Neurofeedback Training Course

Live Online Training

BCIA Approved Neurofeedback Didactic Training Course with optional CEs.

Course will be offered live online in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Upcoming Dates: October 11th – December 6th ~ hosted in collaboration with NeoCemod

 

Course Description

 

The introductory level training provides the participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to successfully integrate neurofeedback into their clinical practice. The training is also a necessary part of preparing the participants for Board Certification in Neurofeedback. 

This 36-hour neurofeedback training is accredited by Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and fulfills all the criteria of didactic training necessary for BCIA board certification in Neurofeedback. 

The training prepares its participants to immediately begin the practice of neurofeedback on the way to board certification. Neurofeedback is a powerful clinical tool that enables clinicians to successfully work with otherwise difficult to treat patients suffering from a variety of psychophysiological disorders. Neurofeedback has been empirically demonstrated to be an efficacious treatment of ADHD, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and many others.

Upcoming Dates and Times

 

Dates: Weekly on Tuesdays (9 Weeks) from October 11 – December 6, 2022

  • October 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December 6, 2022

Time: 10am-2:30pm ET (10-10:15 is a option review)

Location: Live on ZOOM

Languages: Live simultaneous translation into Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian

Costs

 

The cost for the October 2022 training is as follows:

United States & Europe: $1350 USD standard / $1200 USD early bird rate (if paid in full by September 18th)

Latinamerica: $800 USD standard / $650 USD early bird rate (if paid in full by September 18th)

Discounts: 20% discount for students & groups of 3 or more from the same location

Scholarships: We offer 2 scholarships for each training. Contact us if you are interested in applying.

Have any questions or want more information?

Email us at info@bostoneurodynamics.com or call (617)-855-9295

Faculty

 

AINAT ROGEL, PHD, MSW, BCN, LICSW

Co-Founder & Co-Director Boston NeuroDynamics she/her   ainat@bostonneurodynamics.com

 

Ainat is fluent in English and Hebrew.

Read Ainat's Bio

Ainat is the co-founder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics, where she practices neurofeedback, performs and analyzes brain mapping (qEEG).  In addition to seeing clients, Ainat leads international presentations and trainings, supervises students and conducts evidence-based research. Ainat currently serves on the advisory board of ISNR (International Society of Neurofeedback and Research), where she just completed her term as president. She advocates incorporating neurofeedback and biofeedback as part of therapy and bio-psycho-social system and specializes in PTSD, trauma, developmental trauma, dissociation and the many other diagnoses related to developmental trauma.

Ainat has a PhD in Computer Science and Neurobiology, MSW in social work, a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), and a BCIA certified neurofeedback (BCN) provider and supervisor. Ainat advocates incorporating neurofeedback and biofeedback as part of therapy in general, and in her practice specifically focuses on developmental trauma. She also believes in fundamental and large-scale research studies. In addition to seeing clients, Ainat leads international presentations and trainings, supervises students and conducts evidence-based research.

Ainat received her Ph.D. in Computer-Science and Neurobiology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, received her MSW from Simmons College in 2014 and her LICSW in 2017. She has worked in brain research at various institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH-Harvard, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Since 2010, she has focused on neurofeedback research and clinical work at the Mental Health Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel and at Ben-Gurion University. Ainat also worked as a clinician and group intake coordinator at Arbour Outpatient Clinic in Jamaica Plain, Boston. She has been on the staff at the Trauma Center at JRI since 2012 as a chief scientist of neurofeedback and a senior affiliate at the neurofeedback clinic. She also trains and supervises NFT clinicians. She coordinated the child Neurofeedback Study and was part of the adult NFT study.

In her free time Ainat enjoys various outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and all types of camping, from backpacking to canoe camping. During the long Boston winters, Ainat likes to read and do origami.

