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July 2014
Biofeedback Society of Florida: Summer Conference - Fibeomyalgia: Neuroplasticity gone wrong
Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:00 AM - Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:00 PM
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center at the Florida Mall (Orlando, FL)
Fibromyalgia: Neuroplasticity Gone Wrong will explore how fibromyalgia represents the maladaptive side of neuroplasticity. The workshop will begin with a review of the classical Darwinian idea of pain representing injury. Through examples and discussion, our current health care ideas will be transcended into the more complex ideas involving neuroplasticity. The goal is to help shape the practitioner’s ideas into thinking about fibromyalgia as a multi-linear dysfunction with multiple components. The three nervous systems - central, peripheral, and autonomic - will also be examined in the context of how a dysfunction in one affects the other systems leading to a closed loop type of problem. Three types of biofeedback evaluation procedures will be introduced: qEEG, sEMG, and Stress Profiling. The value of these methods in formulating a differential diagnosis and developing a comprehensive treatment plan will be examined. The workshop will include the presentation of case studies and demonstrations of biofeedback evaluation and treatment techniques.

Contact:    Aubrey Ewing
floridabiofeedback@ix.netcom.com
August 2014
Biofeedback Practical Skills and Mentoring Workshop
Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:00 AM
Hawthorne, NY
Biofeedback Practical Skills and Mentoring Workshop for BCIA Certification Home Study and Online Training do an efficient job of didactic training but they do not address the need for hands-on practical biofeedback training. Our new workshop fills this need. This workshop will help you: •Meet the BCIA Practical Skills and Mentoring Requirements •Learn how to choose the right equipment •Learn how to operate top quality clinical/research grade equipment (hardware and software) This workshop will feature: 1.Hands on practice 2.Technical operation of equipment 3.Practice Hookups 4.Practice Personal Self Regulation Skills -being able to do it yourself so you can teach others more effectively 5.Practice working with clients clinically 6.Sample protocol being used in clinical work (CBT and EMG, SC) This seminar/workshop is designed for those who are new to biofeedback or have taken Online or Paper Home study didactic-only courses that have not had any hands on experience as well as those who have attended face-to-face courses with hands on but need more practice to become comfortable enough to start practicing. This workshop will also help you meet the BCIA personal training, client training, and mentoring requirements.

Contact:    Harry Campbell
Harry@biofeedbackinternational.com
9147624646
QEEG, Live Z-Score, sLORETA Live, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, NeuroGuide review , and more Using (Discovery 24E) 19 Channels Reviewed
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Sunday, August 17, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
For clinicians who are about to dive into the new and exciting world of QEEG brain mapping and interpretation, this 4 day workshop will unlock the mysteries of how morphology of RAW EEG converts into color coded normative brain maps that provide clinically relevant insights. Our team of highly qualified and experienced instructors will cover everything from the basics of how databases are developed and normed to the subtle clinical skill set needed to identify and address underlying neural disregulation. Significant time will be allotted for hands on practice with the established equipment and designs, as well as introducing cutting edge approaches that are demonstrating promising results. The brilliant combination of normative databases with BrainMaster's Mini-Q, and Discovery 24E adds a dimension that allows the practitioner to observe and train bain activity monitored at up to 19 channels (LZT ZOK, Z PLUS, PZ Motive, PZ Mean, including Z Bars, BrainAvatar, and Live Topographic Mapping) using the innovative live Z- Score methods (P ZOK). Practitioners from all levels of experience will walk away from this workshop with a richer understanding of how to use QEEG brain mapping and analysis to increase clinical efficacy.

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@pantek.com
216-766-5707 or 800-447-8052
Low Cost Stress Management/Biofeedback Tools
Sunday, August 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Hawthorne, NY
Low Cost Stress Management/Biofeedback Tools Learn all about low cost tools you can use with groups and for home training for your clients. The Stress Eraser, Healing Rhythms, RESPeRATE, emWave PC and Personal Stress Reliever, Myotrac EMG, GSR, GSR/Temp2X, and Voldyne Inspirometer, SC-911 Temp will be demonstrated. You will have the opportunity to hands on experience with all of these devices. This seminar is for people who are new to biofeedback and may not be ready to make a larger initial investment in clinical grade office instrument systems. It is also for professionals who already have clinical grade equipment but need additional instruments. These instruments can be used for clients to work with while they are waiting for their session on your clinical grade system, for groups, or to send home with clients for homework.

