began my career in 1972 at Camarillo State Hospital where
I went on to complete a 24 month internship at the Norbert Rieger
Children's Treatment Center. From this I gained experience working
with every conceivable type of childhood disorder and earned an
M.S. in Special Education. At this point I took a position as
a special education director in a small public school district
where I had the opportunity to become very versed in the problems
that plague children with special needs in that type of setting.
four years of teaching I returned to graduate school at the Fielding
Institute and earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an M.F.T.
license. As a private practitioner I have been strongly influenced
by the theoretical school of C.G. Jung and the pragmatic application
of therapeutic hypnosis as innovated by Milton Erickson, Erickson's
work being the subject of my doctoral dissertation.
have, over the years, worked in family counseling agencies, a
mental institution and out patient clinics. I have led therapy
groups of Vietnam vets, supervised interns at a local counseling
center, led Hypnosis training groups for therapists and provided
educational consulting. In 1996 I began developing a specialty
in neurofeedback and find to this day that it has greatly enhanced
the therapeutic success of my practice.
provide neurofeedback for low income individuals on a sliding
fee basis. Insurance is not accepted in this program. The initial
intake session is provided by Dr. Elliott and the neurofeedback
sessions themselves are administered by trained, certified technicians.
We offer this under the premise that as wide a range of people
as possible should be able to experience neurofeedback. Please
contact our office for more information.
Elliott is an active member of EEG Spectrum International,
a corporation promoting and conducting research in biofeedback,
whose vision it is to promote the achievement of full human potential
through brain-based self-regulation techniques, and to help evolve
human consciousness through the exploration and development of
advanced technologies for self-regulation, self-awareness and
self-knowledge. Please visit EEG Spectrum's web site through the