Neurofeedback Workshops & Equipment
Getting Started With Neurofeedback & Z-score training (2014)
Register soon for: February 2014
(Register before February 1st for free pre-workshop QEEG orientation)
"Live Webcast" Neurofeedback Workshop:
John Demos, MA, LCMHC, BCIA-EEG
Equipment Packages: www.eegshopping.com
- Learn Neurofeedback in the comfort of your home or office: minimum loss of work-time
- Group rates: Train your entire staff
- No travel or rooming expenses: lower start-up costs
- Practice what you are learning in-between sessions: more time to absorb material
- Have access to instructor in-between sessions: Personal attention, "hand holding"
- "Live Webcasts" allow students to ask questions and have discussions
- "Live Demonstrations" learn in real-time not just in theory.
- Learn "Z-score training" to build confidence
- Workshop Discounts when purchasing equipment through Neurofeedback of S.VT LLC
- Create Brain Maps based upon symptoms and the EEG
- Get sick? Have an emergency? Take the next workshop: no extra fees!
- Workshop repeats 5-6 times per year (check posted schedule for next workshop)
- 4 Consecutive Fridays: 9 am - 1 pm [Lunch] 2 pm - 6 pm (eastern standard time)
- Each 4 hour segment is called a "module," repeat any missed module at no extra cost
- Included: 4 hours of group mentoring (3-6 weeks after main workshop concludes)
Want to train your whole staff? Special times and dates can be arranged!
- Professional Requirements
- PC Requirements (Do not purchase from local office supply store!!!!!)
- Equipment Requirements
- Licensed as health care provider in US
- Duly authorized health care professional in your country of origin
- Staff member of professional health care provider
- Intern or graduate student supervised by health care professional
- Additional educational information: click Acceptable Degrees (BCIA)
- PC (minimum-requirements): 2.5 GHz speed, 4 GB RAM, quad core processor (or, i7)
- Dedicated Graphics Card 1 Gig, 2 Gig preferred
- ASUS computers preferred: i7, 2 GIGs of dedicated graphics (www.tigerdirect.com)
- High Quality sound card
- Mouse strongly recommended (pads are too slow and cumbersome
- Internet speed: click "BEGIN TEST" obtain "download" and "upload" speed."Speed-Test"
- (Minimum upload speed 1.0 Mbps, optimum upload speed 2.5 Mbps. Minimum download speed 5.0 Mbps, optimum download speed 10.0 Mbps)
- Wireless internet: PC must be close enough to router to have an excellent connection.
- Go-To-Meeting: you must be able to accept a down-load link.
- USB Head-Set required: echos occur when using PC speaker and microphone system
- Easy access to email software.
- 4-Channel BrainMaster Atlantis (or Discovery) with Z-score training installed
- Multimedia Player
We recommend one of the following EEG recording caps when acquiring data.
- ECI recording caps for Discovery
We recommend one of the following assessment software:
- NeuroGuide assessment software for Discovery
- Comprehensive QEEG Analysis Software (CQA) for NeuroGuide
The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
To become a Board-certified practitioner:
- hold an appropriate degree in a BCIA-approved clinical health care field
- meet strict didactic education and clinical training requirements
- pass a written certification exam
- adhere to an ethical code of conduct which states that when working with a medical or psychological disorder, unlicensed providers must work under the supervision of an appropriately-credentialed provider.
Board certification as a "technician" or "clinician" starts here!
Neurofeedback of S.VT LLC is duly authorized to provide certification training
BCIA also requires an additional 4 hour ethics course which may be obtained on-line, workshop, college credits
More details about BCIA board certification requirements can be found HERE.
