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Neurofeedback 101 Course Outline

Day 1

9:00
Discussion – What does neurofeedback do?
Intro:  Arousal  model, C3, C4, CZ
EEG vs. Arousal model training
Intro to other training models

10:30
Break

10:45
How do you run a neurofeedback session?
Basics of hooking up an electrode and impedance
Hooking up clients

12:15
Lunch:  Optional discussion of different models & different equipment

1:30
Run neurofeedback sessions
What does the EEG mean?  How do you “read it”?
Frequency and amplitude basics
Excessive slow & excessive fast activity
What do seizures look like?
What does a normal EEG look like?
How can you tell if it’s EEG or an artifact?
What are frequency bands?
How does someone learn to change their EEG?

3:30
Break

3:45
Neurofeedback basics – different types of rewards and inhibits
How do you set up reinforcement schedules (how many beeps)
What is the spectral (the dancing bars)

4:30-6:15 PM
Run neurofeedback sessions
Practice, practice, practice

Day 2

8:30
Review of key points from the day before
Guidelines for amplitude
Review effects of yesterday’s sessions, live cases from the class
Learn to “think” neurofeedback, discuss changes, strategies

9:45
Break

10:00
Run neurofeedback sessions
Focus on amplitudes, spectral

11:00
Symptom model vs. brain-based model vs. EEG model
What is overarousal? What is underarousal?  What is instability?
How arousal points the way based on symptoms
Detailed review of assessment:  sleep, attention, emotions, neurological issues

12:00
Lunch.  Optional: Review different equipment, different models, different approaches

1:15
Using symptoms and the EEG to establish protocols
Discuss which brain regions correlate to different brain functions

2:00
The impact of training different frequencies and different sites
Practice client intakes with live examples
What is a mini map?  A qEEG-brain map? How are they used?
Are there side effects?

3:15
Break

3:30
A discussion of individual cases
Discussion of clinical assessment
Review – how to assess change/progress?

5:00 to 6:15PM
Run neurofeedback sessions

Day 3

8:15
Review effects of yesterday’s sessions, live cases from the class
Discuss protocol selections based upon clinical input
Run neurofeedback sessions

9:45
Break

10:00
Learn to “think” neurofeedback
What is dominant alpha?
Protocol options for ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, and OCD
Protocols for fear, Autistic Spectrum, LD, Migraines & more
qEEG vs. Zscore vs. LENS vs. other options

12:00
break

12:15 to 1:15 PM
Review different equipment, various models and approaches, and practice issues
Client issues:  What comes up, how to tackle it?
What is the Theta/beta ratio?
Does the EEG always change?

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