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Neurofeedback Alpha-Theta Course

Alpha-Theta Online Course

Alpha-Theta can be a powerful tool to help release and reprocess the “psychological stuff” that has accumulated in our brains from a lifetime of events — even things we don’t remember. When used properly, it’s a very important part of neurofeedback. It helps us tap into our creativity, and helps us let go. Once clients get going with it, many really love it.

Mike Cohen, President and Director of at Center for Brain Training, is now offering an online Alpha-Theta course.

Alpha-Theta Course
(2 part course) from 4:00 – 7:05 pm (Eastern Time)

Currently, there are no live courses scheduled. Previous course recordings are available for purchase.

This six-hour course is spread over two dates to allow practice time between course sessions.
There will be a 5 minute break during each 3 hour segment (5:30-5:35 pm).

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals and health care providers who already have some basic experience with neurofeedback and access to neurofeedback equipment.

COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate
APA Credits: This program when attended in its entirety, is available for 6 continuing education credits. The CE’s are only offered on the live course.  Sadar Psychological is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education credits. APA credits are also accepted by BCIA for re-certification credits. Find further details on policies and APA CEs at the bottom of the page.

Next Course Dates

Currently there are no live courses scheduled.  Recordings of previous courses are available for purchase. APA continuing education credits can only be earned for the live course. Please call 561-594-2062 for further information about the course or about purchasing a recording.

Each date will be three hours each (4:00-7:05 Eastern Time) with a 5 minute break at 5:30pm.
If you can’t attend, you can still benefit from this valuable training as it will be recorded for replay.

WHERE: Online


(If you are seeking the 6 APA CEs there is an additional fee of $30.  The fee for the CEs can be paid upon completion of the course.)

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If you prefer to register and pay by phone, please call 561-594-2062.

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Benefits of the Course

Alpha-Theta training uses EEG feedback to increase Alpha-Theta brainwaves.  It’s a great way to help clients, and when used properly, works well with standard neurofeedback.  It’s particularly valuable for PTSD and addiction recovery, but it is also useful for enhancing creativity and for achieving some of the deeper inner states that often take years of meditative practice.  It can be a fast track to inner consciousness and can help access forgotten memories.

Alpha-Theta training has been known to facilitate that state described as “being in the zone” or for creating a sense of essential well-being.

We will primarily be focused on using EEGer for running Alpha-Theta sessions, though the basic principles for training Alpha-Theta is similar across different systems.  If you do not use EEGer, you may still attend the course, but you will need to find the appropriate settings for running the Alpha-Theta protocol on whatever system you use.  If you don’t know, it is often as simple as contacting the primary tech support for your device.

By offering the Alpha-Theta course online, you’re able to share the instructor’s screen on your computer from the convenience of your home or office. All you need is a browser and internet connection. The schedule gives you a chance to practice Alpha-Theta between the two class dates.

Those attending live can ask questions and interact during the webinar. If you aren’t able to attend, you’ll have full access to the replay, as will all attendees. 

We assume attendees have access to neurofeedback equipment, basic knowledge and experience with neurofeedback, and that they’d like to learn how to implement Alpha-Theta and maximize its potential for their clients and themselves.

Attending a three-hour, valuable course online is an excellent teaching method. Our experience with other courses is that this format works very well, and attendees prefer the flexibility of an online course versus leaving their home and business environments and incurring the additional cost of traveling.

The class could go a bit past three hours, depending on questions asked, but the core course should be about three hours long.

Practicing what you learn in the course will take place in your office or home between the first and second class. There are two weeks in between the two course dates, so you’ll have plenty of time to practice running Alpha-Theta sessions on yourself and, hopefully, others.

Call 561-594-2062 or e-mail Liz@Centerforbrain.com to register or learn more.

Some key examples of issues discussed in the course:

  • What Alpha-Theta training is, the benefits and what to anticipate
  • How to introduce Alpha-Theta to clients
  • Electrode placement for alpha theta brain wave training and frequency range
  • Coaching the therapeutic process
  • Incorporating scripts and guided imagery
  • Recognizing abreactions and related training considerations
  • Using graphs for assessing client progress
  • When to finish with some standard activation training

First Session

During the first three-hour segment of the course, you will learn how to optimally set up EEGer for Alpha-Theta and learn the basics of explaining Alpha-Theta to your clients. What you say and what you don’t say makes much more of a difference in Alpha-Theta than the more standard “activation” training. We will also discuss how you determine the client’s response to the session, and how to talk about it with the client.

After the first class, your task will be to run several Alpha-Theta sessions on yourself and others. If you can get at least two or three sessions done on two or three people, it will be helpful. You should definitely run at least two on yourself. It is not too difficult to hook yourself up and run your own Alpha-Theta session, and we’ll talk about how to do that in the first part of the course.

