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

Cleveland, OH : August 8-13, 2017

The next evolution in neurofeedback is QEEG!
BrainAvatar, ROI intro & Database Review!

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24 QEEG CERTIFICATION 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.

There is a $100 CEU processing fee for attendees looking to become qEEG certified. APA CEU’s are already included in the cost of the workshop.


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TUESDAY, August 8, 2017

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST: Brainmaster Software Walkthrough:

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

Bill Mrklas
Bill Mrklas, LMT

FREE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS WHO ATTEND THE FULL WORKSHOP $295 for those who only attend this seminar

Introduction to 19 Channel Live Z-Score Training:

1:30pm – 5pm, 6:30 – 9pm

Penijean Gracefire

Penijean Gracefire LMHC, BCN, qEEG-T

  • Discussion of foundational principles related to Live Z-score training and how they are relevant to clinical decision making
  • Clarification between different forms of Z-score training and the associated terminology
  • Brief overview of qEEG assessment techniques relevant to protocol selection
  • Review of 19 channel Z-score training surface protocol using the unique patented PZOK ™ technique
  • Review of 19 channel Z-score training sLORETA protocol using the unique patented PZOK ™ technique
  • Evaluation of clinical applications and strategies for selecting surface or sLORETA variables, combining regions of interest and assessment of when to adapt protocol designs based on client feedback using qEEGPro

- Settings file designs will be provided for attendees

    Recommended Software*

  • latest version of BrainAvatar (should be installed PRIOR to the seminar)
  • both of the BrainDx Surface and sLORETA Z-scored 19 Channel training databases OR
    both EEGPro Surface and sLORETA Z-scored 19 Channel training databases

*Individuals who do not have BrainAvatar installed may still attend the seminar, however if attendee
intent is to learn to use the provided settings files in a clinical setting, it is strongly recommended to load
the temporary key provided for educational purposed during the workshop on to the machine used during
the seminar. Please contact BrainMaster support to schedule a time for this installation PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE WORKSHOP.


WEDNESDAY, August 9, 2017

8:30 am – 11:00 am: Database

  • T-Test
  • Alpha and p levels
  • Statistical correlation
  • Z-Scores

11:15 am – 11:45 am: Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

  • Clinical presentation and the EEG
  • Cognitive and clinical changes after neurofeedback training
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Using BrainAvatar and related software to edit and analyze EEG

    1:45 pm – 3:45 pm: Clinical and Cognitive

    • Brodmann Areas
    • LORETA and sLORETA
    • Clinical and cognitive changes

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Motages, Spectral, Topo

    • Coherences
    • Phase
    • Interpretation of EEG connectivity

    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Using Automated Report Generator Software to edit and analyze EEG

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:45 pm

    Tom Collura PhD

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

    THURSDAY, August 10, 2017

    8:30 am – 10:30 am: Editing, Artifacts

    • Physiologic and extra-physiological artifacts
    • Motion
    • Environment

    10:45 am – 12:45 pm: Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

    • EEG origins
    • EEG signatures that should be referred out to other professionals

    2:15 pm – 4:15pm: Montages, Spectral, Topo

    • Montages
    • Transforms
    • Power Displays
    • Signal frequency sources in the brain

    4:30 pm – 6:30pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Detection of artifacts arising from physiological sources

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:45 pm

    Harry Karasidis, MD

    Harry Kerasidis
    MD, QEEG-D

    FRIDAY, August 11, 2017

    8:30 am – 10:30 am: Database Analysis

    • Subject inclusion and exclusion criteria
    • Fundamental statistical considerations

    10:45 am – 12:45 pm: Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

    • Developmental changes in the EEG
    • Origins of the EEG
    • Networks

    2:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Drugs

    • Psychopharmacology and the effects of drugs on the EEG

    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Use of BrainDX and related software to artifact
    • Edit and analyze EEG

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:45 pm

    David Cantor
    Ph.D., QEEG-D

    SATURDAY, August 12, 2017

    9:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.:
    Beginner/Early Intermediate Users of qEEG, Live Z-Score, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, and Neurofeedback

    Penijean will work with all beginner/early intermediate users of qEEG in reviewing basics of EEG and the 10-20 system, acquiring valid EEG and clean signals, monitoring EEG activity, saving and organizing EEG files, the importance of databases in relation to EEG, the discussion of quantitative analysis metrics and methods, the creation of useful data for clinicians, and navigating through BrainMaster BrainAvatar screens. She will also cover importing EEG files into normative database software, artifacting data, creating brain maps and images, techniques for organizing clinical information, and how to look at and understand brain maps in a clinical setting.

    Attendees will also review how to use both an introductory surface live Z-score training protocol and an sLORETA Z-score training protocol, with practical application guidelines for protocol selection relative to qEEG findings and clinical interview.

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    Penijean Gracefire
    LMHC, BCN, QEEG-T

    9:00a.m. to  5:00 p.m.:
    Intermediate/Advanced Users of qEEG, Live Z-Score, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, and Neurofeedback

    Mark Smith will work with intermediate and advanced users of qEEG, sLORETA, and 4 and 19 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 BrainAvatar’s mapping capability, BrainDx, the live LORETA projector, the Key Institute’s LORETA viewer, and Neuroguide will be utilized in identifying abnormal activation and disturbances within neural networks. Attendees will analyze current sources and identify coherence and phase relationships that will aid in clinical decision-making. We will also review handout materials on functional networks or clusters, which is collectively referred to as Hub Analysis. In addition, the Default Mode Network will be the focus of a review that includes the groundbreaking research on Psilocybin and the integrity of the self. The latter has proven seminal in the development of sLORETA training for a range of issues (including personality and affective disorders). This portion of the workshop will include training with the BrainMaster Atlantis but will also emphasize training on the Discovery. Beginner/intermediate sLORETA training using BrainMaster’s BrainAvatar software will also be demonstrated. New protocols available.

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    Mark Smith
    LCSW, BCN, QEEG-D

    SUNDAY, August 13, 2017

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m.:
    Beginner/Early Intermediate Users of qEEG, Live Z-Score, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, and Neurofeedback

    Continuation of material from Saturday practicum.

    Penijean Gracefire
    LMHC, BCN, QEEG-T

    9:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m.:
    Intermediate/Advanced Users of qEEG, Live Z-Score, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, and Neurofeedback

    Continuation of material from Saturday practicum.

    Mark Smith
    LCSW, BCN, QEEG-D

    3:30 p.m. to  5:30 p.m.+
    Workshop Review/Q&A Session

    • Comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions
    • Lively and engaging discussion
    • Review anything you may have missed!

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


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    5300 Rockside Road
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