Who Should Take These Courses
5 DAY NEUROFEEDBACK COURSE & 5 DAY QEEG COURSE
Welcome to Stens Corporation Dual Certification Training Course in EEG Biofeedback and Quantitative Electroencephalography. The Stens Corporation dual certification training courses for EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) and quantitative EEG (QEEG) are designed to give you the very best training and experience with these interventions. The following are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding these courses:
Beginning Level - 5 DAY NEUROFEEDBACK COURSE
The 5 Day Neurofeedback and QEEG Training Course is designed for clinicians interested in adding neurofeedback and/or quantitative EEG assessment to their clinical practice or for individuals who are interested in making EEG biofeedback and/or quantitative EEG assessment their primary professional discipline. This course satisfies the didactic requirements for neurofeedback certification (BCN) for both licensed clinician and technician levels through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and for diplomate and technician certification (QEEG-D and QEEG-T) through the Quantitative EEG Certification Board (QEEGB). It is designed as a beginning level course
This course combines lecture, practical hands-on experience, video materials and extensive document-based resources to give you an optimal training experience. The practical hands-on lab experiences will primarily focus on conducting simple assessments and proceeding to basic neurofeedback interventions that will get you started in your clinical practice. There will be demonstrations of a quantitative EEG recording and assessment process as well as an example of a 19 channel LORETA Z-Score training experience. Participants will gain significant experience with neurofeedback training, with practice in the role of clinician as well as experience as a client. Participants will also practice with standard quantitative EEG analysis software and will process previously recorded data to gain experience and understanding regarding the process of quantitative EEG assessment.
Advanced Level - 5 DAY QEEG COURSE (see prerequisites below)
The 5 Day Quantitative EEG Course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the quantitative EEG assessment process. As such, the lecture and practical exercises will be focused solely on 19 channel EEG recording, assessment and training protocols. Participants will have the opportunity to have their 19 channel EEG recorded and will be able to process those recordings utilizing the NeuroGuide analysis software. All participants will also practice collecting at least one and possibly more 19 channel EEG recordings.
The emphasis for this course will be on the practical hands-on aspects of quantitative EEG so that participants become familiar with and skilled in the collection of excellent, artifact free EEG recordings. The didactic portion of the course will satisfy the requirements for diplomate and technician certification (QEEG-D and QEEG-T) through the Quantitative EEG Certification Board (QEEGB). This will not be a neurofeedback training course although participants will also be able to practice with 19 channel LORETA Z-Score training, both in the clinician role and as a client.
*Prerequisites: individuals wishing to take the 5-Day Quantitative EEG Course should have attended either the 5-Day Neurofeedback and QEEG Training Course, attended a previous neurofeedback preparation course either from Stens or another BCIA approved course provider or should have extensive prior training and experience in electroencephalography. It is strongly recommended, but NOT required, that individuals attend the Stens 5 Day Biofeedback Certification Course taught by Tony Hughes, PhD prior to attending either the EEG Biofeedback and QEEG course or the Quantitative EEG course.