36-hour BCIA Neurofeedback Professional Program

Fulfill Your Didactic Certification Requirement and Learn at Your Own Pace

Biofeedback Certification International Alliance
Jay Gunkelman

Mary Tracy has deep experience in EEG, going back to the same era as when I started. I know how deep and wide that knowledge runs, and I trust few to navigate it without assistance as well as she does. You are in experienced and knowledgeable hands with Mary guiding your EEG/qEEG education.

Jay Gunkelman

Why should you take this course?

The benefit of completing this course is the achievement of a practical- and scholarly-based education in EEG and neurofeedback, whether you apply for the BCIA certification or not.

Those who continue with BCIA certification will join an international community of certified individuals who are recognized for their excellence in the delivery of a higher standard of knowledge and practice.

Who should take this course?

The Stens Academy course leads to a BCIA credential in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is available to licensed clinicians from various disciplines who already practice Neurofeedback or who are interested in launching a neurofeedback practice.

BCIA-approved health care fields include psychology, medicine, nursing (including two-year registered nurses with license, not LVNs or LPNs), physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, marriage family therapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic, recreational therapy, physician’s assistant (with certification or license), exercise physiology, speech pathology, and sports medicine.

Technicians can take the same course for a BCN-T certification.

See BCIA.org for more information.

Optimize brain function and minimize client’s symptoms with the use of Neurofeedback.

Learn about the brain, brain activity and apply it to Neurofeedback.

Course overview

This course is a 36-hour online video course that is self-paced. It fulfills all requirements for the BCN or BCN-T certifications. Quizzes are included for all PowerPoint presentations and a final exam must be passed before the course will satisfy the BCIA requirement for the didactic training.

Course Curriculum

  • Orientation to Neurofeedback – 4 hours
  • Basic Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy – 4 hours
  • Instrumentation & Electronics – 4 hours
  • Research Evidence Base for Neurofeedback – 2 hours
  • Psychopharmacological Considerations – 2 hours
  • Patient/Client Assessment – 4 hours
  • Developing Treatment Protocols – 6 hours
  • Treatment Implementation – 6 hours
  • Current Trends in Neurofeedback – 2 hours
  • Ethical & Professional Conduct – 2 hours

What Dr. Mary’s students are saying about this course

I’m grateful for the privilege to be training with the renowned QEEG specialist Dr. Mary Tracy. Her knowledge, professionalism and dedication has made for an enriching mentoring experience. I would recommend her services for those looking to expand the horizons of their biofeedback expertise.

Leah Ausch

New York, USA, ezramedical.org

Mary combines a ton of knowledge with an always-encouraging manner. Left to my own devices I would feel hopeless about developing the skill to practice neurofeedback, but Mary makes it feel accessible and possible. It’s a privilege and a relief to study with her!

Laila Ayyoub, LCSW

Corvallis, OR, USA, healinghaven.net

It is a pleasure to recommend Mary Tracy as a Neurotherapy Instructor. Her command of the subject of EEG equipment, equipment nuances as well as practical limitations of the equipment with the human condition is exceptional. Any student will soon realize her comfort with this multi-faceted subject is an earned product of her many years in this field, almost from the inception of “Biofeedback” itself. Any person who embarks upon learning Neurotherapy and chooses Mary Tracy for an instructor has chosen well. She is “One in a Million.”

Tim Morgan, BCB-T, BCN-T

Director of Heartland Neurotherapy Associates Kelso, Missouri, USA, neurotherapymo.com

Dr. Mary Tracy is hands down the most gifted, talented, and intelligent person I have come to know in my Neurofeedback training. I feel honored to have been taught and trained with her and hear her voice of wisdom in my head every day. Without her I would not have pursued my career in Neurofeedback. To take a training from her means you’ve landed in the room of genuine brilliance. Thanks Mary!

