August 2015 (continued)

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Impact Factor Increase for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

In mid-June 2015 the new Impact Factors (IF) were released by Thomson-Reuters (ISI).   We're pleased Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback has a 2014 IF of 1.847, which represents a significant increase over the previous (2013) IF of 1.593.  The current IF is the highest ever for the journal!  The journal is in the 2nd quartile, ranking 49 out of 119 journals in its category, Clinical Psychology.  The journal's 2014 5-Year IF is 2.115.  Congratulations to the Editorial Board and to the reviewers, whose efforts contributed to this success, and congratulations especially to Editor-in-Chief Frank Andrasik whose leadership and commitment are valued.

The IF is a measure of the perceived quality of a journal's content - the higher the number, the better the journal's quality.  The IF is calculated as the number of article citations in a two-year period divided by the number of articles published by the journal in the year previous to that two-year period.  Only journals accepted into Thomson-Reuters' Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (or Science Citation Index for journals in the basic sciences) receive an annual IF.  The 5-Year IF is calculated analogously.  The entire publishing community - including authors and librarians - use the IF as an objective measure of a journal.  Although alternative metrics have been developed in the last several years, the IF remains the most widely recognized significant measure of a journal's health.

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Calendar of Events

Visit the Calendar of Events section of the 
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September /October 2015

Neurofeedback Bootcamp:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Sunday, September 6, 2015 12:00 AM
de la Salle Holy Cross Primary School, 13th Street, Victory Park, Johanneraburg, South Africa
Certification Course for Beginners: South Africa



Lisa Mrklas 

BCIA Certification Peripheral Biofeedback Training   
Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 12:00 AM
Miami, FL

This innovative seminar is designed to teach clinicians biofeedback fundamentals and cutting-edge applications. This program covers all 48 hours of the BCIA Didactic Biofeedback Education requirement through powerful demonstrations of biofeedback and adjunctive procedures, imaginative hands-on lab exercises with multi-channel computerized equipment, professional multimedia presentations, and comprehensive review materials. This program integrates personal hands-on training with equipment with didactic presentation. Participants will learn: *The foundations of biofeedback *Physiological basis and recording of surface electromyography (sEMG), temperature, electrodermal activity (EDA), respiration patterns (strain gauges and pCO2), electroencephalography (EEG), peripheral blood flow (BVP), heart rate and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), and economic biofeedback approaches (including incentive inspirometers and scales) *How to identifying artifacts and determining appropriate recording *How to record and interpret data *How to perform a psychophysiological profile and pre and post data comparison *The use of adjunctive techniques such as progressive relaxation t raining, autogenic training, imagery, guided breathing, desensitization, mindfulness training, quieting reflex. *The role of home biofeedback devices such as Freeze framer, Wild Divine, and GSR2 *Overview of clinical and educational applications



Harry Campbell 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 
Sunday, September 13, 2015
San Rafael, Ca

This course is planned to provide the accredited 48 hours for BCIA didactic. It will cover instrumentation and train on state of the art equipment. It is a 4-day 30.5 hour F2F course with 18 hours of self-paced pre-course learning. It is highly recommended that the 18 hours are taken within the 30 days prior to the F2F instruction. The full course covers treatment protocols, history of biofeedback and operant conditioning, ethical considerations and basic psychophysiology science. This course is essential training for anyone who wishes to incorporate applied psychophysiology into his or her practice.



Cynthia Kerson

GNI: BCIA Didactic Course   
Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 AM
Focus for Living, PLLC 308 E. Renfro St., Suite 202 Burleson, Texas 76028

Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners (Burleson, Texas)



Lisa Mrklas 
(216) 766-5707

BCIA Certification Neurofeedback Training   
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:00 AM

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. Includes demonstrations and hands-on training on the most popular, versatile, cost effective, reliable and well supported EEG neurofeedback systems made as well as introductions to neurocardiology (Hear Rate Variability), Temperature, EMG and other complementary modalities, lively dialogues, case histories and the information you need in order to select the right equipment for your circumstances. Many practitioners have told us that they had attended other EEG neurofeedback seminars but this is the one that put it all together for them and showed them how to provide quality neurofeedback services while clarifying many theories and hypotheses associated with EEG Neurofeedback. Previous experience in biofeedback, EEG neurofeedback or computers is not required. Supervised sessions provide additional opportunity for hands on equipment training. Topics in the course include: * Orientation to EEG Biofeedback * Basic Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy * Treatment Planning * Instrumentation & electronics * Research< * Psychopharmacology Considerations * Professional Conduct



Harry Campbell 

Brain-based assessment and treatment alternatives for the 21st century   
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Munich, Germany

EEG Research and Clinical Evidence, Databases, Cognitive Aspects, Psychopharmacology, Montages, Spectral Analysis, sLORETA



Lisa Mrklas 

The Biofeedback Society of Florida Fall Conference: Exploring the capabilities of digital biofeedback and neurofeedback instrumentation: Integrating hardware, software, and clinical skills for improved efficacy   
Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:00 AM
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center at the Florida Mall

This two-day workshop is for health professionals and researchers who want to immerse themselves in the state of the science of digital biofeedback and neurofeedback instrumentation. The program will offer a comprehensive overview of stress profiling and specific modalities, showcasing heart rate variability (HRV), EEG- neurofeedback, skin conductance, thermography, respiration, and EMG-muscle rehab. The hands-on, guided experience and demonstration segments will teach clinically useful skills for users of the Thought Technology BioGraph, the NeXus wireless Biotrace, and other digital systems. Sunday's program draws from the experience of two master clinicians who will present through lecture and demonstration, the essentials of effective peripheral biofeedback training to enhance relaxation and lower arousal, and using portable biofeedback devices to augment treatment.