Getting Started with Neurofeedback and Z-score training. No previous knowledge of neurofeedback is required. Newcomers to the field will learn how to do a 4-channel Electroencephalograph (EEG) asessments, interpret BrainMaps and create Z-score training protocols. Online classes convene once each Friday (4 hours in the morning and 4 hours after lunch). Homework assignments between sessions allow students to implement what they are learning. By the end of the workshop most students should be able to create rudimentary maps, evaluate via symptom assessment software and train with Z-scores. Class will focus on the EEG presentation and corresponding training for disorders such as ADHD, depression, anxiety and headaches. Further information will include traumatic brain injury, seizure disorder and learning disorders. Students will assess and train themselves or a volunteer and the Instructor will be available between sessions to provide individual attention. Students will share screen shots, see power points and answer questions and show the result of homework assignments. BrainMaster software and equipment will be used throughout the course. The book, Getting Started with Neurofeedback will be used during the course. Workshop discounts may be available, please discuss this issue at the time of registration.
This course closely follows the curriculum outlined by the Biofeedack Certification International Alliance (BCIA). This course is the first step towards getting board certified in Neurofeedback. All students will receive a certificate of attendance and will be invited to register with BCIA as a candidate for certification.
All students will receive 32 BCIA didactic credits, 4 additional credits in ethics are needed and they may be obtained by any typical online ethics course. Students may request up to 28 CEs to maintain their license.
To qualify you must be a professional health care provider in your country of origin or you must serve as an EEG-tech or assistant under the supervision of a professional health care provider. Students must have high speed internet minimum 54 mpbs speed, 100 mbps is prefered. USB headsets are superior to telephone connections. Students should purchase and read the book "Getting Started with Neurofeedback." Information on needed EEG equipment & supplies will be provided by instructor.
Our program is designed for international health care professionals. For those in the United States state appropriate certification or licensure includes the following fields: medical doctors, naturopathic doctors as well as psychologists, social workers, counselors, physical/occupational therapists, registered nurses and chiropractors. In some cases credentialed special education teachers and school counselors working in a school environment may also qualify. Others who may not meet the above qualifications; but may also benefit from this training, include graduate students who are supervised in a university setting, as well as the staff of a neurofeedback practice including EEG-techs. Specific questions about certification should be directed to BCIA.
How can I prepare?
Read Part I of the book: Getting Started with Neurofeedback. It will lay the groundwork for the information you will soon be processing and later using in a clinical setting. The practice of neurofeedback has numerous technical terms. A few short hours of reading will help you to absorb what is to come (Please bring your book to the workshop).
Please read Cory Hammonds article "What is Neurofeedback at www.isnr.org
Watch the following YouTube presentations:
John N Demos, author of Getting Started with Neurofeedback, is the primary presenter. This 9 module BCIA (EEG) accredited workshop is the first step in the certification process—each module is 4-hours long. It has been designed to meet 32 *** of the 36-hours of required learning outlined by BCIA. Workshop covers the foundation and rationale for neurofeedback. You will learn the history of neurotherapy and how it has evolved into present day clinical practice as well as the basics of assessment, treatment planning, and training with neurofeedback equipment. Attendees will be given an understanding of the electrical activity of the brain and how it influences cognition and behavior. Most participants report they are able to create rudimentary Brain Maps and perform basic Z-score training after the workshop. Students will be able to practice skills learned between sessions.**
Professional training Schedule (BCIA curriculum) presented in 4 hour increments:
3. Instrumentation & Electronics (A)
4. Instrumentation & Electronics (B)
5. Research & Psychopharmalogical considerations
6. Treatment Planning (A)
7. Treatment Planning (B)
8. Treatment Planning (C)
9. Assessment & training tools (extra)*
***Students are responsible to take an individual 4 hour on-line course on ethics and to present certificate of completion to BCIA; once coursework is complete, participants will be awarded a 32 Hour attendance certificate required by BCIA as part of the certification process.
**Homework will be assigned; expect oral or written review of material
*Assessment tools portion of curriculum is not required for BCIA certification but is essential for practitioners who will be having oversight of clients/trainees. 9th module will take place approximately 2-3 weeks after the first 8 modules have been completed.
