John A. Putman



B.A. in Mathematics, California State University -Northridge (CSUN), California, 1980.


M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University -Los Angeles, California, 1982.


M.S. in Electromedical Science, (multi-disciplinary program combining electrical engineering and computer science with additional courses in human physiology). All coursework completed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and CSUN. Through Nova College -EU, 1998

Comprehensive Biofeedback course, Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles, 1990.




Private practice, Los Angeles, California 1994- present
EEG Institute, Woodland Hills, California 2000- present

  • Treatment of Sleep disturbances, Attention Deficit Disorders & affective disorders in addition to peak performance training using EEG biofeedback.
  • Conduct original research involving applied psycho-physiological techniques
    and biofeedback through The EEG Institute, Woodland Hills CA.
  • Technical consultation to professionals on computerized biofeedback systems.
  • Provide education and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups concerning a variety of problems using psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral methods.
  • Psycho-diagnostic assessment for adults and children. Evaluation of
    psycho-physiological functioning using computerized continuous performance tests.
  • Neuro-motor timing assessment and training (Interactive Metronome) certified.
  • Quantitative EEG technician.
  • Independent contractor to outpatient and inpatient programs.

Program Manager  2007- present

San Fernando East Valley Mental Health Center, North Hollywood, California

Supervision of clinical staff
Conduct team meetings.

LPS designate (for 5150 hospitalizations) and crisis intervention.
Supervise the daily operations of outpatient psych facility (CMI population 500+).

Biofeedback Coordinator 2006- 2012, 2014-present 
Reiss- Davis Child Study Center, Los Angeles, California
Assessment and treatment of children with attention deficit disorders
and behavioral problems. Supervise interns.


Psychotherapist (MFT)/ Supervisor 1997- 00
Psychiatric Management Resources (Partial Hospitalization Program) Los Angeles, California
Supervisor of weekend treatment program.
Treatment and assessment of severely mentally ill.


Biofeedback Clinician 1991-95
Bellwood Health Center of Los Angeles, California
Provide psycho-physiological evaluation and multiple modality biofeedback to
children and adults for treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders.
Conduct lectures on substance abuse and stress management for adult patients.


EEG Biofeedback Specialist 1992-93
EEG Spectrum, Los Angeles, California
Treatment and diagnosis of children with attention deficit disorders and adults
suffering from depression and other affective disorders using EEG biofeedback
Technical consultation to other professionals on computerized biofeedback


Psychology Intern /MFCC Intern, 1982-93
Center for Human Problems, Tarzana, California.
Conduct psychological testing, case assessment and treatment planning.
Counseled individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues ranging from
family conflicts to affective disorders.
Conduct workshops on stress and wellness.


Biofeedback Clinical Intern 1990-91
Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles, California
Provide biofeedback for patients diagnosed with anxiety and stress related disorders
using multiple modalities including: EEG, EMG, GSR and thermal reactivity.
Technical consultant to outside agencies.


Psychotherapist / Intake Coordinater 1985-89
Aviva Center Home for Girls, Los Angeles, California
As clinical intake coordinator, conducted intake screenings and provided appropriate
services and referrals.
Individual case assessment, treatment planning, psycho-diagnostic assessment
and therapy for adolescent girls in residential treatment.


Additional Experience and Background:

  • Crisis counselor (Open Quest Institute hotline, L.A., Cal.)
  • Counselor to emotionally troubled adolescents (Pacific Lodge Boys Home, L.A., Cal.)
  • Tutor / houseparent to adolescent males in residential treatment (Penny Lane, L.A., Cal.)
  • Aerospace technician -(The Marquardt Company, L.A., Cal)
  • Gymnastics instructor to adolescents -(CSUN Gymnastics Inst. L.A., Cal.)



Marriage, Family & Child Therapist, License  # MFC30932
Biofeedback Certification,   BCIA # 3812 (Fellow)
Registered Evoked Potential Technologist, ABRET cert.# 9834296


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Clinical Member
International Society for Neuronal Regulation (ISNR), Clinical Member. (Fellow)
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Clinical Member 

Human Performance in Extreme Environments Society, Member
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)
Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)



Peer Reviewed Articles


Othmer, S., Othmer, S.F., Kaiser, D.A., Putman, J., (2013). Endogenous neuromodulation at Infra-low frequencies. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 20, No. 4, 246-257.


