New River CTC offers neurofeeback course in Beckley

[BEAVER, W.Va.] A ten-week neurofeedback course offered through New River Community and Technical College will begin August 26 at Dumas Psychology Collective in Beckley.

Neurofeedback provides information about the brain and can locate the cause of and treat mental health symptoms including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD and chronic pain.

“Using neurofeedback is part of the cultural shift to natural ways to decrease suffering and combat addiction,” explained instructor Dr. Kristi Dumas. “The skills learned in our neurofeedback technician program will be highly sought after as industries measuring neural activity expand. We’re seeing more open at a fast rate, and they’re looking for skilled workers.”

The course offered at New River CTC will cover how the brain operates, the parts of the brain that relate directly to addiction and how to re-train the brain. The class includes both classroom and clinical training.

As the result of a state funded grant, tuition is available at the reduced rate of $700 for the course.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register visit or call a Workforce Education Program Specialist, Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101) or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469).

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).