QEEG, Live Z-Score, sLORETA Live, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, NewMind, and More!

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QEEG, Live Z-Score, sLORETA Live, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, NewMind, and More Using (Discovery 24E) 19 Channels Reviewed

August 12–17, 2014

Cleveland, Ohio (Click here for hotel information)

24–28 CE Credit Hours

For all experience levels : Beginner to Advanced!

Whether you’re about to dive into the exciting world of QEEG and brain mapping or trying to enhance existing skills with database-guided neurofeedback, this 4-day workshop will unlock the mysteries of how morphology of RAW EEG converts into color-coded normative brain maps that provide clinically relevant insights. Our team of highly qualified and experienced instructors will cover everything from the basics of how databases are developed to the subtle skill set needed to identify and address underlying neuronal dysregulation.

Significant time will be allotted for hands-on practice with the established equipment and designs, as well as introducing cutting edge approaches that are demonstrating promising results. The brilliant combination of normative databases with BrainMaster’s Mini-Q and Discovery 24E adds a dimension that allows the practitioner to observe and train brain activity monitored at up to 19 channels (LZT ZOK, Z PLUS, PZ Motive, PZ Mean, including Z Bars, BrainAvatar, and Live Topographic Mapping) using the innovative live Z-Score methods (PZOK). Practitioners from all levels of experience will walk away from this workshop with a richer understanding of how to use QEEG brain mapping and analysis to increase clinical efficacy.

Attendees who desire certification must pay an additional $100 CEU processing fee to StressTherapy Solutions, Inc.

Order QEEG August Workshop

Tuesday, August 12 – FREE GIFT DAY

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Joe Bavonese, Ph. D., of Uncommon Practices

Marketing Your Neurofeedback Practice Advance Workshop

  • Overview of Basic Business Principles
  • Pay Per Click Advertising with Google
  • Pay Per Click Advertising with Bing
  • Pay Per Click Advertising with Facebook
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Creating and Distributing Effective Videos
  • Action Plan for Success

Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.

Joe Bavonese
Ph. D.

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm:  Brainmaster Software Walkthrough

Bill Mrklas, LMT

Bill Mrklas of BrainMaster Technologies Inc. will help BrainMaster users get started with the basics of equipment, software operation, and learn advanced software features including Live Z-Score and Z Plus navigation, BrainAvatar® 4.0 software and Live sLORETA Projector features.

Bill Mrklas

Day 1 – Wednesday, August 13, 2014

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thomas Collura, Ph.D and Penijean Gracefire, LMHC, BCN

  • Developmental changes in the EEG
  • Origins of the EEG
  • Which EEG signatures should be referred out to other professionals
  • Brodmann area functions and network connections
  • LORETA interpretation and training
  • General cognitive and clinical changes resulting from neurofeedback training based upon publications.
  • Relationship of clinical presentation to EEG

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM – Penijean Gracefire (LMHC, CRC, BCN)

Basics for beginners of QEEG, LZT and BrainAvatar 4.0, Part I

A clinical introduction to the BrainAvatar software, including conceptual explanations of features and buttons and displays to assist developing neurofeedback providers to understand how protocol design and choice affects clinical outcomes

Day 2 – Thursday August 14th, 2014

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Thomas Collura (Ph. D, QEEG-D, BCN, CT)

Integrating Live Z-Scores, sLORETA and Microstimulation

  • Principles of Z-Scores: FFT, JTFA, short-term, and long-term statistics
  • Comparison of ANI, BrainDX, and ZBuilder Z-Scores and maps
  • Static and Dynamic z-scores for surface and Live sLORETA Projector (LLP) imaging
  • Imaging network and hub activity using sLORETA
  • Neurofeedback using Raw and Database-referenced
  • Neurofeedback using sLORETA Regions of Interest (ROI’s), networks, and hubs
  • Using Playbacks and Analysis to evaluate selected segments of EEG
  • Using ZBuilder to create analysis templates from selected EEG
  • Using less than 19 channels with the mini-Live sLORETA Projector (m-LLP)
  • Scientific and clinical principles of transcranial magnetic microstimulation
  • Using BrainAvatar to evaluate the effects of microstimulation.

Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.

Tom Collura

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM – Penijean Gracefire (LMHC, CRC, BCN)

Basics for beginners of QEEG, LZT and BrainAvatar 4.0 Part II

An organizational session for clinicians to help learn technical navigation related to generating and storing client data produced during QEEG acquisition, analysis, training, and post-training follow up analysis and comparison.

Penijean Gracefire

Day 3 – Friday August 15, 2014

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Harry Kerasidis (MD, neurologist)

Kerasidis will present EEG, a historical perspective; A retrospective of how we got to this point in the science of EEG; Neurology for the Neurotherapist; A crash course in neurological terms and current concepts of the more common

neurological disorders; The Art of Visual Inspection and Artifacting of the EEG; Understanding the raw EEG, frequency bands and their appearance on bipolar and referential montages, epileptiform abnormalities, and recognizing artifact;

Interpretation of QEEG; A step by step approach to interpretation of the QEEG; and case presentations/Q&A .

Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.

Harry Kerasidis

1:30 PM to 5:30 PM – David Cantor (Ph.D)

  • History of BrainDX database
  • Background of collaboration of NYU/BrainDX with Roberto Pascual-Marqui and LORETA-related development
  • Development of the sLORETA database
  • Use of QEEG in assessment, with some focus on nutrition, toxicity, and developmental factors
  • QEEG correlates of disorders incluing Autism
  • QEEG and psychopharmacology
  • Early experience with BrainDX neurofeedback
  • Eyes Closed validation

David Cantor

Day 4 – Saturday August 16, 2014

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Penijean Gracefire

Part 1, Room 1- Beginners and Early Intermediates

Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Mark Smith, LCSW

Part 1, Room 2 - Intermediate and Advanced

Mark Smith, LCSW

Penijean Gracefire (LMHC, CRC, BCN) will work with all beginner and early intermediate users of QEEG including Basics of EEG and the 10-20 system, acquiring valid EEG and clean signals, monitoring EEG activity,saving and organizing the EEG files, review of the importance of databases and QEEG, discussion of how the quantitative analysis metrics and methods, create data useful for clinicians, and navigation through BrainMaster BrainAvatar screens. She will also cover importing EEG files into normative database software, artifacting data and creating the brain maps and images, techniques for organizing clinical information, and how to look at and understand brain maps in a clinical setting. Experience NewMind Data Report for Mini-Q and Discovery 24 use– especially valuable for those beginning QEEG but not yet educated to read their own QEEGs, refer them out, or create their own protocols. Also review EEG Screening tool by STS and reviewed by Harry Kerasidis for second opinion analysis. Two-hour practicum reinforcing workshop from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday. Mark Smith, LCSW will work with all intermediate and advanced users of QEEG with a focus on the Discovery. Advanced approaches will be discussed, with a review associations of Brodmann areas (BA) with 10-20 electrode sites and sLORETA Regions of Interest. Will review handout materials mapping localization of function with 10-20 sites. Review handout materials on functional networks, or BA groupings or clusters. Access and become

familiar with on-line brain atlas sites. Learn to access databases on brain-behavior relationships, with case study review. Explore the Use of Source Localization Software, sLORETA training (BrainAvatar). Two-hour practicum reinforcing BrainAvatar workshop from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – INSTRUCTOR TBA

  1. BA- ROI & 10-20  Mapping
  2. Identifying of Take Home Network Model Resources
  3. Discussion of Basic Network Strategy  For Mapping Symptoms& Complaints Applications To Individualized Protocol Development
    1. CNC
    2. MindMap Questionaires
  4. Role of Frequencies and Cross Frequency Coupling in Defining Networks
  5. Generating Neurometrics for Providing convergent Data
    1. Artifacting the Clinical EEG
    2. Inspecting the Clinical EEG for Patterns
    3. Using Different Montages
    4. Generating Maps & Reports—Neuroguide & MindMaps
  6. Putting it All together—the Settings file

Day 5 – Sunday August 17, 2014

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Penijean Gracefire (LMHC, BCN)

Part 2, Room 1- Beginners and Early Intermediates

Penijean Gracefire, LMHC, CRC, BCN will continue work with all beginner and early intermediate users of QEEG.

Penijean Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Mark Smith (LCSW)

Part 2, Room 2- Intermediate and Advanced

Mark Smith, LCSW will continue work with all intermediate and advanced users of QEEG.

Mark Smith LCSW
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – INSTRUCTOR TBA

Application of Saturday night material and methods applying it to development of protocols using BrainMaster software and instrumentation (including BrainAvatar, BrainDX and more). Hands on.

Case studies invited to demo creating protocols as time allows.

Hotel Information

>Crowne Plaza Cleveland South
5300 Rockside Road
Independence Ohio 44131
Phone: 216-524-0700

E-Mail: acortimilia@cpclevelandsouth.com

Website: www.cpclevelandsouth.com

$107.00 plus taxes for a Standard King or Queen/Queen Includes:

Room Rate Includes the following:

    (1) BREAKFAST Coupon per day per room – $8.00

    (1) LUNCH Coupon per day per room – $10.00

    The following rules apply to the Coupons:

    Meeting guests that are “NOT” staying within in the Hotel will be responsible for payment of their own meals unless otherwise noted by STS management. If more than one person is sharing a room Overnight in the Hotel, the additional person will be responsible for their own meals.

    Only (1) Breakfast and (1) Lunch Coupon is allocated per day per Guest Room.

    All coupon holders will be required to sign their coupons and their restaurant check.

Charges over $10.00 are the responsibility of the Guest.

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Rooms booked through other third party reservation sites or at a different rate, may disqualify you for the meal coupons.

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