Introduction to Neurofeedback Online Training – 36 hour BCIA Approved Training.

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Introduction to Neurofeedback

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BCIA Approved Neurofeedback Didactic Training Course with optional CEs.

  • Live Online Training
  • Dates: Weekly on Tuesdays (9 Weeks) from March 5 – May 7, 2024
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 16, 30 (no session on April 23)
  • May 7
  • Time: 10am-2:30pm ET (10-10:15 is an option review)
  • Location: Live on Zoom
  • Languages: The sessions will be taught live in English, with real-time translation into Spanish. All presentation PDFs will be provided in English and Spanish.
SKU: BND-COURSE-NF-001-1 Category:

Faculty

AINAT ROGEL, PHD, MSW, BCN, LICSW

AINAT ROGEL, PHD, MSW, BCN, LICSW

Co-Founder & Co-Director Boston NeuroDynamics ⋅ she/her

DIANA MARTINEZ, MD, PHD, LMCH, BCN

DIANA MARTINEZ, MD, PHD, LMCH, BCN

Co-Founder & Co-Director Boston NeuroDynamics ⋅ she/her

LEON MORALES-QUEZADA, MD, PHD, BCN

LEON MORALES-QUEZADA, MD, PHD, BCN

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

MIRRET EL-HAGRASSY, MD

MIRRET EL-HAGRASSY, MD

Assistant professor of neurology at UMass Medical School ⋅ she/her

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.

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:

Summarize the psychophysiological and electrical background as a basis to understand neurofeedback treatment
List the conditions appropriate for neurofeedback treatment.
Explain the theoretical knowledge of the different modalities and protocols and assess their appropriate use.
Demonstrate the ability to use neurofeedback equipment to successfully perform neurofeedback sessions and assessments.
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
Discussion group and exam review
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: March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, May 7th. 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 Daylight Time. This schedule may change slightly. For a more detailed agenda, see Addendum 3.

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 20th-22th, 2024 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. All presentation PDFs will be provided in English, Spanish and Italian.

Tuition and fees: Tuition for the training in March-May training is $1390, with a $150 discount for the early bird rate.. Separate costs are available for Europe and Latin America. 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 interest or commercial support for this program

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

Learning Objectives

1A Introduction to Neurofeedback
List the different neuroimaging techniques
Define neurofeedback, its mechanism and uses
Name 4 assumptions related to neurofeedback
1B History and Development of Neurofeedback

Review the pioneers of neurofeedback
Describe the early clinical applications of neurofeedback
1C Learning Theories and
Clinical Applications

Analyze and summarize classical conditioning and operant conditioning
Define important terms related to learning theories (secondary reinforcement, extinction, generalization, habituation, and shaping)
1D Arousal, Attention, EEG
and Neurofeedback

Define and identify arousal
Differentiate between the different types of arousal
Describe and analyze the relationship between arousal, attention, EEG and neurofeedback
1D Homeostasis, Allostasis, Feedback and Control Systems

Name two different feedback mechanism
Identify homeostasis and allostasis
Describe the physiological mechanisms of the stress response
Summarize the different types of stress mechanisms
2 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Summarize the different parts of a neuron and their communication
List the three levels of the brain and their functioning
List the four lobes and their function
Describe how EEG is being generated
Define neuroplasticity and its role in NFB
3 International 10-20 System of Electrode Placement

Explain, use and apply the 10-20 electrode placement system
Demonstrate the ability to place electrodes according to the 10-20 system
3A Electricity and EEG

Explain the history and relevance of an EEG
Define and use the basic terms of electricity relevant to EEG
Describe the processing of electrical signals
3B Posterior Dominant Rhythm (PDR)

Describe the role of PDR
Identify PDR
Differentiate between normal and abnormal PDR
Measure PDR by using Minimaps as an assessment tool
3BC Montages

Summarize the different montages
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different montages
Compare and analyze the different montages and when to use them
3BC Artifacts

Identify a variety of artifacts in an EEG recording
Explain how to prevent and minimize artifacts
3C Band Widths and Wave Forms

Identify the different brain bandwidths and their functioning
Describe the connection between brain bandwidths and arousal
Summarize the different conditions of EEG
4 Research in Neurofeedback

Identify evidence-based research in neurofeedback
List the efficacy levels of NFB research
Demonstrate the ability to review a NFB research
List key research papers in neurofeedback
Describe clinical and research challenges in NFB
5 Psychopharmacology

Describe the effects of medications, drugs, alcohol and other substances on the brain and EEG
Explain the reward mechanism
Explain the physiological mechanism of substances
6 Client Assessment

Describe the importance of assessments
Summarize the different assessments for intake and ongoing sessions
Detect and address adverse reactions
Practicum: Arousal Assessment

Explain and demonstrate intake and assess the client’s arousal level
Create a NFB protocol based on different arousal assessments
Demonstrate the ability to perform a NFB session based on the arousal assessment protocol
Practicum: Minimap PDR

Explain the purpose of a minimap PDR
Demonstrate the ability to perform a minimap PDR
Interpret PDR data
7 Protocol Development

List four factors to take into account when defining a protocol
Describe how to accommodate client needs and practitioner’s experience when defining a protocol
List three factors needed to gather information
Select an appropriate treatment modality based on a variety of factors
Analyze a client case presentation
8 Treatment Implementation

Describe and demonstrate the role of a neurotherapist
Summarize alpha theta training
Explain the process of remote training and assess its pros and cons
Practicum: qEEG

Inspect the brain activity from a qEEG acquisition demonstration
Describe the steps to analyze the data
Create a NFB protocol based on a qEEG
Practicum: Running a Session

Explain and demonstrate the intake and assess the client’s arousal level
Demonstrate client’s preparation for a NFB session
Create a NFB protocol based on different arousal assessments
Conduct the first NFB session
Practicum: Protocol Adjustment

Evaluate the effectiveness of a previous NFB session
Adjust the reward band or the protocol based on (a) client’s feedback, (b) Symptom Checklist questionnaire, (c) modification in the arousal assessment
Discuss the role of threshold in performing a NFB session
9 Trends in Neurofeedback

List five different treatment modalities
Design trainings which combine neurofeedback with other modalities
10 Ethical & Professional Conduct

Review the different biofeedback organizations
Summarize the NFB code of ethics
Discuss the supervision/mentoring process

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

Additional information

Location

USA, LA, EU