Brain-based assessment and treatment alternatives for the 21st century

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EEG, QEEG, and sLORETA research and clinical eveidence. Database, cognitive aspects, and psychopharmacology, Including montages, spectral analysis, and EEG artifacting.

The course meets the didactic requirements of the QEEG Certification Board.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Nussbaumstr. 7
80336 Munich, Germany

(Following the ECNS ANNUAL CONFERENCE JOINT MEETING OF ECNS, ISNIP & ISBET)

September 14-16, 2015

Munich, Germany

Instructors:


Thomas Collura
Ph.D, QEEG-D, BCN, LPC (counseling)

David Cantor
Ph.D., M.S., QEEG-D, BCN. (neuropsychology)

Harry Kerasidis
MD, QEEG-D (neurology)

Bill Mrklas
LMT (therapeutics)

Theresia Stöckl-Drax
MD, BCN, (pediatrics)

Thomas Feiner
BCN (rehabilitation)


Professor Giuseppe Chiarenza
MD (pediatric neuropsychiatry)

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This workshop, which is taught by three QEEG diplomats with diverse backgrounds, provides not only an opportunity to fulfill the QEEG Certification Board requirements, but also provides a broad and up-to-date exposure to the current state of QEEG and neurofeedback. Attendees who are seeking QEEG Board certification, as well as those who have experience in QEEG and neurofeedback will find this a comprehensive and engaging workshop, that by definition will include essential material to ensure a solid grasp of current QEEG concepts and methods.

This course satisfies the accredited didactic course requirements for QEEG Certification as arranged by the QEEG Certification Board. Attendees will earn up to 24 hours towards their QEEG certification requirements. This workshop has been approved by the QEEG Certification Board to provide didactic training which is recognized by the Board toward certification as a technician or a diplomate. The following description includes material from the QEEG board certification requirements. Workshop topics will include Editing raw EEG and artifacts Drug Effects Database Analysis Clinical and Cognitive Aspects; Montages and Spectral and Topographic Aspects of the EEG. Attendees will learn the subject inclusion and exclusion criteria for building a database .and fundamental statistical considerations within databases.

Further detailed topics will include the effects of various drugs on the EEG/QEEG data and developmental changes in the EEG and knowledge. Brodmann area functions and network connections will provide an understanding of LORETA and sLORETA interpretation and training Practical information will include knowing which EEG signatures should be referred out to other professionals Be knowledgeable about general cognitive and clinical changes that take effect after neurofeedback training based upon publications. Have a working knowledge of the montages, transforms and power displays along with the specific perspectives they can provide a reader of QEEG output. phase and coherence, how they relate and what they can mean in the interpretation of the QEEG.

This course will be taught by three QEEG Diplomates, with backgrounds in psychology medicine, counseling, and engineering. There will be extensive review of real clinical EEG data, and its interpretation and use. More than one system and database will be covered, so that attendees will learn a comparative view, rather than focusing on a single solution. Methods covered will include some of the more recently developed and available systems and services, helping attendees to be current on the latest technology .Incorporating QEEG into a clinical intake will be emphasized, by combining clinical presentation with QEEG and other physiological data, to provide a complete picture of each client’s unique clinical presentation.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13   2:00PM to 7:00PM

*Complimentary Introductory and Invitational  Workshop sponsored by IFEN.  All Welcome

NeuroImaging in Assessment and Decision Making

This talk will present current results using an EEG-based activation model that takes advantage of sLORETA imaging of frontal regions of interest, in combination with a structured stimulus and analysis procedure.  We will present event-related brain activation data from a range of participants and situations including nonclinical, clinical, and forensic populations.  The results illustrate instantaneous patterns of frontal activation that are indicative of individual emotional and decision-making patterns.  These results will be discussed in the context of new ways of understanding and working with clients who face challenges in emotional and decision-making, using a brain-based approach.

Thomas Collura
Ph.D, QEEG-D, BCN, LPC (counseling)

Personality Differences of ADHD childeren with and without ODD: a qEEG study and VARETA imaging.

