M1+2+ISF - Certified Neurofeedback Therapist + ISF-Beginner - Mallorca
- Entstehung und Bedeutung von Infra-Slow-Fluctuations
- Einstellung der ORF (Optimale Reward-Frequenz)
- Verwendung von Z-Werten beim ISF-Training
- Veränderungen der ISF in Bezug auf Pathologien, Verhalten und Symptome
Certified Neurofeedback Therapist IFEN - Module 1 and 2 (days 1 - 3)
Module 1 - Intensive course
MODULE 1 is the Intensive Course with 40 units to become qualified as a Certified Neurofeedback Therapist IFEN. You will receive 40 training points for this course in line with § 125 Code of Social Law V. There are numerous means of funding are available for you.
In order to practise, each participant will receive a software set. It is free of charge.
There is sufficient equipment available for practising.
If you happen to buy equipment from us, we will take care of the installation and setup of the hardware and software during the seminar.
MODULE 2 - Practical training
After you have passed Module 1 at our institute, you already avail of a certain amount of experience. In Module 2 - Practical training, which you can complete here with us or at a traineeship site of your choice from our list of therapists, you will expand your practical skills. You will receive 7 training points for this in line with § 125 Scial Code of Law V.
Trainer days 1-3: Thomas Feiner, BCIA BCN
ISF 1 Beginner - (days 4 - 6)
Infra-slow Fluctuation ISF-Training Workshop
Mark Llewellynn Smith LCSW, NY USA
Mark Smith, the developer of ISF neurofeedback, was the first to grasp the advantage of using a DC coupled amplifier for Infra-slow training. In 2007, in collaboration with Thomas Collura Phd and others, the method was established on a DC coupled amplifier, the Atlantis. This innovation allowed for the imaging of these minute signals with more clarity and less noise than conventional AC amplifiers.
Recent equipment and software advancements, specifically the Discovery and Avatar software, have allowed for 2, 4, or 19 channel recording and ISF training. This innovation has provided a window on the mechanism of bipolar ISF training. We can now simultaneously render this signal in a bipolar and referential montage. The Avatar software has provided a platform for the combination of ISF training and concurrent Z score training/analysis and/or sLORETA training/analysis. This improvement makes for a safe, effective, and data rich method of slow wave training.
Infra-slow Fluctuations, first identified by Russian researchers in the 1950s(Aladjalova, 1964) and later corroborated by Joe Kamiya (Girton, Benson, & Kamiya, 1973) and others, became a signal of significant interest to researchers recently. Research suggests that the infra-slow signal underlies the excitability dynamics of cortical networks (Vanhatalo et al., 2004). Vanhatalo became so convinced of the ISF’s centrality in cortex that he stated that any attempt to attenuate this slow signal eliminates the most salient features of the human EEG. Further, it appears to be a direct electrophysiological correlate for slow fluctuations in human psychophysical performance (Monto, Palva, Voipio, & Palva, 2008). Most recently research has suggested that very slow oscillations are associated with the Default Mode Network of the human cerebral cortex and appear to be related to ADHD symptom status (Broyd, Helps, & Sonuga-Barke, 2011; Tye et al., 2012).
This workshop will demonstrate the process of infra-slow fluctuation training in clinical practice. The method pivots on the determination of an optimum frequency (OF) that is trained for each individual client. In the didactic portion of the workshop, the OF determination process will be demonstrated along with a discussion of the equipment and optimal signal processing requirements necessary to accomplish effective training. The value of QEEG in predicting treatment responders, treatment planning, and determining treatment outcomes will be established. The practicum portion of the course will span two days for all practitioners to have several opportunities for hands on training in the optimization process, in evaluating outcomes, and in adjusting treatment accordingly. The emphasis on the workshop practicum will provide students with the necessary tools to integrate ISF training in clinical practice.
Workshop Language: The course will be held in English.
Trainer ISF: Mark Smith und Thomas Feiner
Required equipment for ISF:
Brainmaster Atlantis 2 or 4 channel. Brainmaster Discovery Software, exclusively Brain Avatar 4.0 (we will give you advice at upgrading your existing Brainmaster software). Further information about our products:
Note: We will provide you the required hard- and software during the course.
Amic Hotel Horizonte ***
Venue for the Neurofeedback training in Mallorca Amic Hotel Horizonte in Palma de Mallorca.
Special conditions for your hotel booking !!
Day 1 – Friday October 5th, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Mark Smith
Clinical and technical overview including live demonstrations of Infra-Slow-Fluctuation training and initial hands-on component.
Mark Smith, LCSW
Day 2 & 3 – Saturday and Sunday October 6th 7th 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1.) Hands on training. Please bring your computers and amplifiers. If you don’t own a DC coupled amplifier, please don’t let that stop you from attending. We will team you up with someone who does.
2.) Extensive practice in the use of the ISF software, training student clients, and setting the Optimum Frequency for training.
3.) The use of QEEG analysis for evaluating ISF candidates, treatment response, and beginning placements.
4.) Presentation of Pre/Post QEEGs and neuropsychological tests of ISF trained clients with a variety of presentations including affective disorders, autism, PTSD, ADHD, and insomnia.
Subject to change