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Introduction to Neurofeedback for Mental Health Professionals

  • 19 May 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 22 May 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Mylne Street Mental Health

Registration

  • Must provide Student Number; Campus; Course details.
  • By invitation only - registration code required

Registration is closed

 

What is neurofeedback?

EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) is employed to modify the electrical activity of the CNS including EEG, event related potentials, slow cortical potentials and other electrical activity either of subcortical or cortical origin. Neurofeedback is a specialized application of biofeedback of brainwave data in an operant conditioning paradigm. The method is used to treat clinical conditions as well as to enhance performance.

Why attend this seminar?

This post-graduate level seminar is open to professionals in health, education and sport; and others with an interest in the brain and neuroplasticity.  A wide range of studies in applied neuroscience have demonstrated the clinical effects of neurofeedback (NFB) therapy for improving electrical activity of the brain and subsequently, improving daily functioning and outcomes for health and well-being.  NFB is emerging as an effective adjunct to traditional methods used in therapy for clinical health difficulties and in training toward performance enhancement. NFB may have the potential to be an alternative to conventional psycho-pharmaceutical approaches for treating neurocognitive and neuro-behavioural disorders. 

The seminar introduces neurofeedback, as a form of therapy – a significant therapeutic intervention for a range of disorders including, for example, attention deficit, anxiety, autism, pain, and behaviour disorders. http://www.isnr.net/resources/comprehensive-bibliography.cfm.  Neurofeedback can also be used for performance enhancement in healthy clients with peak performance goals e.g. athletes and students.

About the Workshop

This is a didactic education program aligned with the BCIA* Blueprint of Knowledge.  Participants will learn a brief history of neurofeedback; and will learn about human learning theories as they apply to EEG biofeedback for therapy or for performance enhancement.  We will look briefly at neurophysiology and neuroanatomy and the bioelectric origin and functional correlates of EEG activity in the brain. Course objectives are to:

>  provide continuing professional development for all health practitioners; and

> provide a comprehensive introduction to neurofeedback which aims to:

  • orient participants to neurofeedback in the broad field of applied neuroscience;
  • summarise the current research evidence & current trends in neurofeedback;
  • overview EEG instrumentation and electronics required for data collection and analysis.

*The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) aims to certify individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively re-certify those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. BCIA certification is not a substitute for a valid license or credentials to legally practice one's profession as regulated by health care systems in your country.

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