Attuned Neurofeedback Mentoring Course

Join Us For Our Six-Week, On-Line Attuned Neurofeedback Mentoring Course

With Clair Goldberg, PsyD, BCN, Ellen Shaw-Smith, LICSW, BCN.

The Attuned Neurofeedback Mentoring Course (AMC) supports the foundational enhancement of beginning neurofeedback skills along with the integration and advancement of skills for more seasoned providers.

AMC is unique in its weekly use of participants’ prepared case consultations and spontaneous group questions to define the teaching topics of the week within the comprehensive skill sets listed below. 

AMC starts where you are and stretches with you as you gain greater confidence and capacity in your skills as a neurofeedback provider.

How Our Course Works

Our 75-minute, 6-week AMC format requires live group participation. Each participant will be assigned two 30-minute individual case presentation times during the six weeks. In preparation for scheduled consultation times, participants are required to send case information in advance to their small group.

Case presentations may be on neurofeedback training with clients, provider’s own self-training, or training with family or friends. History and assessment information, along with complete information on details of neurofeedback training is required to allow consultation to be of maximum support to each presenting provider. 

Each presentation must also include mention of 1 skill the presenter found relevant from the recorded foundational webinar presentations.

Clinicians unable to attend in person may apply for recording-only registration which will be considered on an individual case basis. Each group will have one primary teacher with possible presentations by an additional instructor.

Benefits of Course

From beginner to more advanced providers, each participant is invited to use the teachers’ expertise, along with the valuable resources and support of the group in moving forward as their interest or learning trajectory directs.

Our weekly individual case consultations and open consultation time allow each clinician to begin where they are and grow their skills accordingly.

CE And BCIA Credits

Continuing Education Credits
The pre-recorded, pre-requisite skills are available for a minimum of 6 CE credits with completion of CE quiz for those in the US.

BCIA Requirement Credits
A number of BCIA Eligible Case Study credits are available to course participants through live instructor presentations or recorded Case Studies. These Case Studies are appropriate for both BCIA Case Study requirements and CE credits with completion of CE quiz for those in the US.

An additional BCIA Case Study credit is available to those participants who elect to present a completed Case Study during their individual case consultation time. An eligible BCIA Case Study requires a completed neurofeedback case be used for the Case Study. Additional information on this can be found on the BCIA website, or by consulting with course instructor.

Credit for items on the BCIA Essential Skills List is also available upon request. At course completion the instructor will document all BCIA Essential Skills for which mastery was shown in the course of presentations and discussion. Additionally, participants will receive BCIA consultation credit for each 20 minute or longer individual case consultation presentation.

Course Content

Live Learning Topics
Topic 1: EEG Screen Skills
  • What’s Most Important To Track On Your Clinician Screen
  • Setting And Adjusting EEG Thresholds Bands
  • Setting And Adjusting Reward And Inhibit Bands
Topic 2: Assessment Skills

Strengthening Your Neurofeedback Assessment Skills

Topic 3: Placement Sites
  • An Expanded Understanding Of Placement Sites
  • Common Training Effects From Specific Sensor Locations
Topic 4: Protocol Development
  • Choosing A Sensor Site
  • Choosing Starting And Ongoing Training Times
  • Choosing Starting Frequencies For Reward And Inhibits Measures
Topic 5: Tracking Neurofeedback Training
  • Tracking & Modifying Ongoing Neurofeedback Training Protocols
  • Tracking 5 Areas Of Change That We See In Clients
Topic 6: Within A Therapeutic Frame

Integrating Neurofeedback Into The Therapeutic Framework

Recorded Skills Topics
Recorded Skill Topics For CE Credit
  • Advanced Assessment Skills
  • Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation
  • Tracking And Modifying Neurofeedback Training
  • Path To Becoming A Neurofeedback Provider – Slides Only
Case Studies for BCIA Credit
  1. Tami’s Neurofeedback Journey Addressing Early Trauma and Lupus
    Ellen Shaw-Smith, LICSW, BCN
  2. Inion Ridge Training and Developmental Trauma
    Dr Clair Goldberg, BCN

How This Course Is Different

Inspire your practice to a new level...

The Attuned Neurofeedback Mentoring Program with Ellen and Clair is wonderfully supportive! They are both encouraging and affirming, inspiring me to grow and have more confidence in this challenging and crucially important field. The group format urged me to be better organized and curious when presenting client information. It helped me to understand the process of assessment, to form hypotheses, and in practical applications. It is highly beneficial and can inspire your practice to a new level!

- Kathy

Course Faculty

Ellen Shaw-Smith
LICSW, BCN
Clair L. Goldberg
Psy.D., BCN

Course Schedule

Next Australian Course in 2024

New dates to be announced soon.

