(PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON NOV. 1 with Michael and Lynda Thompson)
see brochure (click right of logo) for details on all courses, workshops, and talks.
A conference for medical and mental healthcare professionals interested in introductory or advanced techniques to enhance health and human potential, featuring the latest self-regulation technologies from biofeedback, applied psychophysiology and neuroscience. California continuing education credits are available for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSW, and RNs C.E. credits are also provided for BCIA-certified practitioners.
PLEASE JOIN US! Friday Night ~ President’s Welcome (have a drink on us) 8:30 p.m. in the hotel bar Saturday Lunch Banquet ($35.00) 12:30-2:00 PM
Joel Lubar, Ph D.
Loreta Neurofeedback: A Powerful And Promising Approach Of The Brain-Computer Interface: Sat. 9:30am 1.25 CE
LORETA neurofeedback is based on "low resolution electromagnetic tomographic analysis". This inverse solution derived from the classical physics of Maxwell, Gauss, Green and recently Pascaul-Marqui allows the determination of the location of generators inside brain regions containing pyramidal cell dipoles that produce the scalp recorded EEG and quantitative EEG (QEEG). Dr. Lubar’s laboratory was the first to utilize LORETA to provide neurofeedback from both surface and internal regions such as the hippocampus, cingulate and amygdala areas. This approach combined with Z-score based neurofeedback has resulted in rapid clinical improvement for many disorders such as PTSD, ADHD, anxiety and others. Dr Lubar will demonstrate how LORETA neurofeedback works and illustrate some clinical cases.
- Explain what LORETA is and how it works
- Demonstrate how I set up sessions for LORETA neurofeedback
- Illustrate the power of LORETA neurofeedback with clinical case examples
Michael Thompson, MD, and Lynda Thompson, PhD
Heart - Brain Connections Neuroanatomy Underlies The Effectiveness Of Interventions That Combine Neurofeedback With Biofeedback. Sat 4:00pm 1.5 CE
Heart rate variability training appears to have direct effects on many of the same basic neural structures that are also directly influenced by EEG biofeedback training. These include the thalamus, anterior cingulate cortex, amygdala, and hypothalamus, to name a few. Combining EEG biofeedback / neurofeedback (NFB) with peripheral biofeedback (BFB) appears to have effects not only on the neural network(s) concerned with emotions (the affect network), but also on the executive, salience and default networks and their associated functions. Attention and concentration, as well as other executive network functions, are influenced in a positive manner. In addition, there are changes in social behavior.
- List reasons why initial NFB training over central midline structures, based on QEEG and LORETA assessment findings, is likely to produce improvement in some of the core symptoms of people with symptoms related affect such as anxiety, and to executive functions such as attention span and concentration
- Outline with reference to affect, executive, and distress networks, and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), why HRV training may have a positive influence on the outcomes of patients who have a combination of: affect difficulties such as anxiety, and executive problems such as low attention span.
- Describe a neural pathway from the heart to the thalamus that may influence production of SMR. 4. Describe the most likely effect on cortical function of doing transcortical direct current stimulation with the anode placed over the left prefrontal cortex and the cathode over the right orbit. 5. Outline 2 postulated advantages for using LORETA NFB training.
- Eric Peper: An evolutionaly apporach to contraol pain or prevent/heal cancer.
- Jan Newman: Physiology of Stress: Implications For The Biofeedback Practioner
- Aric Prather: Understanding the complex associations among sleep, stress, and the immune system
- M. Barry Sterman: Fundamental Requirements for valid and effective neurofeedback
- Chris Gilbert, Don Nadler, Peter Behel: Chronic Pain Panel
- Steven Sideroff, George von Bozzy, Bill Barton, Eleanor Criswell: Psychotherapy and biofeedback panel
Workshops and Short Courses
- Michael and Lynda Thompson: Heart Brain Conncections and Neuoranatomical underpinnings: Preconference Workshops on Nov. 1 and WS on Nov. 2
- Julie Madsen: Profiles: Assessing Triggers for NFB & BFB
- Robert Grove: Mastering Mindfulness with BioFeedback
- Joanne Yeaton: "I Gave My Brain a Lecture": The Joys and Challenges of Pediatric Biofeedback
- Rick Harvey: Stress Profile Basics
- Rick Harvey: Psychoneuroimmunology Basics
- Steve Kassell: Managed Care, Neurofeedback and Biofeedback: Past, Present and Future
- Gary Schummer: Insurance Reimbursement and Ethical Considerations
- Michael Linden: QEEG & DTI Guided Amplitude and Coherence Neurofeedback for Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Jan Newman: Spirituality and Health: Implications for the Biofeedback Practioner
- Ali Hashemian: Maintaining an Ethical Balance while running your practice
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
835 Airport Blvd. Burlingame, California, 94010-9949
Phone 800-222-8733 or 650-344-5500
Don't forget to plan to attend Michael and Lynda Thompson's preconference workshop on Nov. 1