OnDemand Introductory Training
A comprehensive introduction to the clinical application of neurofeedback. You will acquire the knowledge and experience to begin working with this exciting technique for improving self-regulation and enhancing brain function.
Become a part of the neurofeedback community and join the thousands of professionals who have been trained by Sue and Siegfried Othmer.
Siegfried Othmer, PhD, Sue Othmer, BA, BCIAC and Kurt Othmer, BA
45 CE hours*
What People Are Saying About the OnDemand Training Experience
"After viewing the entire OnDemand Introductory Training, I was very impressed. It was laid out much like the other Othmer courses I have taken, but, updated and expanded. The content is clear and contains numerous examples. A very strong feature for a beginner is the ability to go back and watch a section more than once. It's nice to be able to take one's time in watching it. It's a lot to absorb! Every portion is beneficial to the understanding of neurofeedback, but the clinical portion is the heart and soul. When Sue teaches, there are few questions needed. She's so clear. Clinicians should find this online training extremely beneficial to their practices. For those of us a long way from Los Angeles, it's an economical way to begin the neurofeedback journey."
Jane Doner, MA, LMSW
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What You Will Learn
From describing the training process to basic instrumentation Mechanisms of neurophysiological self-regulation and how specific patterns of disregulation lead to physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms Gain experience with neurofeedback instrumentation that exercises the brains mechanisms of self-regulation and improves brain function Assessment tools that allow new insight into your client's symptoms and guide neurofeedback training Gain knowledge that will allow you to incorporate neurofeedback into your clinical practice and start you on the path to completing the Othmer Method Neurofeedback Certification process Begin empowering your clients to function better and increase their ability to benefit from other therapies
Who Should Participate?
Health and mental health practitioners, with a Masters or above, who wish to add neurofeedback to their clinical practice:
|PTs and OTs||Social Workers|
The Othmer Method Neurofeedback Certification establishes a standard of excellence for neurofeedback clinicians wishing to demonstrate a high level of competence through education, mentoring and clinical experience.
By watching this course online, you have taken a step towards starting the process of obtaining your certification.
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1. Describe Sterman's early work with SMR training impacting seizures in cats and humans.
2. Discuss the use of Continuous Performance Test data with neurofeedback and results across diagnostic categories.
3. Describe results of the Peniston and Cri-Help studies of neurofeedback for PTSD and addictions.
4. Discuss how symptom tracking data support the self-regulation model of neurofeedback.
5. Describe how common-mode rejection with a differential amplifier allows extraction of small signals from large background noise.
6. Explain how to administer the QIK CPT and create a report on EEG Expert to be used as a pre-post neurofeedback training measure.
1. Compare and contrast classical peripheral biofeedback and EEG neurofeedback.
2. Distinguish the frequency domain and the time domain descriptions of the EEG for purposes of display, analysis and reinforcement.
3. Use neurofeedback instrumentation in simulation and live mode, and store and replay EEG session data.
4. Describe the International 10-20 System of electrode placement and locate sites indicated for EEG training.
5. Set up symptom tracking for a client on EEG Expert, and enter data over neurofeedback sessions to produce graphs showing progress with training.
1. Describe the role of the brainstem reticular activating system in managing brain states.
2. Explain the different action of reward and inhibit frequency bands in neurofeedback.
3. Discuss the short-term and long-term effects of neurofeedback in terms of state shifts and learned self-regulation of state.
4. Describe options and rationale for starting sites and reward frequency during initial neurofeedback session.
5. Compare and contrast common symptoms that arise or increase when the reward frequency is either too high or too low.
1. Describe symptoms indicating unstable arousal and appropriate training placement.
2. Contrast functions and dysfunctions of arousal, activation and reward, and discuss related choices of reward frequency and electrode placement.
3. Discuss the role of the pre-frontal cortex in inhibiting primitive sub-cortical behaviors and symptoms indicating need for pre-frontal training.
4. Discuss differences in left and right brain function and symptoms indicating the need to train the right hemisphere only.
5. Explain how Alpha-Theta training allows access to and resolution of sub-cortical fears and habits.
1. Use information on symptoms, developmental and trauma history, treatment history and genetic history to characterize patterns of disregulation and appropriate starting protocols.
2. Describe basic training sites and their relationship to multimodal association areas.
3. Describe how brain imaging data might or might not be useful in determining reward frequency and/or training sites.
4. Discuss considerations regarding when to add Alpha-Theta training and how to combine it with awake-state training.
5. Discuss alpha, theta, delta and beta trend lines during Alpha-Theta training and how they might relate to state shifts during training.
*Psychologists: This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and EEG Info. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 45 hours.
Satisfactory completion: Participants must complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.