DIANA MARTINEZ, MD, PHD, LMCH, BCN

Co-Founder & Co-Director Boston NeuroDynamics she/her   diana@bostonneurodynamics.com

 

Diana is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Diana is the co-founder and co-director of Boston NeuroDynamics, where she provides neurofeedback/biofeedback to clients, performs and analyzes brain mappings (qEEG), teaches neurofeedback courses, and supervises clinicians around the world. She is passionate about learning and understanding how the brain works and seeing each person learn to self regulate. Getting to be a part of her clients journey is very rewarding for her.

Diana is a medical doctor with a specialty in Neurorehabilitation. She has 17 years of experience treating patients with severe brain injuries and developmental delays in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. She developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Since 2012, she has been the CEO of Neocemod a Neuromodulation Center in Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico, with experience treating patients with epilepsy, learning disorders, behavioral disorder, mood disorders, sleep disorders, TBI and CP. She has extensive experience in neurophysiology and EEG/qEEG/ERP interpretation.

Diana received her medical degree from University of Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2002. She completed a Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation at IAHP of Philadelphia in 2006; an M.Sc in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2009; a Fellowship in Neurophysiology at University Hospital of Cleveland in 2012; and a PhD from De Montfort University of Leicester, U.K. in 2018. She is an international consultant for Neurofeedback professionals and currently she combines clinical work and research. This line of inquiry led her to studying the effects of Neurofeedback in epilepsy for her PhD thesis. She continues to receive invitations to give lectures and workshops for ISNR, BFE, NRBS and SMNB (the Mexican Neurofeedback society) and other international neurological and neurophysiology societies. In 2017, she became the Director of the Neurofeedback Clinic at the Trauma Center at JRI in Boston where she was until 2019 until she co-founded Boston Neurodynamics. She is a certified clinician from the SMART (Stress management and resilience training) program from the Benson-Henry Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital integrative Medicine. Currently she is the secretary of ISNR (International Society of Neuroregulation and Research).

In her free time Diana loves to travel, enjoys art expositions, movies and photography.
Diana is a mother of two and a proud Latino woman who is passionate about promoting the presence of diversity and inclusion in her field.

LEON MORALES-QUEZADA, MD, PHD, BCN

Researcher in Neuroscience at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Neuromodulation Consultant and Board Member of Boston NeuroDynamics he/his

 

Leon is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Dr. Leon Morales-Quezada is a physician-scientist with experience in neurocognitive rehabilitation, noninvasive neuromodulation, applied psychophysiology, and technology development for neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Morales-Quezada received his MD degree from Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes and completed clinical training in emergency medicine and intensive care. He also completed a fellowship and Masters in Neuropsychology Rehabilitation at Touro College, a PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences from De Montfort University in Leicester UK, and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Morales-Quezada completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Harvard-NIH program, at the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH), Harvard Medical School. Dr. Morales-Quezada research interests focus on noninvasive neuromodulation, the placebo effect, and technology development applied in rehabilitation and behavioral medicine. 

MIRRET EL-HAGRASSY, MD

Assistant professor of neurology at UMass Medical School she/her

 

Mirret is fluent in English.

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Mirret M. El-Hagrassy, MD, is a licensed neurologist, board-certified in Neurology and Epilepsy. She is a neurologist at UMass Memorial and Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Prior to that she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. El-Hagrassy was conducting research in neuromodulation with an emphasis on neurologic disorders, and her research projects involved the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain as well as EEG changes in healthy volunteers. She has authored peer-reviewed articles, as well as book chapters on topics including digital EEG signal analysis, non-invasive brain stimulation, epilepsy and clinical research. Dr. El-Hagrassy has a special interest in non-invasive brain stimulation, EEG, epilepsy, and neurofeedback. She enjoys living and working in multicultural environments and multi-specialty groups. Dr. El-Hagrassy completed her medical training at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt) over a decade ago, and has moved to the US since. She completed her neurology residency at SUNY Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, NY), clinical neurophysiology (EEG and Epilepsy track) fellowship at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio).

Testimonials

 

January 2021 ParticIpant

All of the presenters were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the practice of Neurofeedback. Despite the volume of content covered each day, each presenter allowed space for questions and dialogue to ensure that all participants were connecting with the material. They were all extremely warm and open! …Basically, everything I learned in this course was new/different! This was my first introduction to NFB, and it was very informative. This course provided a great foundation for the on-the-job training that I’ll be receiving in the coming weeks.