Contact:    Harry Campbell
Harry@biofeedbackinternational.com
9147624646
Low Cost Stress Management/Biofeedback Tools
Sunday, August 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Hawthorne, NY
Low Cost Stress Management/Biofeedback Tools Learn all about low cost tools you can use with groups and for home training for your clients. The Stress Eraser, Healing Rhythms, RESPeRATE, emWave PC and Personal Stress Reliever, Myotrac EMG, GSR, GSR/Temp2X, and Voldyne Inspirometer, SC-911 Temp will be demonstrated. You will have the opportunity to hands on experience with all of these devices. This seminar is for people who are new to biofeedback and may not be ready to make a larger initial investment in clinical grade office instrument systems. It is also for professionals who already have clinical grade equipment but need additional instruments. These instruments can be used for clients to work with while they are waiting for their session on your clinical grade system, for groups, or to send home with clients for homework.

Contact:    Harry Campbell
Harry@biofeedbackinternational.com
9147624646
BCIA Didactic Course - Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners
Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM - Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Burleson, TX
Join StressTherapy Solutions for a 4-day workshop for professionals who wish to integrate neurofeedback into their practices! This BCIA-certified program includes segments on basic neurofeedback use as well as current industry research and treatment techniques.

This workshop also offers hands-on training for beginners that provides familiarity and experience not found in a web- based course! Equipment not required for attendance - guests may pair up for practice.

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
lisastsinc@aol.com
Professional EEG Neurofeedback Certification Program
Friday, August 22, 2014 8:30 AM - Sunday, August 24, 2014 6:30 PM
Hawthorne, NY
This competency based curriculum includes practical, easily learnable strategies which may be used with virtually all of the most common EEG Neurofeedback applications. Designed to give the practitioner the knowledge and tools needed in order to rapidly achieve clinical and economic success in EEG Neurofeedback, this program emphasizes those neurofeedback adjunctive applications for which there is the greatest demand, including but not limited to: ADD / ADHD / Conduct Disorder & other Learning disabilities, Autism Disorders, Substance Abuse, eating disorders and addictive behaviors, PTSD, Multiple Personality Disorder, Depression, Behavioral and Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, headaches (Migraine and Tension), RSD, Fibromyalgia, Phantom Limb etc., Adult and childhood sleep disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Dementia (non-Alzheimer's), Epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MindFitness® Life / Performance Enhancement.

Contact:    Harry Campbell
Harry@biofeedbackinternational.com
9147624646
Chicagp Open Focus/Brain Synchrony Workshop
Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 AM - Monday, August 25, 2014 5:00 PM
Chicago Hilton Garden Inn O'Hare Airport
The Open Focus/ Brain Synchrony Workshop offers an opportunity to train with Les Fehmi, Ph.D. and Susan Shor Fehmi, LCSW using the Open Focus method of attention training in conjunction with neurosynchrony equipment. Dr. Fehmi is the originator of Open Focus and is considered to be a pioneer in the field of biofeedback and neurofeedback.

Contact:    Caroline Loften
caroline@openfocus.com
609-924-0782
September 2014
GNI: BCIA Didactic Course Workshop - Neurofeedback for Beginners
Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:00 AM
Johannesburg, South Africa
Earn your BCIA certification by exploring the industry of neurofeedback through education and practice!

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
lisastsinc@aol.com
BCIA NEUROTHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014
Sydney, AU
This course provides the accredited 36 hours for BCIA didactic. It will cover instrumentation and train on state of the art equipment, Thought Technology Infinity and BrainMaster Atlantis. It is a 3-day F2F course with 10 hours of self-paced learning. It is highly recommended that the 10 hours are taken within the 30 days prior to the F2F instruction. The full course covers treatment protocols, history of neurotherapy and operant conditioning, ethical considerations and basic neuroscience. This course is essential training for anyone who wishes to incorporate neurotherapy into his or her practice.

