Department of Counseling

Neurofeedback Training
The UTSA neurofeedback program is the only one of its kind in the nation accredited by both the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.

A Certified Neurofeedback U.S. Training Center

The Neurofeedback training program is one of only 4 accredited university-based programs and the only public university-based program! Read the program's goals, purpose, and what makes it such a unique opportunity for graduate students on UTSA Today.
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Students working in the Sarabia Center



neuro3.jpgThe curriculum for the neurofeedback program is based on the certification guidelines of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance ( and includes both didactic coursework and practicum experience. The introduction course covers the BCIA "blueprint of knowledge" components and also introduces students to hands-on experience of doing neurofeedback. Additional practicums through the Sarabia Family Counseling Center on the Downtown Campus provide opportunities to complete the required hours of clinical practice. Practicum experience can be incorporated into counseling internship courses. Additional advanced courses cover more sophisticated forms of Neurotherapy, such as Quantitative EEG (QEEG), QEEG-guided NFB, Z-score NFB, Z-score LORETA NFB, Slow Cortical Potential (SCP) training, and the use of Event-Related Potentials (ERP) in assessment. In addition, training incorporates various modalities of biofeedback into Neurotherapy, such as skin temperature, skin conductance, respiration, heart-rate variability, and electromyogram (EMG). 



When compared to the fees for vendor-based training, the tuition-based program at UTSA is very competitive and offers far greater depth and more personalized supervision. 



studentspresenting.jpgWe are currently studying the ways that NFB helps with anxiety-related disorders and PTSD. In addition, doctoral dissertation projects are researching specific ways that neurofeedback may be helpful for counselor burnout and reducing alcohol cravings. The addition of a 38-channel EEG system, using Event-Related Potential assessments, will bolster our research capacities going forward. 





Dr. Mark S. Jones 

mark-jones-photo.jpgDr. Jones has been a neurofeedback practitioner since 2002. He is board-certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and certified in Quantitative EEG (Diplomate) by the QEEG Certification Board. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (supervisor) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (supervisor). He has a practice that incorporates neurofeedback treatment, the Well Mind Center ( He is president-elect of the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (, past president of the Biofeedback Society of Texas, and a Full Member of the Rice University/Texas Medical Center Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. 





Dr. Mark S. Jones
Program Director