October 2020 ParticIpant

It was wonderful especially considering limitations of teaching remotely due to covid. I’m new to neurofeedback so much of it was new. I particularly enjoyed seeing how it is implemented to treat trauma.

January 2021 ParticIpant

I learned a great deal from participating in this training. All of the instructors were wonderful, and well versed in their expertise. I appreciated that the instructors welcomed questions, and also provide opportunities for future learning and continued growth in neurofeedback through supervision. Due to COVID restrictions, the training was remote. In the future, I would like to also attend an in-person training that they host to integrate some hands-on learning as well…. I was new to neurofeedback when I signed up to participate in this training, as such most of the concepts specifically related to neurofeedback were new to me. I learned so much! I am excited to begin integrating neurofeedback into my practice and feel that this course gave me the foundation and confidence to do so.

Course Guide

 

This document outlines a neurofeedback training course designed for clinicians seeking to acquire neurofeedback skills. The introductory level training provides the participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to successfully integrate neurofeedback into their clinical practice. The training is also a necessary part of preparing the participants for Board Certification in Neurofeedback.

This 36-hour neurofeedback training is accredited by Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and fulfills all the criteria of didactic training necessary for BCIA board certification in Neurofeedback.
The training prepares its participants to immediately begin the practice of neurofeedback on the way to board certification. Neurofeedback is a powerful clinical tool that enables clinicians to successfully work with otherwise difficult to treat patients suffering from a variety of psychophysiological disorders. Neurofeedback has been empirically demonstrated to be an efficacious treatment of ADHD, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and many others.

This training provides sufficient material so clinicians will gain:

  • Knowledge the psychophysiological and electrical bases to understand the theory underlying neurofeedback
  • Understanding of the conditions appropriate for neurofeedback treatment
  • Familiarity with common assessments
  • Understanding of different neurofeedback modalities
  • Knowledge of the neurofeedback recording devices
  • Practical experience to perform an effective neurofeedback session and assessments.

Learning objectives: To provide in-depth knowledge of the psychophysiology, electrical and neurofeedback training techniques required to perform neurofeedback training. This knowledge is crucial to effectively integrate and apply neurofeedback into the clinician’s practice. In particular:

  1. Summarize the psychophysiological and electrical background as a basis to understand neurofeedback treatment
  2. List the conditions appropriate for neurofeedback treatment.
  3. Explain the theoretical knowledge of the different modalities and protocols and assess their appropriate use.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use neurofeedback equipment to successfully perform neurofeedback sessions and assessments.
  5. Apply theoretical knowledge to implement both assessments and sessions.

For a complete list of learning objectives, please see Addendum 1.

BCIA-approved health care fields include: psychology, nursing, (including 2-year registered nurses with license; not LVNs or LPNs), physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, rehabilitation, chiropractic, recreational therapy, physician’s assistant (with certification or license), exercise physiology, speech pathology, and sports medicine. The following fields require a master’s degree: music therapy and counseling education (M.Ed. in counseling). Appropriately credentialed doctors of medicine are also accepted. Degrees in health care fields other than those listed above must be submitted to the Certification Review Committee.

Boston NeuroDynamics and BCIA will consider requests for special review for the demonstration of equivalency for most of our requirements, including prerequisite education. However, degree review requests must be compared to a BCIA-approved clinical health care field.

This training consists of :

  • 36-hours of didactic teaching, through a live, interactive in-person and online format
  • Live demonstrations of practical skills
  • All workshop materials provided in a PDF format
  • Official certificate of course completion
  • Help with completing BCIA application

Credit hours: This workshop provides participants with the 36 didactic hours necessary for BCIA certification. These hours correspond to the BCIA blueprint requirements for each area of knowledge.