Next US Course in 2023

Wednesdays, 11am – 12:30pm EST:

**Please note that parts of North America will be losing one hour at 2:00am, March 10, 2024 for Daylight Savings. The course will still start at 11am Eastern Time (America/New York). Be sure to double-check how this will affect the start time of the course sessions in your time zone. timeanddate.com is a good resource.

Registration Requirements

Course registration requires a master’s level degree in healthcare. Additional professional licensure is also required, with special consideration extended on occasion for those found to be qualified without this requisite.

Completed participation in a 36-hour BCIA approved Introduction To Neurofeedback course is also required, as is the completion of a compatible Neurofeedback Practicum course. These requirements are necessary to support full participation in our case consultation model.

Any special consideration needed to ensure you have met these requirements will be overseen by ANFI or EEGer as your registering organization. EEGer or ANFI may elect to contact instructors regarding your circumstances if they feel consultation with us is indicated.

Course Fees & Bundle

We invite you to participate in the Attuned Neurofeedback Mentoring Course today!
Program Participants
US$1,200
Australian Participants
AUD$1,195*

Recurring registration fee for those who have completed the first time prerequisite package: AUD$995

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.

Ellen Shaw-Smith

LICSW, BCN

Ellen Shaw-Smith is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified in Neurofeedback and Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Since attending her first introductory neurofeedback course in 2002 while working as a high school adjustment counselor, Ellen has been passionately committed to understanding the brain’s language of intelligent electrical communication. Her commitment rests on her early recognition that this communication, when respectfully harnessed, supports deep change in the brain and central nervous system.

Ellen’s early seminary education, along with her varied community mental health experience shapes her eclectic approach to clinical neurofeedback and psychotherapy. These influences, along with extensive mentoring with neurofeedback trauma expert Sebern Fisher MA, BCN and neuropsychologist Dr. Ed Hamlin, prompted her to develop a community education site for early and ongoing neurofeedback education in 2008.

Ellen has spent the intervening years teaching and mentoring on beginning and advanced neurofeedback topics. Her later work with Dr Robert Coben on Q-EEG based Coherence neurofeedback as applied to developmental trauma also informs her work as a clinician, and neurofeedback educator and mentor.

Ellen works with EEG, HEG, Q-EEG and Educational Neurofeedback in her private practice in Western Massachusetts. With an emphasis on the importance of early attachment she focuses on treatment for those with early and ongoing trauma. Her teaching reflects an appreciation for the art and science of neurofeedback in combination with psychotherapy and psychoeducation, all in support of deep regulation in each unique human nervous system.

Learn more about Ellen’s work by visiting her website:  https://wellspringneuro.com/

Clair L. Goldberg

Psy.D., BCN

Clair L. Goldberg, Psy.D., BCN, is a licensed psychologist and board-certified neurofeedback provider and mentor. In addition, she is an internationally recognized presenter and teacher. She is adjunct faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City, where she teaches the Neurophysiology of Trauma as part of the Certificate Program in Integrative Trauma Studies.

With over twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Goldberg has provided services across all age groups and in many settings. She was the Director of the Student Counseling Center at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC, where she worked closely with faculty and administration, supervised clinical staff, and provided clinical services to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, Dr. Goldberg has been in private practice in Montclair, NJ, for over twenty years. While she continues to work with a range of clinical presentations, she specializes in Developmental and Complex Trauma.

Dr. Goldberg constantly seeks ways to help her clients access more profound change and relieve suffering. As her appreciation of the direct impact of trauma on the brain grew, she sought clinical modalities that more directly speak to the brain and nervous system. Her journey brought her to neurofeedback and the work of Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN. She marks this as a turning point in her life and career and has been honored to work closely with Sebern ever since. With the addition of neurofeedback into her clinical practice, Dr. Goldberg remains in awe of the depth of change now possible for her clients. She believes, practices, and teaches the importance of integrating neurofeedback with psychotherapy and other body-based modalities, such as Somatic Experiencing, heart rate variability training, and Deep Brain Reorienting. Her clinical model prioritizes the therapeutic relationship that holds the space for a more regulated and flexible nervous system to emerge, which in turn allows for the development of healthy attachments and the alleviation of her client’s suffering.

Dr. Goldberg is excited to be a founding member of the Attuned Neurofeedback International Training Program and welcomes new and seasoned practitioners into this supportive global community.

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October 4th & 5th | Online or In-Person in Johannesburg, South Africa

Join Sebern Fisher, Frank Corrigan, and Ruth Lanius for an exploration of how neurofeedback and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) are opening doors to a new era of brain therapies.