Oral Presentations

  1. Swatzyna, RJ, Tarnow, JD, Turner, RP, Roark, AJ, MacInerney, EK, and Kozlowski, GP (2016). Isolated Epileptiform Discharges in Psychiatry: Outcomes in an integrative practice. Paper presentation at the 19th Biennial International Pharmaco-EEG Meeting, The Netherlands.
  2. Swatzyna, R.J. & Roark, A.J. (2016). The Prevalence of Epileptiform Discharges in a Psychiatric Practice: A Study of Non-Epileptic Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Autism. Paper presented at the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Conference, September 2016, Orlando, Florida.
  3. Swatzyna, R.J. & Gunkelman, J. (2016). The Utility of EEG/qEEG in Children and Ay of EEG/qEEG in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: Replication Study. Paper presented at the Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 47th Annual Scientific Meeting March 12, 2016, Seattle, WA.
  4. Swatzyna, R.J. & Gunkelman, J. (2015). Predicting Medication Failure Using Big Data. Paper presented at the Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis 14th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  5. Swatzyna, R.J., Gunkelman, J. & Kozlowski, G.P. (2014). EEG/QEEG Prolegomenon to Precision Medicine: A Large Clinical Study of Refractory Cases. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of – ECNS – ISBET, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  6. Swatzyna, R.J. & Gunkelman, J. (2014). A Large Clinical Study on Medication Failure in Refractory Cases: EEG/qEEG Findings Provide Evidence and Direction. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Federation of Europe Conference, Venice, Italy.
  7. Swatzyna, R.J. (2013). Physiological Issues Inhibiting Successful Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Treatment: Implications for Practice. Paper to be presented at the Biofeedback Society of Texas Conference, Austin Texas.
  8. Swatzyna, R.J. & Pillai, V. (2013). Medication Failure: EEG/qEEG Outcome Clusters Provide Evidence. Workshop presented at the International Society of Neurofeedback Research, Dallas, Texas (September 2013).
  9. Swatzyna, R.J. (2013). The Elusive Nature of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Progression, Diagnosis & Treatment. Paper presented at the Professional Development Conference, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  10. Swatzyna, R.J. (2012) EEG/QEEG Research Provides Evidence-Based Data for Psychiatry. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of Texas annual conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  11. Swatzyna, R.J. & Gunkelman, J. (2012). Electrocerebral Abnormalities in EEG/QEEG: Subclinical Findings Redefined Treatment Implications and Considerations. Paper presented at the International Society of Neuronal Research, Orlando, Florida.
  12. Swatzyna, R.J. (2012). New Recommendations for Children with Brain Injury. Paper presented at the Brain Injury Association of Texas 28th Annual Conference, Austin Texas (June 2012).
  13. Swatzyna, R.J. (2012). EEG/QEEG Abnormalities in Autistic Children: Neuromodulation and Medication Implications. Biofeedback Certification International Alliance Webinar (May, 2012).
  14. Swatzyna, R.J. (2012). When is an EEG Warranted for Children with ADHD. Paper presented at the Attention Deficit Disorder Southern Region 24th Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
  15. Swatzyna, R.J. (2012).The Link between ADHD and Adolescent Sport Concussions. Paper presented at the Attention Deficit Disorder Southern Region 24th Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
  16. Swatzyna, R.J. & Stokan D. (2012). A Basic Understanding of EEG Abnormalities in Autistic Children. Paper presentation at the 7th Annual Special Education Parent Conference and Resource Fair, Katy, Texas.
  17. Swatzyna, R.J. (2011). Treating Traumatic Brain Injury: Ethical Considerations and Neurological Challenges. Paper presented as an ethics workshop presentation at the Biofeedback Society of Texas annual conference, Dallas Texas.
  18. Swatzyna, R.J. (2011). The High Prevalence of EEG Cerebral Dysrhythmic Abnormalities in Psychiatric Populations: The Psychopharmacological Treatment Implications. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of Texas annual conference, Dallas, Texas.
  19. Swatzyna, R.J. & Gunkelman, J. (2011). Temporal mild sharp and slow activity (TMSSA): The importance of a team approach for diagnosis and treatment. Paper presented at the International Society of Neuronal Research annual conference, Carefree, Arizona.
  20. Gunkelman, J. & Swatzyna, R.S. (2011). Clinical significance of paroxysmal EEG discharges: Location links pathology. Paper presented at the International Society of Neuronal Research annual conference, Carefree, Arizona.
  21. Swatzyna, R.J. (2011). Developing an evidence-based model for concussed military personnel with PTSD: The application of psychophysiological assessment and EEG/QEEG/ERP. Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback TeleSeminar April 21, 2011.
  22. Swatzyna, R.J. (2011). Developing an evidence-based model for concussed military personnel with PTSD. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  23. Swatzyna, R.J. (2011). Sports concussions without symptoms: New research reveals dangerous consequences if not discovered. Paper presented at the Brain Injury Association of Texas, Austin, Texas.
  24. Swatzyna, R.J. (2010). The ethical considerations and neurological challenges of treating the military with comorbid mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Paper presented at the International Society for Neuronal Research annual conference, Denver, Colorado.
  25. Swatzyna, R.J. (2010). Coexisting posttraumatic stress disorder with brain injury: Neurological challenges affecting treatment. Paper presented at the Brain Injury Association of Texas annual meeting, Austin, Texas.
  26. Swatzyna, R.J. (2010). Delineating the link between the military’s high suicide rate and coexisting posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Paper accepted for presentation at the Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback annual meeting, San Diego, California.
  27. Swatzyna, R.J. (2010). The neurological challenges to the treatment and prognosis of coexisting traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Paper presented at “Ground Rounds” for the Resilience & Restoration Center, Fort Hood, Texas.
  28. Swatzyna, R.J. (2010). Diagnosis and treatment of ischemic-induced migraines. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of Texas annual conference, Houston, Texas.
  29. Swatzyna, R.J. (2010). Diagnosis and treatment of ischemic-induced migraines. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of Texas annual conference, Houston, Texas.
  30. Swatzyna, R.J. (2009). Military PTSD comorbid with traumatic brain injury: The neurological challenges to treatment and prognosis. Keynote address as paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biofeedback Society of Texas, Salado, TX.
  31. Gonzalez, B.C. & Swatzyna, R.J. (2009). “Does nutrition affect brainwaves?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biofeedback Society of Texas, Salado, TX.
  32. Swatzyna, R.J. & Walker, J. (2008). The diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury: QEEG and neurotherapy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biofeedback Society of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.
  33. Swatzyna, R.J. (2008). The basic application of Pharmaco-EEG in a clinical setting. Paper presented at the International Society for Neuronal Research annual conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Poster Presentations: 

