Jonathon E. Larson

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Chair, Department of Psychology

An associate professor and chair of psychology at Illinois Tech, Jonathon Larson is a core faculty member in the Department of Psychology’s Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science. He is the principal investigator for "Testing the Effectiveness of Neurofield: A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field System for Electroencephalogram Regulation" funded by Neurofield, Inc. He is a co-investigator for the "Motivational Interviewing for Social Security Exiters" project funded by the Social Security Administration.

Larson was principal investigator for: a five-year transformation grant on "Trauma Informed Care for Veterans and Family Members" funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, and four Rehabilitation Training Grants funded by Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education. He was co-investigator for: "Patient-Centered Research Center Project of Peer Navigators" funded by the Agency for Health Research and Quality; "Supported Education for Veterans with Mental Illness" funded by the Veterans Administration; and "Center on Adherence and Self-Determination" funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Larson has authored 61 peer-reviewed publications, seven book chapters, and 22 published training chapters.


Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1996

Doctor of Education, Roosevelt University, 2006

Research Interests

  • improving quantitative electroencephalogram measurement tools
  • pulsed electromagnetic field for psychophysiological regulation
  • motivational interviewing impact on employment outcomes


Larson. J.E. (2008). "User-Friendly Motivational Interviewing and Evidence-Based Supported Employment Tools for Employment Practitioners." Journal of Rehabilitation.

Larson, J.E., Ryan, C.B., & Baerentzen, M.B. (2010). "Practitioner Perspectives of Neurofeedback Therapy for Mental Health and Physiological Disorders." Journal of Neurotherapy.

Larson, J.E., Ryan, C.B., Wassel, A.K., Kaszynski, K.L., Ibara, L., Glenn,T.L., Boyle, M.G. (2011). "Analyses of Employment Commitment Measure for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities." Rehabilitation Psychology.

Larson, J.E., Cothran, T., Drandorff, L., Morgan, C., Ryan, C. (2012). "The relationship between burnout, interpersonal commitment, client adherence, and quality of work life among neurofeedback practitioners." Journal of Neurofeedback.

Cothran,T., Larson, J.E. (2012). "Brain-computer interface technology for schizophrenia." Journal of Dual Diagnosis.

Larson, J.E., Sheehan, L.L., Cothran, T.P., O’Neill, K., Apa, B. (2014). "Neurofeedback practitioner factors related to client adherence." Journal of NeuroRegulation.

Larson, J.E., Apa, B., Sheehan, L.L., Cothran, T.P., O’Neill, K. (2014). "Quality of work life factors for mental health therapists providing neurofeedback." Journal of NeuroRegulation.

Larson, J.E. (In Press). "Shoe cobbler syndrome in electroencephalogram practitioners: Impact on client adherence and treatment completion rates." Journal of Neurotherapy.

Larson, J.E. (In Press). "Testing cause-and-effect relationships among low intensity pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, anxiety, and quantitative electroencephalography absolute power proportions." Applied Psychophysiological and Biofeedback Journal.

Larson, J.E. (In Press). "Developing a measurement of anxiety based on quantitative electroencephalography absolute power proportions." Applied Psychophysiological and Biofeedback Journal.