INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LORETA NEUROFEEDBACK AND QEEG WORKSHOP
Joel F. Lubar Ph.D.
University of Tennessee
Director Southeastern Neurofeedback Institute Inc.
BCIA Senior Fellow-EEG, BCN Board Certified in Neurofeedback
Date: April 21-22nd 2017.
CME, CE,CEUs will be available.
2096 NE. 2nd St.
Deerfield Beach, Florida
To register call 850-243-9788 or email email@example.com.
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Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D., BCIA Certified and Specialty in EEG Biofeedback
Certification. QEEG Dipolmate.
I have trained more then 1500 health professionals
from many countries in our Institute.
I provide didactic and hands on training for
individuals and/or groups in 3 day workshops, which include
EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) for: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder, Learning Disorders, Chemical Dependency, Seizure Disorders,
and many other disorders for which there are recently developed
Neurotherapy Protocols. I train participants on a variety of
We are a BCIA designated training center for EEG
I also offer personal training hours as designated
by BCIA as a prerequisite for certification.
Dr. Joel Lubar provides workshops specializing
in QEEG and LORETA data acquisition and analysis.
Dr. Joel Lubar provides extensive case and
technical consultation in, Neurofeedback, QEEG and LORETA analysis
Day Didactic and Hands on training in Neurotherapy
The field of Neurofeedback-Neurotherapy has developed
very rapidly in the past ten years. There are currently more than
1500 practitioners actively involved in the treatment of: Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette's
Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Chemical Dependency, and Mild Closed
Head Injury. There are other new applications that are being developed
including the treatment of depression, autistic disorders and
possibly treatment of dissociative identity disorders. The field
of Neurotherapy is currently the most rapidly developing area
in the entire field of biofeedback and perhaps one of the most
exciting and important developments in the field of behavioral
medicine during the past decade.
There are a number of controlled studies that
have been completed, or are in progress, evaluating the clinical
effectiveness of Neurofeedback in dealing with ADD/ADHD and Chemical
Dependency. Information regarding these studies will be presented
in the workshops, as will information regarding research design,
for those interested in pursuing controlled studies in these and
The purpose of this workshop is to provide in-depth
information about these disorders, their diagnoses, their assessment,
as well as the new treatment protocols that are being developed.
The workshop will involve didactic instruction, case presentation,
discussion, and HANDS ON EXPERIENCE. The main emphasis of this
workshop will be the clinical application and treatment of disorders
for which Neurofeedback - Neurotherapy has been shown to be effective
and appropriate. This workshop follows the blueprint guidelines
for BCIA certification and EEG biofeedback.
- Research and physiological underpinnings for
the field of neurofeedback;
- Reading and interpreting the EEG, including
- Meaning of EEG terminology (Hz., amplitude,
bandpass, frequencies, Greek letter designations - and meanings
for theta, alpha, beta, lambda, and gamma)
- Recognition of the different EEG patterns
(signatures) both on line and off line
- Interpretations of patterns and their
relevance to the particular syndromes including ADD/ADHD,
seizures, depression, alcohol and drug dependency, LD, Tourette's
Syndrome, mild head injury
- EEG patterns for different syndromes
in normal awake patients
- Typical EEG patterns for ADD/ADHD and
other syndromes, age related differences
- Atypical EEG patterns which indicate
a need for further EEG studies and/or neurological evaluation
- Basic electrical concepts necessary
to good recording of data (impedance, frequency response,
common mode rejection, sensitivity or gain, amplifier noise,
offset potentials, detection of electrode artifacts)
- Reading a Fast Fourier Transform and
Power spectral analysis
- Elementary trouble shooting
- Evaluation for different syndromes
- Atypical patterns and subpatterns for
- Using the FFT or Fast Fourier Transform
for the clinical evaluation
- Reading Topographical Brain Maps
- Subtypes of ADD classifications based
- Patterns for other psychiatric diagnoses
