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Neurofeedback Protocol Selection Online Course


Neurofeedback Protocol Selection

Learn Core Neurofeedback Protocols Using Symptoms to Guide Training

This course is designed to help clinicians use single channel training protocols for specific clinical symptoms for a wide range of conditions including learning issues, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and more (see course curriculum below). Whether you’re new to neurofeedback or you use the most advanced qEEG training, these are proven protocols that often can help clients make faster progress. This protocol approach represents the fruits of over 40 years of applied clinical work.

“There’s been a need for years for a resource like this course,” said Mike Cohen, director of the Center for Brain Training and author of Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Beyond (without medication). “Dr. Perl has done a remarkable job of laying out this information in a logical step-by-step guide. It makes effective core protocols easier to learn and to implement.”

Watch a Trailer of the Course

Neurofeedback Protocol Selection is a unique video resource for practitioners that provides in-depth information about protocol choices. It’s taught by international neurofeedback expert Moshe Perl, PhD, a clinical psychologist from Melbourne, Australia who’s taught and mentored neurofeedback clinicians for over 20 years.

Note: The course is produced by NIA (Neurofeedback International Academy) and is being distributed in the United States by the Center for Brain Training.

What you’ll find in this course:

  • Discussion of amplitude training, training parameters and setting inhibits
  • Suggested protocols for numerous symptoms; “starting points” on which you can later build. This includes protocols for migraines, immune system disorders, learning challenges, trauma, PTSD, obsessive and motivation problems, autism and more. (See full course curriculum at the bottom of the page.)
  • Clarity & Insight about targeting symptoms from multiple perspectives – clinical, EEG, neurophysiological, as well as the practical.
  • Considerations for training individuals with sensitivities
  • Justification for the suggested protocols, based on Dr. Perl’s 20+ years of working in the neurofeedback field, plus the collective experience of practitioners and researchers that he’s gathered over the years
  • A listing of chapter selections that makes it easy to find particular topics and go directly to that section

Advantages of this online course

  • It’s engaging, masterfully paced and very well organized.
  • Because the course “lives” online, it can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet, at any time.
  • Once you’ve purchased the course, you can watch it and refer to specific sections as many times as you like.
  • You can view the course all at once or view it in segments, as your schedule allows.
  • 4 BCIA continuing education credits are available for recertification purposes for this course. To earn these credits, simply complete the course and pass the chapter quizzes located at the end of the course.

More about the course

This course packs a lot of information into just over four hours. To learn the various protocols presented in Dr. Perl’s course can often take years of on-going mentoring.  Neurofeedback Protocol Selection condenses material found in much longer courses and also potentially reduces the amount of mentoring time that is needed for students.  This video course is easy to watch and is broken down into a number of digestible chapters.

The protocols you’ll learn were originally labeled as beta and SMR training or amplitude training (increasing or decreasing amplitude). These have evolved into training where frequencies are customized to each individual.

The course also includes:

  • the role of regulating arousal on protocol selection
  • targeting specific brain sites or regions based on function
  • how to think through protocol development

Who is the course for?

  • The course is for people who, at a minimum, have (1) taken an introductory course and/or (2) know how to place sensors and run neurofeedback sessions and understand the concepts of frequency and amplitude used to set protocols. This course assumes you have access to neurofeedback equipment.
  • Intermediate and advanced practitioners wanting to gain a better understanding of the impact of single channel training, choosing protocols based on symptoms, and training specific brain sites or regions rather than using a qEEG-guided model.
  • It can also be beneficial to clinicians new to the field who are not yet using neurofeedback, to help understand clinical applications and how to target symptoms. They can quickly glean important information well beyond any current book or resource, explained with great clinical insight by Dr. Perl.

About the Course Instructor

Dr. Perl is a clinical psychologist and expert in neurofeedback and EEG. He’s been teaching and mentoring in the field for nearly 20 years and is known for his ability to make difficult concepts easy to understand.

