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Welcome to the website of the 2019 Neurofeedback Interchange Conference.

In April, the EEGer neurofeedback clinician community will gather for training, trading protocols, and fun. There will be two days of pre-conference courses – April 3-4, 2019. The conference will be held again at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The conference itself happens April 5-6, 2019.

Conference

World of Neurofeedback

We’re very excited about the courses and presentations for this year.

Neurofeedback Interchange Conference

Explore different approaches, gain clarity, and learn new skills from experienced clinicians.

Enjoy the easy and enthusiastic exchange of ideas at the frontiers of neuroscience and therapy.

Help envision a more healthy, regulated future, bringing pragmatic solutions to our communities.

Get answers to your clinical and technical questions in a comfortable learning environment.

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:00 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Registration & Sign-in

8:45 am

Welcome

9:00 am

Mirjana Askovic

Neurofeedback at STARTTS – Lessons learned & where to go from here.

10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

Mitzi Hollander

Neurophysiological framework for learning

11:45 am

Moshe Perl

Neuromodulation Technologies and Efficacy: A Review of the Literature

12:45 pm

Lars Vala

EEG Evolution — Vision For The Future

12:50 pm

Lunch

2:15 pm

Sebern Fisher

Meditating on the Brain

3:30 pm

Ed Hamlin

This Protocol Is Not Working: Treatment or Training?

4:30 pm

Break

4:45 pm

Rob Coben & Anne Stevens

Developmental Trauma

6:45 pm

Cocktails (cash bar)

7:15 pm

Dinner

9:00 pm

Protocol Swap

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:00 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Rob Coben

Training Brain Networks

10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

Panel: Ed Hamlin, Rob Coben, Sebern Fisher, Ed Jacobs, Mike Cohen

Exploring the Unresolved Questions

12:30 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Leigh Povia

EMDR & Neurofeedback

3:00 pm

Mark Gapen​

Why Isn’t Everyone Doing Neurofeedback?

4:00 pm

Break

4:15 pm

Ed Hamlin

Unleashing Your Superpower: Humans have an ability that is unparalleled among all creatures. We possess the
capability of transcending our programming and conditioning.
Unleash this ability with neurofeedback

FAQ

Do I need to be an EEGER Affiliate to attend?

Many of the participants in the Neurofeedback Interchange Conference every year are EEG Education & Research Affiliates, because cultivating a vibrant clinician community is a core value we all share. Still, it definitely isn’t a requirement to attend! Our conference is an open forum for the exchange of ideas and experience for anyone interested in neurofeedback as a means of healing.

The conference program will be of interest to anyone practicing (or learning about) neurofeedback. There is a special focus on the software that our community uses, but we remain open-minded, and many clinicians will use different tools for different situations.

How do I register for the NIC?

There are two ways to register.

You can download the NIC-2019-Registration form , then print, complete, and fax it to us at 1-818-886-1443.

Or you can register online here.

Is there a schedule I can download?

Yes, a pdf schedule can be downloaded here. You can also find the schedule online here.

What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a method of training the brain to improve function.

When the brain is not functioning well, evidence of this often shows up in the EEG (Electroencephalogram).

A better functioning brain can improve sleep patterns. When you sleep more efficiently, you are more alert during the day.

Neurofeedback can also help with anxiety, depression, migraines, and chronic pain. It can be helpful in managing attention – how well you can persist even at a boring task.

Neurofeedback can help you manage the emotions. Emotions may feel like the real you, but your brain has a lot to say about how you feel and react. If the emotions are out of control, that’s trainable. If they aren’t there—as in lack of empathy, for example—that, too, is trainable.

Finally, there are some specific issues where the EEG neurofeedback training can be helpful, such as in cases of seizures, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and autism. In these instances the training does not so much get rid of the problem as it simply organizes the brain to function better in the context of whatever injury or loss exists.

What is the Neurofeedback Interchange Conference?

April 5 – 6, 2019.

The Neurofeedback Interchange Conference is an annual opportunity for affiliates and EEGer users to gather together and share clinical approaches and interesting cases.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with other professionals who also have a passion for neurofeedback and empowering people to heal themselves.