Contact:    Cynthia Kerson
info@brainsinternational.com
QEEG, Live Z Score, sLORETA Live BrainDX , and much more in Munich, Germany!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Munich, Germany
This course satisfies the accredited didactic course requirements for QEEG Certification as arranged by the QEEG Certification Board. Attendees will earn up to 24 hours towards their QEEG certification requirements.

First time ever offered in Europe!

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@stresstherapysolutions.com
216-766-5707 or 800-447-8052
BCIA Didactic Course - Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Woodbridge, Virginia
If you are new to neurofeedback and want to learn all you can about database training or you've been practicing neurofeedback for years and have decided to become certified, this course is designed to meet every one of your needs!

This workshop will provide 36 BCIA certification CEs as well as 36 APA CEs.

Equipment is not required to attend. If you own equipment, please bring it with you for additional hands-on training opportunities. Attendees may team up and train each other for more practice and experience. The equipment of choice for this workshop is BrainMaster - this course will also instill confidence in using your BrainMaster equipment and software!

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@stresstherapysolutions.com
800-447-8052
2-DAY ADVANCED NEUROTHERAPY COURSE
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sydney, AU
Assessment is a very valuable assent for neurotherapy protocol design. This course will focus on what to do with the information gained from a QEEG or EEG assessment, how to know whether it's effective, how to know when to change the training paradigm and when to know your client has succeeded. It will provice cases of ADHD, autism, seizure, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, depression and anxiety and other common presenting complaints.

Instructor: Cynthia Kerson, PhD

Contact:    Cynthia Kerson
info@brainsinternational.com
Biofeedback of Texas 40th Annual Conference
Friday, September 19, 2014 1:30 PM - Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Plano, Texas
This year's conference theme is "Everything is Connected: Integrating Complementary & Alternative Methods with Biofeedback."

Contact:    Tenley Fukui
fukuitenley@hotmail.com
October 2014
Global Neurofeedback Initiative: BCIA Didactic Course; Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners(Mexico City, Mexico)
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
• Orientation to Neurofeedback—4 hours • Basic Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy—4 hours • Instrumentation and Electronics—8 hours • Research—2 hours • Psychopharmacological Considerations—2 hours •Treatment Planning—12 hours • Professional Conduct—4 hours •Educational Objectives • Provide the required didactic instruction for BCIA certification • Discuss clinical assessment, protocol development, and client care To Register Call Lisa Mrklas @ Phone: 800-447- 8052 or 216- 766-5707 or email: stinc@pantek.com

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@pantek.com
216-766-5707 or 800-447-8052
Integrating Mindfulness Based Skills into your Biofeedback Practice
Friday, October 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thought Technology Montreal 8205 Montréal/Toronto Blvd Montreal West, QC H4X 1N1
Biofeedback is often described as a way to help people control their physiological responses. However, extensive research shows that efforts to *control* one's internal experience can be counterproductive and lead to exacerbation of the problem. In contrast to unhelpful efforts to control internal experience, the Mindfulness and Acceptance approach to biofeedback can help people experience change through mindful, non-judgmental awareness and acceptance. In this workshop, participants will learn how to apply mindfulness and acceptance techniques to their biofeedback practice in order to help their clients reap the benefits of biofeedback without getting stuck in unproductive attempts to control their internal experience. Mindfulness and Acceptance techniques will be explained in detail, in combination with practical demonstrations of integration of mindfulness based skills and biofeedback, using biofeedback equipment.

Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB, is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches biofeedback. Dr. Khazan is the author of Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, published by Wiley Blackwell in May 2013. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and biofeedback, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, where she works with clients on optimizing their health and performance, using both biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches.

Registration fee $300.00USD Limited space! Register prior to September 10, 2014 and take advantage of an early registration fee discount of $250.00USD.

Morning beverages and a light lunch will be served.

