Neurofeedback 101 – Intro to Neurofeedback in Concierge Style
Center for Brain’s 3 Day Intensive with limited enrollment:
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Clinicians (mental health professionals and health care professionals) who would would like to learn how to do neurofeedback, as well as home users who seek to be supervised at home.
COURSE LEVEL: Beginner’s & Beyond
- Small class size with personalized instruction by Michael Cohen, a respected expert in the field.
- Hours of hands-on training in a live clinical setting.
- Customized training protocol designed exclusively for five sessions on
yourself throughout the course.
- Introduction to several types of neurofeedback methods, machines and
programs, including body biofeedback.
- Held at our neurofeedback center with training in actual treatment rooms.
- Concepts presented in simple and easy to understand terms.
APA CREDITS: This program when attended in its entirety, is available for 20 APA Credits. Sadar Psychological is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education credits. Find details on policies and APA continuation credits at the bottom of the page.
FEE FOR 20 APA CREDITS: $50
- An overview of neurofeedback’s core concepts, methods and equipment
- How to create, adjust and adapt training protocols with the help of technology and your own observations
- Proper electrode placement
- Frequencies and amplitude – what are they and why understanding them is crucial to conducting neurofeedback
- Interpreting the EEG
- Understanding arousal states and proper beta/theta ratios
- The benefits and challenges of neurofeedback
- What neurofeedback can help, what it can’t help, and how to tell the difference
- Brain mapping
- The business side of neurofeedback
For a full course outline for Neurofeedback 101, please click here.
550 Heritage Drive, Suite 140
Jupiter, Florida 33458
(17 miles North of the Palm Beach International airport)
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:15 pm (two 10 minute breaks & 70 minutes for lunch)
Sunday 8:30 am – 6:15 pm (two 10 minute breaks & 70 minutes for lunch)
Monday 8:30 – 1:00 pm (10 minute break)
(water, tea, coffee and snacks are provided)
New students can register by phone at 561-594-2062 or by clicking on the yellow “Pay Now” button below. Returning 101 student eligible for a 50% discount, must call to register.
For the 20 APA credits, the additional fee of $50 can be paid upon completion of the course.
Safety Considerations During COVID-19 Pandemic
We will do our best to provide a safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. A hospital grade air filtration system is utilized at our center, as well as additional air filtering devices. All participants are required to wear face masks during the course. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Liz Doyle at 561-594-2062.
To Register by Phone
Please call 561-594-2062
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.
Why Would a Seasoned Neurofeedback Practitioner Take Neurofeedback 101?
After including neurofeedback in her counseling practice for a dozen years, Sara Henry, LMFT, decided to broaden the scope of her knowledge of the neurofeedback field. She had studied with a mentor on a monthly basis and attended trainings and conferences over the years, but she wanted to experience something different in her continuing education.
Aspiring Practitioner Says Neurofeedback 101 Course Ideal for New Clinicians
Deirdre Peters wants to open a neurofeedback practice. To gain the knowledge she feels she needs, she’s taken several neurofeedback courses over the past nine years. Unfortunately, none left her feeling prepared to be a clinician until she took Mike Cohen’s Neurofeedback 101 course.
Addiction Recovery Nurses “On Fire” After One-on-One Neurofeedback Training
Dorothy Denigris, R.N. (standing) and Ann Webster, R.N. are practicing doing neurofeedback on one another as they prepare to start integrating it into their practice.
Neurofeedback 101 Class Helps Educator Decide to Open Neurofeedback-Based Practice
Jackie pictured with one of her young clients, getting used to wearing a neurofeedback training cap.
Neurofeedback 101 Course Educates Pediatrician Considering Neurofeedback in his Practice
Dr. Arif Wajid going over neurofeedback protocols with Director of Education Liz Doyle
Neurofeedback 101 Helps Therapist Choose/Learn Equipment
Susan Crews’ therapy career began in community mental health. Eventually she went on to work with a large population of veterans, specializing in trauma.
Neuropsychologist Learns about the ‘Art and Science’ of Neurofeedback in Neurofeedback 101 Course
Skip Hrin chats with Center for Brain Training’s co-director Carolyn Cohen about electrode placement options.