Putman, J. A., Othmer, S. (2006). Phase sensitivity in bipolar EEG training protocols, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 10, No.1., 73-79


Putman, J. A., Othmer, S. F., Othmer, S., Pollock, V.E. (2005). TOVA results following interhemispheric bipolar EEG training, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 9, No.1., 27-36


Putman, J. (2002). Technical issues involving bipolar (sequential) EEG training protocols, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol.5, No.3., 51-58.


Putman, J. (2002). EEG training for female stroke patient with depression, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol.5, No. 3., 27-38.


Putman, J. (2000). The effects of brief eyes-open alpha brainwave training on the EEG of 77 army reservists, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol.4, No.1, 17-28.

Putman, J. Sunde M. (1999). Reflexology and its effect on the EEG at C3 and C4, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 3, No 2, 36-43.



Othmer, S., Othmer S.F., Putman, J.A. (2005) TOVA results following interhemispheric EEG Training: a historical comparison and model implications. Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol..9, No.4.


Putman, J.A., Othmer, S., (2004). Phase sensitivity in bipolar EEG training protocols, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 8, No.1.


Putman, J. (2003) TOVA results following bipolar interhemispheric EEG training, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol.7 No. 1.

Putman, J. (2002) Brainwave training aboard MDRS. Mars Society conference proceedings.


Rask, J., DeLory, G., DeWet, A., Davidowicz, G., Janson, F., Barker, D., Putman, J. (2002). Mars Analog Desert Research Station: Experiences and recommendations from Crew 2. Mars Society conference proceedings.


Putman, J. (2001). EEG Training on 71 year old female stroke patient, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol. 4, No.4, 95.


Putman, J.A. (2001). EEG Biofeedback to maintain functional integrity on long duration space missions, Mars Society conference proceedings.

Putman, J. (1998). The effect of brief eyes open alpha brainwave training on the EEG of 77 Army reservists, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol.3, No.1, 64-65.


Putman, J. (1997). Reflexology and its effect on the EEG at C3 and C4, Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol.2, No. 3, 67-68.


Putman, J. (1996). EEG Training and its impact on the family system: a case study, SSNR 1995 conference proceedings.

Putman, J. (1996). EEG biofeedback for behavioral management in a group home setting. SSNR conference proceedings. (Full paper published in EEG Biofeedback Training for Attention Deficit Disorder and Specific Learning Disabilities, EEG Spectrum Inc.).



Online Papers


Putman, J.,  Othmer, S. (2014). CPT Data for Infra Low Training with Cygnet. website: www.eeginfo.com


Othmer, S., Othmer, S.F. Kaiser, D.A., Putman, J. (2013). Endogenous Neuromodulation at Infra- Low Freqeuncies. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1071909113000600

Putman, J. (2000). Signal Processing Theory and Method. Authored chapters on signal analysis including sections on Fourier Analysis, digital filtering, signal sampling, aliasing, circuit theory and differential amplifiers for EEG Spectrum International Inc. instrumentation and electronics manual. EEG Institute website: www.eegresearch.com.


Putman, J. (1998). Clinical Use of SMR-Beta EEG Training on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. EEG Institute website: www.eegresearch.com.


Putman, J. (1997). EEG Biofeedback as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy with Borderline and Narcissistic Patients. EEG Institute website: www.eegresearch.com.


Putman, J. (1996). EEG Biofeedback in the Management of Behavioral Disorders, International Child Abuse Network website: www.yesican.org.



Book Chapters


Putman, J. A., (2002) EEG Biofeedback and Its Impact on Long Duration Space Missions. In On to Mars, editors R. Zubrin and F. Crossman, Apogee Books, Collector’s Guide Publishing, Ontario, Canada pp 86-89.


Selected Presentations

Alterations in the Event Related Potential in Microgravity: Implications for Human Countermeasure Approaches Utilizing Neurofeedback. National Suborbital Researchers Conference, Denver, CO. June, 2013.

Neurofeedback for Attention Deficits: Implications for Aerospace Medicine, Human Factors in Extreme Environments conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 2011. 

Neurofeedback training in Aviation, Whiteman Airport Association, Arleta, Calif. August, 2009.

Neurofeedback as an Adjunct to Psychological Interventions, So. Bay CAMFT Association, Long Beach, Calif. June, 2008.

Continuous Performance Test results following EEG training with transverse and longitudinal -bipolar derivations, ISNR conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 2006.


