It is common for new neurofeedback clinicians to take an introductory course and begin to practice on family and friends. After they work with patients for a while, they begin to identify some of the things they don’t know but would like to. They may also begin to start comparing other approaches/styles of doing this work and wish they knew more. They also struggle with patients who are not getting better and are looking to maximize their effectiveness.
There is a common belief that is not always spoken, that other clinicians are getting better results, and quicker. What follows is the belief that if only they had other equipment or used a different approach, they would be more successful. The reality is that after the initial period of getting comfortable with their equipment and this mode of working, that most clinicians get good results with most patients doing a wide variety of approaches. It may also be true that similar to other skills, the more experience and knowledge you have the more effective you become.
The intention of this workshop is to help fill in the information and skill gaps that intermediate clinicians have. Part of this workshop will be a didactic review of some of the common concepts that intermediate level clinicians historically have asked to get clearer on. Over the years neurofeedback mentees have asked about how to prioritize doing one protocol over another; whether to train more than one channel; how to decide on the inhibits; curiosity over what can be seen in the raw EEG; how to adjust thresholds; how to motivate and get compliance with young children; and how to measure progress and communicate with their patients about it. About half of the workshop time will be set aside for questions and discussion that are specific to participants utilizing the Zoom questions/chat features.
Some of the topics which will be addressed include: EEG Assessment Options; Making the Feedback Session prior to starting neuromodulation a therapeutically very powerful intervention; Protocol decision making and adjustments; Coaching in session; Monitoring Progress; and Home Neuromodulation Approaches.
Presented by: Glenn Weiner