Dr. Ed Hamlin

Dr. Ed Hamlin is a noted expert in the field of applied neuroscience. He has been the major contributor in the development, training and implementation of neurofeedback programs internationally. Dr. Hamlin has given personal and consistent attention to the development of the neurofeedback program at Avalon Hills. Dr. Hamlin personally interprets all of the patient qEEEGs, aka “brain maps” (at admit, 30 days, and discharge). Additionally, he holds regular consultations with the treatment team and Neurofeedback Technicians to distill findings from the qEEEG data. These findings specifically inform treatment planning, individualizing care, based on each brain map.

Dr. Hamlin is the founder and clinical director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Potential. He obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina and taught at UNC and Duke University before moving to Asheville. He has previously worked in a variety of settings including general medical facilities, university based teaching hospitals, and psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Hamlin specializes in applied neuroscience techniques to help address a number of issues including attention problems, cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, and problems associated with traumatic and acquired brain injuries. He also conducts quantitative EEG (brain mapping) assessments to help determine neurophysiological factors which may be related to problems an individual is experiencing. He is certified in EEG biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance and a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society and the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

Dr. Hamlin has helped develop a training program to introduce neurofeedback to clinicians and to assist with their continued development in the field. He serves as a consultant to several programs around the country and overseas. He is the lead instructor for EEG Education and Research and is on the faculty for Evidence Based Neurotherapy of the Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis. He is a senior consultant at the Trauma Center in Boston, MA, for implementing neurotherapy to help alter the neurobiology of individuals who have experienced traumatic stress in their life. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as ESI’s Clinical Interchange Conference, International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Trauma Conference. He serves as a mentor and supervisor for a number of neurofeedback providers around the world.

He has been involved in conducting research on the neurodevelopmental impact of early trauma and abuse, subtyping of depression, the use of neurofeedback in depression, and EEG training for traumatic brain injuries. He continues to collaborate with Dr. Barry Sterman, who discovered and demonstrated that brainwaves could be trained, and with David Kaiser, who along with Dr. Sterman developed the Sterman-Kaiser Imaging Laboratory for functional brain mapping.

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