Courses, discussions, community-building, technical support, and neurofeedback protocol swaps are all aspects of this event that clinicians value.

Where can i find more information about the pre-conference courses?

More information about courses at the Neurofeedback Interchange Conference can be found on the courses page.

Where can I learn more about neurofeedback?

We are a network of clinicians, teachers and researchers dedicated to  advancing the science and application of neurofeedback. If you want to learn more about this powerful treatment, or about what we do, please get in touch with us by writing to info@neurofeedbackinterchange.org, or visit us online at http://eeger.com.

World of Neurofeedback

2019 Neurofeedback Interchange Conference

Courses

Courses

Courses last from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Minimaps & Targeted Training

Ed Hamlin, PhD, BCN

Neurofeedback Protocols Without A QEEG

The EEGer software package makes it especially easy to obtain frequency and amplitude data which can be used for the planning of  neurofeedback training.

In this workshop we will describe the acquisition process, analysis of the data, and development of more targeted protocols to guide neurofeedback training.

Advanced Beginner Skills
Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN

Critical Pieces You Need To Apply Neurofeedback Effectively.

We will review basic brain facts that every neurofeedback practitioner should know. We will practice recording and interpreting mini maps and review 4 common EEG patterns associated with under and overarousal. We’ll practice putting information from the EEG together with a client’s symptoms to pick the most appropriate training protocol.

We’ll review correct 10-20 placements as well as elements of the therapist screen so you understand what you’re seeing as your clients train. We’ll also discuss when and how to adjust a protocol, how to effectively coach your clients, and how to review their progress with them.

Nature of Forgetting
Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN

Neuroscience, Neurofeedback, and Therapy in the Treatment of Dissociation

Since the time of Freud or even Janet before him, we have considered dissociation a psychological defense against remembering early childhood horrors, or in the corrupted and damaging rewrite, an indication of early childhood fantasies.

But there are questions. What part of the baby’s psyche figures out what is too terrible to remember? How would that help him? What is the nature of infantile memory? Does a child encode neglect as a memory or as absence of memory?

Recent findings show that when a child suffers ‘bad enough’ neglect and abuse, she will not develop the brain structures and networks needed to support a sense of self and other. The neglected and abused child is at the mercy of his feral instincts; by her need to survive. There is no self, there is no other. Join me for this fascinating journey of survival.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Assessing and Training Connectivity
Rob Coben, PhD

Synchronization of brain activity is at the heart of all human neurological functioning. It affects the way we move, feel, emote and think. This synchronization is often referred to as connectivity. In EEG terms, coherence is the closest concept to these and is at the heart of all brain wave activity. In this course, participants will learn about these concepts, their measurement and treatment. We will review advances in measuring connectivity including independent components analysis and source derived measures of reciprocal causality as well as graph theory metrics. During this course, participants will learn about a new feature of EEGer focusing on 4-channel multivariate coherence training. Neurofeedback is capable of altering and enhancing coherence and connectivity and leading to dramatic clinical improvements.

Working with Children & Adolescents
Anna Morrell, MA, LMHC

In this course, participants will learn neurofeedback assessment tools specifically fine-tuned for working with children, develop protocol decision trees based on developmental range and symptom profile, tricks and tools to motivate the reluctant teenager and calm the out of the control child through the practice of Neurofeedback and psychotherapy.

NF in the Integrative Treatment of Chronic Pain
Ed Jacobs, PhD, BCN

Neurofeedback can be a key component in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions. Brain and neurofeedback efficacy research provide useful guidance as to protocol selection. Integrating neurofeedback with cognitive-behavior therapy and family systems work, using the therapeutic relationship, and an understanding of the impact of language and of complex systems on the patient can help solidify and maintain therapeutic gains.

Reviewing the Review Screen
Ed Hamlin, PhD, BCN

One of the greatest benefits of EEGer is that it provides feedback for the practitioner to help make training decisions for improving client outcomes.  In this course we will review the information available to clinicians from EEGer’s review screen and discuss how to use this information to tailor training sessions.