About Dr. Spicer

About Dr. Spicer2018-05-08T23:19:28+00:00

About Susan Spicer, PhD, Founder and President of Brainwave Technologies

Dr. Susan Spicer’s experience includes a richly varied background in forensic neuropsychology, clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and research focused on many areas of brain structure and brain functioning. Dr. Spicer has spent decades studying the manner in which brainwave patterns impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and she has extensive experience applying this research in the clinical setting. Dr. Spicer’s comprehensive education and clinical work, coupled with her talents as an accomplished musician, have culminated in the creative development of Brainwave Technologies.

Dr. Spicer is a Licensed Psychologist with Psychological Affiliates, Inc., of Winter Park, Florida, a private group practice, where she specializes in forensic neuropsychology, clinical hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and therapy for trauma related disorders. She conducts neuropsychological assessments of children, teens, and adults with many diverse diagnoses including cognitive disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and brain injuries. Dr. Spicer has contributed to forensic evaluations in legal cases involving child abuse, divorce, and criminal matters, and has provided expert testimony in Courts throughout the state of Florida. She has television and news experience and has been featured as a psychological expert on FOX 35 News, Channel 13 News, and Wesh 2 News in Central Florida. Dr. Spicer is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), and the American Academy for Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). For an appointment with Dr. Spicer in Winter Park, Florida you may contact Psychological Affiliates, Inc. at 407-740-6838 or online at  www.psychologicalaffiliates.com.

About Dr. Spicer’s Background

Dr. Spicer earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University with a specialty in neuropsychology. She received a Master of Arts degree from Vermont College of Norwich University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She has been trained in clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and she has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Dr. Spicer’s professional background includes 12 years of clinical experience in the Michigan Court system, Community Mental Health facilities, and shelters for battered women and children. Dr. Spicer is a former team member of the Epilepsy Unit of the Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In this position, Dr. Spicer participated in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations for children with a wide range of neurological disorders including epilepsy, autism, meningitis, and chromosomal abnormalities.

Dr. Spicer is a published researcher in many areas of brain functioning. She published a book chapter on brain hemispheric functioning and lateralization, and is a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders. Dr. Spicer has lectured internationally on topics related to cognitive development of right hemisphere brain functioning. She continues to participate in research on frontal lobe functioning of brain injured individuals and other topics related to brain functioning and binaural beat technology.

About The Spicer Approach

Dr. Spicer’s unique approach successfully merged the field of neuroscience with the practice of clinical hypnosis. This revolutionary approach to wellness utilizes binaural beat technology and may be used in all areas of life to promote health and vitality, as well as to reduce clinical symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and many other disorders. To create her Brainwave Technologies audios, Dr. Spicer collaborated with neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists, audiologists, physical therapists and musicians. Dr. Spicer personally recorded the nature sounds found on these audios with the use of a binaural microphone to produce the most realistic and technologically advanced audios of nature sounds available today. Dr. Spicer also composed, performed, and produced much of the music. The Spicer Approach represents her life’s work, and a powerful vision of how your mind and body can work together to improve health, promote increased clarity and insight, and enhance overall well-being.

As a clinical hypnotherapist, Dr. Spicer utilizes her unique brainwave music and binaural beat technology in hypnosis with her patients in private practice. Dr. Spicer’s brainwave music has been an integral part of her work in treating patients with a wide range disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and chronic pain, as well as weight loss and smoking cessation. Dr. Spicer’s brainwave audios have been a successful tool in her treatment for test anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, and stress management.

If you are fortunate enough to be free of these conditions, you may still significantly benefit from brainwave music. Dr. Spicer’s audios are designed to promote harmony, balance, inner peace, and tranquility. Dr. Spicer’s unique approach is designed to enhance the health and well-being of listeners who wish to increase creativity and insight, and to improve mental focus and clarity.

How Brainwave Audios can enhance your life

The Spicer Approach, found on these audios, has helped entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and business leaders improve work performance and boost their power of negotiation. This is achieved by simply using the selected audios in between meetings, during a lunch break, or before important presentations or negotiations. Similarly, athletes have utilized the Spicer Approach to improve focus, increase confidence and motivation, and achieve peak performance.

Dr. Spicer also utilizes her brainwave audios in her unique approach to clinical hypnosis for a positive childbirth experience. Dr. Spicer’s techniques are based on scientific evidence which have helped millions of women achieve a natural, comfortable and pain-free childbirth. Dr. Spicer’s approach combines clinical hypnosis and hypnoanesthesia with relaxation and imagery to assist women in replacing fear and anticipation of pain with confident expectations of a safe, gentle, and comfortable birth experience.

Whether you are struggling with psychological symptoms, wishing to improve your focus and performance, or simply seeking to achieve a higher level of balance, peace, and tranquility, the Spicer Approach is an effective method for assisting you in mastering your goals and creating a better life.

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