Aubrey Ewing

Theoretical and Clinical Considerations in Advanced EEG Biofeedback Methodologies   
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
South Bend, IN

EEG Biofeedback has radically expanded over the past 10 years. As a result the list of treatment options can seem overwhelming. Amidst the clamor of competing ideologies, manufacturers and treatment modalities, it is the responsibility of the advanced EEG biofeedback clinician to create a treatment approach that is effective and engaging for the trainee/patient/client. This class moves beyond the introduction to basic EEG feedback modalities and equipment, and into an overview of the state of the art of EEG, and the subsequent options and complex treatment decisions that are necessary in operating competently in the modern Neurofeedback climate.



Cynthia Kerson

1-Day Reading the Raw EEG: Analysis and Interpretation   
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - All Day
South Bend, IN

This one-day course will provide a mechanism for acquiring understanding of the visual EEG as it reflects basic brain function/dysfunction. This includes review of multichannel EEGs, evaluating and reducing artifacts and using the EEG and some simple spectral processing to develop neurofeedback protocols or propose medication matches... and to show that the source of the quantitative features is actually the raw waveform's morphology, which is how the QEEG is actually validated: Against the classical raw EEG, which remains the gold standard.



Cynthia Kerson

BCIA Didactic Course: Neurofeedback Bootcamp for Beginners
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

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!



Lisa Mrklas 

GNI: BCIA Didactic Course   
Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:00 AM
Woodbridge, Virginia

Neurofeedback for Beginners



Lisa Mrklas 

October 2015

Bio-behavioral Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders with Dr. Steven Baskin   
Friday, October 2, 2015 - All Day
Thought Technology, Ltd. 8205 Montreal/Toronto Blvd Montreal West, QC H4X 1N1

This workshop is an in-depth clinical guide to the many advances in the diagnosis and management of migraine, cluster headache, tension-type headache and their many variants. The workshop will first provide the participants with a thorough overview of the diagnosis of the different primary headache disorders. It will then explore the pathophysiology of the different disorders integrating neurochemical, physiological, behavioral, and psychological perspectives. Pharmacologic, psychophysiological, and behavioral treatment alternatives will be reviewed in relation to both clinical efficacy and underlying pain mechanisms. The workshop will help the biofeedback therapist understand the basics of successful headache diagnosis and treatment and better communicate with the medical community. Behavioral and psychophysiological protocols will be thoroughly discussed. This workshop will also review clinical studies on paradoxical effects of medication overuse in relation to treatment outcome. Chronic migraine will be thoroughly examined including the transformation process from episodic to chronic headache. Issues of psychiatric co-morbidity will be explored.



Raymond Yust 
1 800 361 3651 ext. 135

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Denver, CO

This 3-day course provides the foundation for understanding the importance of QEEG analysis of multi- channel EEG recordings including amplitude, power, relative power, coherence and LORETA (Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography) analysis for understanding basic brain function. This includes performing a relatively clean recording, providing hands-on practicums with state of the art equipment. It will demonstrate best practice for analysis, evaluation and reduction of artifacts and then finally using the data to develop neurofeedback protocols. This course will also discuss pertinent clinical and research findings and is accredited by the QEEG Certification Board as a didactic for certification applicants.



Cynthia Kerson

Monday, October 12, 2015 - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Denver, CO

This 2-day course will provide a foundation for understanding the importance of de-artifacting and montage on outcomes, including the evaluation of drowsiness/vigilance for understanding basic brain function. This includes the impact of current modeling approaches such as phenotypes and vigilance modeling, and also the impact of these models on medication selection in psychiatry



Cynthia Kerson

International Society of Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR) 23rd Annual Conference   
Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:00 AM - 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, CO

This conference offers the opportunity to learn from some of the pre- eminent researchers, scientists, and clinicians in the field and to meet the exhibitors, view their latest technologies and services, and network with colleagues. Pre-Conference Workshops: October 12-14, 2015; Annual Conference: October 15-18, 2015.



Tina Watkins

BCIA Didactic Course - Neurofeedback for Beginners
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Munich, Germany

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!



Lisa Mrklas 

Visit the Calendar of Events section of the AAPB website for more listings.

Ordering now available online

Functional Neuroanatomy
By Michael Thompson, MD and Lynda Thompson, PhD

Organized with reference to networks, lobes of the brain,10-20 sites and Brodmann areas, this 137-page monograph features  over 100 plates/illustrations and comprises all new information as published in The Neurofeedback Book: 2nd Edition.

This review book on Functional Neuroanatomy is urgently needed and helps educate both qEEG users as well as EEG Neurofeedback practitioners. It advances the ability to link symptoms to dysregulated brain networks resulting in improved clinical outcomes in fewer sessions. Congratulations to the authors for this significant contribution!
Robert W. Thatcher, PhD, Applied Neuroscience Inc.

It is refreshing to experience a neuroanatomy text that links in detail the various and complex functions of each Brodmann area with the anatomy of its connections with other brain areas.
 - Joel F. Lubar, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee

STAY TUNED: The Neurofeedback Book, 2nd edition will be available this fall.

© copyright ADD Centres Ltd. / Biofeedback Institute of Toronto; 2015, Dr. Thompson

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