986 - August 1986: Manager, Sensor Components Department, Hughes Missile Systems Group, Canoga Park, CA

August 1982 - January 1986: Head, Focal Plane Array Development Section, Hughes Missile Systems Group, Canoga Park, CA

November 1970 - August 1982: Member of the Research Technical Staff, Northrop Research and Technology Center, Palos Verdes, CA

PUBLICATIONS

"Effect of Neurofeedback on Variables of Attention in a Large Multi-Center Trial," David A. Kaiser and Siegfried Othmer, Journal of Neurotherapy, 4(1), 2000, pp.5-15

"EEG Biofeedback: An Emerging Model for Its Global Efficacy," Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and David A. Kaiser, in Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback, James R. Evans and Andrew Abarbanel, editors, Academic Press, San Diego, pp 243-310 (1999)

"EEG Biofeedback: Training for AD/HD and Related Disruptive Behavior Disorders,"
Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and David A. Kaiser, in Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating AD/HD in Children and Adolescents, An Integrative Approach, James A. Incorvaia, Bonnie S. Mark-Goldstein, and Donald Tessmer, editors, Aronson Press, Northvale, NJ, pp.235-296 (1999)

"EEG Biofeedback: A Generalized Approach to Neuroregulation," Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and David A. Kaiser, to appear in Applied Neurophysiology and Brain Biofeedback, Rob Kall, Joe Kamiya, and Gary Schwartz, editors (1997)

"EEG Biofeedback Training for Attention Deficit Disorder: A Review of Recent Clinical Controlled Studies and Clinical Findings", Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and David A. Kaiser, Journal of the BSC, October 1995.

"EEG Biofeedback: An Approach to Personal Autonomy", Siegfried Othmer, Megabrain Journal, 2, #4, 1995.

"EEG Biofeedback Training: The Old and the New," Siegfried Othmer, Megabrain Journal, 2 (3), 1994.

"EEG Biofeedback Training for Attention Deficit Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Associated Conduct Problems", Siegfried Othmer, Susan F. Othmer, and Clifford S. Marks, Journal of the Biofeedback Society of California, September 1992.


PRESENTATIONS (Limited listing)

"Mechanisms-based EEG Training," Winter Brain Conference, Miami, Feb 9, 2002

"Neurofeedback for Autistic Spectrum Disorders," Poster Presentation, IMFAR Conference, San Diego, CA, November 10, 2001

"Neurofeedback for Bipolar Disorder in Children," Society for Neuronal Regulation, Monterey, CA, October, 2001

"Neurofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injury," New York Academy for Traumatic Brain Injury, December, 2000.

"Neuroregulation in the Bioelectrical Domain," part of a course on "Foundations of Clinical EEG Biofeedback/Neurotherapy," Thomas M. Brod, MD, Director. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 17, 2000.

"Effect of Neurofeedback on Variables of Attention in a Large Multi-center Trial, American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 2000.

"Brain and Behavior: The Role of Neurotherapy", with Stephanie Mallett, Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Symposium 2000, February 25, 2000
"Neurofeedback for Severe Emotional Disturbance, Irrational Violence, and Sociopathy," Winter Brain Conference, February 2000.

"EEG Biofeedback for Tourette's Syndrome", TSA National Conference, November 1996. (Outstanding Speaker award)

"EEG Biofeedback: Ansatz to the Grand Unified Theory", SSNR Conference, September 1996.

"EEG Biofeedback Training for ADHD: Results of TOVA Testing", TOVA Conference, Minneapolis, October 1995.

"EEG Biofeedback for Bipolar Disorder", SSNR, May 1995.

"Recovery from Battlefield Stress", Tri-Service Battlefield Stress Conference, Camp Pendleton, CA, May 1995.

"EEG Biofeedback: SMR and Beta Protocols", Foundations Course, FutureHealth Key West Conference on EEG Biofeedback, February 1995.

"EEG Biofeedback: The Larger Picture", BSC, November 1994

"Model Curriculum for EEG biofeedback", APA Division 42, August, 1994.

"EEG Biofeedback for Chronic Pain", and "EEG Biofeedback for PMS", Texas Biofeedback Society Conference, October 1994.

"Training the Brain: A new Frontier", Tri-Service Battlefield Stress Conference, Camp Pendleton, CA, May 1994.

"EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Pain:, SSNR, May 1994.

"EEG Biofeedback: The Larger Picture", FutureHealth Key West Conference, Foundations Course, February, 1994.

"EEG Biofeedback for ADHD and Other Disorders", California Psychological Association, November 1993.

"EEG Biofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke", AAPB, March 1993.

"EEG Biofeedback for ADHD; results of TOVA testing, " AAPB, March 1993.

"EEG Biofeedback: The Larger Picture", FutureHealth Key West Conference on EEG Biofeedback, January 1993.

"EEG Biofeedback for ADHD, Related Conduct Disorders, and Specific Learning Disabilities:, AAPB, March 1992.

"EEG Biofeedback for ADHD and Specific Learning Disabilities", California Association of School Psychologists, January 1991.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)

Society for Neuronal Regulation (SNR)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Biofeedback Society of California (BSC)


CERTIFICATIONS

Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (Certificate #1074)


HONORS AND AWARDS

Winner, IRAD (Independent Research and Development) Corporate Award for Detector Array Development Project, 1988.

Co-Winner, best paper award, Hughes Missile Systems Group, 1987.

Winner, IRAD Corporate Award for detector radiation hardening project, 1986.

Co-winner, best paper award, Hughes Missile Systems Group, 1985.

Winner, IRAD award for hybrid focal plane array development, 1985, 1984.

Co-winner, best paper award, IEEE Radiation Effects Conference, 1981.

Co-winner, best paper award, IEEE Radiation Effects Conference, 1980.

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