Course Aids Counselor’s Decision to Add Neurofeedback to his Practice
Jesse Kessinger became interested in neurofeedback a dozen or so years ago while trying to find help for his brother who had suffered a TBI after being hit by a car. His brother had spent six months in a coma and was not doing well. Progress was slow, he couldn’t live independently, his memory was poor and there was little that was normal about his life.
Hear What Others Have Said About the Neurofeedback 101 Course:
Mike is a very engaging instructor. I learned so much from him. His teaching style is lighthearted but very informative. He’s good at helping people understand complicated topics. Since taking the course I’m much more comfortable doing neurofeedback.
-Karen Flannery, M.D., Hospitalist
West Palm Beach, Florida
Michael Cohen is a guru in the neurofeedback field. He has a talent for making a complex subject easy to understand for professionals and, most important, those in need of effective ways to address attention issues, learning disorders, brain trauma and a variety of mood disorders.
Brenda Crawford-Clark, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
I took Neurofeedback 101 because neurofeedback is becoming the gold standard for treating neurological disorders in children, particularly those with ADHD. It was important to me to be a part of this movement. I chose to take Mike’s course because I was impressed by the story of how he went into the field after seeing neurofeedback significantly help his father who had severe depression. I also liked what I read in the testimonials about how he simplifies the material and makes it practical. I enjoyed learning how to determine protocols and how to do neurofeedback on children. Mike gave me material I could use in my clinic and let us experiment with various equipment in the office. I loved that he invited the students to join him for lunch and for dinner and that he didn’t rush to leave at the end of the day. Mike is engaging and easy to talk to, and he gives you knowledge you can apply to the real world
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-Leeat Medalion, MS OTR/L occupational therapist
Medalion Occupational Therapy Consulting PLLC
I chose to take Mike Cohen’s Neurofeedback 101 course because Woodcrest is expanding its neurofeedback services. I wanted to learn how to use equipment and protocols different from what we’ve been using. The course gave me a much better understanding of the foundations of neurofeedback. I also gained an immense amount of confidence in my neurofeedback practice. I can also now explain neurofeedback more clearly and confidently to the people I work with.Mike’s teaching style was exactly what I needed. He has an incredible gift for taking something very complicated and making it make sense.I really enjoyed the course. It was worth every penny.
-Kristen Fennell, Psychotherapist and Neurotherapist
Woodcrest Therapy Services Ottawa, Canada
I have taken two of Mike Cohen’s neurofeedback courses and can say that he is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Neurofeedback can be overwhelming for someone new to the field. Mike does an excellent job of putting the information in simple terms so you can understand it and build confidence.
Neurofeedback Practitioner, Monterrey, Mexico
Michael Cohen is a guru in the neurofeedback field. He has a talent for making a complex subject easy to understand for professionals and, most important, those in need of effective ways to address attention issues, learning disorders, brain trauma and a variety of mood disorders.”
LMHC, LMFT, NCC
“Mike Cohen’s skills and ability to teach those skills are a valuable resource to anyone looking to learn Neurofeedback.”
– Andrew Sethe, Ph.D. Lord Sterling School, NJ
“Michael is dynamic and knowledgeable. He makes complicated material understandable, taking a very step by step approach. He can work with beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. He’s not only skilled as a teacher but he has a wide knowledge of equipment without necessarily being locked in to any one approach. He’s been instrumental in helping our practice grow over the last several years.”
“Mike has been the single most valuable resource in my foray into the field of neurofeedback. As a teacher, Mike listens carefully and delivers his message in as many ways as needed for his students to learn. As a consultant, Mike can analyze a situation, technical or strategic, and make a series of recommendations, honestly examining the advantages and disadvantages of each. As a resource for information and networking in the field, Mike has no peer – he talks to everyone, the newcomers, the veterans, the researchers and the entrepreneurs – and he takes the time to understand what each is up to. In summary, when I have an idea or a question related to neurofeedback, Mike is the first person I think of to contact.”
– David A. Mitnick, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Center for Neurofeedback and Integrative Health, Inc., Paramus, New Jersey
“Having co-taught this course on two occasions with Mike, I can tell you that Mike is a terrific teacher. He seamlessly integrates the clinical with the technical aspects of our work. You will learn how to get the most out of the software – how to use your eyes, ears, brain and clinical judgment to know what to look for on the screens, what to look for in your client, and what to do with all those keys on your keyboard. Let’s face it, to do this work effectively and confidently, we have to be good clinicians and good technicians. This is the course that will help you put it all together.”