Second Session

By the second part of the course, you will have run several sessions of Alpha-Theta in your office. Next, we will review in-depth what happens during Alpha-Theta and what to watch for with your clients. It is possible to “share your screen” or have you send in sessions in advance. We’ll review them in the class, and discuss how you would talk about them with clients. You will also learn how to deal with issues such as abreactions, falling asleep during sessions, and “bad alpha” events. It’s not my goal to get heavily into psycho-dynamic issues, but a lot of things do come up that you need to be prepared to discuss with your clients. We’ll discuss that as part of the process, and I am assuming anyone offering Alpha-Theta already has the necessary therapeutic skills to handle issues that may surface.

Please contact 561-594-2062 or e-mail Liz@Centerforbrain.com for questions or to register.

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About the Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, B.S., Director of Center for Brain and Chief of Neurotechnology, has been teaching neurofeedback courses since 1998. His courses have evolved over the years to include new research in brain science and psychology.  Advances in brain imaging and analysis, as well as methods integrating psychotherapy, medication and neurofeedback, have influenced the development of his courses.

Mr. Cohen has taught at the graduate level at Cambridge College and APA accredited courses at ISNR Neurofeedback conferences (2004-2017).  He’s been an invited lecturer at the American Psycholgical Association (2005-20011) and the Australian Clinical Neurofeedback conference (2002, 2004).  He’s presented on neuropsychology and cortical function, EEG analysis, and how to use neurofeedback as an adjunct to treating behavioral issues, mood, attention and anxiety.

Mr. Cohen co-founded his first clinic in 1996 and Center for Brain in Jupiter, Florida in 2006.  Cases at Center for Brain include clients dealing with anxiety, depression, TBI, ADHD, sleep issues, memory loss & more.  His most recent publication Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain for Axiety, ADHD, Depression & Beyond is now available.

Mike is considered a leading expert in EEG neurofeedback and serves as a consultant to clinicians and addiction treatment centers around the U.S. and abroad. He has been awarded a Fellow by the International Society of Neurofeedback Research for his accomplishments.

If you would like to learn more about Michael Cohen’s background, please click here click here and scroll halfway down the page.

1) Be able to identify two mental health issues that might benefit from alpha theta brain wave training.
2) Be able to list two steps you can take as a clinician to help calm an anxious client prior to beginning an alpha theta session.
3) Be able to identify one mental health issue a client may have that could indicate a need to finish an alpha theta session with increased physiological activation.
4) Be able to list one mental health condition where alpha theta training may be contraindicated and may increase emotional dysregulation.


Cancellations – $100 deposit is required at registration. Although the deposit and payment are non-refundable, they can be transferred to a future course, should a cancellation become necessary.

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 6 continuing education credits. This is an online course, not an on-location, in-person course. Students seeking credits must dial into the webinar at least 10 minutes prior to the start time and be in attendance for the entire program. Sadar Psychological is the sponsor of this course and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Sadar Psychological is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Many other professions accept APA credits.  Please check with your state organization to confirm if they will accept APA credits.  APA credits are accepted by BCIA for recertification credits.

Center for Brain is committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists.  Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If at any time during the program, participants find the content or experience stressful, they are encouraged to let us know.  Center for Brain is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.  If a participant has a special need, please let us know and we will see what we can do to reasonably accommodate you. Licensed professionals are responsible for reviewing the scope of their practice, including activities that are defined in laws as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with their professional standards.  Materials and information that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals and health care providers.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Center for Brain is an authorized distributor for EEGer and BrainMaster. Instructions are provided for setting up Alpha Theta on EEGer and BrainMaster systems. If participants have a different neurofeedback system, they will need to call their equipment vendor for instruction on how to set up an Alpha Theta file on their system. Images of EEG slides will usually be demonstrated through the EEGer display or in some cases the BrainMaster display. However, the same principles regarding the EEG and AlphaTheta training will apply across different systems. The presentation slides produced for this course are proprietary and not for distribution without consent from Center for Brain.

Case examples from previous clients (no identifying names) may be used to demonstrate EEG examples. Student practice sessions may also serve as examples. Neurofeedback simply measures the EEG and provides feedback based on the individual’s EEG. Any perceived effects noted during the process of EEG training is likely the result of the individual’s brain responding to its own feedback. Please notify instructor of any unusual or undesirable responses to training. Effects are generally short term. No long-term adverse effects have been noted in research. Medications should not be stopped or altered without consulting your physician/psychiatrist. Other therapies should be continued until otherwise advised by your physician as well. Please notify instructor of any serious mental health or physical health conditions.

If any questions, concerns or complaints arise regarding this program, please address them to the Program Chairperson Dr. Liz Doyle at: Liz@Centerforbrain.com or you can reach her on her direct line at 561-594-2062.