Our Background

Better Brain provides Neurofeedback to clients to enhance their brain's performance. By the use of EEG certain areas of the brain can be targeted and 'trained' to behave at an optimum level.

 

Improve your quality of life with better concentration, focus and memory! Learn to sleep well. Learn what 'type' of brain you have and what you can do to enhance your brain health.

Who are we?

 

Trix Harvey completed her Psychology degree in 1999 in South Africa and is a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (#12563). Her interest in Neuroscience sparked off a career in Neurofeedback in 2011, and she has presented training workshops and case study presentations at conferences in this area. She is an international accredited Neurofeedback practitioner and mentor (BCIA-A#3060). Before starting a Private Practise she worked as a Neurofeedback counsellor at the ADHD Centre of Sydney and she was the team leader of the Neurofeedback Clinic at Services of Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS). She has been a board member at Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) for 3 years and is also a member of ISNR. 

Trix has extensive experience in clients from a very young age to adults. Come see me today at South Sydney Psychology and Trauma Services in Sutherland. @shireneurofeedback

Education:

Psychology/Counselling & Neurofeedback

  • Baccalaureus Commercii (Honours in Business Communication) 1996 - 1999, equivalent to a BA. (Psychology). University of North West. South Africa

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology DEFERRED, 2004, University of East London, UK.

  • Diploma of Counselling at the Australian Institute of Professional Counselling. 2017
     

Neurofeedback Certification:

  • Certificate in EEG Biofeedback. 2010. EEG Spectrum. Neurotherapy Institute of Australasia.

  • Certificate in Fundamentals of EEG Analysis. 2011. EEG Spectrum. Neurotherapy Institute of Australasia.

  • Certificate in Advanced EEG Biofeedback. 2011. EEG Spectrum. Neurotherapy Institute of Australasia.

  • Certificate in Neurofeedback Intermediate Skills 1. 2014. Neurotherapy Institute of Australasia

  • Certificate in Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback. 2014. Neurotherapy Institute of Australasia

  • Certificate in Advanced EEG Analysis. 2015. Neurotherapy Institute of Australasia

  • BCIA-A accreditation for Neurofeedback. 2016.

  • BCIA-A recognition of Neurofeedback Mentor. 2017

 

Project & Business Management Qualifications:
 

  • Programme in Project Management (PPM), 2003, Pretoria University, South Africa.

  • PRINCE 2 Foundation & Practitioner, April 2006, Scoll Methods, UK

  • Cert IV in Small Business Management. Aug 2011. St. George College, Kogarah, Australia.

 

 

Memberships:

  • Australia Counselling Association #12563

  • Biofeedback Certification International Alliance – Australia (BCIA-A). #E6020 .

  • Approved BCIA-A mentor since 2017.

  • Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA)

  • Working with children check: WWC0330280E

  • ABN: 45 909 167 884

Conference Presentations:

  • FASST conference 2015. Workshop co-facilitation: The brain in treatment.

  • FASST conference. Paper presentation: The use of neurofeedback as a clinical intervention for refugee children and adolescents. 24 March 2017.

  • FASST conference. Workshop co-facilitation: Introduction to the Clinical use of Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback with Torture and Trauma Survivors. 24 March 2017.

Professional Development:

 Psychology:

  • Sane helpline training, 2004, UK

  • AMEN Affiliated Education Centre Training. 2012. Amen Clinics.

  • Amen Method Professional Program. Nov 2013. Amen Clinics.

  • ANSA conference on Brain and Body, What lies beneath – Physiology, Function and Feedback. 2014

  • Anxiety, Depression and the Brain. Applied strategies for Treatment. Rossouw. 2014. STARTTS

  • Foundations – Working in culturally diverse contexts. 29 May 2014. STARTTS

  • Online Privacy Training Program. Department of Health. 2014

  • ADHD Symposium. 2014. The Delta clinic. (6 CPD points)

  • Working clinically with violence in the context of Refugees Trauma and Resettlement. 11 Sep 2014. Dr Yaya de Andrade

  • Brain Talk: Integrated Therapy that includes a discussion about the brain with the client. 11-12 May 2015, by Dr John Arden.(11h)

  • Cultural Competence in Working with people from Refugee backgrounds. 25 June 2015. STARTTS

  • Core concepts in working with Children and Adolescents from Refugee background. 14 Aug 2015. STARTTS.

  • Dissociation, trauma and hypnosis: what every clinician should know. Dr Cardena. 10 – 11 Sep 2015.

  • Clinical practice and new developments in the Treatment of Refugee Trauma. 26 – 27 Nov 2015.

  • Statement of Achievement in Family Therapy. Advanced study Major. 15 July 2015. Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.

  • Statement of Achievement in Children development and Parenting. Advanced study Major. AIPC

  • Child Protection. 2015

  • Advanced Cultural Competence in Trauma Treatment: for Clinicians. 3-4 March 2016.

  • Predict, assess and respond to aggressive/challenging behaviour. MTU Training concepts. 28 Nov 2016.

  • Latest Research on Effective Interventions and Models for Refugee Trauma. 23 Nov 2016. STARTTS. (2.5h)

  • Responding to Domestic Violence. 13 Oct 2016. Woman’s Legal Service.

  • Certificate of Attendance. Neuroregulation: Trauma to Triumph. 19 – 20 November 2016, ANSA Conference.

  • Enhancing outcomes in complex trauma: The integration of psychotherapy with evidence-based neurobiological methods workshop. Dr Bessel van der Kolk, MD. 17 – 18 November 2016, ANSA Conference Workshop.

