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Enhanced Beginner Skills

Whether new to neurofeedback, or you want a refresher, this 8-session weekly webinar series will strengthen your understanding of the neurofeedback process, from assessment and first client discussions, to setting protocols, learning to master the EEG, and effective coaching strategies. Each lecture -- about an hour in length -- will be followed by a live Q&A. Students seeking CE credit will need to sign in to watch the lecture and participate in the live Q&A. See website for details, dates, etc.

The first lecture begins October 19 at 12pm EDT, lasting for about an hour, followed by live Q&A. See full schedule below.

  • Learn 4 common EEG patterns associated with over and under arousal.
  • Get tips on electrode placement, good impedance, and proper placement of 10-20 sites.
  • Begin to understand what the EEG reveals, in terms of the client's internal experience, learn to assess client progress from it.
  • Get clear on the process of training your client:  the conversation about what is neurofeedback, setting realistic client goals, assessing symptoms, evaluating progress, and making changes to protocols.

This class will reinforce core concepts and position you for success in developing your neurofeedback practice.

 

Schedule of weekly workshop sessions, which consist of recorded lectures followed by live Q & A discussions. Allow about 90 minutes per session.


Monday, Oct 19, 12pm EDT
Monday, Oct 26, 12pm EDT
Monday, Nov 2, 12pm EST
Monday, Nov 9, 12pm EST
Monday, Nov 16, 12pm EST
Monday, Nov 23, 12pm EST
Monday, Nov 30, 12pm EST
Monday, Dec 7, 12pm EST


Make sure you understand the times of the schedule of live sessions, and that it works for your local time zone, especially if you want CE credit, as that requires attendance.


Lecture 1 -- Art & Science of Neurofeedback:  
a. Explain the neuroscientific rationale for most standard neurofeedback training protocols.
b. Describe the primary goals of neurofeedback.

Lecture 2: The Arousal Model
a. Explain the basics of the arousal model.
b. Describe how the arousal model relates to the EEG

Lecture 3: Patient Assessment   
a. Combine information from the arousal symptom checklist, client history, and baseline EEG recordings to identify the best beginning neurofeedback training protocol.
b. Explain how to find the theta/beta ratio at CZ and the peak alpha frequency at PZ.
c. Describe how looking at changes in alpha amplitude from eyes open to eyes closed reflects my client's nervous system arousal.

Lecture 4: Making Sense of the EEG
a. Describe how the EEG can be used to understand the physiological basis of behavior.
b. Identify 2 common overarousal EEG patterns.
c. Identify 2 common underarousal EEG patterns.

Lecture 5: Therapeutic Goals and Intentionality
a. Explain neurofeedback to clients using easy to understand language.
b. Describe how to prioritize EEG issues.
c. Identify helpful ways to recruit my intentions to set realistic goals
d. Describe how this process might differ when working with children vs. adults.

Lecture 6: Secrets of the EEGer Therapist Wave Screen
a. Identify the different elements of the EEGer therapist screen.
b. Describe expected amplitudes of filter bands, according to published age norms.
c. Show the basics of running a session with EEGer.

Lecture 7: Thresholds and Change
a. Describe how to manage training thresholds,
b. Identify how changes in the threshold can alter the message being communicated to the trainee's nervous system.
c. Explain the risks in changing thresholds too often.

Lecture 8: Strategies for Success
a. Explain when and how to make adjustments to the training protocol.
b. Identify 2 specific strategies for reviewing client progress.

 
Each live session earns 1 CE.  You must log-in and attend each live session you wish to get credit for it.
EEG Education & Research (EEGER) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  EEGER maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Since 2006, she has combined neurofeedback training with talk therapy in her work with clients. Mary is Vice-President of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience and the author of educational materials for clinic clients as well as other professionals.  Mary became board certified in neurofeedback in 2012 and has been teaching the practicum section of Dr. Ed Hamlin's introductory Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice course since 2013. She mentors beginning neurofeedback providers across the United States and Canada. The clinicians she mentors have commented on her ability to explain complicated concepts in clear and simple language, using humor and every day analogies.


Refund/Cancellation Policy:  You may receive a refund -- minus the service fee -- if you cancel 2 weeks prior to the start of the webinar. The service fee, which covers administrative and card fees, will not be refunded.

What People Are Saying:

“Mary, this session is so helpful and packed with valuable concepts. You explain the concepts in a way that make things understandable, retainable, and repeatable. I saw it live and now watched it again - I picked up new things the second time, and plan to watch it again in a week to reinforce my understanding of the networks and how they interplay with brain functioning. Thank you!”

Londa Holsinger