This course will summarize relevant research as it relates to localization and networks of functions in the brain. There are many areas or networks of the brain involved in various functions including attention, memory and learning, emotions, sensory, and sleep/wake patterns. The workshop will start with an overview of brain basics, EEG and QEEG, followed by identifying functions of the brain. Using a client’s symptoms to guide the interpretive process, we will show participants how to identify relevant functional QEEG findings. Combining the symptoms and findings will be used to identify neurotherapy treatment protocols.
Drs. Roger and Mary deBeus both received a doctorate in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas. During graduate school they both were employed at one of the few neurotherapy clinics housed at a university. Drs. deBeus are Licensed Clinical Psychologists and BCIA-EEG Fellows, and have been practicing for over 20 years combined with inpatient and outpatient populations. They have used QEEG as part of an assessment battery to help guide neurofeedback protocols with several hundred patients during this time. These doctors have utilized a strong scientific background combined with clinical expertise to help many clinicians improve their clinical neurofeedback outcomes. They both provide QEEG consulting services that analyzes EEG/QEEG data, generates Functional QEEG reports, and provides neurofeedback recommendations.
Dr. Roger deBeus started his EEG career at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center in the Chronobiology Lab. He has been funded on several grants to conduct research on neurofeedback with AD/HD, substance abuse, and traumatized female adolescents. He is a Past-President of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research, Consulting Editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy, QEEG and Neurofeeback Associate Editor for the Biofeedback journal. He currently holds a Clinical Assistant Professor position in the department of Psychiatry, Quillen College of Medicine, at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Roger deBeus is also a Site Principal Investigator for the International Study to Predict Optimised Treatment (iSPOT) for both depression and AD/HD.
This workshop will help beginner to advanced clinicians who use neuromodulation techniques as a treatment tool. Previous QEEG experience is not necessary. Participants are welcome to bring case examples to review and discuss.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Distinguish basic types of artifacts in EEG tracings
2. Differentiate EEG & QEEG
3. Discuss the use of databases for statistical analysis of QEEG
4. Generate QEEG database results for functional analysis
5. Identify general functions assigned to each lobe of the brain
6. Describe two nomenclature systems for identifying brain locations
7. Name major functional “systems” and at least one site associated with each system
8. Discuss effects of drugs on EEG/QEEG and how this might affect interpretation
9. Create neurofeedback protocols given QEEG results