Dr. C. Rick Ellis, Ed.D., BCN, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Neurotherapist. He is a former Certified Teacher and School Psychologist. He is an assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is the Director of Spectrum Psychological and Neurotherapy, PC, a private practice serving children, adults and families with a variety of special needs and challenges for more than 20 years. He is BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback and is an instructor for the BCIA certification class. Dr. Ellis has been actively involved in local, state, national and international organizations and has assumed a variety of leadership roles. He currently serves on the board of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy. As a result of his extensive knowledge and experience, Dr. Ellis is a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics including: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, guardianship, forensic issues and neurofeedback. He has trained other mental health professionals, attorneys, appellate judges and community members on a variety of topics including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, particularly related to forensic issues. He is a member of the American Psychological Association including the divisions of the American Psychology-Law Society, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology and the division of School Psychology. Dr. Ellis has a number of publications and is a co-author of the Autism Assessment Scale for Children (AASC) that utilizes innovative assessment methods to ensure correct identification of the under-served segments of this population. He was an expert witness in the “Justice for Jenny” case that received national attention regarding guardianship versus independence of the disabled. He is a part of the growing number of professionals who are changing the paradigm of assessment and mental health care through innovative, evidence-based methods. Dr. Ellis founded the Neurotherapy Center of Virginia Beach in response to the growing number of children and adults that do not respond to traditional therapy and pharmacological treatment. The Center uses evidence-based and innovative practices such as Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG, brain maps) to assess areas of neural dysregulation. Once patterns of strengths and weaknesses are determined, an individualized treatment program is developed utilizing a variety of methods including LORETA 19 channel 3-D Neurofeedback, Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequencies (pEMF) tACS, tDCS and tRNS. When he is not busy at work, Dr. Ellis enjoys sailing or as all boat owners know, working on his.
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