- Introduction to LORETA(LOW RESOLUTION
- Clinical Sessions will cover:
- Changing parameter settings to improve
learning in the middle of successful treatment
- Deciding if the parameter changes are
needed in a treatment when learning does not seem to occur
- Setting up the session segments
- Deciding on which activities besides
straight feedback segments are needed during the session
(and ordering these within the session)
- Determining the length of each session
segment initially and changing the length of the segment
- When and how to change burst length
- Graphing the data and determining the
course of treatment
- Using graphs as guides for parameter
- Electrode placement
- Measuring for correct placement
- Skin preparation
- Impedance and voltage offset measuring
- Interaction of Neurofeedback with pharmacotherapy
- Clinical Evaluation Process:
- Distinguishing ADD/ADHD, Depression,
LD, Bipolar disorder, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or combination
of the above
- Learning to separate similar attentional
behavior problems in all of these different syndromes
- History taking
- Questions to the client about "disappearing"
from the task at hand
- Questions about possible associated
- auditory, visual receptive and expressive
- verbal expressive problems
- Questions about memory (short and long
term) and how it matches the strength or weakness of the
- Does this match or mismatch with parental
- presence of conduct disorder and parental
- Genogram to determine family history
including ADD, Depression, Tourette's Syndrome, Alcohol,
Drug and Abuse problems
- School Interventions and integration
- How to deal with difficult cases, including
indications of success and failure and need for Co-Therapy
EEG (QEEG) analysis, including coherence, phase, asymmetry,
and frequency compared with normative databases for the evaluation
of ADD/HD and mild closed head injury.
Cost of Program:
(This is Training for Individuals or groups of 3 or less.)
Payment may be by personal check, Visa, or MasterCard
LORETA (Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography)
was developed by Roberto D. Pascual-Marqui in Zurich in the mid
1990's. It is the most accurate of the "inverse solutions"
for identifying intracortical and certain subcortical generators
of the surface EEG patterns seen in the brain maps and analyzed
by QEEG. LORETA divides the cortical gray matter into 2394 7x7millimeter
3D voxels and identifies through a standardized MRI atlas derived
from 305 subjects thoseregions involved in the generation of any
EEG frequency or band of frequencies. It also allows one to see
which voxels are most activated over time for a given EEG recording.
On Tutorial Training In The Use Of LORETA Analysis
The version of LORETA used in this training includes an EEG Editor
program (version 2.0) which allows the user to accurately remove
any eye related or movement artifact no matter how small so that
the remaining EEG record will be free of low or mid frequency
artifacts. EEG can be inputted into the LORETA analysis or saved
as a Lexicor DAT file which can be used with database programs
or with the Neurorep program.
This workshop is either 1 or 2 days depending
on the needs of the user. It covers in detail acquisition of
EEG data, QEEG and LORETA analysis, use of the EDITOR program
and use of the Neurorep program developed by Dr. William Hudspeth
for EEG analysis and incorporating his adult database. The workshop
is very practically oriented and limited to 4 or fewer participants.
Theoretical issues regarding QEEG and LORETA will be covered
if requested. The latest version of the LORETA programs will
include an adult database for statistical and pictorial comparisons
for individual cases or group data. LORETA often displays features
that cannot be seen in the QEEG and is reference free. The Editor
2.0 program allows remontaging for CZ and average referencing
as well as linked ear reference. The Editor and LORETA workstation
programs are available through www.novatecheeg.com.
This workshop is taught by Dr. Joel F. Lubar
Cost of Program:
LORETA Training is $900/day
Personal training hours can
be arranged as a block or several blocks of time, and it will
have to be arranged individually.
QEEG and LORETA data acquisition
and analysis with Dr. Joel F. Lubar are $900 dollars per person. (Limited to 3 participants.)
Consultation costs by arrangement.
may be by personal check, Visa, or MasterCard
Joel F. Lubar Ph.D.
BCIA-EEG Senior Fellow