Participants will be introduced to BrainMaster (Atlantis or Discovery) training and assessment equipment. Workshop manual is augmented with a field manual designed to launch your neurofeedback practice. Contact Instructor to obtain assessment software and equipment.
The participant will be able to:
- Record and tabulate the EEG from various International 10-20 locations with EEG biofeedback equipment.
- Identify the normal EEG by interpreting 2-dimensional graphics.
- Identify EEG signatures or brain wave patterns that reflect various disorders.
- Discuss indications and contraindications for therapy in order to identify those who will benefit the most from neurofeedback training.
- Locate artifacts in the EEG that are caused by scalp muscles and eye movements.
- Reduce artifacts in the EEG recording.
- Discuss the application of EEG-biofeedback to various disorders such as ADHD, depression, migraine, anxiety and mild traumatic brain injury with z-score training and single filter designs. Set up and run 1, 2 & 4 channel Z-score training.
- Learn BrainMaster database-protocol for PTSD-developed by John N Demos
- Organize and write training plans that relate to those same disorders.
Workshop Schedule of Events: Live webcast course is delivered on Friday morning & afternoon (eastern standard time) for 4 consecutive weeks.
Module 1: Orientation to Neurofeedback
- What is Biofeedback?
- How is the EEG defined?
- What constitutes normal or average EEG activity
- How can statistics be used in measurement, diagnosis and training
Module 2: Basic Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy
- What are the key functions of lobes, gyri, limbic system, etc?
- How does the brain generate the EEG: measurement principles
- Brief History of Biofeedback
- Introduction to software as time allows
Module 3: Instrumentation & Electronics A
- International 10-20 System, 19 classic sites
- Differential Amplifiers: Common Mode Rejection & Montage selection
- Impedance and ohms
- Amplifiers: Nyquist principle (samples per second)
- Filters (IIR & FFT), Notch filters, High & Low Pass filters
Module 4: Instrumentation & Electronics
- Artifact recognition & reduction; Circadian rhythms, Meds & Substances
- Classic Band characteristics such as idling rhythms: SMR-Mu Question
- QEEG methodology, single hertz bins, databases, discriminant analysis’ verses signatures.
- Introduction to 4-Channel Assessments with Atlantis
Module 5: Research & Psychopharmalogical considerations
- Clinical Efficacy of Psycho physiological Interventions.
- Potential effects of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs
- (1) Clinical, (2) EEG, (3) Learning
- HOMEWORK REVIEW
Module 6: Treatment Planning (A)
- Therapy contrasted with peak performance
- Continuous Performance Tests (IVA, TOVA, Conners’)
- Field Manual:
- – Clinical Interview, history, contraindications
- – Diagnosis compared with symptoms
- – Treatment plans
Module 7: Treatment Planning (B)
- Traumatic brain injury: 3 presentations
- ADHD, LDs, Anxiety, Headache
- Chemical Dependency
- Seizure disorder
- Negative responses: RIA, medication sensitivity
Module 8: Treatment Planning (C)
- Review of Assessment & training homework
- Setting up Z-score training: demonstration
- Monitoring training progress: in the moment & long term
- Common non-Z-score EEG interventions
Module 9: Assessment and training tools
- · Adding neurofeedback to your practice
- · Auxiliary skills and interventions
- · Q&A
- Workshop cost: $ 1000.00 US
- Modules 1&2 Intro: $ 250.00
- CE processing fee: $ 35.00 (APA, ASWB, NBCC)
(Visa, MC, Google check out, call 802-732-8060 for Discovery purchase)
Fees are non-refundable:
- If you miss your planned dates: choose any workshop within 18 months of purchase!
- If you miss any module: retake missed module at no extra cost
- Repeat any module: 50% discount
- Took my workshop in the past and want a refresher course? 50% discount
Purchase either Basic Discovery Package and workshop is FREE
- 3 hours of free installation included with equipment purchase
- Workshop Protocols are installed and ready to use
- Equipment must be purchased through Neurofeedback of S.VT LLC
- Purchase now and have up to 18 months to take the workshop at a discounted rate
- Call (802) 732-8060 for more information
Join us for 4 Fridays in February
Next Online Workshop Starts February 7th, 2014
- OFFER: workshop is FREE with purchase of Discovery package (from us).