Phase Sensitivity in Bipolar EEG Recordings, ISNR conference, Houston, Texas, Sept. 2003.


Inter-hemispheric EEG training for Attention Deficit Disorder using Sequential Protocols, SNR conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 2002.


EEG Biofeedback aboard MDRS, Mars Society Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, August 2002.


EEG Biofeedback and Its Possible Use on Long Duration Space Missions, The National Space Development Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 2001


Neuroregulation and its Implications for Psychotherapy, San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association, Pasadena, Calif., June 2001.


EEG Biofeedback for Maintaining Functional Integrity on Long Duration Space Missions, The Mars Society Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., August, 2001.


EEG Training on Female Stroke patient with Depression: A Case Study presented at the annual SNR conference in St. Paul, Minn., September 2000.

The Effects of Brief Eyes-Open Alpha Brainwave Training on the EEG of 77 Army Reservists: Results of a 2 Year Study presented at the National Tri-Service Combat Stress Conference at the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado,


California and the SNR conference in Austin, Texas, 1998.


Reflexology and Its Effect on the EEG at the Somato-sensory Cortex SSNR conference, Aspen, CO and EEG


Spectrum Clinical Interchange conference, Santa Barbara, Cal., October, 1997


EEG Biofeedback as an Adjunctive Treatment for Depression and HIV, Half hour
interview on public access television program “Positive News”, 1996.


EEG Biofeedback and its Impact on the Family System, Annual SSNR conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1995.


EEG Biofeedback for Behavioral Management in Group Home, annual SSNR conference Las Vegas, Nevada, May 1994.


Implications of Galvanic Skin Response & Thermal Biofeedback in Psychotherapy, at the Biofeedback Society of Southern California, Pasadena, Calif., July 1991.


“Tim and Daphney Reid Show”-demonstration of biofeedback and stress management equipment and techniques 1990.


Guest lecturer on biofeedback and psychophysiology at local colleges and graduate
schools, local corporations, mental health treatment facilities and consultant to the U.S. military.



  • Participated in study involving brainwave training on poly-substance abusing adolescents. Used alpha-theta enhancement while examining correlates in the EEG phase, power and coherence. Conducted with E. Reed PhD, M. Currieri, PhD, J. Smith PhD and Z. Parseegian, MSEE. Los Angeles, CA (FEMA research grant –1994).
  • Conducted and co-presented seminars on subjects including: Quantum theory, Consciousness & Holographic models of the Mind; The Physiology of Stress; Auto-genic Training and Guided Imagery at The Center for Human Problems, Tarzana, CA, 1985-93.
  • Technical consultant on the Bio-Integrator, Cap-Scan, Bio-Comp, Biograph and Neurocybernetic computerized biofeedback and neurofeedback systems through EEG Spectrum Inc. (1994-2001) and the Bio-Comp Research Institute, (1991).
  • Designed computer software (database management programs using dBase programming languages) and computer network analysis.
  • NASA applicant qualified for on-file status (astronaut candidate selection pool: 1994-2004).
  • Crewmember on MDRS (Mars Analog Desert Research Station), 3/ 2002 . Stationed aboard habitat in Utah desert performing human factors research and partial simulations examining the feasibility of a manned presence on Mars -through The Mars Society with support from NASA.
  • Collaborated with LTC Fred Detwiler MD, USAR, on the deployment of mobile anti-stress units utilizing EEG biofeedback and other countermeasures on U.S. military test subjects. Coordinator of EEG biofeedback mobile lab on anti-stress team operating in mock battlefield conditions testing the effects of EEG training and relaxation induction on subjects suffering from combat stress and trauma. Sponsored by the 2nd Medical Brigade and the 176th Medical Group, USAR under the command of Brig. Gen. Richard Lynch at Camp Pendleton, California, 1996-98.
  • Conducted demonstrations of the “Alpha Immersion” chamber -U.S. Army Reserve, San Francisco, CA (1996); AMSUS conference San Antonio, TX (1996) and Nashville, TN (1997).
  • Licensed Private Pilot, FAA certificate -single engine land aircraft
  • College Gymnastics: 3 varsity letters and member of 3rd place NCAA -National College Division Gymnastics Team (CSUN).
  • Musician/ composer of original material and member of “NOS” and “Friday Jones” fusion rock music groups.
  • Listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America”, 2007 ed.