Cynthia Kerson



Cynthia Kerson


Saybrook University
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Email [email protected]

In addition to her role as professor at Saybrook, Cynthia Kerson, 2(PhD), QEEGD, BCN, BCB is also the founder and Director of Education for APEd (Applied Psychophysiology Education). She is BCIA certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback, holds certification as a diplomate in QEEG and mentors for both. Cynthia is also on the Board of Directors for the Behavioral Medicine Foundation, served as president of the AAPB Neurofeedback Section and is two times past president of the Biofeedback Society of California.

Dr. Kerson is a co-investigator in the NIMH-funded study looking at how neurofeedback affects ADHD symptoms and diagnoses. The 5-year study will be completed in 2019.

Her role with APEd is to develop introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in the specialized areas of biofeedback, neurofeedback and EEG analysis. She teaches the EEG Biofeedback, QEEG, Advanced Neurofeedback, Neurophysiology, and Biofeedback certificate program courses at Saybrook University's Department of Psychophysiology as well as chairs dissertations in applied neuromodulation. Her research interests are in neuromodulation and uses of applied psychophysiology for ADHD, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Applied Behavior Analysis Assessment/Analysis
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Integrative Mental Health
Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Applied Neuroscience
Psychophysiology Psychophysiology
Education History
Degree Institution Year
PhD Saybrook University, Oakland, CA 2018
PhD University of Natural Medicine, New Mexico 2008
MA Sonoma State University, Cotati, CA 2001
BA Sonoma State University, Cotati, CA 1999
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Member Behavioral Medicine Research & Training Foundation
Past President AAPB Neurofeedback Section
Past President Biofeedback Society of California
Past Member at large Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Past Vice President Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research
Media Exposure

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Question and Answer
Describe your teaching philosophy or your approach to working with students.

I like teaching one-on-one and being sure to teach at the level the student wants to learn.

What advice would you give a student entering Saybrook University?

The psychophysiology doctoral program is one-of-a-kind and is an important installment for a field that is developing and fast becoming viable in the medical and psychology communities.

Curriculum Vitae
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