Ecumenical QEEG & Advanced ISF Workshop: Ecumenical QEEG
The word ecumenical is defined as: of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of Christian churches. The word is not used here to denote a “Christian” form of brain mapping. Rather ecumenical is used in the sense of all-embracing or all-inclusive. This QEEG workshop will be all-inclusive of QEEG software and hardware. We will rely most heavily on the big three in use in neurofeedback: QEEG Pro, Neuroguide, and BrainDx. However, the analytic “style” is applicable to all forms of quantitative analysis limited only by the metrics quantified in specific software.
QEEG relies on a statistical threshold of significance to define pathology. Many clinicians would define pathological brain electrical activity as equal to or greater than two standard deviations from the mean value being assessed. This statistical threshold is not always achieved in networks of function in a clinical setting with dysfunctional clients. Compounding this dilemma, many times abnormal regions identified through statistical analysis do not resonate with the client’s chief complaint. What’s a clinician to do?
You may already know how to “read” a map. You may be familiar with the color scales and common frequency bands of QEEG software. You can determine in crude fashion what part of the surface of the cortex is abnormal and the general function in that area. But how do we go for a deep dive into the summary maps? What do we do when there is global abnormality or even worse very little deviance in the summary maps? Sometimes it is necessary to analyze brain structures most often related to pathological behavior. Have you identified a hierarchal set of regions of interest for yourself that have led to clinical success? Other times, knowing the tools of the QEEG trade such as remontaging and analysis of raw traces helps. Still other times, the use of three-dimensional analytic tools or utilizing small bin analysis provides the answer. Spectral analysis, peak frequency, amplitude asymmetries have their place in the armamentarium of the trade. And what of coherence? Phase Lag? You may know what they measure but does it inform your practice?
The first day of the Advanced ISF Training will answer these questions and more. This QEEG primer is designed to provide the ISF clinician a clear path to using the low regime most effectively. QEEG analysis will be focused on client presentation, network function, and the behavioral research of Infraslow frequencies. Once the clinician has a grasp of ISF functionality combined with the most recent behavioral network research, the tools of QEEG become the path to clinical success.
sLORETA Infraslow Neurofeedback Training
February 1 and 2
Single channel bipolar Infraslow (ISF) Neurofeedback has been practiced and taught since 2006-7. An advanced version of this intervention has recently been developed for 19 channels that allows for Infraslow sLORETA Neurofeedback. This development has ushered in a powerful form of training that targets behavioral networks heretofore unavailable to the ISF neurofeedback clinician. Recent Research has identified the infraslow frequencies influence on the excitability cycle of faster frequencies. This pivotal role for the infraslow periodicities allows the clinician to reliably influence the behavior associated with neuronal networks by activating or quieting targeted regions of interest including the Default Mode Network, the Limbic System, and the Salience Network. Moreover, ISF has been associated with Autonomic Nervous System response, neuroendocrine function, and the sleep wake cycle. The centrality of this slow energy in human behavior gives ISF sLORETA training its exceptional potential. This workshop will demonstrate the unique equipment, signal processing, and skill set required to perform ISF sLORETA training. This workshop will take place over two days (Part 1 & Part 2). This will allow for the didactic portion of the workshop that will include reports of recent ISF sLORETA research projects by internationally recognized researchers examining ISF sLORETA and addiction and ISF training’s impact on ANS function. The workshop length is set for clinicians to have plenty of time for hands on experience with the software and equipment.
- Learn to manage the unique challenges to the application of 19 channel Infraslow training
- Learn to identify response patterns to ISF training that inform treatment
- Understand advanced ISF interventions application to discrete presenting problems Identify and train neural networks responsible for pathological behavior with ISF
- Apply cross frequency applications for discrete disorders.
For more information & to register or phone: +49(0)89 82 03 07 39
Passkey license is required for protocol use, please contact the Institute for EEG Neurofeedback (IFEN) https://www.neurofeedback-info.de/en/ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +49(0)89 82 03 07 39 to confirm you have appropriate ISF license and latest Avatar software for the workshop.