  1. MacInerney, EK, Swatzyna, RJ, Tarnow, JD, Turner, RP, Roark, AJ, & Kozlowski, GP (2016). Isolated Epileptiform Discharges: An electroencephalographic abnormality underlying medication failure in autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented presentation at the 19th Biennial International Pharmaco-EEG Meeting, The Netherlands, (October 26, 2016).
  2. Swatzyna, R.J., Tarnow, J.D., Tannous, J., Pillai, V.J. Schieszler, C., & Kozlowski, G.P. (2015). Pharmaco-EEG: A Study of Individualized Medicine in Clinical Practice. E-Poster accepted for presented at the 3rd International Conference on Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics, Valencia, Spain.
  3. Swatzyna, RJ & Kozlowski, GP. (2015). Pharmaco-EEG: A Study of Individualized Medicine in Clinical Practice. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 40:130. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting for the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Conference, Austin, Texas.
  4. Swatzyna, R.J., Kozlowski, G.P., Tannous, J., Schieszler, C., Pillai, V.J. & Tarnow, J.D. (2014). Pharmaco-EEG: A Study of Individualized Medicine in Clinical Practice. Poster presentation at Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference, Glendale, Arizona.
  5. Swatzyna, R.J., Kozlowski, G.P., Tannous, J., Schieszler, C., & Pillai, V.J., (2014). Pharmaco-EEG: A Study of Individualized Medicine in Clinical Practice. Poster presented at the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Additional Publications and Presentations 

  1. Swatzyna, R.J., Pillia, V.J. (2013). The Effects of Armed Conflict and Natural Disaster on Women’s Reproductive Health in Developing Countries. The Global Journal of Health Sciences. 5/4 p. 106/113. DOI 10.5539/GJHS.V5N4P106 Â
  2. Swatzyna, R.J. (2013) Biofeedback & Human Health: Reregulation of the Autonomic Nervous System. Paper presented at the Professional Development Conference, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  3. Swatzyna, R.J. (2011). Integration of EEG, DC/SCP and peripheral measures in biofeedback. Paper presented at the Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  4. Swatzyna, R.J. (2005). World Health Organization and health education. In Mahadevan, K. editor, Communication and Education for Health Promotion and Population Regulation: A Global Perspective, (p. 3-19). New Delhi: B.R. Publishers.
  5. Swatzyna, R.J. (2004). The impact of war on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. Dissertation: The University of Texas at Arlington.
  6. Swatzyna, R.J. (2004). The effects of natural disaster and armed conflicts on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
  7. Swatzyna, R.J. (2003). Reproductive health and armed conflict in developing countries. Paper accepted for presentation at the 13th International Symposium of International Consortium for International Social Development, Bombay, India.
  8. Swatzyna, R.J. (2003). War’s impact on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. Paper presented at the Texas National Association of Social Workers Conference, Arlington, Texas.
  9. Swatzyna, R.J. (2003). A multinational analysis of the impact of armed conflict and natural disasters on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. Paper presented at the International Federation of Social Workers European Seminar, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  10. Swatzyna, R.J. (2002). The origins of psychopathology and the bioethical issues with treatment. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of Texas annual meeting, Austin, Texas.
  11. Swatzyna, R.J. (2002). The development and perpetuation of psychopathology: A model to develop group understanding. A paper presented at the 9th European Groupwork Symposium, London, England.
  12. Swatzyna, R.J. (2002). Women’s reproductive health and disasters in developing countries. Paper presented at the Facts of Life annual meeting. Houston, Texas
  13. Swatzyna, R.J. (2000). Disaster mental health approach to posttraumatic stress. Tulane Studies in Social Welfare, Vol. XXI & XXII, 147-181.
  14. Swatzyna, R.J. (1998, July). A tactical therapeutic protocol, for the treatment of PTSD, accentuating both neurologic and psychologic desensitization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the EMDR International Association, Baltimore, MD.
  15. Swatzyna, R.J. (1997). The treatment of PTSD utilizing biofeedback relaxation response training with eye movement desensitizing and reprocessing therapy: Master’s Thesis, The University of Texas at Arlington.