Neurofeedback 201 Online Course:
Skills Training, Protocol Options & Understanding the EEG
This course is designed for clinicians or individuals who have already taken an introductory course and who want to go beyond the basics. Preferably, you should already have some practice with neurofeedback.
Next Course Dates: December 1st (Sat) & 2nd (Sun), 2018
When: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (EST), with 1 hour break for lunch
Skill Level: Intermediate & beyond
APA Credits: 8
This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 8 continuing education activities. The Center LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. (For more APA credit information, please go to the policies section below)
EEG Spectrum’s EEGer system is primarily used as the teaching tool for this course since it has a very clear EEG display. We may at times also use a BrainMaster, BrainAvatar display. A variety of sample EEG’s will be examined and discussed. We will review what’s a normal EEG, what’s abnormal 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 in order to better target neurofeedback training. We’ll discuss strategies for reducing excessive amplitude and how to improve connectivity between sites. Most of the principles taught in the course can be applied across all neurofeedback systems.
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
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 valuable training as it will be recorded for replay.
December 1st & 2nd, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (EST)
(1 hour break for lunch)
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POLICIES & ADDITIONAL APA CREDIT INFORMATION
Cancellations – $100 deposit is required at registration. Although the deposit is non-refundable, it 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. The Center LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center LLC maintains
responsibility for this program and its content.
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.
Many state licensing boards accept APA-approved credits. Please check with your board to see if they will accept the APA-approved credits for this course.
If any questions, concerns or complaints arise regarding this program, please
address them to Dr. Liz Doyle at: Liz@Centerforbrain.com or you can reach her on her direct line at 561-594-2062.
The materials in the digital manual, the presentation slides and the recordings produced for this course are proprietary and not for distribution without written consent from Center for Brain. Center for Brain is an authorized distributor for EEGer and BrainMaster.
Limitations of this course:
- This is an online course, not an on-location, in-person course.
- We will be reviewing sample EEG’s using and EEGer display. We at times may use a BrainMaster, BrainAvatar display. The same 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. No long-term adverse effects have been noted in research.
What Professionals Say About the Neurofeedback 201 Course
Texas Therapist Says Neurofeedback “Makes More Sense” After Taking Neurofeedback 201 CourseZachary with his wife Melina and 15-month-old son Zayden.
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