‘The Wisdom of Morphology and Montages in EEG’ with Tiff Thompson, PhD, R.EEG.T., BCN, QEEG-D, MFT
Friday June 7th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT)
Reading the raw EEG is an artform that is essential knowledge-base of any practitioner using EEG to assess and diagnose their patients’ conditions. Spindles, triangular shapes, sinusoidal, monomorphic, and archiform waveforms are just a few telling morphological signs that are imperative in understanding what is really going on. Does the waveform wax and wane? Does it travel in spindles or bursts? Does it appear only a few times in the record? What if it is rhythmic? These temporal dynamics are also imperative in a proper assessment of the person.
When looking at the raw waveform, you will learn more than what any QEEG, alone, can tell you. Furthermore, montages are necessary to understand the many ways in which we can assess and view the EEG. There is no best montage for all purposes. While linked ears can provide a global view, it is prone to contamination if there is a strong temporal finding or if there is contamination otherwise in the ear electrodes. Average and weighted average montages (such as the Laplacian and Hjorth montages), will highlight any local phenomena, and will uncover any significant temporal component, but will fail us to see global information. Bi-polar montages are excellent for displaying phase reversals, which are indispensable in issues of head injury and seizure focus.
Specific Learning objectives:
- Participants will be able to identify little known waveforms in EEG (e.g. lamda, mu, OIRDA).
- Participants will be able to list the steps necessary to analyze EEG.
- Participants will be able to determine when re-montaging the EEG is necessary.
- Participants will be able to explain the difference between different kinds of montage.
Tiff Thompson, PhD, R.EEG.T., BCN, QEEG-D, MFT, is the CEO of Neurofield Neurotherapy, Inc. She works as a clinician, as well as an educator in the realm of clinically-applied neurostimulation alongside her husband, Dr. Nicholas Dogris. Dr. Thompson is a board certified neurotherapist, licensed psychotherapist, Quantitative EEG Diplomate, and Registered EEG Technician (a medical credential bestowed by the American Society of Neurodiagnostic Technicians). She has worked in neurology clinics, as well as clinical settings. She holds two Masters degrees, one in Depth Counseling Psychology and another in Communication from Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of Maryland, respectively. She has a PhD in Psychology; her dissertation was on the intersection of psychodynamic psychology model of the psyche and electroencephalography (EEG).
Dr. Thompson has served as the Executive Director of the Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience, and worked as a neurodiagnostician in neurology clinics. Dr. Thompson regularly delivers public and trade organization lectures on Brain Mapping (Quantitative EEGs), Clinical Quantitative EEGs, Brainwaves 101, neurotherapy, and induced meditative states.
Who is the Audience: Psychologists, MD’s, Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, other Mental Health Professionals and Neurofeedback Providers
Level: introductory, intermediate
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