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Robert H. Reiner PhD BCN BCB

Robert H. Reiner PhD BCN BCB, Executive Director and founder of Behavioral Associates (BA), has been practicing psychology since 1981. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to get his Ph. D. in clinical psychology at the University of Alabama and serve his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital.

Dr. Reiner can frequently be seen and quoted in the news and media and is often called upon to make appearances on major news networks for his expert opinion. Throughout his career he has served as psychological consultant for several corporations as well as an expert witness for a number of criminal trials.

He is well known for his work in treating anxiety and phobias through biofeedback and virtual reality therapy. He has been credited for this work in articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, Newsweek and Time Out magazine. He has specifically had great success in treating patients for fear of flying which was documented on an episode of The National Geographic Show featuring Dr. Reiner’s work with a phobic patient.

He is a co-author of, The Fearless Smile Overcoming Dental Phobia, a book on the subject of people suffering from dental phobias and how they can be effectively treated. The book, published in Jan. 2012 was written by Dr. Reiner along with two well-known Manhattan dentists.

Dr. Reiner currently serves on the Ethics Board at the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and teaches neurofeedback certification courses on a regular basis. He served on the faculty at NYU Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, from 1980 to 2015 and is a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania psychology department.

He frequently presents on the topics of biofeedback, neurofeedback and  virtual reality therapy at conferences all over the country. The following is a list of his most recent presentations to professionals and students.

Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback (MSBMB), Grand Rapids, MI, November 2016 – Biofeedback, virtual reality and other technologies used to facilitate the suppression of anxiety.

Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, October 2016 –  Virtual reality and mental health.

Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, October 2016 – Visiting Professor: Neurofeedback, peripheral Biofeedback and other recent technological advances in the field.

International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), Orlando, FL, September 2016 – The New Exposure Therapy: Virtual Reality, HRV, loRETA, pEMF and tDCS

Biofeedback Resources International, Instructor, November 2016 – Professional EEG Neurofeedback Certification Program

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), March 2016, Virtual Reality and Biofeedback; 16 Years of Technological Advances

Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS), October, 2015 – Virtual Reality and Heart Rate Variability Training

International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), Denver, Co, October 2015 – Incorporating the Integration of Virtual Reality, HRV and pEMF (Neurofield) Training into your Clinical Practice

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), June, 2015 – Webinar, Biofeedback and Virtual Reality

East Meets West, New York, NY, September 2014 – Workshop on integrating Virtual Reality and Biofeedback Into Your Clinical Practice with Dr. Nicholas Dolgris, founder of Neurofield.


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