Functional Neuroanatomy Course
This Functional Neuroanatomy course will provide participants with the knowledge they need to identify brain and spinal cord pathology to treat psychological, psychiatric, and neurological conditions. It is designed for professionals with an interest in using applied psychophysiology, neurofeedback, or neuromodulation techniques.
Throughout the eight-week course, participants will learn in a systematic organization about the different brain regions, functional structures, pathways, and cortical networks (sensory, motor, emotional, and cognitive) and how brain structures correlate with specific functional deficits, for example, due to emotional trauma, neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative disease, malformations, stroke, etc. The course will provide participants with a strong understanding of these key concepts and how they relate to the application of neurofeedback or neuromodulation techniques. Clinical scenarios common in mental health and neuromodulation practice, along with real-life examples, will be presented during the course.
With an emphasis on neuroregulation and neuromodulation techniques (including neurofeedback, biofeedback, transcranial direct current stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, photobiomodulation, nerve stimulation, etc.), Dr. Leon Morales-Quezada shares his unique experience through case presentations, clinical applications, and research.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe different regions of the brain, differentiate their function, and evaluate their potential clinical relevance
Compare and differentiate various methods of neurophysiological studies and imaging of human brain structure and function
Identify, map and label key functional structures and pathways in the brain
Recognize, analyze, and interpret functional cortical networks
Identify sites of injury based on clinical signs and symptoms, brain images, neurophysiology, and patient history
This course will include the following modules:
- Cross-sectional anatomy of the brain
- Meninges, ventricles, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood supply
- Development of the nervous system
- Neurons, glial cells, and the blood-brain barrier
- Spinal cord
- Brain stem
- Trigeminal system
- Auditory system
- Vestibular system
- Cranial nerves
- Visual system
- Autonomic nervous system
- Limbic system
- Basal ganglia and the striatal motor system
- The Cerebral Cortex
- Common neurological disorders and syndromes
The training is designed and taught by Leon Morales-Quezada, MD, PhD. In addition to doing clinical work, Leon supervises clinicians as BCIA approved supervisor, offers professional training/courses, and actively conducts research.
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 was awarded with the prestigious Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Harvard-NIH program, Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. He is currently a Research Faculty from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Research Institute and fellow from the Ellen R. and Melvin J. Gordon Center for the Cure and Treatment of Paralysis. Dr. Morales-Quezada research interests focus on noninvasive neuromodulation, the placebo effect, and technology development applied in rehabilitation and behavioral medicine.
Leon is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and uses the pronouns he/his.
Target Audience: Clinicians such as physicians, psychologists, chiropractors, mental health counselors, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, and all clinicians who use neuromodulation techniques.
Additionally, this course is applicable for students and professionals from nonclinical backgrounds, such as engineers, computer scientists, and data analysts, who are interested in how neuromodulation technology can be developed.
The training will provide you with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliances (BCIA) neuroanatomy / neurophysiology course requirements for those who want to get Board Certified in Neurofeedback. For more information about the BCIA certification, use the following link: https://www.bcia.org
This course is also If you are already BCIA certified but feel the need to get a greater understanding of functional neuroanatomy in your clinical practice consider taking this course as a recertification requirement.
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.
Boston NeuroDynamics reserves the right to cancel. Should it be necessary, we will reschedule the training for a future date with the option of attending that training or receiving a full refund.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.