A recognized leader in the industry, Dr. Perl has studied with many world-leading experts in neurofeedback and qEEG/EEG analysis. He consistently receives excellent feedback for his courses, both online and offline.

In his spare time, Dr. Perl enjoys making music (guitar and singing), watching Australian Rules Football (AFL), playing with his grandson and engaging in a good theological or philosophical discussion.

This course was made possible by the hard work and dedication of David Perl, Moshe’s son. David was instrumental in directing the project as well as planning, spearheading and bringing to fruition its complex technical aspects.

Still have questions about the course?

Send an email to Pricila@Centerforbrain.com
or call 561-295-3311.

Think this course might be right for you?
Go here to watch a preview of one section of the course.

The cost of the course is $595.

Feedback from Professionals

I am very impressed with the Neurofeedback Protocol Selection course—its content, organization, and Dr. Perl’s clear, to-the-point teaching style. I am fascinated by the vastness of the treatment possibilities now that I know there are so many different problems that can be addressed and treated successfully with neurofeedback. I am interested in learning more and enrolling in future classes.
– Myriam Thiele, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist
Spring, TX

I took Moshe’s course because I wanted to be more nuanced in the way I do neurofeedback. I work with adult survivors of sexual abuse and provide neurofeedback to about 80 percent of them.

There’s a nice flow to the way the course is put together, and I appreciate the balance between hard facts and case studies.

I thought it might have the angle of “here’s the symptom and here’s the protocol,” but instead it teaches that “one size doesn’t fit all.” It also stresses how to listen to and be guided by the client.

Moshe Perl has such a fluent knowledge of neurofeedback. He’s like a walking encyclopedia, but with a lot of heart. He’s very motivated to help his clients do well and is very respectful of them.

The course taught me how to fine-tune what I’m doing with my clients. As a result I’ve seen them making faster progress and big shifts.

The course exceeded my expectations and was really good value for the money. I would recommend it for any intermediate or advanced neurofeedback practitioner.
– Charlotte Bell
Reg Psychotherapist
Auckland, New Zealand

Now I can expand my knowledge and skills from those outstanding experts via videos without considering the time difference and distance, whenever I like.

Participants in this course will learn how they can integrate neurofeedback training with other existing interventions such as nutrition and food, exercise, pharmacotherapy, behavior therapy, and family therapy. This is the perfect video to help us learn and fine tune our of neurofeedback training skills into precision medicine for each client.

What I love about this course:
Short videos help me to quickly review the potential protocol for the subject. The video is very engaging, and I can easily find the time to watch when I have a short break.

Each part and chapter were guided based on symptom development. Students can acquire and build their knowledge not only of EEG neurofeedback protocols but neurobiological mechanisms underlying those symptoms while they keep watching the lecture.
– Aki Tsuchiyagaito, PhD
Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Tulsa, OK

In the Neurofeedback Protocol Selection course Moshe has distilled his years of experience in a way which will help both newcomers and old-hands at this craft. He has organised his immense knowledge in a unique way while expanding the old paradigms of protocol selection. In this course you are taken on this audio-visual journey through bite-sized segments each dealing with different mental conditions-how they are similar and how they are different, how to train them and what to expect. I thank both Moshe and David for creating this wonderful course which is truly exceptional and inspiring. Thank you very much.
-Dr Vivek Sharma
Sydney, Australia

I took the course for the purpose of professional development and received so much value and deeper knowledge through the learning.

The course certainly supported my confidence in refining protocols for individual clients, with several presenting behavior variations. I found the course flexible, enjoyable and very supportive to my practice.

What I liked most was the volume and variety of cases presented, amplifying Dr. Perl’s experience and expertise in an engaging manner. The course expanded my depth of knowledge for applying neurofeedback in clinical practice, outlined succinctly the six training categories model, and moved directly into the application of neurofeedback case presentations.

Dr. Perl’s teaching style is engaging and considerate, and I appreciate how he establishes the foundational concepts, then breaks things down and looks at the same topic through different case studies.