Vanessa Sexson, LCPC, LAC

Bozeman, MT, USA, synchrony2.site123.me

Working with Mary has been such a positive experience, and she has been a supportive and knowledgeable mentor. For me as a new Neurofeedback practitioner, it has been helpful that she is thoughtful about my level of experience, sharing information not only about specific protocols or assessments, but also repeatedly giving me background information and context to help me truly grasp and comprehend the concepts. She encourages me to ask questions and leaves space for me to process what she is sharing. To top it all off, she has a great sense of humor that puts me at ease and allows me to feel comfortable in the vulnerability of learning something new and complex.

Sarah Eisenhauer

South Carolina, USA, trueeasewellness.com

I am so very grateful for the turn of events that brought Dr. Mary Tracy into our lives. As a neophyte to the field of neurofeedback I could not have been guided to a better trainer and mentor. I knew within 20 minutes of my first certification workshop with Mary, that if it was at all possible, I would ask her to mentor me in this field. Mary’s amazing acumen, broad experience, patience, and clinical sensitivity inform her training and her practice. Dr. Tracy is such a giving practitioner, trainer and professional. Wherever she is training, I would be there! I highly recommend enhancing your knowledge base and your current level of practice by spending time with Dr. Tracy. Mary is more than a mentor; we have adopted her as a new member of our family.

Tony Jackson

PranaMind. Oakland, CA, USA, pranamind.com

Mary Tracy has been extremely instrumental in helping me to grow my Neurofeedback business. Through regular consistent consultations with her, I have grown as a practitioner exponentially over the past two years. I am very grateful for her continued guidance and support in my journey to help my clients heal!

Shauna Roberts LMFT CSAT

Owner, Bridges Counseling Center, bridgescounselingcenter.com

Your instructors

Mary L. Tracy, MA PhD MFT BCN, QEEG-D

Mary L. Tracy

MA PhD MFT BCN, QEEG Diplomate
BCIA and IQEEGCB Didactic & in-person instructor

Dr. Mary was classically trained as an EEG tech in the early 70's in a research and performance lab with the US Department of the Navy and at University and VA hospitals in Neurology departments. She is a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California and has practiced for 32 years. Her current passion as an EEG educator for MindMedia USA and Stens Academy is the didactic and practical instruction of clinicians and techs who desire foundational or advanced knowledge and training in EEG Neurofeedback and Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG).

Dr. Mary is a certified EEG mentor who mentors professionals internationally for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and the International qEEG Certification Board certifications.

John S. Anderson MA, LADC, BCB, BCN, QEEGD

John S. Anderson

MA, LADC, BCB, BCN, QEEG Diplomate
BCIA online instructor

As a student of holistic and traditional healing methods for more than 30 years, I have worked to blend this knowledge and experience with the most current research in psychology, neurophysiology and developmental neuro-technology. My goal has been to create a powerful, effective method for change.

I began working with biofeedback and neurofeedback in 1974. My clients have included children and adults with ADHD and other learning problems, chronic pain, addiction disorders and much more. I currently maintain a private practice, provide consulting services for new and existing neurotherapy programs and work as an instructor, training others to become neurotherapy practitioners.

My masters degree is in psychology. I am licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor and certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I take this course?

This is 100% online course. Go through online presentations and videos from the comfort of your home at your own pace.

How long can I access this course?

After the course is purchased, the login is valid for a 3-month period. If you need more time to complete your course an extension is available (a fee is applicable).

If you would like to start the course at a later point in time, please notify us by responding to your order confirmation.

Do I get any certificate or accreditations?

Upon completion of the online course, you will take an exam, complete the course evaluation, and receive your certificate of completion with 36 CEU hours. This certificate demonstrates that you have fulfilled the didactic requirement for BCIA Neurofeedback Certification.
Remember to SAVE THE CERTIFICATE that you will receive from Stens Academy! This document will be necessary for you to transmit to the BCIA for Neurofeedback Certification (BCN) if you decide to apply for that credential.


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