James Cooney holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of experience in the treatment of addictive disorders. Other areas of clinical specialty include Marital and Couples therapy, the treatment of developmental trauma, anxiety and depressive disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and anger management in adolescents and adults. His current research interests include the use of Neurofeedback in the school setting to assist struggling learners and in assisting successful recovery for individuals with substance use disorders.
James entered the field of neurofeedback 20 years ago, working with the most experienced and pioneering clinicians throughout this time, honing his expertise as the field evolved. He has provided clinical services in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics, community health centers, and his private psychotherapy practice. He has also provided supportive counseling services to psychiatrically and developmentally compromised high school students in a local public-school system for many years.
In addition, James has served as member of the Executive Board of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society and chaired its education committee. He is an active member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.