Pre-Conference ISNR Workshop: Brain-based assessment and treatment alternatives for the 21st century

The next evolution in neurofeedback is QEEG!

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

October 15–17, 2018

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa Glendale, AZ 85305


To Register:

  • Go to ISNR’s Website here

For all experience levels : Beginner to Advanced!

This workshop, which is uniquely taught by three qEEG diplomates 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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, and z-scores.
  • Understand developmental changes in the EEG.
  • Understand the origins of the EEG.
  • Know what EEG signatures should be referred out to other professionals.
  • Be knowledgeable about Brodmann area functions and network connections.
  • Have an understanding of LORETA interpretation and training.
  • Be knowledgeable about general cognitive and clinical changes that take effect after neurofeedback training based upon publications.
  • Understand how clinical presentation may affect the EEG.
  • Explain sources in the brain from which various frequency bands normally emanate, and their physiological basis.
  • Explain how t-tests, alpha and P levels, correlational relationships, and z-score measures are used in qEEG and in neurofeedback.
  • Explain what defines the various montages and the circumstances of their use.
  • Describe how LORETA and sLORETA-based interpretation and training provide unique capabilities compared to surface metrics.
  • Have a working knowledge of the montages, transforms and power displays along with the specific perspectives they can provide a reader of qEEG output.
  • Understand phase and coherence, how they relate and what they can mean in the interpretation of the qEEG.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018

    8:00 am – 10:30 am: Database

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

    10:45 am – 11:15 am: Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

    • Clinical presentation and the EEG
    • Cognitive and clinical changes after neurofeedback training

    11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Using BrainAvatar and related software to edit and analyze EEG

    1:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Clinical and Cognitive

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

    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Motages, Spectral, Topo

    • Coherences
    • Phase
    • Interpretation of EEG connectivity

    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Using Automated Report Generator Software to edit and analyze EEG

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:15 pm

    Tom Collura PhD

    Thomas Collura
    Ph.D., QEEG-D, BCN, LPCC

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    8:00 am – 10:00 am: Basic Neurophysiology

    • CNS Development
    • Network Definitions and Relationship to Perception/Cognition
    • Origins of EEG

    10:15 am – 12:15 pm: Neurotransmitter

    • Psychopharmacology and the treatment of Disorders

    1:15 pm – 3:15 pm: More on Psychopharmacology

    • Defining QEEG/sLORETA

    3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Databases

    • Applications of QEEG/sLORETA
    • Factors affecting EEG/QEEG including drug effects/toxins/other
    • Practicum demonstration

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:15 pm

    David Cantor
    Ph.D., QEEG-D

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    8:00 am – 10:00 am: Editing, Artifacts

    • Physiologic and extra-physiological artifacts
    • Motion
    • Environment

    10:15 am – 12:15 pm: Clinical and Cognitive Aspects

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

    1:15 pm – 3:15pm: Montages, Spectral, Topo

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

    3:30 pm – 5:30pm: Practicum, Artifact

    • Detection of artifacts arising from physiological sources

    Workshop will break for lunch at 12:15 pm

    Harry Karasidis, MD

    Harry Kerasidis
    MD, QEEG-D