Hong Kong Workshops
Venue : 12/F, Le Diamant, 703-705 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
BCIA Neurofeedback Certification Program
36-Hour Didactic w/ Self-Paced Learning
February 22-25, 2019 9am - 6pm
Abstract: Neurofeedback is an up and coming modality that utilizes operant conditioning to regulate brain state. It is a form of applied psychophysiology – a union of psychology and physiology. There are many research publications showing efficacy with ADHD, seizure disorders, substance abuse, autistic spectrum disorders, mild traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder, to name a few. A medical and/or psychological practitioner may, under the scope of his or his supervisor’s license, practice this intervention. It is essential that the practitioner gains full knowledge of the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological features of the brain sites being trained and understands the likely objective and subjective reactions. A medical professional would be brought to current knowledge about psychological implications and a attendee would be brought to current understanding about physiological issues.
**This didactic education program is accredited by BCIA
Introductory to intermediate level
QEEG Demonstration and Practicum
Feb 26 9AM-1PM
Abstract : This 4-hour workshop will provide the attendee with demonstration of EEG recording and QEEG interpretation. The EEG will be viewed for artifacting as well as oversight of EEG features and events that may be missed in the brain map. Then the QEEG maps will be created and, based upon the EEG findings and the QEEG report, neurotherapy protocols will be developed. The instructor will show common findings in the EEGs of typical presentation.
Biofeedback Demonstration and Practicum
Feb 26 2PM-6PM
Abstract: This is a continuation from 2018 biofeedback certification workshop, not the neurofeedback course that we’ll do in 2019. This hands-on workshop is a continuation of the 5-day BCIA biofeedback certification didactic presented in 2018, in which the attendees will be given time to practice different protocols, such as EMG, HRV, GSR and diaphragmatic breathing on state-of-the-art biofeedback equipment, including Thought Technology Infinity and Mind Media NeXus.
Course Instructor: Cynthia Kerson, 2(PhD), QEEGD, BCN, BCB, BCH is currently the founder and director of education for APEd (Applied Psychophysiology Education) and professor at Saybrook University, Dept. of Psychophysiology. She is BCIA certified in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and Heart Rate Variability and holds certification as a diplomate in QEEG and mentors applicants for all certifications.
Her role with APEd is to develop and teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in the specialized areas of brain training and EEG analysis. She teaches the EEG Biofeedback, QEEG, Advanced Neurofeedback, and Neuropsychophysiology courses in Saybrook University’s Doctoral Program of Psychophysiology as well as chairs dissertations in applied neuromodulation and assessment. Her research interests are in neuromodulation and uses of applied psychophysiology for ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Dr. Kerson is an awardee and co-investigator of the NIMH grant for the 5-year ICAN study, which is looking at neurofeedback for ADHD and is in its final year of collecting data.
Cynthia has published many articles and chapters on biofeedback and neurofeedback and is the co-editor of Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback in the 21st Century.
Cynthia is the vice president of the Board of Directors for the Behavioral Medicine Foundation (BMRTF) and has served on the Board of AAPB, as vice president of FNNR (Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research), as president of the AAPB Neurofeedback Section and is two times past president of the Biofeedback Society of California.
Program Coordinator: Davis Lak