Contact:    Raymond Yust
workshops@thoughttechnology.com
1 800 361 3651 ext. 135
BCIA NEUROTHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - ISNR
Monday, October 13, 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
San Diego, CA
This course provides the accredited 36 hours for BCIA didactic. It will cover instrumentation and train on state of the art equipment, Thought Technology Infinity and BrainMaster Atlantis. It is a 3-day F2F course with 10 hours of self-paced learning. It is highly recommended that the 10 hours are taken within the 30 days prior to the F2F instruction. The full course covers treatment protocols, history of neurotherapy and operant conditioning, ethical considerations and basic neuroscience. This course is essential training for anyone who wishes to incorporate neurotherapy into his or her practice.

Contact:    Cynthia Kerson
info@brainsinternational.com
PROFESSIONAL QEEG PROGRAM - ISNR
Monday, October 13, 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
San Diego, CA
The Professional QEEG Program provides didactic and practical learning in acquisition and interpretation of EEG and QEEG and is an acredited 24-hour didactic for QEEGCB. Electroencephalogram (EEG) has been used in the medical arena for over 50 years to diagnose sleep disorders and epileptiform behaviors among other things. Neurologists are trained to read raw EEG tracings and have been diagnosing based upon its findings for years. For the past 20 years, quantitative EEG has been in use to help distinguish psychological, as well as other physiological disorders, for example anxiety, ADHD, depression, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Quantitative EEG (QEEG) or brain mapping compares the individual EEG to a normative database consisting of subjects who are of comparable age and sex and during the same task. The use of QEEG greatly improves the ability to accurately design neurofeedback protocols and helps determine the best medication for specific brain wave profiles.

Contact:    Cynthia Kerson
info@brainsinternational.com
2014 ISNR Annual Conference
Monday, October 13, 2014 8:00 AM - Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:00 PM
San Diego, CA
ISNR 22nd Annual Conference Transforming the Field of Neurofeedback Through Clinical Practice, Educational Applications and Research

October 13-15, 2014 - Pre-conference Workshops October 16-19, 2014 – Annual Conference

Contact:    Tina Watkins
TinaW@CompassMeetingPlanning.com
November 2014
Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback Annual Conference
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Radission Hotel at Toledo University
This years conference will feature 2 tracks on Saturday. One track will focus on basic & intermediate topics. The second track will focus on advanced topics. Since we are still in the planning phase Sunday may be one or two tracks depending on demand. We are looking forward to expanding the format and growing our ranks. If you have any questions please contact us.

Contact:    Jason RHody
treasury@msbmb.com
QEEG, Brain Function, Neurotherapy and More: Let Master Clinicians Guide You From “A to Z-Score” Presented by Thomas and Linda Brownback
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
Essential workshop for those who want to gain an in-depth understanding of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and how to use this knowledge together with the Comprehensive Neurodiagnostic Checklist (CNC-1020) and psychoeducational test battery to provide a detailed interpretation of QEEG’s. This information is then used to create fully customized training protocols with and without Live Z-scores. Lots of hands-on demonstrations. PLUS: successful business tips from a 20 year neurofeedback practice! Presented by Thomas Brownback, M.Ed., Licensed Psychologist; BCIA Certified, QEEGCB Certified and Linda Brownback, M.A., Licensed Psychologist 30-34 CE Credit Hours

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@pantek.com
216-766-5707 or 800-447-8052
2014 SBCNA Conference
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Charlotte, NC
The SBCNA 2014 Annual Conference is an inter-disciplinary/multi-disciplinary conference that seeks to examine the following:

* Issues relevant to Brain Based Interventions with special attention to the role of biofeedback and neurofeedback. * Methods and techniques that have the potential to enhance outcomes of brain based interventions including biofeedback and neurofeedback methods and practice as well as nutritional and metabolic interventions, massage therapies, yoga, mindfulness, or training in optimal breathing. * Take-home recommendations for strategies and practices that support efficacy of BFB/NFB in brain based interventions. * Best practice techniques that enhance outcomes for BFB and NFB therapies.