CE Credits: up to 36 CE credit hours are available through R. Cassidy. Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

For more information about CE credits, see Addendum 2

Neurofeedback blueprint and hours:

I – Introduction (4 hours)
II – Anatomy and Physiology (4 hours)
III – Electricity (4 hours)
IV – Research and Protocols (2 hours)
V – Psychopharmacology (2 hours)
VI – Assessments (4 hours)
VII – Protocol Development (6 hours)
VIII – Treatment Implementation (6 hours)
IX – Trends (2 hours)
X – Ethics (2 hours)

Total: 10 units / 36 hours

Schedule and format: The October 2022 training will take place weekly on Tuesdays for 9 weeks from October 11, 2022 – December 6, 2022 virtually over ZOOM.

The schedule will be as follows:
10:00 – 10:15 Review/Q&A (optional)
10:15 – 12:00 Lecture
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 2:30 Lecture

All times are in Eastern Time. This schedule may change slightly. 

While this is a virtual training, we are making it as interactive as possible. The majority of the presentations will be live, with options to ask questions, have conversations, and see each other. It will also include demonstrations and an optional review each week. This 36-hour training is sufficient to get BCIA accreditation.

A hands-on intermediate practicum, called “From Protocol Development to Conducting a Neurofeedback Session: Theory and Hands-on Practicum”, will be offered to supplement this training. The training is an intermediate neurofeedback course that will focus on the intricacies of performing neurofeedback sessions and theoretical knowledge of protocol development. It will be held in-person on June 24-26, 2022 in Boston, MA (COVID permitting).

Location: Virtual over ZOOM. The link will be provided prior to the start date. All presentations will be emailed in a PDF file format.
Language: The sessions will be taught live in English, with real-time translation into Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. All presentation PDFs will be provided in English, Spanish and Italian.

Tuition and fees: Tuition for the training in October 2022 is $1350, with a $150 early bird discount if registered and paid in full by September 11th. An additional discount to students and groups will be given. In-house training may be arranged to train staff within an organization, with tuition negotiated separately, based on the number of attendees (minimum number applies).

Cancellation policy: All payments will be fully refunded if the cancellation is made 4 weeks prior to the training, with a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks, but more than 5 days before the training can be refunded at 50% or fully credited towards the next workshop. Cancellations made 5 days or fewer before class cannot be refunded or credited.

Disclosure Statement: There is no conflict of interset or commercial support for this program

Questions/Concerns: For questions or concerns, you can call us at (617) 855-9295 or email us at info@bostonneurodyanmics.com

Learning Objective (Addendum 1)

 

Dates: Weekly on Tuesdays (9 Weeks) from October 11 – December 6, 2022

October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and December 6, 2022

Time: 10am-2:30pm ET (10-10:15 is a option review)

Location: Live on ZOOM

Languages: Live simultaneous translation into Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian

CE Credits (Addendum 2)

 

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Links to Evaluations and Certificates will be emailed and also available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

CE Credit Language

Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 24 CE hours.
R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018.
24 clock hours. Live in-person.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 24 clock hours. Live in-person.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. 24 hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers.
This program is approved 24 contact hours Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 24 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 24 hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 24 contact hours. Live in-person.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 24 contact hours. Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 24 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 24 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 24 contact hours. Live in-person.
Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0224 for 24 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 24 hours general. Expires 3/31/2021. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 24 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 24 contact hours

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

How Do I Register?

 

1. Fill out the registration form
Click in the link below to register for the course. We will only secure your spot once we receive payment.

2. Cost
United States and Europe: $1350 USD
Latin America: $800 USD

3. Additional discounts
20%: Students from any student institution.
20%: Groups of 3 or more people who are from the same institution.

2 Scholarships are available for each training. They are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. 

Note: Please contact us for the student and scholarship applications

4. Early Bird Rates
We an early bird discount on the price for those who pay the course in full before September 18, 2022.

Early bird prices:

United States and Europe: $1200 USD
Latin America: $650 USD

5. Payment
We currently accept cash, check, credit cards and PayPal. After submitting the registration form, you will receive an email with more details on your preferred payment option. 
Your spot will be secure once we receive payment.

Do you have any questions?

Email us at info@bostonneurodynamics.com or call us at (617) 855-9295