Matt Fleischman

Founder and Director of the Neurofeedback Advocacy Project (NAP), a non-profit organisation aiming to make Neurofeedback reachable for those who are undrserved and with  special needs. To date his project  implemented neurofeedback in over 30 nonprofit and public agencies in North America and 3 abroad and received over $500K in support.

Dr. Fleischman has extensive experience implementing programs for improving child behavioral health.

He was Principal Investigator on an NIMH grant on the implementation of behavioral family treatment programs in several protective services units in Oregon. That effort achieved an 80% reduction in out-of-home placements.

He has taught in the US and abroad on the integration of neurofeedback and behavior therapy and has over 35 years as a psychologist with treating children and adults with ADD/ADHD including working with many modalities of neurofeedback.

Professional Experience

Neurofeedback Advocacy Project | Eugene, OR |

Founder & Director | 2017 - Present

The mission of the Neurofeedback Advocacy Project is to make neurofeedback accessible to those who need it by building capacity within our existing healthcare system, with a focus on agencies working with the underserved and those most vulnerable. We envision a day when neurofeedback is fully integrated into the mental health system and widely available to anyone who needs it.

Center for Attention & Learning | Eugene, OR
Director | 1982 - 2018
The Center specializes in the assessment and treatment of attention, learning, developmental and behavior disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Treatment modalities include individual, couple, and family therapy and neurofeedback. Treatment philosophy emphasizes BioBehavioralSocial systems theory and brief therapy models.

Results Tracking System
Developer | 1982 - Present
Created a HIPPA- compliant, online database software program for clinicians to collect, analyze and share outcome data for neurofeedback encouraging the evidenced-based promotion of neurofeedback as an effective clinical approach.
Licensed Psychologist – Oregon #496| 1982 - Present
Provided psychology services in adolescent substance abuse and psychiatric facility. Responsible for
assessment, group therapy, staff supervision, program development, and evaluation.

Hewlett-Packard Corporation | Corvallis, OR
Director of Employee Assistance Program | 1985 - 2000

Provided services including assessment, referral, and short-term treatment, on-site training for supervisors,and critical incident stress debriefing for employees.

Additional Experience 

Trainer and consultant to mental health, educational, juvenile justice, protective service, and developmental disability programs in the United States and Canada. One of these sites was later described in an independent
nationwide evaluation as “one of the most promising programs in delinquency prevention and treatment.”
Another site achieved an 85% reduction in the use of out-of-home placements following training.

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Principal Director of a multi-site field study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health on the treatment of
children and their families. Author of numerous published research studies on the treatment of children with
behavioral problems.
Author of Troubled Families: A Treatment Program (Champaign, IL: Research Press). This work details an
assessment and treatment model that integrates social learning, cognitive/behavioral, skills training, and family
therapy interventions in a format appropriate for mental health, social service, and educational personnel.
Producer of three videotapes, Discipline with Teens, Children Under Stress, and ADHD in Children, which
apply state-of-the-art psychological findings to common family problems.
Teacher in program for at-risk high school students and Director of Education at a residential facility for
delinquent adolescents.

Education and License

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education – Behavior Disorders University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Master of Arts in Teaching Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
Bachelor of Arts in History Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Licensed Psychologist #496, State of Oregon

Professional Activities

• Member of the American Psychological Association and Oregon Psychological Association
• President, Lane County Psychologists Association, 2008-2009
• Psychologist of the Year Award, 2002, Lane County Psychologists’ Association
• Presenter “Demonstrating the Impact of Neurofeedback on Agency Clients with Trauma” at Trauma Research Foundation’s, Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2022
• Presenter “Unlocking the brain” at Oregon Psychological Association Annual

Conference, 2009
• Presenter in “Advanced Treatment of ADHD” for EEG Spectrum International, the largest provider of
EEG biofeedback in the United States. Have taught this course approximately a dozen times at sites
throughout the United States and Australia
• Presented at numerous symposiums at national conventions of various professional organizations.
• Served as an examiner for the Board of Psychological Examiners of the State of Oregon

Specialized Training
• Doctoral Degree with a focus on the treatment of behavior disorders in children and adolescents
• Assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorders and related problems including the use of
• Eye-Movement Desensitization/Reprocessing for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Disaster Mental Health Services

• Solution-Focused Models of Brief Therapy

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