Courses last from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Minimaps & Targeted Training
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.