Neurofeedback 101 – Intro to Neurofeedback in Concierge Style
Help Clients with Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Issues & More – Add Neurofeedback to Your Practice
Center for Brain’s 3 Day Neurofeedback Intensive with limited enrollment
Skill Level & intended audience: Beginners & Beyond. Clinicians (mental health professionals and health care professionals) who would would like to learn how to facilitate neurofeedback, as well as home users who seek to be supervised at home.
Instructor: Michael Cohen, President & Director of Center for Brain
- 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 protocols designed exclusively for four to five sessions on
yourself throughout the course.
- Introduction to several types of neurofeedback methods, machines and
programs, including body biofeedback.
- The opportunity to sample other neurotechnologies like photobiomodulation, audio visual entrainment, cranial electrical stimulation, bioregulation therapy and more.
- Held at our neurofeedback center with training in actual treatment rooms.
- Concepts presented in simple and easy to understand terms.
When: October 22 – 24, 2022
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:15 pm; Sunday 8:30 am – 6:15 pm; Monday 8:30 – 1:00 pm
ABOUT THE COURSE
Are you seeking an effective, non-medication approach to helping clients? Come join us for Neurofeedback 101. Learn how to apply Neurofeedback to help enhance the quality of your clients’ lives (and your own). Neurofeedback is a powerful tool that helps improve the timing and functioning of the brain. As a client’s brain function is enhanced through targeted neurofeedback training, many related symptoms like depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD and sleep problems begin to improve as well.
Neurofeedback 101 teaches the neurofeedback fundamentals. It’s a unique course offering very personalized instruction by a great teacher, small class sizes and extensive practice sessions. This concierge approach makes learning neurofeedback much easier. This course provides the kind of individualized care that will help you get started more quickly and as a bonus you get 3 days of personalized neurofeedback optimized just for you.
This course also includes time to discuss clinical and practice issues like:
- How to explain neurofeedback to clients
- How are medications affected by neurofeedback and visa versa
- How do practices typically bill & charge
- What to consider in an intake
- What are the real life clinical challenges & considerations for using neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a complex subject. Our goal is to present information in a clear, simple and easy to understand way.
October 22 – 24, 2022
550 Heritage Drive, Suite 140
Jupiter, Florida 33458
50% off for returning 101 students.
*See registration section for the safety procedures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic
- 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
- Basic understanding of 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
- Discussion of 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)
When: October 22 – 24, 2022
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:15 pm; Sunday 8:30 am – 6:15 pm; Monday 8:30 – 1:00 pm
(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.
Safety Considerations During COVID-19 Pandemic
Participation will be limited to a small number of students. Participants can make their own personal decision about masking, but that could change depending on the COVID numbers. The instructor is fully vaccinated and will be unmasked while presenting. Our office has been successful in handling COVID with clients and students (we never shut down). We have many high quality virus rated air purifiers in each room along with a hospital grade air filtration system incorporated into the central A/C system. 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 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 Anxiety, ADHD, Depression & Beyond (without medication) 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
POLICIES & ADDITIONAL APA CREDIT INFORMATION
Cancellations – a deposit of at least 50% of the full price is required at registration. Although the deposit or payment is non-refundable, a credit for the prepaid amount can be applied to a future course for up to one year, if the cancellation occurs at least 10 days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time will result in funds being non-refundable and they will not be transferred to a future course.
This course applies clinical concepts using neurofeedback. Neurofeedback has developed over more than a 30-year period. Neurofeedback 101 distills the basic practical principles for clinicians on how to apply neurofeedback training techniques to help clients with specific symptoms based on an understanding of brain function. The summary concepts about brain function come from many different sources including information on Brodmann areas. It’s an accumulation and summary of knowledge from a large group of health professionals, including PhD psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists and more. Our instructor has helped teach APA certified courses for more than 20 years and has taught courses with much of this material included for the International American Psychiatric Association. During the course, we constantly stress the limitations of the data presented. We discuss the challenges that every brain is unique and can respond differently to the same training. We point out a variety of training models to deal with the same problems and discuss the challenges in identifying what problems actually exist when there are often no reliable biomarkers for most mental health and neurological conditions. A big part of the course discussion is about the limitations, pointing out that despite ongoing debates in the field about various models, differences in interpretation of clinical presentations, and differences in how to do neurofeedback training – that all these allow functional effects and have many years of clinical use by a large clinical provider population. We also warn that “effectiveness” of treatment is also not well defined and hard to compare but there are standards that can be used to help assess progress. The content of this presentation will include assessment measures that help assess brain function to be utilized in determining treatment interventions. When applied and used according to psychological ethics and practice guidelines, within the scope of expertise of the practicing psychologist, the methods taught do not pose any risks. The information presented reference peer reviewed research that addresses both the utility and limitations of the methods presented. Both the equipment discussed and the HBImed database are FDA cleared, but must be used by practitioners who have expertise in their use. We also discuss a range of equipment available to providers. We provide some explanation to providers about the current position of the FDA on the status of having FDA clearance for neurofeedback and EEG equipment and software.
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. The manual and presentation slides produced for this course are proprietary and not for distribution without consent from Center for Brain.
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 neurofeedback. 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.
If any questions, concerns or complaints arise regarding this program, please address them to the program coordinator Dr.Liz Doyle at: Liz@Centerforbrain.com or you can reach her on her direct line at 561-594-2062.