Victoria Luminita Ibric, MD, Ph.D., BCN, DABPS, FACFEI
Kris A. Sharp, MPA, BCB, BCN
Laura DiBiagio, M.A., BCN
Steve Krentzman, BCB, BCN, Hypnotherapist
Liviu Dragomirescu, PhD, Biostatistician and NF Therapist/Instructor
Dr. Victoria Ibric is a board certified Neurofeedback and Biofeedback clinician/ instructor/ mentor. Dr. Ibric graduated from medical school in Bucharest, Romania and obtained her PhD in both immunology and health psychology. Following her arrival in the United States she continued to work in cancer research followed by neurology. While conducting research at the Virology Institute in Bucharest, University of Southern California’s Cancer Research Laboratory and Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, her work involved exploration into the origins of cancer induced by viruses or chemical agents, as well as cancer prevention with use of Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants (Cancer Research Papers). Her research also explored the glia cells responses to oncogenes, various growth factors and their involvement in causing seizures (Neurology Research Papers). Her work in Neurofeedback produced several scientific papers and book chapters.
About 25 years ago, Dr. Ibric became more interested in the self regulatory responses to disease, and was trained in General Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) and Quantitative EEG by some of the leading scientists in the field of Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology. Presently, she has a full time practice in Pasadena at the Neurofeedback and NeuroRehab Institute, Inc, consulting to UCLA Pain Medicine Center, Kaiser Permanente, Good Samaritean, Huntington Hospital and other private clinics. She provides Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) services for a variety of disorders and stress-related conditions, as well as peak-performance training. Since 1993, Dr. Ibric has had a high rate of success (82%) using Neurofeedback training on patients post traumatic brain injury with chronic pain, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Autism, addictions, tremor and seizure disorders. Dr. Ibric continuously applies her research experience while practicing Neurofeedback and actively presents results of her work at professional conferences. Results of her work have been published in peer-reviewed journals and made chapters in specialty books. She continues to be an enthusiastic advocate and active promoter of the Biofeedback/ Neurofeedback in the community and in National/ International forums.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- American Association of Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) ~ Brainwave Chapter, AAPB
- Biofeedback Society of California (BSC)
- International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
- American Association of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
- EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS)
- International Society of Neurofeedback & Research (iSNR)
- American College of Forensic Examiners
- Diplomat of the American Board of Psychological Specialties/ Neuropsychology 1996
- Honored Professional, Who’s Who, 1998
- Honored Professional, Who’s Who International, 2000
- Mentor in Neurofeedback, since 1994
- BCIA-EEG certified since 1996
- Serving on the Board of Directors iSNR, as Member at Large 2001
- BSC – Board of Directors, 2003 to 2013
- President of the BSC, 2006-7
- Senior Fellow of the iSNR organization, 20012
- Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, 2008
- Senior Fellow of the AAPB, 2013
Kris A. Sharp, MA, BCB, BCN
Kris Alan Sharp is a native of Lansing, Michigan, receiving his educational background in Physiological Psychology Training and Applied Behavioral Science at California State University, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. He holds board certification in Clinical Biofeedback/Neurofeedback with treatment experience in Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy and Comprehensive Pain Management settings since 1985, as well as providing treatment coordination, training, presentations and assessment services for Traumatic Brain Injury patients. He was honored in 2007 by the Biofeedback Society of California’s award for his contributions to the field of Biofeedback. He now divides time between private practice in Redlands and is offering neuromuscular rehabilitation training to some of NNRI’s TBI and Stroke patients as well.
Laura DiBiagio, M.A., BCN, Transpersonal Psychology is a biofeedback and neurofeedback therapist who specialized in applied psychophysiology.
She offers brainwave training sessions based on EEG patterns of activation, integrated with heart rate modulation and enhanced by magnetic/visual stimulation.
She is experienced in Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG), Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Neuromodulation, and certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in EEG. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years and taught traditional Sivananda Yoga at the Advaita Yoga Ashram.
As a graduate of the ‘School for the Work’ of Byron Katie she is a facilitator of the self-inquiry process for groups and individual.
After finishing the Neurofeedback internship (2005-2006) with Dr. Ibric, she became a therapist and QEEG assistant at the Institute.
Steve Krentzman has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over twenty-five years as a Board Certified Biofeedback Fellow, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Fitness Instructor. His clients have included the Los Angeles Police Department, First Interstate Bank and numerous hospitals including Friendly Hills, Cigna, Brotman, Orange County Community and Good Samaritan. Mr. Krentzman founded the Stress Management Biofeedback Institute in 1985 for the sole purpose of training people to integrate the mind and body to promote emotional and physical healing and well-being. Since 1997, after completing a Neurofeedback Internship with Dr. Victoria Ibric, Mr. Krentzman joined our Institute.
Dr. Liviu Dragomirescu has a BS degree in Mathematics 1973, University of Bucharest, and PhD in Mathematics, 1988, Center of Mathematical Statistics at the Romanian Academy, dissertation “Contributions on numeric taxonomy in biology“. Working as computer programmer, he authored a multivariate data analysis software package designed for the entire Romanian research community. He was trained as biometrician at the Victor Babes Institute and at the Center for Anthropological Research of Romanian Academy. He obtained TEMPUS scholarship Bruxelles, Belgium (1993), IREX scholarship at Columbia University, USA (1996). He is Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, since 1996.
He completed internship and mentoring in Neurofeedback training at “Therapy and Prevention Center” and “Neurofeedback and NeuroRehab Institute”, Pasadena, CA, USA – mentor Dr. Victoria L. Ibric (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2010.)
He was the first to introduce Neurofeedback technique in Romania, under the supervision of Dr. Ibric. Initial courses were designed for the Polytechnic University students starting in 2003, followed by the University of Bucharest-Faculty of Biology, as Master in Neurosciences Program in 2008. Through these programs he coordinated, the first 4 dissertations in Biofeedback or Neurofeedback in Romania.
Dr. Dragomirescu is member of 6 International and 3 Romanian professional associations. He published 8 books (2 in several editions), co-authored the chapter “Neurofeedback in Pain Management” in collaboration with Dr. Victoria L. Ibric, in Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback – advanced Theory and Applications, Academic Press, 2009, 53 papers (18 in international journals), 18 research reports (1 in the US), over 100 presentations at conferences (24 in the US and Europe). Over 10 papers and oral presentations were in collaboration with Drs. Victoria L. Ibric, William J. Hudspeth, and Siegfried Othmer at ISNR or AAPB conferences, or in Romania. He published in the Journal of Neurotherapy and in some Romanian Scientific Magazines, and had been interviewed by BBC radio about Neurofeedback.
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