Attuned Neurofeedback Didactic Training

Join us for the Attuned Neurofeedback Didactic Training provided by ANFI to start your journey into Neurofeedback today!

This course includes 36 hours of self-paced learning developed by our experts Mirjana Askovic, BPsych (Hons), BCN, QEEG-D, Ph.D. (Candidate); Sejla Murdoch, BScPsych, PostGrad Dip (Psych.), BCN Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences and Darius Rountree-Harrison, BSc, GDPA, MPhil, QEEG-T, Ph.D. (Candidate)

ANFI’s Attuned Neurofeedback Didactic Training is designed to teach you competencies required for BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback through pre-recorded lectures, case studies, reading materials, exercises, and quizzes. Our training was accredited after extensive review by the International BCIA Board and BCIA-Australia in 2020.

As a leading institute in the field of Neurofeedback and Trauma, ANFI has experience in working with patients with complex and chronic presentations. This course is based on 20 years of clinical experience using Neurofeedback as a tool for trauma recovery in combination with other therapeutic modalities and is supported by our ongoing clinical research.

How Our Course Works

Who Should Attend

Professionals who meet the pre-requisite educational requirements of a BA/BS minimum in a clinical health care field or equivalent and hold a current license/credential issued by the state where they practice in a BCIA-approved health care field.

CE And BCIA Credits

BCIA-A accredited trainings are approved continuing professional development opportunities for health care professionals from a range of fields including, but not limited to, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, osteopathy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, social work, speech pathology, or medicine. Others may also participate in the workshop*.

Course Content

Module 1: Orientation to Neurofeedback

Module time: 4 hours

In this module, we will delve into the definition of Neurofeedback, its history and development.

We will also overview the principles of human learning as they apply to neurofeedback and the assumptions underlying them.

Module 2: Basic Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy

Module time: 4 hours

In this module, we will provide you with a complete understanding of the fundamental concepts of Neurophysiology and Functional Neuroanatomy.

Module 3: Instrumentation & Electronics

Module time: 4 hours

In this module, we will explore the essential terms and notions of Instrumentation and Electronics.

We will also dig into signal acquisition and processing, aseptic techniques.

We will finish with an instrumentation demonstration.

Module 4: Research Evidence Base for Neurofeedback

Module time: 2 hours

In this module, we will interpret the methodological and statistical criteria and procedures for determining levels of efficacy and effectiveness of neurofeedback through key research studies. demonstration.

Module 5: Psychopharmacological Considerations

Module time: 2 hours

In this module, we will look into the Potential effects of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs on clinical presentation, EEG measures and neurofeedback assessment and training.

Module 6: Patient/Client Assessment

Module time: 4 hours

In this module, we will dig into different assessments: intake, EEG, and ongoing and perform a basic demonstration.

Module 7: Developing Treatment Protocols

Module time: 6 hours

In this module, we will explore how neurofeedback protocols have evolved, which are the steps in protocol development and treatment planning.

We will also work with case example exercises for practicing how to apply client assessment data to neurofeedback protocol selection and treatment/training planning.

Module 8: Treatment Implementation

Module time: 6 hours

In this module, we will look into client preparation, procedures and mechanics for neurofeedback, therapeutic relationship.

We will also explore Alpha-Theta Training and the Guidelines and Cautions for Remote Training.

Finally, we will have a Full Neurofeedback Session Demonstration.

Module time: 2 hours

In this module, we will Identify current trends in Neurofeedback and explore how can we combine it with other modalities.

Module 10: Ethical & Professional Conduct

Module time: 2 hours

In this module, we will delve into the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback, ISNR Practice Guidelines for Neurofeedback and Code of Ethics.

We will also explore the Scope of Practice and the client rights.

How This Course Is Different

About ANFI

We are a multidisciplinary team of trauma therapists, researchers, and neuroscientists working on expanding knowledge in trauma and mental health. We believe high-quality care should be available to those in need regardless of their circumstances. We aim to get neurofeedback worldwide recognised and integrated into trauma treatment.

We are leaders in the field of neurofeedback and trauma, and our clinicians have extensive experience integrating neurofeedback into treating patients with complex and chronic presentations. Our training course introduces neurofeedback as a significant therapeutic intervention that can assist in managing various conditions related to complex and chronic trauma.