  • Deep trauma; Deep holding; deep inquiry Workshop. Sebern Fisher, MA. 21 November 2016, ANSA Conference Workshop. 

  • Core concepts in working with Children and Adolescents from Refugee background. STARTTS.

  • Cross cultural Assessment and treatment of Refugee Trauma with Adults. STARTTS

  • Biofeedback in working with Trauma Survivors. STARTTS.

  • Circle of Security Parenting training. 23 – 26 Feb 2016. Registered Circle of Security Parent Facilitator.

  • Tree of Life. Dr Denborough. 3 Aug 2017

  • 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference. 30 – 31 March 2017.

  • Bereavement Counselling. The National Centre of Childhood Grief. 8 June 2017. (7h)

  • Integrative Listening Practitioner Training course, ILS. 17 Aug 2017. Joanne McIntyre OT, MS.

  • Biofeedback for the Mind and Body: Windows of Regulation. 26 – 27 August  2017, ANSA

  • Latest research on effective interventions and models for torture and refugee trauma. 2017. STARTTS

  • Clinical work at STARTTS Engagement. 16 Feb 2018. NSW Health

  • Child Protection Child Story Reforms. 2 May 2018. NSW Health

  • Conflict resolution. 24 Apr 2018. NSW Health

  • HRV training, STARTTS. 2018

  • Latest research in effective interventions and models for torture and refugee trauma. 2018 Update. 22 Nov 2018

  • Clinical work at STARTTS – Engagement. 16 Feb 2018 (7h)

  • The dissociative continuum: Integrating attachment and trauma theories into a phase approach to the psychotherapy of complex traumatic stress disorder. Dr Joan Haliburn. 7 Dec 2018

  • Course in First Aid Management and Anaphylaxis. St John. 19 April 2018

  • Course in providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic emergency life support, first aid and emergency first aid response I an education and care setting. St John. 19 Apr 2018.

  • Compassion Focused Therapy, Dr Paul Gilbert and Dr James Kirby, 13-14 February 2019

  • Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward an Integrative Vision of the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety and Depression, Dr John Arden, 7-8 March 2019

  • Anger Management. 4 May 2020. (4h) Allceus.

  • Telehealth for Mental Health professionals, training by offering services by distance. Joanie Gilbertson. 11 May 2020. PDP- techniques (6h). 14 May 2020. Allceus.

  • Motivational interviewing and assessment. (4h) 4 June 2020. Allceus.

  • Mindfulness for Adolescents. 2020. Allceus.

  • Treatment of Panic Disorder with a Biopsychosocial Approach (2 h), May 15, 2020. Allceus.

  • Addressing Procrastination. (2h) 2 May 2020. Allceus.

 

 

 

Neurofeedback:

  • Cognitive enhancement, Neuromodulations & Neurodiagnostics: Applications of learning, attention, memory and self regulation. Sue-Ellen Taylor.  12 – 14 Aug 2011. ANSA. (21h)

  • Comprehensive Assessment for Neurofeedback Training workshop. Joy Lunt. ANSA. 2013. (14h)

  • Brain and Body, what lies beneath – Physiology, function and feedback. 24 – 25 Aug 2013. ANSA 2013 conference. (14h)

  • Certificate of attendance: Neurotherapy workshop. Bill Scott.2014. The Delta Clinic. 6 CPD points

  • Current Directions in Neuroplasticity. ANSA Conference 23 – 24 Aug 2014. (12h)

  • Neurofeedback: Orientation to EEG Assessment and Intervention Workshop. Perl and Hegg. ANSA. 2014 (7h)

  • Current Advances in EEG Theory and its Application using Neurotherapy. Thatcher. ANSA. 25 – 26 Aug 2014. (14h)

  • ANSA Conference. Neuroplasticity: Reaching our Potential. 22 – 23 Aug 2015

  • Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Biofeedback workshop. Dr Inna Khazan. 21 August 2015.

  • Biofeedback in working with trauma survivors. 18 Sep 2015. STARTTS.

  • Certificate of Attendance. Neuroregulation: Trauma to Triumph. 19 – 20 November 2016, ANSA Conference. (14 h)

  • Enhancing outcomes in complex trauma: The integration of psychotherapy with evidence-based neurobiological methods workshop. Dr Bessel van der Kolk, MD. 17 – 18 November 2016, ANSA Conference Workshop.

  • Deep Trauma, deep holding, deep inquiry workshop, Sebern Fisher. 21 Nov 2016. ANSA. (7h)

  • Cross Frequency Coupling as a Unifying Pathophysiology for Brain Disorder Treated by Neurofeedback and Brain Stimulation. By Prof Dirk de Ridder and Jay Gunkelman. 25 Aug 2017.

  • Biofeedback for the Mind and Body: Windows of Regulation. 26 – 27 August  2017, ANSA

  • ANSA conference. 25 – 29 August 2017.

  • Supervision by Jay Gunkelman 2014 – 2018.

  • Supervision webinars attended from Sebern Fisher: Finding the path: Conversations on Trauma. Six webinars in 2017.

  • Supervision webinars attended from Sebern Fisher: Developmental Trauma. New thinking, new treatment, new challenges webinars in 2018 - 2019.

  • Biofeedback HRV training, STARTTS, 14 & 21 May 2018. 6 hours.

  • Inaugural BCIA-Australia Clinical Interchange for Neurofeedback Practitioners webinar.  Feb 2019

  • ANSA Conference. 22 – 27 Aug  2019.

  • BCIA-A Ethics, Leslie Sherlin (3h). Aug 2020.

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