About the Online EEGer Introduction to Neurofeedback Course (EIN)

This is our complete introductory package, and includes the three core components you need to get started in clinical neurofeedback. This section is a brief overview of what's included. For more detailed descriptions, and frequently asked questions, see below.

  • EEGer Training Kit (ETK) -- You will be sent the EEG equipment you'll need. You'll need to provide a computer that meets minimum requirements. Installation & configuration help is available.
  • Introduction to Neurofeedback Didactic  (IND)  You'll get access to these lectures with Angelika Sadar -- BCIA-approved instructional lecture recordings to learn at your own pace.
  • EEGer Online Practicum (EOP) -- You'll attend 4 hands-on instructional webinars to learn placements, applying sensors, the basics of using the software. These sessions will also introduce you to the mentoring process.

EEGer Online Practicum Session Dates (Live)

June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25

12pm - 2pm EDT

 

If you have an EEGer system already, or have already taken the BCIA-approved Introductory course, there are packages to accommodate you. Please see below for more details about these options.

ETK + EOP

$2245 (without Didactic Lectures)

Have already taken the Intro Course. Just need equipment and practical instruction.

  • EEGer Online Practicum (EOP) -- with hands-on learning & live mentoring

 

  • EEGer Training Kit (ETK) -- with group installation and configuration help.
Register for June

Full EIN (ETK + IND + EOP)

$2895 -- FULL COURSE

Most popular option, includes Didactic Lectures, Training Kit, and Online Practicum

The EEGer Introduction to Neurofedback (EIN) contains:

  • Introduction to Neurofeedback Didactic (IND) BCIA-approved instructional lectures with Angelika Sadar

 

  • The EEGer Training Kit (ETK) -- with group installation and configuration help.

 

  • The EEGer Online Practicum (EOP) -- with hands-on learning & live mentoring
Register For June

IND + EOP

$2245 (without Training Kit)

Have an EEGer system already. Just need the Introduction and Practical Instruction.

  • EEGer Online Practicum (EOP) -- with hands-on learning & live mentoring
  •  Introduction to Neurofeedback Didactic (IND) BCIA-approved instructional lectures with Angelika Sadar
Register for June

EEGer Introduction to Neurofeedback (EIN)

Description of The Intro Course

 

Practicing neurofeedback requires equipment. In short, you need a computer (we recommend a laptop that meets certain specifications), an external monitor (optional, but recommended), EEG amplifier, electrodes, security dongle, and some supplies. The training kit will include everything you need excluding the computer and external monitor.

The training kit will allow you to learn the basics of running sessions, and allow training with your clinical mentor. Here is how getting equipment works:  

1. You provide your shipping address, and EEG Store will send you a training kit. Locally, you may also want to get some rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, and paper towel or wipes.

2. Ensure you have a computer that meets the minimum requirements, or purchase one that does. The computer needs to have a Windows Operating System and a dedicated graphics card. If you plan to do this professionally, we recommend having a computer specifically for neurofeedback. The software's minimum requirements can be found on the EEG Store website, here. If you have questions about these, EEG Store can help you through this process.
   
3. Once you have the training kit and computer, you are ready to install the software. You can follow the directions here, or join one of our group sessions for help.
   
4.  Now you are ready for the first EEGer Online Practicum session, and can run replay sessions to start getting comfortable with the software.

Because EEGer is classified as a medical device, your system will be using a limited software license. This type of license requires the involvement of a mentor to set up protocols. Once you have completed the course and successfully run a few sessions with your mentor, we will upgrade your software license to the full version. At this stage, you will have a month to continue learning before you will choose how to proceed with EEGer. This may be beginning a monthly subscription, choosing a payment plan that meets the needs of you and your practice, or returning parts of the training kit if you feel EEGer isn't right for you.

Learning Objectives for Didactic Lectures (IND)

Here are the learning objectives for the didactic lectures, total of 36 credit hours for APA and BCIA.

 

I. Orientation to Neurofeedback – (four hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and growing clinical applications of EEG
  2. Explain the role of Barry Sturman and SMR training in the development of the field
  3. Explain how low resolution electromagnetic tomography provides a solution to the inverse problem
  4. Describe how instrumental conditioning is a learning paradigm involved in EEG biofeedback

 

 

II. Basic neurophysiology and neuroanatomy – (four hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Describe key areas of the human nervous system
  2. Explain how the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work.
  3. Describe the basic functions of the autonomic nervous system

 

III. Instrumentation and electronics – (four hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Define essential terms and concepts
  2. Discuss the basic concepts of electricity that apply to the brain
  3. Explain what a modern amplifier processes
  4. List typical data to derived from a qEEG

Signal acquisition

  1. Explain the differences between referential (unipolar) and sequential (bipolar) sensor montage
  2. Describe the 10 – 20 system of electrode placement
  3. Describe the differences between neuro- imaging techniques

Artifacts

  1. Recognize the EEG signatures of various physiological artifacts
  2. Recognize the EEG signatures of various physiological artifacts
  3. Signal processing rhythms
  4. List the main frequency band
  5. Describe state of mental activity associated with each frequency band

 

IV. Research evidence base for neurofeedback

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Review often cited research
  2. Name the area where Neurofeedback has the most empirical
  3. Describe the criticisms of current feedback research

 

V. Pharmacological considerations – (two hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Describe potential effects of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs on clinical presentation.
  2. Describe potential effects of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs on EEG measures.
  3. Describe potential effects of different drugs on neurofeedbackassessment andtraining

 

VI. Patient clinical assessment – (four hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Describe to prepare your client Neurofeedback
  2. Discuss what needs to be part of an intake assessment
  3. Learn how arousal impacts performance
  4. Describe the three types of arousal in the clinical symptoms associated with each
  5. Explain how the EEG relates to levels of arousal
  6. List four types of EEG assessments
  7. Explain the difference between the clinical and normative database
  8. Recognize at normal EEG patterns
  9. Explain what event related potentials measure

 

VII. Developing treatment protocols – (six hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. List at least two ruling protocols based on really research
  2. Explain how the arousal model helps to develop protocols
  3. Design a protocol for: under arousal, overarousal and unstable arousal
  4. List reasons to consider alpha training
  5. Describe protocol changes based on patient response to training
  6. Explain qEEG endophenotypes and their role in protocol selection
  7. Discuss the steps involved in protocol development
  8. Discuss the role of monitoring in session and between session changes

 

VIII. Treatment implementation – six hours

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the process of Neurofeedback to clients/patients
  2. List the information a client needs to exercise informed consent
  3. Discuss ways to help client maximize their Neurofeedback training
  4. Explain non—specific therapeutic factors and how to foster them
  5. Explain what is involved in alpha/theta training
  6. Describe what occurs during the Neurofeedback training session

 

IX. Current trends in Neurofeedback – two hours

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the evolution of single-channel Beta/SMR training
  2. Recite relatively recent developments in the field of EEG biofeedback
  3. Discussed how hemoencephelography (HEG) biofeedback is a form of Neurofeedback
  4. List for forms of neuromodulation
  5. Describe ways to combine neurofeedback with other forms of biofeedback

 

 

X. Ethics and professional conduct – (two hours)

After this section, participant will be able to:

  1. List BCIA minimum certification standards for neurofeedback certification
  2. Discuss practice standards and guidelines
  3. List the professional societies involved in Neurofeedback
  4. Discuss insurance reimbursement were biofeedback and how to explain this to patients
  5. Discuss the need for ongoing training and education in Neurofeedback once certification is obtained

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