Stimulation Technologies/Entrainment Course
~ Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation
24 CE Hours $500
Cynthia Kerson, PhD, QEEGD, BCN, BCB
Dave Siever, CET
Stimulation technologies, which include Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE), Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) and transcranial DC Stimulation (tDCS) are current treatment modalities that utilize both indirect and direct stimulation of the brain to regulate brain state, cognitive and emotional wellbeing. These are forms of applied psychophysiology – a union of psychology and physiology. There are many research publications showing efficacy with AD/HD, seizure disorders, substance abuse, autistic spectrum disorders, mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, cognitive decline in seniors and academic improvements in college students, among others. A medical and/or psychological practitioner may, under the scope of his 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 and a psychologist would be brought to current knowledge about psychological and clinical implications of the various technologies.
This course addresses the concepts of dysarousal, learning principles, best training protocols, and treatment plans for specific presentations for neurofeedback and neuromodulatory approaches.
Level: Introductory to Intermediate (some knowledge of brain function and anatomy as well as neuromodulatory mechanisms is required)