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, NewMind, and More Using (Discovery 24E) 19 Channels Reviewed

January 20-25, 2015

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 January Workshop


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


  • Crafting Your Core Message
  • Key Business Strategies You Never Learned in Graduate School
  • Creating Your Online Presence
  • Promoting Your Online Presence
    - Search Engine Optimization
    - Pay Per Click Advertising on Google and Facebook
    - Social Media
  • Putting It All Together: Your Marketing Plan
  • Summary

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

Learn advanced software features including Dynamic Z-scores, Z-Plus navigation, BrainAvatar 4.0, and live sLORETA Projector!

Bill Mrklas


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 to other professionals
  • Brodmann area functions and network connections
  • sLORETA interpretation and training
  • General cognitive and clinical changes resulting from neurofeedback
  • Relationship of clinical presentation to EEG
  • Beginner/Intermediate Practicum – QEEG Acquisition

BP: 7 hours (3 hours of Clinical & Cognitive Aspects, 4 hours of Practicum, including artifact detection)

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

Basics for beginners of QEEG, LZT and BrainAvatar 4.0

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

BP: 3.5 hours of Practicum, including artifact detection


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
  • Understand fundamental statistical consideration within databases
  • Understand Z-Score measures

Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 PM.

BP: 7 hours total (4 hours of Database Analysis, 3 hours of Performance & Individual Assessment)

Tom Collura


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

  • EEG: A Historical Retrospective
  • Neurology for the Neurotherapist
  • The Art of Visual Inspection
  • Interpretation of the EEG
  • Case Presentations/Q&A Session

BP: 3.5 hours of Montages and Spectral & Topographic of the EEG

Harry Kerasidis

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

  • QEEG and psychopharmacology
  • Case studies
  • Region of Interest and 10-20 Mapping
  • Discussion of Basic Network Strategy for Mapping Symptoms
  • Role of Frequencies and Cross-Frequency Coupling in Defining Networks
  • Generating Neurometrics for Providing Convergent Data
  • Artifacting the Clinical EEG
  • Inspecting the Clinical EEG for Patterns
  • Using Different Montages
  • Generating Maps and Reports (Neuroguide and MindMaps)
  • Putting It All Together – The Settings File

BP: 5 hours of Clinical & Cognitive Aspects

David Cantor


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

Part 1, Room 1- Beginners and Early Intermediates

  • Basics of EEG and the 10-20 System
  • Acquiring valid EEG and clean signals
  • Monitoring EEG activity
  • Reviewing the importance of databases and QEEG
  • Discussion of quantitative analysis metrics and methods
  • Navigation through BrainMaster BrainAvatar screens and functions

Valuable for those beginning QEEG but not yet educated to read their own QEEGs, refer them out, or create protocols!

Penijean Gracefire

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Mark Smith, LCSW

Part 1, Room 2 - Intermediate and Advanced

  • Learn to use BrainDx and NeuroGuide
  • Utilize BrainAvatar mapping capabilities
  • Learn to develop treatment strategies based on assembled data
  • Review hub analysis
  • Examine the Salience Network with a focus on chronic pain
  • Neurofeedback training on Atlantis and Discovery systems
  • Case study review

Mark Smith


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
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 – 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM


Proctored by Thomas Collura, Ph.D

Pre-application required. Additional $100 CEU fee must be paid during the workshop for attendee to take test. Those who desire certification must attend the full course!

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.

FOR RESERVATIONS: Call 866-282-4988 and reference StressTherapy Solutions or Click here to do so online.

*Schedule is subject to change