– Edward Jacobs, Ph.D., Londonderry, NH
Author of ADHD: Helping Parents Help their Children
“We have found Michael’s insights and theoretical model to be invaluable to us in our very active practice. His perspective has provided a framework to further our understanding and use of neurofeedback. He’s been an amazingly knowledgeable resource for us. Phone consultations have not only furthered our grasp of the field, increased our confidence level in our own work, but inspired us with our clients, which is the reason we’re here anyway.”
– Avery Bratt, Ph.D. and Laura Bratt, AHA Psychological Services, Kansas City, KS
“This course was incredibly well done. Mike is an unbelievable educator. He started with general information and built a framework around it, then filled in the details. It was brilliant. It was practical and hands on. He gave enough information so that if people were intending to have a practice, they could go forth and use it. It was absolutely great!”
– JM, Stuart, FL
“Having been helped so much from neurofeedback training with the Center for Brain Training, I took this course so I could continue my brain training when I moved away. You don’t have to be a healthcare professional to benefit from this course. If you’re a parent of a child who benefits from training, if you live out of town and want to learn how to help train yourself or a loved one, or if you are considering neurofeedback as a possible career field, this course offers a tremendous amount of information, support, and guidance.”
– AL, West Palm Beach, FL
I took a neurofeedback course because I had read about neurofeedback in a book called The Body Keeps the Score. Reading that book was part of some investigating I was doing on alternative ways to facilitate trauma recovery. I decided that I wanted to buy a system sometime in the future, and Mike’s Neurofeedback 101 course offered a good way to familiarize myself with neurofeedback and options for equipment.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Redeemer Counseling Center
Winter Springs and Lake Nona, Florida
The tenor of the class was casual, fun, and easy to listen to. I just wanted to soak up every little drop of information the whole time. Now I have all these great ideas spinning around in my head – all these basic but important changes in the way I think and talk about neurofeedback.
You really have had a significant impact on the direction of my practice and my career!
Thank you so much!
K. S., D.C.
Middleburgh, New York
I loved the course. I feel I’ve learned enough to make a reasonably informed decision on what equipment to buy and to begin using neurofeedback on my clients.
Most beneficial was all of the practice time allowed.
A bonus of the practice is that I received lots of neurofeedback, and I am feeling better (less anxious, more clear) than I have felt in a long time.
I look forward to returning to your center for the more advanced class after I have practiced for a while. Mike is a gifted teacher.
S. G. LCSW
The first day of the class I was a little overwhelmed. Mike put up graphs, and there were numbers everywhere, and you didn’t know what to look at. But in the end, it all made sense. In fact, I was surprised at how much sense it made from a neurological standpoint.
I was impressed with how Mike gave a very practical view of neurofeedback, something you could apply. I didn’t expect to be comfortable doing it so quickly, but I went from knowing nothing to being able to apply it after just one weekend. I returned to my office and conducted five sessions on patients.
Mike presented the whole picture and broke everything down. I appreciated that he has knowledge of different neurofeedback systems, different approaches to doing neurofeedback and different ways of interpreting EEG’s.
The class wasn’t as structured as I expected it to be, based on the material he sent out in advance of the course. The class flowed according to questions people had.
The most valuable part of the course was the hands-on training. We were able to see right before our eyes what we had been learning about in the lectures.
I like how Mike is laid back and makes you feel comfortable. You know that regardless of your questions or concerns, he’s going to get you there.
Marty Rukeyser, D.C.
Port St. Lucie, Fla
I really enjoyed the course. I particularly valued being able to work with the equipment and to experience applying and receiving the neurofeedback firsthand. Mike was awesome. He was a good teacher, really patient, humorous, approachable and really knows his stuff. Even with all his knowledge, he was able to appropriately simplify the information for the class. Being able to see the Center gave me a good idea on how to set up a clinic as well. I found everyone professional and welcoming. It was very positive.
J. S., M.S.
PhD Clinical Psychology Student
I wanted to say thanks again for allowing me to come to the training. It was enjoyable and a great learning experience. We covered a lot of information, more than I expected, but it was definitely not overwhelming. I’m really excited to find out what lies ahead for me with neurofeedback.
