Director of Research & Development

Dr. Curtis Cripe’s professional and academic backgrounds span several disciplines that include aerospace engineering (rocket scientist), software development, bioengineering, addiction recovery, psychophysiology, psychology (Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine), brain injury, and child neurodevelopment.

On the technological front, his professional background includes participating as a senior systems engineer at JPL on several deep space research missions including the first Mars landing and the first mission to Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus in the middle to late 1970’s. Additionally, Curtis worked in a project supervisory role at TRW, Inc., leading software development teams for several Department of Defense (DOD) projects.

On the Behavioral Medicine front, as the founding director of Crossroads Institute, Curtis led the technical and management efforts of a multi-site, multi-state program through the use of unique Internet management/Telemedicine brain training delivery systems. The professional network consisted of local professional and licensed staff in seven states and twelve locations. The network assisted families with children with learning disabilities, autism, and other developmental delays; as well as adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and head injuries. The programs assisted over 10,000 families and consisted of client intake analysis, program execution, and completion processes that included evidence-based outcomes.

Additionally, Curtis developed an integrated cognitive rehabilitation/development/neurotherapy training program targeted at brain recovery and brain development for children, adolescents and adults with brain dysfunctions.

Dr. Cripe is author of 2 peer-reviewed papers, author of 2 chapters, lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Certified Neurotherapy Instructor, Certified Peak Performance Instructor, and INPP instructor for brain development.

Publications:
  • Cripe, C.,( 2014) Chapter 5, Psychology’s New Design Science: Theory and Research, (Eds.) S. Imholz and J. Sachter, Univ of Illinois/Common Ground Publisher. “Neuroengineering – Brain Recovery Methods – Applied to Substance Abuse Recovery”
  • Gunkelman, J. & Cripe, C. (2008), “Clinical Outcomes in Addiction: A Neurofeedback Case Series” Biofeedback Volume 36, Issue 4, pp. 152–156
  • 2006- “The Healing Power of Neurofeedback” by Stephen Larsen – Curtis Cripe, Chapter 5 “Healing the Mind of Childhood: Cerebral Palsy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and Learning Disabilities”.
  • Cripe, Curtis T.(2006) “Effective Use of LENS Unit as an Adjunct to Cognitive Neuro-Developmental Training”, Journal of Neurotherapy, 10: 2, 79 — 87