AAPB 2021 Webinar 9: Everything You Need to Know About EEG, but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Need to Know About EEG, but Were Afraid to Ask:
Caps, Equipment, Software, Room, Chairside Manner, Reading in the Raw...EEG, Artifacting & Interpretation
Presented by
Dave Siever, CET


Tuesday, April 20 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Wednesday, April 21 - 12:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM ET

Thursday, April 22 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Friday, April 23 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Full Member Price: $249
Full Non-member Price: $379


SPECIAL EXTENDED WORKSHOP SESSION: This session was originally scheduled as a 2020 Annual Conference Workshop. Due to Covid, we are offering this extended, in-depth session to you virtually. It will take place over four days to ensure ease of participation (we are sensitive to Zoom fatigue), to ensure full subject matter coverage and to provide more CE credits than a typical webinar or conference session.

Course Description:

Brain waves are a reflection of EVERYTHING in your life. This includes organ function, nutrition, sleep, stress and your moment by moment thoughts. Collecting the best brain activity that you can trust for making good clinical decisions is exceptionally difficult. Unfortunately, the ratio of poor brain maps done in relation to good clinically useable brain maps are likely in the order of 5-1. When observing an abnormal EEG, is that abnormal EEG being caused by a brain issue or nutritional, hormonal, lifestyle issues?  Reading the raw EEG is critical to identify dynamic events. Even EMG, the frequency of EMG and the frequency of EMG events are valuable biomarkers. The wrinkling of a forehead or blinking of an eye can be biomarkers for anxiety or theta/paroxysmal bursts, which can easily be observed with the naked eye (no equipment).  Making good recordings begins with good equipment and the ability to properly use that equipment. Then there is the ART of artifacting. Bad artifacting easily produces false negatives and positives. A clinical diagnosis is never better than the data it is founded upon. Finally, there is Fourier analysis, breaking out the frequency spectra and network relationships of phase, comodulation and coherence.  This workshop is delving into all the nitty-gritty details that are absolutely necessary for making a good recording.


Learning Objectives:
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:

  • Learn the importance of selecting a good cap, equipment and software.
  • Learn how to set up the room and good chairside manner.
  • Learn the basics on how to read the raw EEG and the clinical relevance of artifact.
  • Learn about artifacting the EEG.
  • Learn about quantitatively processing the data and using databases.


Level: INTRODUCTORY - Content is designed for psychologists who may have little to no background in a specialized skill or content area.  Through this level of programming, the learner can become acquainted with the theoretical underpinnings, principles, methods, and perspectives of a content area. An introductory level program also may serve as the foundation for subsequent intermediate and advanced learning. Introductory level programming may also be related to an emerging area of knowledge or practice. Although this content can be used as a foundation for more advanced learning, an introductory level program may simply focus on breadth, enrichment or general knowledge.


Who Should Attend:  This workshop is intended for those interested in getting into full-head EEG recordings and qEEG analysis plus those who have been doing EEG and qEEG, but never had good training or guidance and would like to confirm if one is doing it right. Further insights on how to read a raw EEG is something that everyone can improve on. Also, many examples of the signatures of a variety of clinical conditions will be shown.

CE Credits: 6 credits

Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 6 hours.

BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.

Presenter Bio: Dave Siever graduated in 1978 as an engineering technologist. He later worked in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta designing TMJ Dysfunction related diagnostic equipment and research facilities. He organized research projects, taught basic physiology and the advanced TMJ diagnostics course. Dave had noted anxiety issues in many patients suffering with TMJ dysfunction, prompting him to study biofeedback, which he applied to the patients and then later, Dave designed biofeedback devices.   In 1984, Dave designed his first Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) device – the “Digital Audio-Visual Integration Device,” or DAVID1. Since this time, through his company, Mind Alive Inc., Dave has been researching and refining AVE technology specifically for use in relaxation, boosting academic and sports performance and treating anxiety, depression, PMS, ADD/ADHD, FMS, SAD, pain, cognitive decline and insomnia, which he presents about primarily at various conferences and for special interest medical/psychology groups. In 2105, Dave made an exciting discovery in identifying a unique type of TBI that is prevalent throughout society and overlooked by the medical community. Surprisingly, he also found that AVE can restart the brain within 20 minutes. Further research has found that AVE generates large amounts of lactate, which in turn fires up both glia and neurons. Dave also designs Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) products and is a leading provider of transcranial DC stimulation (tDCS) and devices. As a result of Dave’s commitment to research, Mind Alive Inc. now owns three patents involving neurotechnology. Dave continues to conduct research, perform a quantitative EEG service and designs new products pertaining to enhanced performance and mental wellness.   Dave has developed a 30 CEU course on Stimulation Technologies with Saybrook University and the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation. Dave has also published many articles and studies relating to Audio-Visual Entrainment and brain function and has recently made leading edge breakthroughs in the identification and treatment of concussion.    As a firm believer in keeping his mind alive through neuro-stimulation, or, dancing In his dendrites!, Dave engages in many activities spanning research, flying RC airplanes and drones, kayaking, diving, caving, biking, sailing, music & song-writing plus having fun!



Full Member Price: $249
Full Non-member Price: $379

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Cancellations received in writing prior to a week before the webinar will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations within the week of the webinar.




Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to AAPB, via Phone: 800-477-8892, or via Email, info@aapb.org. AAPB is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will make every attempt to accommodate them in compliance with the ADA act.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this event in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before a given activity is completed will not receive CE credit.

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