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ABPW - February 7th Membership Meeting - An alternative way of treating depression, mental illnesses and special needs in the age of the opioid crisis.

February 07, 2019
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
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Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 Bay Oaks Blvd
Houston, TX 77059
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Most everyone has experienced medication failure and feeling like a test dummy.  Learn about science to help guide treatment, including medication as well as non-medication options. (neurofeedback)

Our speaker

Ronald J. Swatzyna, PhD received his Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from The University of Texas Arlington. Currently, he is the Director of Electro-Neurophysiology Research and Director of Neurotherapy at the Tarnow Center for Self-ManagementSM located in Houston, Texas. Dr. Swatzyna is a licensed clinical social worker supervisor, and board certified in neurofeedback and biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). For the past 12 years, Dr. Swatzyna has used electroencephalography (EEG) and quantitative EEG (qEEG) data to assist psychiatrists in medication selection and titration. He also holds the distinction of being the first integrate Pharmaco-EEG into private practice in the United States. For the past 20 years, Dr. Swatzyna has analyzed and treated the most diagnostically challenging cases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a researcher, he has presented and/or published 70 peer-reviewed papers on brain dysfunction, psychotropic medication and other related topics at national and international conferences. In addition to his contributions to the literature, Dr. Swatzyna is a peer reviewer for Clinical EEG and Neuroscience and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Swatzyna is the Chair of the Sigma Xi Institutional Review Board, Rice University/Texas Medical Center Chapter and is on the board of directors. Prior to his career in mental health, Dr. Swatzyna served in both the Vietnam and the first Gulf War.  Finally, his personal battle with a traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder has motivated him to become a leading expert in brain dysfunction.

Dr. Ron J. Swatzyna was interviewed on ABC 13(KTRK) in July 2017 -http://abc13.com/health/mapping-childrens-brains-could-help-pinpoint-disorders/2202501/