QEEG, Live Z-Score, sLORETA Live, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, NeuroGuide review , and more Using (Discovery 24E) 19 Channels Reviewed

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QEEG, Live Z-Score, sLORETA Live, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, NeuroGuide review , and more Using (Discovery 24E) 19 Channels Reviewed

January 22 – 26, 2014

Cleveland, Ohio (Click here for hotel information)

24 – 28 CE Credit Hours

For all experience levels : Beginner – Advanced

For clinicians who are about to dive into the new and exciting world of QEEG brain mapping and interpretation, 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 and normed to the subtle clinical skill set needed to identify and address underlying neural disregulation. 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 (P ZOK). 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.

Items designated with this symbol may offer QEEG Certification CE hours.**

Day 1 – Wednesday January 22, 2014Free “Gift” Day

8:30 am to 5:00 pm – Thomas Collura Ph. D., QEEG-D; BCN, CT and Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN (12:00 Lunch)

This session may fulfill 6.5 hours of Clinical and Cognitive Aspects and .5 hours of Practicum, including artifact detection.

  • 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

Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

Tom Collura Ph.D., MSMHC, QEEG-D. BCN, NCC, LPC-CR

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Bill Mrklas of BrainMaster Technologies

BrainMaster Software Walk-Through and Review

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 LMT

Day 2 – Thursday January 23rd, 2014

8:30 am – 5: 00 pm – Thomas Collura Ph. D., QEEG-D; BCN, CT

This session may fulfill 4 hours of Database Analysis and 3 hours of Montages and Spectral and Topographic Aspects of the EEG.

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.
  • Database Analysis
  • Know the best subject inclusion and exclusion criteria for building a database
  • Understand fundamental statistical consideration within databases
  • Have knowledge about t-tests, alpha and P levels, correlational relationships
  • Understand Z-Score measures

Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.

Tom Collura Ph.D., MSMHC, QEEG-D. BCN, NCC, LPC-CR

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Tom Collura Ph. D., QEEG-D; BCN, CT with Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

This session may fulfill 3.5 hours of Practicum, including artifact detection

Practicum for beginners and early intermediates to QEEG acquisition

Tom Collura will be covering Practicum, including artifact detection. Penijean Rutter-Gracefire will review acquiring quality signals, identifying and reducing artifact, and saving and organizing EEG files. Significant time and focus on hands on opportunities.

Tom Collura Ph.D., MSMHC, QEEG-D. BCN, NCC, LPC-CR

Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

Day 3 – Friday January 24th, 2014

9:00 am – 12: 30 pm – Harry Kerasidis, Neurologist

Harry Kerasidis, MD 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, M.D

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm – David Cantor, Ph.D

This session may fulfill 2 hours of Drug Effects

  • 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, Ph.D

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Nancy Wigton, MA, QEEG-D

This session may fulfill 2 hours of Practicum, including artifact detection and .5 hours of Database Analysis.

Nancy Wigton will review hands on practicum with artifact detection. She will also review database analysis with the EEG.

Nancy Wigton, MA, QEEG-D

Day 4 – Saturday January 25th, 2014

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Penijean Rutter-Gracefire

Part 1, Room 1- Beginners and Early Intermediates

Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

9:00 am – 5: 00 pm – Mark Smith, LCSW

Part 1, Room 2 - Intermediate and Advanced

Mark Smith, LCSW

Penijean Rutter, 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 intermediate and advanced users of QEEG, sLORETA , and of four and nineteen channel Z Score training. Learn to use BrainDx and Neuroguide for generating convergent protocols from data through mapping of patient complaints to location. QEEG tools including the Avatar software’s mapping capability, BrainDx, the Live LORETA Projector, the Key Institute’s LORETA Viewer, and Neuroguide mapping tools, will be utilized in identifying abnormal activation and disturbances within neural networks. These tools reveal the basic relationships in neural information processing that underlie behavior. Attendees will learn to analyze current sources and identify coherence and phase relationships that will aid in clinical decision making. Students will learn to develop treatment strategies based on assembled data. We will review handout materials on functional networks or clusters. This research, referred to as Hub Analysis, will be reviewed utilizing three prominent models by Hagmann, Sridharan, and van den Heuval. In addition, the Default Mode Network will be the focus of a review that includes the ground breaking research on Psilocybin and the integrity of the self. The latter has proved seminal in the development of sLORETA training for a range of issues including personality and affective disorders. Moreover, an examination of the Salience Network, with a particular focus on its role in chronic pain, will be offered that has led to the development of effective sLORETA training strategies. This portion of the workshop will include neurofeedback training with the Atlantis but will emphasize training on the Discovery. Advanced approaches will be discussed, with a review of functional networks, Brodmann areas (BA) and LORETA Regions of Interest. Beginner and intermediate sLORETA training utilizing Brainmaster’s Avatar software with the Live LORETA Projector will be demonstrated. Case study review. Hands on Practicum. New protocols will be available.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dick Genardi

  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

Dick Genardi, Ph. D, BCN

Day 5 – Sunday January 26th, 2014

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Penijean Rutter

Part 2, Room 1- Beginners and Early Intermediates

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

Penijean Rutter-Gracefire LMHC, CRC, BCN

9:00 am – 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 – 5:00 pm – Thomas Collura with Dick Genardi

This session may fulfill 2 hours of Editing raw EEG and artifacts.

Application of Saturday night material and participant data using various software (including BrainAvatar, BrainDX and more). Editing and artifacting. Hands on.

Case studies invited to demo creating protocols as time allows.

Tom Collura Ph.D., MSMHC, QEEG-D. BCN, NCC, LPC-CR

Dick Genardi, Ph. D, BCN

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Cleveland South
5300 Rockside Road
Independence Ohio 44131

E-Mail: acortimilia@cpclevelandsouth.com

Website: www.cpclevelandsouth.com

$105.00 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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*Schedule is subject to change
**It is our intent to be able to offer QEEG Certification Hours for attendees. Those desiring to use didactic hours for QEEG certification must pay an additional $100 CEU processing fee to StressTherapy Solutions Inc.