I highly recommend this course. Being able to refer to it, to refresh and do the assessment for additional professional development is great. Going back to the course is like having Dr. Perl in the treatment room with you when you need his expertise.

Michelle Black
Consultant, Counsellor and Neurofeedback/Biofeedback practitioner
Manly, Australia

“In this field, I have never dealt with an organization that was so professional. Moshe has a way of absorbing the knowledge of the experts in the field and translating it into a way that is accessible to new practitioners. He has taught me so much and I really cherish the time that I spent learning with him.”
– Mirjana Askovic
Psychologist, BCN, QEEGD, Neurofeedback program coordinator, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), Director of the NIA, Sydney

“Dr. Perl has assisted me greatly in developing my neurofeedback practice over the last ten years. His patient and personable style enabled me to gradually build my confidence to a point of operating independently as a practitioner. I recommend him as a very knowledgeable trainer, clinical supervisor or mentor in the fields of neurofeedback and QEEG analysis.”
-Matt Leggett,
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, BCN QEEGD, Brisbane

“Moshe has been a mentor over many years since I did my initial training with NIA. I have always come away from NIA’s mentoring and training workshops having progressed both my clinical and technical expertise with neurofeedback and later, QEEG. Both Moshe and his son David set a warm and encouraging tone. This type of learning context is highly recommended for a practitioner such as myself that works in an isolated context. Thanks for making this happen NIA. More please!”
-Monique Chasteau,
Neurotherapist, MCouns, MFA, BCN, QEEGD, Brainwise, New Zealand

“Dr Perl is very professional and the training he provides is of the highest quality in our industry of psychology and applied neuroscience. I am truly thankful that I undertook his courses and received extensive mentoring. Dr Perl is recognized as one of the world leaders in the clinical application of NFB. He is highly regarded by his colleagues, and that is no coincidence. I can honestly say that I would never leave home without NFB and The NIA’s training and mentoring.”
-Dr. Alex Ryan

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1 Welcome

Introduction to the course and how it works.

Chapter 2 Setting the Stage

  • Overture, Amplitude Neurofeedback & Neurofeedback Training Protocol Parameters
  • Standard Inhibits
  • Working with Complexity & Protocol Adjustment
  • Critical Symptoms & Adverse Effects
  • Intake Assessment

Chapter 3 Arousal

  • Overview of the arousal model – foundational in the neurofeedback field
  • Common symptoms of and recommended protocols for over-arousal and under-arousal
  • Peak performance training

Chapter 4 Instability

  • Overview & Topics
  • Epileptiform Activity/Seizure
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Migraine
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Family History
  • Sleep Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Tinnitus

Chapter 5 - Obsessive and Motivation

  • Obsessive and Motivational Issues
  • OCD
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Addictions
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome
  • Apathy

Chapter 6 - Learning Difficulties

  • Learning Difficulties
  • Reading Issues and Treatment Advice
  • Verbal Memory Issues and Treatment Advice
  • Auditory Issues and Treatment Advice
  • Thoughts on The Left Temporal Area
  • Thoughts on Low Frequency Reward
  • Treatment for Teenagers?
  • Non-Verbal Learning Difficulties and Dyspraxia

Chapter 8 - Autism Spectrum Disorders & Oppositional Defiant Disorder ASD & ODD

  • Training for Better Attention and Focus
  • Treatment for Cooperative, Sweet and Anxious (Usually High- Functioning), ‘
  • Autistic Spectrum, Other Considerations, (Learning Issues)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • ASD & ODD, Developing Behavior Strategies
  • ASD & ODD, Developing Behavior Strategies (Setting Rules)
  • ASD & ODD, Developing Behavior Strategies (Common Sense Theory)
  • ASD & ODD, Developing Behavior Strategies (Debriefing)
  • ASD & ODD, Developing Behavior Strategies (Verbal Aggression)

Chapter 9 – Finale & Chapter quizzes

BCIA CE Credits
Chapter 9 includes quizzes covering the material in each chapter. The quizzes are for anyone seeking a certificate of completion or 4 BCIA credits for recertification purposes.

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