Contact:   
Presenters@sbcna.org
Biofeedback Society of California Annual Conference
Thursday, November 6, 2014 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 9, 2014 5:00 PM
Hilton Airport Oakland, California
Join the BSC for it's 40th Annual Conference and Birthday Party! We will be celebrating 40 years of Biofeedback History in Biofeedback's oldest state society. For more information or to apply for sponsorship, exhibitorship, or a speaking position, please visit www.biofeedbackcalifornia.org, or email biofeedbackcalifornia@gmail.com.

Contact:    Tiff Thompson
tiffthompson@gmail.com
301-502-0211
Global Neurofeedback Initiative: BCIA Didactic Course; Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners(Hanover, Germany)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hanover, Germany
• Orientation to Neurofeedback—4 hours • Basic Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy—4 hours • Instrumentation and Electronics—8 hours • Research—2 hours • Psychopharmacological Considerations—2 hours •Treatment Planning—12 hours • Professional Conduct—4 hours •Educational Objectives • Provide the required didactic instruction for BCIA certification • Discuss clinical assessment, protocol development, and client care To Register Call Lisa Mrklas @ Phone: 800-447- 8052 or 216- 766-5707 or email: stinc@pantek.com

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@pantek.com
216-766-5707 or 800-447-8052
BCIA NEUROTHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Friday, November 14, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Brazil
This course provides the accredited 36 hours for BCIA didactic. It will cover instrumentation and train on state of the art equipment, Thought Technology Infinity and BrainMaster Atlantis. It is a 3-day F2F course with 10 hours of self-paced learning. It is highly recommended that the 10 hours are taken within the 30 days prior to the F2F instruction. The full course covers treatment protocols, history of neurotherapy and operant conditioning, ethical considerations and basic neuroscience. This course is essential training for anyone who wishes to incorporate neurotherapy into his or her practice.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TRANSLATED TO PORTUGUESE BY ADRIAN VAN DUESEN

Contact:    Cynthia Kerson
info@brainsinternational.com
December 2014
LORETA: THEORETICAL AND CLINICAL CONCEPTS CONFERENCE
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
Cancun, MX
This will now be in conference format provided 3 clinical views of LORETA training and a foundational day on brain networks and Brodmann areas.

Contact:    Cynthia Kerson
info@brainsinternational.com
January 2015
QEEG, Live Z-Score, sLORETA Live, BrainAvatar, BrainDx, NeuroGuide review , and more Using (Discovery 24E) 19 Channels Reviewed
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio
For clinicians who are about to dive into the new and exciting world of QEEG brain mapping and interpretation, this 4 day workshop will unlock the mysteries of how morphology of RAW EEG converts into color coded normative brain maps that provide clinically relevant insights. Our team of highly qualified and experienced instructors will cover everything from the basics of how databases are developed and normed to the subtle clinical skill set needed to identify and address underlying neural disregulation. Significant time will be allotted for hands on practice with the established equipment and designs, as well as introducing cutting edge approaches that are demonstrating promising results. The brilliant combination of normative databases with BrainMaster's Mini-Q, and Discovery 24E adds a dimension that allows the practitioner to observe and train bain activity monitored at up to 19 channels (LZT ZOK, Z PLUS, PZ Motive, PZ Mean, including Z Bars, BrainAvatar, and Live Topographic Mapping) using the innovative live Z- Score methods (P ZOK). Practitioners from all levels of experience will walk away from this workshop with a richer understanding of how to use QEEG brain mapping and analysis to increase clinical efficacy.

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@pantek.com
216-766-5707 or 800-447-8052
March 2015
AAPB 46th Annual Scientific Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015
Austin, Texas
Please save the date for the 2015 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Contact:   
info@aapb.org
April 2015
BCIA Didactic Course - Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015
Georgetown, Texas
Whether you’re looking to become familiar with neurofeedback or expand your existing knowledge, this course serves as a guide to navigating basic steps that will improve and enhance your practice. This program not only explores the use of neurofeedback software and equipment, but also brings to light current research and treatment techniques that have ensured positive changes in clients and benefited clinicians worldwide. It is also the only course that introduces database guidance and live Z-score training! Practitioners seeking BCIA certification can also earn up to 36 credit hours if they attend the full course!

Contact:    Lisa Mrklas
stsinc@pantek.com
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