Neurofeedback 201 Online Course:
Skills Training, Protocol Options & Understanding the EEG
This course is designed to take you beyond the neurofeedback basics and help you to better understand the EEG. A better understanding of the EEG can assist you in fine tuning training to fit the unique needs of your client. It’s an opportunity to refine your skills and explore protocol options for a wide range of conditions.
This is an intermediate course intended for individuals who have already taken an introductory neurofeedback course.
Schedule – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (EST), 1 hour lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where: Online from your office or home
Skill Level: Intermediate & beyond
APA Credits: 8 credit hours. Sadar Psychological is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education credits (see the Policies section at the bottom of web page for details on APA credits).
Cost of Course: $425 for new students, 50% off for returning 201 students
APA Fee for 8 Credit Hours: $30
Instructor: Michael Cohen
Intended Audience: Individuals who have already attended an introductory neurofeedback course and have some experience with neurofeedback. This can include mental health professionals, health care providers and home users.
In this course you will learn to:
- Better understand the EEG for targeted training
- Identify a normal EEG & abnormal EEG
- Distinguish between real EEG and artifact
- Utilize strategies for reducing excessive amplitude
- Use the spectral to target inhibits and rewards
- Target specific frequency bands
- Use different protocols for a variety of conditions (depression, anxiety, migraines, etc.)
- Think through protocol choices and what to do when training plateaus
A number of sample client EEG’s will be reviewed during the course and we’ll discuss what’s a normal EEG, an abnormal EEG and what’s artifact. The goal will be to help you understand what to look for in the EEG and how to use this information for targeted training.
We’ll also show you how to use the spectral for EEG assessment and how to evaluate training progress based on the EEG. We’ll discuss strategies for reducing excessive amplitude and how to improve connectivity between sites. Though we will be reviewing EEG’s on an EEGer display (EEGer has a well defined EEG display), the basic EEG info can be translated to other neurofeedback systems as well. The primary focus will be on single channel and 2 channel sites with some discussion of other types of training depending on student interest.
In addition, we will explore some exciting new trends in neurofeedback, including multi-channel coherence training, Z score training, more on qEEG based training, HEG and LENS. If for any reason you are unable to attend, you can still benefit from this training as it will be recorded for replay.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
1 hour break for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
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Registered psychologist, Inette Taylor.
EEG – In-depth. Review of normal EEG distribution Amplitude and Variability
Is it EEG or artifact?
Using the Spectral to target inhibits and rewards
When to target specific frequency bands
Using the Spectral and EEG for assessment, training
How to assess progress of your last session based on the EEG Mini Maps
The time in between beeps – setting training parameters
Strategies for bringing down excessive amplitudes from high beta and excessive high theta
How much should you show your client? What do you say?
More on the games – does it matter? Eyes open vs Eyes Closed
End of class
Optional – Coherence and 2 channel strategies Model options, qEEG, Z score, LENS and HEG. Optional: Simple ways to measure electrodes
Making protocol decisions
Functional targets: More on Frontal Lobes, Temporal, Parietal, Anterior Cingulate +
Sleep Spindles, Default Mode Network and targeting other networks
Review example cases
(Get Through as many topics as possible)
What happens when you’re not making progress?
When to select additional neuroregulation tools like HRV, AVE, & HEG
More discussion of symptoms and arousal
The role of parietal in calming, in awareness, in trauma, in anxiety, and in ADHD Interhemispheric vs. unipolar vs bipolar sessions vs 2 channel vs 4 channel vs qEEG More protocol options – OCD, Concussion/head injury, Sleep
More on model options, qEEG, Z score, LENS and HEG
More Cases and protocol discussions
About 2 channel Brodmann training / default mode network
How to improve connectivity between sites
Recognize when to select additional neuroregulation tools like HRV, AVE & HEG
POLICIES & ADDITIONAL APA CREDIT INFORMATION
Cancellations – $100 deposit is required at registration. Although the deposit and payment are non-refundable, these funds can be transferred to a future course should a cancellation become necessary.
This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 8 continuing education credits. Students seeking APA credits must log on to 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.
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.
This is an online course, not an on-location, in-person course. Sample EEG’s are examined using an EEGer display. Some examples may also be provided on a BrainMaster display. However, the basic neurofeedback principles apply across most neurofeedback systems. 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.
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. She can be reached on her direct line at 561-594-2062 or at Drlizdoyle@centerforbrain.com.