Rogene M. Eichler West, Ph.D., QEEGD, BCN, CC
Clinical & Forensic Neuroscience
Rogene M. Eichler West, Ph.D. is a co-founding partner at Brain Health Northwest. Dr. West is a Board Certified Diplomate in Quantitative Electroencephalography (IQEEGB), a Board Certified Neurofeedback Clinician (BCIA) and a Washington State Certified Counselor (#CL60528100). She is a member of Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and chairs the educational committee for the International Society for Neural Regulation. Dr. West is available as a BCIA mentor to clinicians seeking their neurofeedback certification. She is a specialist in the interpretation of QEEG data, both for our clients and as a consultant to other clinicians; she has been studying advanced QEEG analysis with her mentor, Jay Gunkelman, and the Gunkelman Grand Rounds study group for several years. She also meets regularly with mentor Joel Lubar. She has served as an expert witness in forensic proceedings regarding the application of QEEG for the evaluation of TBIs.
Her continuing education certifications are in the areas of trauma-focused therapies (Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute; Trauma, Attachment, and Sexuality; van der Kolk’s Trauma Treatment Mastery course, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional intensive training course); psychedelic integration (The Psychedelic Education & Continuing Care Program, Zendo Project); and nutritional and integrative medicine for mental health providers.
She received her Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota (1996) and postdoctoral training from the California Institute of Technology and the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her doctoral thesis concerned the application of machine learning algorithms for the analysis and prediction of brain data. Prior to becoming a clinician, Dr. West held research and faculty positions at institutions such as the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her work at these institutions focused on multiscale mathematics – the integration of simulation models from molecules to systems – and machine learning approaches to extracting predictive patterns from those models.
She has been involved with the development of clinical neuroscience software such as BrainMaster‘s e-Avatar-Muse application. She is also on the scientific advisory board of MyNeurva, which is the first artificial intelligence Neuropsychiatric assistant to aid in patient decision making in the primary care setting.