…a big thank you to you. From the very beginning “Intro to Neurofeedback” through all my “basic training” you were there as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. And you have continued to inform and educate me – through ‘”run-ins” at conferences/trainings and through your phone forums. You encouraged me to “come on in….the water’s fine” when I struggled with the inevitable overwhelm after the four-day training…..and, as a result, five and a half years later, I have work that is satisfying, meaningful, puts bread on the table AND keeps the neurons firing.
I consider you the most “comprehensibly knowledgeable” person in the field today and am deeply grateful for all you bring to the table. I look forward to continuing to learn from you.
J. B. M.Ed
“I learned more in the first day than in four days of another course I took.”
– AL, West Palm, Florida
“This course was incredibly well-done. Mike is an unbelievable educator. He started with general information and built a framework around it, then filled in the details. It was brilliant. It was practical and hands-on. He gave enough information so that if people were intending to have a practice, they could go forth and use it. It was absolutely great!” – JM, Stuart, FL
Note: Michael Cohen also teaches Neurofeedback 201, a two-day follow-up course offered online. It is usually recommended that you get some hands on experience before the 201 course.
For our Level 2, Neurofeedback 201 Course click here.
“Neurofeedback 101 Conceirge Style is the best course we’ve ever created for people new to the field. It is designed to better prepare you to do neurofeedback – and in a shorter time – than almost any other introductory course I know of.” – Michael Cohen, Director, Center for Brain
Neurofeedback 101 Learning Objectives (for APA Credits)
- Demonstrate an awareness of boundaries as they apply to the professional ethics of psychologists and professionals treating clients as you engage in the proper cleaning of protocol sites & hooking up of electrodes on at least 3 subjects (i.e. explaining to clients what you are about to do and asking permission from clients to touch their heads as you place electrodes).
- Set up at least 2 client files with chosen training protocols that reflect objective therapeutic goals identified by clients.
- Run at least 3 neurofeedback sessions on subjects and explain the process to clients.
- Be able to explain the treatment plan and training process to clients to help ensure reasonable participation and expectations of treatment outcome.
- Be able to locate the following three training sites – C3, C4, CZ and be able to explain how these relate to arousal states in clients with attentional deficits.
- Demonstrate how to adapt & adjust training protocol based on the level anxiety felt by the client.
- Be able to identify the frequency for beta and SMR and to discuss the importance of SMR as it relates to sleep disturbances.
- Indicate one possible frequency range for lowering arousal as it relates to patients with sleep disorders.
- Indicate one possible frequency range for increasing brain activation in depressed clients.
- Be able to identify artifact like muscle tension in the raw EEG and be able to discuss with clients methods to help minimize the tension.
- Be able to analyze theta/beta ratios and describe their application to clients with ADHD.
- Identify a brain region associated with emotional regulation that is experienced by clients with explosive behavior patterns.
- Distinguish a normal EEG from a dysregulated EEG so that you can discuss the difference with clients as it relates to their presenting concerns.
POLICIES & ADDITIONAL APA CREDIT INFORMATION
Cancellations – $200 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 20 continuing education credits. Students seeking credits must sign in at the course 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.
The views of the instructor and staff are theirs and do not necessarily represent a position by Sadar Psychological. Sadar Psychological 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. Sadar Psychological and Center for Brain are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in 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. It is the responsibility of every attendee to abide by the standards set forth in the APA code of Ethics for maintaining security and confidentiality of test materials and proprietary information presented as part of this continuing education program. Any materials used as part of this program may not be copied or otherwise distributed, and no proprietary information will be disclosed by attendees to any person not register for this program.
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.
This course is designed to teach the neurofeedback fundamentals and to help clinicians get started with neurofeedback.It’s an introductory course and is not designed to teach everything there is to know about neurofeedbak. Neurofeedback involves and on-going learning process. 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 in duration. Medications should not be stopped or altered without consulting your physician or 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.
The manual and presentation slides produced for this course are proprietary and not for distribution without consent from Center for Brain.
If any questions, concerns or complaints arise regarding this program, please address them to the program co-ordinator Dr.Liz Doyle at: Liz@Centerforbrain.com or you can reach her on her direct line at 561-594-2062.