New Advanced Course Format for 2007

by Sue Othmer | February 9th, 2007

March 15-18: Kona, Hawaii

July 19-22: San Diego, California

November 8-11: Boston, Massachusetts

We are looking forward to three advanced courses scheduled for 2007. The response to our advanced courses in 2006 was enthusiastic, but many asked for another day and more time to discuss and share neurofeedback experiences. This year the advanced courses will be three days instead of two, beginning Thursday noon and ending Sunday noon. That gives people more flexibility with travel arrangements. It also gives us an opportunity to add on some optional workshops and individual support time before and after the formal program.

We will begin with a leisurely buffet lunch on Thursday, which gives people a chance to assemble and meet before the program begins. Breakfasts and lunches are included this year, which should bring people together and provide time for informal discussions. Siegfried will present Thursday afternoon, updating the theoretical model, folding in our new findings, providing an integrating perspective, and projecting to our near-term future. On Friday Sue will present updates on assessment in the morning and training in the afternoon.

Then, on Saturday morning, we will have “What’s New”section. We are inviting presentations by attendees on new and interesting developments in their own work. This might be new ways of structuring the neurofeedback work and incorporating complementary methods. It might be new neurofeedback approaches, complementary modalities, integrative practice models, practice building, etc. We will also be showing some promising new programs and developments at the EEG Institute. Saturday afternoon will be a New Technology Practicum providing hands-on time with hardware and software. This will include neurofeedback tools as well as other complementary products and programs. We will set up multiple systems so people can cycle around and try out all the different items.

Sunday morning Sue will lead a group discussion on clinical issues. This will be the time to discuss difficult cases and how to improve clinical outcomes. The formal program will end Sunday noon.

Optional free workshops on Thursday morning will include a basic BioExplorer workshop with Kurt and an EEG Expert and QIK workshop with Sue. Sunday afternoon we will be available for individual assistance and advice as needed.

This past year has seen dramatic changes in how we do neurofeedback and in the results we are achieving. We are looking forward to sharing our new techniques and understanding of this powerful tool we all use every day. We are also excited to provide a forum in which neurofeedback clinicians can get together and share experiences and questions.

Presented by:

Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., BCIAC
Chief Scientist, The EEG Institute
Siegfried Othmer continues to be involved in the development of new clinical modalities to promote self-regulation, as well as to evolve a framework for the understanding of our methods. He also labors to promote the field in general, and to enhance professional training in neurofeedback.

Sue Othmer, BCIAC
Clinical Director, EEG Institute
Susan Othmer is a leader in the clinical application of neurofeedback. She has introduced thousands of professionals to the field of neurofeedback and continues to teach the leading introductory neurofeedback training course.

What you will learn:

  • New EEG training approaches (Latest Protocol Decision Guide)
  • How to optimize your clinical results
  • Integrating multiple neurofeedback perspectives
  • Understanding and applying assessment data
  • Implications for neurofeedback approaches
  • New: More opportunity to meet and hear from other clinicians.
  • New: More hands-on opportunity to acquaint yourself with new product developments, and to consolidate the lecture material

Who Should Attend:

Health and mental health practitioners with at least one year of neurofeedback experience, who wish to add to their neurofeedback clinical skills, find out more about the latest clinical thinking and equipment advancements, and hear from other professionals who are experiencing many of the same success and challenges in this field.


  • Introductory Clinical Course in neurofeedback
  • One year minimum Clinical Experience in neurofeedback is preferred

What to Bring:

Attendees are invited to bring their laptop computers to be loaded with the latest neurofeedback software at the course for trial and evaluation, for tutorial purposes, and to enhance the learning experience in the practicum portion of the course.

We also encourage attendees to bring questions, ideas and success stories to share.


$895 covers course and materials, continental breakfasts and lunches

Credits offered:

24 hours (APA / BCIA)
EEG Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. EEG Institute maintains responsibility for the program.
This workshop is accredited by BCIA to provide 24 hours of Category A, Accredited continuing education.

Course Outline:

Thursday: Optional Morning Workshops
9:30-11:30am BioExplorer Introduction
with Kurt Othmer

  • Discussion of Frequency and Amplitude
  • Setting up and using BioExplorer
  • BioExplorer games
  • Editing designs in BioExplorer

9:30-11:30am EEG Expert and QIK Use and Interpretation with Sue Othmer

  • QIK CPT and Performance Tests
  • EEG Expert QIK Reports
  • Interpreting QIK CPT Results
  • EEG Expert Symptom Tracking

11:30am-1:00pm Buffet Lunch and Gathering

Thursday 1:00pm: Start of Formal Program

1:00-1:30pm Introductions

1:30pm-6pm Theory Update with Siegfried Othmer.

  • Updating the theoretical model
  • Incorporating the latest clinical findings
  • Empathy, Altruism, and Attachment–toward a scientific perspective
  • Affect regulation: a matter of networks
  • Laterality in neurofeedback
  • Current status and near-term developments in protocols and techniques
  • Providing a context for understanding different neurofeedback approaches
  • Integration with other perspectives on neurofeedback

8:30am-12:30pm Assessment Update and Discussion with Sue Othmer

  • New symptom profiles and training indicators
  • Instability versus arousal and activation deficits
  • Hyper-excitability and disinhibition
  • EEG Expert performance and symptom tracking
  • Considering EEG measures and brain imaging

1:30-6:00pm Training Update and Discussion with Sue Othmer

  • Major Decision Tree update and discussion
  • Integrating inter-hemispheric and single hemisphere training
  • Rethinking rewards and inhibits
  • New low frequency training strategies and results
  • Two-channel training options

8:30am-12:30pm What’s New: Presentations and Discussion

  • Attendee presentations
  • Neurofeedback strategies
  • Complementary modalities
  • Building a practice
  • New programs and developments at EEG Institute

1:30-6:00pm New Technology Practicum with EEG Staff

  • Demonstration and discussion of new hardware and software
  • Hands-on opportunity with new products and programs

8:30am-12:30pm Clinical Discussion with Sue Othmer

  • Difficult cases
  • Successes
  • Training strategies
  • Combining modalities

12:30pm End of Formal Program

2:00-5:00pm Optional Individual Assistance with EEG Staff

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made within the 7-day period will be subject to a $25.00 processing fee. If you cannot attend, a qualified substitute may attend in your place or you can choose to attend one of the other scheduled workshops.

Information for special needs participants:

This program will be accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us if you need further information or if you have requests for special needs participants.

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