Upcoming Workshop!

QEEG, NEUROFEEDBACK AND LORETA WORKSHOP 4

PRESENTED BY:
Brainfeedback Training Institute and DEYMED CORPORATION

Date: February 28, 2014 & March 2, 2014
Where: Comfort Inn Oceanside, Deerfield Beach, Flordia
Who: Joel F. Lubar PH.D. and Steven Stockdale PH.D.

For More Detailed Information,
goto: http://www.brainfeedbacktraining.com

List of Workshops Offered

Program Location:
Contact us for a schedule of workshops and locations.

Presenters:
Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D., BCIA Certified and Specialty in EEG Biofeedback Certification.
QEEG Dipolmate.

I have trained more then 1500 health professionals from many countries in our Institute.

I provide didactic and hands on training for individuals and/or groups in 3 day workshops, which include EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) for: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorders, Chemical Dependency, Seizure Disorders, and many other disorders for which there are recently developed Neurotherapy Protocols. I train participants on a variety of instruments.

We are a BCIA designated training center for EEG Biofeedback certification.

I also offer personal training hours as designated by BCIA as a prerequisite for certification.

Dr. Joel Lubar provides workshops specializing in QEEG and LORETA data acquisition and analysis.

Dr. Joel Lubar provides extensive case and technical consultation in, Neurofeedback, QEEG and LORETA analysis by phone.


Three Day Didactic and Hands on training in Neurotherapy

The field of Neurofeedback-Neurotherapy has developed very rapidly in the past ten years. There are currently more than 1500 practitioners actively involved in the treatment of: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette's Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Chemical Dependency, and Mild Closed Head Injury. There are other new applications that are being developed including the treatment of depression, autistic disorders and possibly treatment of dissociative identity disorders. The field of Neurotherapy is currently the most rapidly developing area in the entire field of biofeedback and perhaps one of the most exciting and important developments in the field of behavioral medicine during the past decade.

There are a number of controlled studies that have been completed, or are in progress, evaluating the clinical effectiveness of Neurofeedback in dealing with ADD/ADHD and Chemical Dependency. Information regarding these studies will be presented in the workshops, as will information regarding research design, for those interested in pursuing controlled studies in these and other areas.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide in-depth information about these disorders, their diagnoses, their assessment, as well as the new treatment protocols that are being developed. The workshop will involve didactic instruction, case presentation, discussion, and HANDS ON EXPERIENCE. The main emphasis of this workshop will be the clinical application and treatment of disorders for which Neurofeedback - Neurotherapy has been shown to be effective and appropriate. This workshop follows the blueprint guidelines for BCIA certification and EEG biofeedback.

Workshop Outline

  • Research and physiological underpinnings for the field of neurofeedback;
  • Reading and interpreting the EEG, including the following:
    1. Meaning of EEG terminology (Hz., amplitude, bandpass, frequencies, Greek letter designations - and meanings for theta, alpha, beta, lambda, and gamma)
    2. Recognition of the different EEG patterns (signatures) both on line and off line
    3. Interpretations of patterns and their relevance to the particular syndromes including ADD/ADHD, seizures, depression, alcohol and drug dependency, LD, Tourette's Syndrome, mild head injury
    4. EEG patterns for different syndromes in normal awake patients
    5. Typical EEG patterns for ADD/ADHD and other syndromes, age related differences
    6. Atypical EEG patterns which indicate a need for further EEG studies and/or neurological evaluation
    7. Basic electrical concepts necessary to good recording of data (impedance, frequency response, common mode rejection, sensitivity or gain, amplifier noise, offset potentials, detection of electrode artifacts)
    8. Reading a Fast Fourier Transform and Power spectral analysis
    9. Elementary trouble shooting
    10. Evaluation for different syndromes
    11. Atypical patterns and subpatterns for different syndromes
    12. Using the FFT or Fast Fourier Transform for the clinical evaluation
    13. Reading Topographical Brain Maps
    14. Subtypes of ADD classifications based on maps
    15. Patterns for other psychiatric diagnoses
    16. Introduction to LORETA(LOW RESOLUTION ELECTROMAGNETIC TOMOGRAPHY)