We have the privilege of collaborating with some of the most important experts in the field of neuroscience, trauma, and psychotherapy. Our clinical work with trauma-affected patients has been endorsed by worldwide experts such as Bessel van der Kolk, Sebern Fisher, and Norman Doidge. Read more about what experts in the field of neuroscience, trauma and psychotherapy have to say about ANFI here.

Course Faculty

Mirjana Askovic
BPsych (Hons), BCN, BCB-HRV, QEEG Diplomate, Fellow of ANSA
Sejla Murdoch
BScPsych, PostGrad Dip (Psych.), BCN, Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences, University of Sydney
Darius Rountree-Harrison
EEG analyst, BSc, GDPA, MPhil, QEEG-T, PhD (Candidate)
ANFI Presenters/Instructors

Course Schedule

Next Australian Face-Face Practicum Sessions
Next US or Online Face-Face Practicum Sessions

Registration Requirements

To enrol in this Neurofeedback Training Course for Mental Health Practitioners, all candidates must have a minimum of a BA/BS degree in a BCIA-approved health care field completed at a regionally accredited academic institution (an Accredited Institution of Post-secondary Education as determined by the American Council on Education). All International applicants for BCIA certification programs, outside of the US and Canada, must carry a valid government-issued license/credential that regulates clinical health care practice.

BCIA-approved health care fields include psychology, medicine, nursing (including two-year registered nurses with license, not LVNs or LPNs), physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, marriage family therapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic, recreational therapy, physician’s assistant (with certification or license), exercise physiology, speech pathology, and sports medicine. The following fields require a master’s degree: music therapy and counseling education (MEd in counseling).

When using neurofeedback to treat a medical or psychological disorder, you are required to hold a current license/credential issued by the state in which you practice in a BCIA-approved health care field. Without this license/credential, you must agree to work under the legal supervision of an appropriately credentialed health care professional when working with a medical or psychological disorder. This supervisor should have training and experience with neurofeedback and clinical experience with the populations and disorders being treated.

Course Fees & Bundle

We invite you to participate in ANFI's Attuned Neurofeedback Didactic Training today!
Australian Participants
AUD$2,255

* Aligns with BCIA 2014 Revision

US Participants
US$1,450

* Aligns with BCIA 2014 Revision

ANF Bundle
Looking for the complete ANF Package?
This bundle has everything you need to start your successful neurofeedback clinical practice.
Neurofeedback Clinical Pathway Bundle
US$6,675

Upon completing the Practicum, you will begin your 8-session Attuned Neurofeedback Mentoring Course. This course includes:

* Aligns with BCIA 2014 Revision

EEGer Premium Training Kit Information

Practicing neurofeedback requires some specialized equipment. EEGer’s training kit will include everything you need to setup and conduct neurofeedback trainings. You, however, will need to supply a computer with certain minimum requirements and we also highly recommend acquiring a second monitor.

EEGer Training Kit (ETK):

  • EEGer4 software enable for live sessions with USB security key.
  • High-quality 2-channel EEG amplifier.
  • 2-channel set of non-disposable silver electrode sensors (2 flats, 2 earclips)
  • Ten20 conductive paste and NuPrep skin prep gel samples

The Premium Kit also includes:

  • Extra backup 2-channel set of electrodes
  • Clinical Nuprep, 4oz supply
  • Clinical Ten20, 24oz supply
  • Ardea game
  • Extra stacking jumper
  • Extra personal tech session with EEGer’s expert tech support team

You provide:

  • Desktop/Laptop that meets these minimum requirements.
  • Second monitor (recommended/optional)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton balls or pads
  • Wipes or paper towel

How the bundle purchase process works:

  1. Clicking the “Register Now” button will take you to the checkout page for the Neurofeedback Clinical Pathway Bundle where you may confirm and complete your purchase.
  2. The EEGer sales team will confirm your purchase, begin putting your training kit together, and notify you when it is on its way. In the meantime, you can double check to ensure your computer meets these minimum requirements for EEGer’s software. We also recommend acquiring a second monitor, but it is not required. If you have any questions about your computer set up, you can contact EEGer Store tech support at support@eegstore.com.
  3. For the EEGer software, they have a self-install option as well as a guided installation option. When your training kit is shipped, their tech support team will reach out to you to schedule an individual installation session. Whichever method you prefer, they have you covered.
    Don’t forget the rubbing alcohol, cotton balls/pads, and wipes!