ON-LINE REGISTRATION OPTIONS:
- $250.00 (nonrefundable) INTRODUCTION TO NEUROFEEDBACK (MODULES 1&2)
- $1000.00 (nonrefundable) COMPLETE WORKSHOP (MODULES 1-9)
- $8,100.00 (nonrefundable) DISCOVERY BASIC PACKAGE: WORKSHOP IS FREE
Phone: 802-732-8060 for questions, information or to register (MasterCard & Visa accepted)
Online Neurofeedback workshop Instructor: John N Demos, MA, LCMHC, BCIA-EEG, author of Getting Started with Neurofeedback (available on Amazon). (On-line, $500.00 or free with equipment purchase, see details below): 28 CEs (NBCC, ASWB, APA plus 32 BCIA didactic credits)
Online Training: Full BCIA-EEG (Neurofeedback) requirement
(with Z-score Training)
Equipment discounted for workshop attendees.
Attendees must have access to equipment: the workshop is open to Licensed practitioners & EEG technicians working under licensed practitioners.
Professional training Schedule presented in 4 hour increments:
3.Instrumentation & Electronics (A)
4.Instrumentation & Electronics (B)
5.Research & Psychopharmalogical considerations
6.Treatment Planning (A)
7.Treatment Planning (B)
8.Treatment Planning (C)
9.Assessment tools (extra)
***Students are responsible to take an individual 4 hour on-line course on ethics; during our didactic review ethical considerations unique to biofeedback practitioners will be considered. Once, coursework is complete, participants will be awarded a 36 Hour attendance certificate required by BCIA as part of the certification process.
**Homework will be assigned; expect oral or written review of material
*Assessment tools portion of curriculum is not required for BCIA certification but is essential for practitioners who will be having oversight of clients/trainees.
NOTE: Treatment planning will be oriented towards 4-Channel Z-Score training
Workshop Cost: $1000.00 (nonrefundable).
BCIA didactic certification certificate (no charge)
Up to 30 CEs for Licensed Practitioners ($35 fee paid in advance)
Certificate of completion is issued once all modules are attended and proof of ethics course is presented. 28 CEs are available once the entire program is completed.
Several Discounted Equipment packages are available
For example, the workshop is free with Discovery Purchase
Go to: www.eegshopping for details
Go to: www.eegworkshop for more info
Neurofeedback for Epilepsy Seizure Control Improves With Neurofeedback Training
by Zoe Langly, February 8, 2008
Neurofeedback is a type of behavior training called operant conditioning. This sophisticated form of brainwave monitoring and feedback trains the brain and nervous system to operate more normally. It's been used to treat epilepsy and other disorders for over thirty years.How It Works
During training, electrodes are placed on the scalp and on the ear lobes. Brainwave activity is monitored like a regular EEG, but with a major difference. The EEG is normally fed into a computer and printed out on paper in the form of wiggly lines representing brain waves.
News-Medical.Net:Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) may help those with autism
Published: Thursday, 28-Feb-2008
Medical Research News
Research on autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) shows that neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) can remediate anomalies in brain activation, leading to symptom reduction and functional improvement.
This evidence raises the hopes for a behavioral, psychophysiological intervention moderating the severity of ASD. The research is reviewed in a new article published in the latest issue of Biofeedback.
MU Researcher Studies Neurofeedback to 'Retrain' Brainwaves in Children with Autism
April 23, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Playing a video game called ‘Space Race’ that requires nothing more than brainpower to make rockets on a computer screen move forward is more than just fun and games. A University of Missouri researcher is using video games to see if the brainwaves of children with autism can be ‘retrained’ to improve focus and concentration.