  • Clinical Sessions will cover:
    1. Changing parameter settings to improve learning in the middle of successful treatment
    2. Deciding if the parameter changes are needed in a treatment when learning does not seem to occur
    3. Setting up the session segments
    4. Deciding on which activities besides straight feedback segments are needed during the session (and ordering these within the session)
    5. Determining the length of each session segment initially and changing the length of the segment across sessions
    6. When and how to change burst length for training
    7. Graphing the data and determining the course of treatment
    8. Using graphs as guides for parameter changes
    9. Electrode placement
    10. Measuring for correct placement
    11. Skin preparation
    12. Impedance and voltage offset measuring
    13. Interaction of Neurofeedback with pharmacotherapy

  • Clinical Evaluation Process:
    1. Distinguishing ADD/ADHD, Depression, LD, Bipolar disorder, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or combination of the above
    2. Learning to separate similar attentional behavior problems in all of these different syndromes
    3. History taking
    4. Questions to the client about "disappearing" from the task at hand
    5. Questions about possible associated LD's
    6. auditory, visual receptive and expressive problems
    7. verbal expressive problems
    8. Questions about memory (short and long term) and how it matches the strength or weakness of the patient's style
    9. Does this match or mismatch with parental styles?
    10. presence of conduct disorder and parental limit setting
    11. Genogram to determine family history including ADD, Depression, Tourette's Syndrome, Alcohol, Drug and Abuse problems
    12. School Interventions and integration with treatment
    13. How to deal with difficult cases, including indications of success and failure and need for Co-Therapy for parents.

  • Quantitative EEG (QEEG) analysis, including coherence, phase, asymmetry, and frequency compared with normative databases for the evaluation of ADD/HD and mild closed head injury.

Cost of Program:

$900/DAY/PERSON
(This is Training for Individuals or groups of 3 or less.)


Payment may be by personal check, Visa, or MasterCard


Hands On Tutorial Training In The Use Of LORETA Analysis

LORETA (Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography) was developed by Roberto D. Pascual-Marqui in Zurich in the mid 1990's. It is the most accurate of the "inverse solutions" for identifying intracortical and certain subcortical generators of the surface EEG patterns seen in the brain maps and analyzed by QEEG. LORETA divides the cortical gray matter into 2394 7x7millimeter 3D voxels and identifies through a standardized MRI atlas derived from 305 subjects thoseregions involved in the generation of any EEG frequency or band of frequencies. It also allows one to see which voxels are most activated over time for a given EEG recording.

The version of LORETA used in this training includes an EEG Editor program (version 2.0) which allows the user to accurately remove any eye related or movement artifact no matter how small so that the remaining EEG record will be free of low or mid frequency artifacts. EEG can be inputted into the LORETA analysis or saved as a Lexicor DAT file which can be used with database programs or with the Neurorep program.

This workshop is either 1 or 2 days depending on the needs of the user. It covers in detail acquisition of EEG data, QEEG and LORETA analysis, use of the EDITOR program and use of the Neurorep program developed by Dr. William Hudspeth for EEG analysis and incorporating his adult database. The workshop is very practically oriented and limited to 4 or fewer participants. Theoretical issues regarding QEEG and LORETA will be covered if requested. The latest version of the LORETA programs will include an adult database for statistical and pictorial comparisons for individual cases or group data. LORETA often displays features that cannot be seen in the QEEG and is reference free. The Editor 2.0 program allows remontaging for CZ and average referencing as well as linked ear reference. The Editor and LORETA workstation programs are available through www.novatecheeg.com.

This workshop is taught by Dr. Joel F. Lubar Ph.D.

Cost of Program:

LORETA Training is $900/day per person.

Personal training hours can be arranged as a block or several blocks of time, and it will have to be arranged individually.

QEEG and LORETA data acquisition and analysis with Dr. Joel F. Lubar are $900 dollars per person. (Limited to 3 participants.)

Consultation costs by arrangement.

Payment may be by personal check, Visa, or MasterCard


Joel F. Lubar Ph.D.
BCIA-EEG Senior Fellow
QEEG Dipolmate

Phone: 865-384-3393
Phone/Fax: 954-946-9969

Email: jlubar@utk.edu

 

 

 

 


Established 1979 by Joel F. Lubar Ph.D., BCIA -EEG
Certified Senior Fellow, QEEG Dipolmate and Judith O. Lubar LCSW., BCD.,
BCIA-EEG Certified Senior Fellow

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