Because EEGer is classified as a medical device, your system will be using a limited software license. This type of license requires the involvement of a mentor to set up protocols. Once you have completed the course and successfully run a few sessions with your mentor, the EEGer Team will upgrade your software license to the full version. At this stage, you will have a month to continue learning before you will choose how to proceed with EEGer. This may be beginning a monthly subscription, choosing a payment plan that meets the needs of you and your practice, or returning parts of the training kit if you feel EEGer isn’t right for you.

Getting BCIA and BCIA-A Certified

After completing our BCIA-approved Didactic Neurofeedback Education, you will need to:

a) Human Anatomy, Physiology or Human Biology; and
b) Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or Psychophysiology

or alternatives approved by BCIA-A to meet the above two course requirements.

PRACTICAL SKILLS TRAINING
APPLICATION

Mirjana Askovic

BPsych (Hons), BCN, BCB-HRV, QEEG Diplomate, Fellow of ANSA

Mirjana is a senior psychologist, BCIA-A certified neurofeedback and HRV biofeedback practitioner, and QEEG Diplomate with 30 years of clinical experience. Since 2001, she has been a clinician at the NSW Services for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

She introduced neurofeedback to STARTTS in 2003 to help patients with chronic and complex war and refugee trauma-related symptoms. This small clinic has developed into an internationally recognised Neurofeedback Centre for treating refugee-related trauma. Mirjana is currently a Director of the Australian Neurofeedback Institute (ANFI), which specialises in providing neurofeedback training and mentoring for clinicians in the trauma field.

Mirjana is a Ph.D. candidate with the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. Her research is focused on examining the mechanisms and efficacy of neurofeedback in reducing symptoms of PTSD in traumatised refugees. She is the author of multiple publications related to the use of neurofeedback in trauma treatment. Mirjana is the immediate past president of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) and ex-Chair of BCIA-A. For her contribution to the field of applied neuroscience in Australia, Mirjana was awarded ANSA Fellowship in 2017.

Sejla Murdoch

BScPsych, PostGrad Dip (Psych.), BCN, Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences, University of Sydney

Sejla Murdoch is a senior psychologist with 22 years of clinical experience in work with trauma. Sejla has worked as a clinician and a clinical supervisor at the NSW Services for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) since 1998.

During her work at STARTTS Sejla facilitated the professional development training program and organised seminars and clinical master classes for a variety of professionals. Sejla also managed the student clinic for clinical and intern psychologist placements at STARTTS.

Since 2007 together with Mirjana Askovic, Sejla assisted in the development of the STARTTS Neurofeedback (NF) Clinic, the first in the world to provide NF treatment to refugees. Currently, Sejla is the Senior Team Leader of the STARTTS’ Neurofeedback Program and ANFI Deputy Director. Sejla’s vision is that Neuromodulation is available for everyone and that disadvantaged children and their families have equal access to these modalities.

Sejla is an accredited BCIA-A Neurofeedback and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Mentor and since 2012 she had the privilege to learn to interpret QEEGs under the supervision of Jay Gunkelman, QEEG Diplomate. Sejla has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to psychotherapy in complex trauma, NF and HRV biofeedback in work with trauma and the use of neuromodulation in sensory integration. She completed her Master’s degree in the Brain and Mind Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

Darius Rountree-Harrison

EEG analyst, BSc, GDPA, MPhil, QEEG-T, PhD (Candidate)

Darius Rountree-Harrison is the QEEG analyst at STARTTS/ANFI and a board member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA). He studied neuroscience at the University of Sydney and psychology at Monash University and learned to analyse QEEG under the supervision of Jay Gunkelman and Mirjana Askovic and is certified as a QEEG-technologist. He is a psychology doctorate candidate, looking at EEG and HRV biomarkers for PTSD at Macquarie University. This work stems from Darius’ interest in stress responses, homeostatic processes and neuronal function.

During his time at ANFI, Darius has delivered training in HRV biofeedback, mentored psychologists and students to analyse QEEG/HRV data and has been involved with clinical PTSD research. He routinely uses winEEG, Neuroguide, LORETA, Kubios, Thought Technology, EEGer Spectrum, Heart Math and many other software and biofeedback systems for analysis, clinical intervention and training.

Darius’ greatest strength lies in his ability to integrate a wide range of neuro-psychophysiological research and practices, with presenting symptoms, individual QEEG and HRV data to set integrated treatment plans. His clinical insights have aided the recovery of hundreds of clients of all ages and psychopathologies.

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