This talk will present the Personality and qEEG differences of ADHD children with and without ODD. The combination of personality inventory and qEEG can be used to identify biomarkers that discriminate between the two groups. Stability based Biomarkers identification, a modification of the technique proposed by Wehrens et al., (2011) was applied to the personality inventory and to the EEG separately and combined. This technique is aimed to diminish the negative effects produced by the high number of variables, compared to the small number of subjects. The biomarkers are extracted in a multivariate analysis, which preserves the correlation between the variables, eliciting a group of biomarkers with a reasonable predictive performance. To measure the classification power of the selected set of biomarkers the stable ROC technique was used. The classification method showed that Personality Inventory and qEEG when analyzed together, had the best discriminant power. The most significant classifiers (channels and frequencies) were F4 at 1.17 Hz and at 5.47 Hz and F8 at 17.58. The right prefrontal and frontal areas that regulate attention and behaviour are impaired in the two groups. These results will be discussed in the context of the neo-localizazionism model of brain functions.

Professor Giuseppe Chiarenza
MD (pediatric neuropsychiatry)

Pediatric Neuroimaging & Advanced Neurofeedback

QEEG and 19-Channel Neurofeedback as a Clinical Evalution Tool for Children with Attention, Learning, and Emotional Problems

Theresia Stöckl-Drax
MD, BCN (pediatrics)

Z-Scores and Peak Performance Training

Many times it has been said that Z-Score Training is not appropriate for Peak-Performance.

In our model, we do use explicitly Z-Scores for detecting deficits and resources of the persons abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

This takes into account the knowledge of healthy and peak performance patterns, but does not leave the clinical aspects outside

Content will cover

  • What the z-scores tell us and what they do not tell us
  • Patterns of high performing individuals
  • Assessment  in combination with HRV
  • Training specifiers
  • Ways to use cognitive Testing tools

Thomas Feiner
BCN (rehabilitation)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

  • Developmental changes in the EEG
  • Physiological origins of the EEG
  • EEG signatures to refer out to other professionals
  • Using QEEG/REEG for determining optimal medications

QEEG BP: 2.5 hours – 2.5 Clinical & Cognitive Aspects


Lunch: 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM


Thomas Collura
Ph.D, QEEG-D, BCN, LPC
(counseling)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Drug Effects

  • Effects of various drugs on EEG/QEEG Data

Break: 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM

3:15 PM to 6:45 PM – Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

  • Brodmann area functions and network connections
  • LORETA and sLORETA interpretation and training
  • General cognitive and clinical changes after neurofeedback training

QEEG BP: 5.5 hours – 2 hours Drug Effects, 3.5 hours Clinical & Cognitive Aspects

David Cantor
Ph.D., M.S., QEEG-D, BCN.
(neuropsychology)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Database Analysis

  • Subject inclusion and exclusion criteria for building a database
  • Fundamental statistical consideration within databases

QEEG BP: 3 hours Database Analysis

Lunch: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thomas Collura
Ph.D, QEEG-D, BCN, LPC (counseling)

Harry Kerasidis
MD, QEEG-D (neurology)

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Database Analysis and Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

  • T-tests, alpha and P levels, correlation, discriminants, z-Score Measures
  • How clinical presentation may affect the EEG

Break: 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
3:45 PM to 6:45 PM – Montages and Spectral and Topograhic Aspects of the EEG and Artifacting Practicum

  • Working knowledge of the montages, transforms and power displays along with the specific perspectives the can provide a reader of the QEEG
  • What defines the various montages and the circumstances of their use
  • Physiologic Artifacting

QEEG BP: 5 hours – 1.5 hours Database Analysis, 0.5 hours Clinical and Cognitive Aspects, 2 hours Montages and Spectral Aspects, 1 hour Practicum


Harry Kerasidis
MD, QEEG-D (neurology)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Editing raw EEG and artifacts and Practicum

  • Physiological Artifacting
  • Extra-physiological Artifacting
  • Movements in the environment

Lunch: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

QEEG BP: 3 hours – 2 hours Edititing and Artifacting, 1 hour Practicum (including artifact detection)

Harry Kerasidis
MD, QEEG-D (neurology)

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Montages and Spectral and Topographic Aspects of the EEG and Practicum

  • Sources in the brain from which various frequency components arise
  • Connectivity measures including phase and coherence in the interpretation of the QEEG
  • Practicum

Break: 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM

3:45 PM to 6:45 PM – Practicum

QEEG BP: 5 hours – 1 hour Spectral and Topographic Aspects of the EEG, 4 hours Practicum (including artifact detection)

Thomas Collura
Ph.D., QEEG-D, BCN, LPC (counseling)

Harry Kerasidis
MD, QEEG-D (neurology)

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Nussbaumstr. 7
80336 Munich, Germany

Reserved: The First Didactic QEEG Certification Course in Munich!