Brain Feedback Training Institute

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Upcoming BFTI September 25-September 27, 2017 Workshop


Who should attend:

This workshop is especially designed for clinicians, researchers and qEEG specialists who are or will be using qEEG for neurofeedback and related modalities to guide the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders.

This particular workshop will be primarily suited for beginners and people new to the field. The emphasis will be on EEG fundamentals, EEG analysis and protocol development for neurofeedback and case illustrations. Attendees will have ample opportunity for direct training in qEEG and the use of Deymed systems for acquisition and neurofeedback. There will be new features including DVD feedback, new game displays and updated software that includes Z-Score with Deymed games for Thatcher's Neuroguide program.


BCIA credits
This workshop provides 24 hours of BCIA certification or recertification hours.

Beginner - Intermediate -(we will have special evening classes available in addition to the day workshop for hands-on use and training with the equipment)

Register here: Course registration

Workshop topics:
Presenters will cover the reading of raw EEG, remontaging, Laplacian, current source density, origin of EEG as well as recently introduced concepts such as phase shift and phase lock, both for surface and LORETA Neurofeedback. Discussion will include models of connectivity and concepts introduced by Nunez and Srinivasan in Electric Fields of the Brain and by Buzsaki in Rhythms of the Brain.

Participants will be able to experience actual EEG recording using the Deymed TruScan 32 and BrainFeedback 2 systems and see how neurofeedback protocols are set up and used. Presenters will demonstrate methods for obtaining quality recording, artifact removal and distinguishing muscle from EEG in the recordings.

Part of the workshop will be reserved for the detailed evaluation of participants' complex cases in a group setting. Neuroguide, LORETA, and will be used for the development of specific neurofeedback training protocols. Evaluation using the Brain Resource Corporation database of 24 channels and more than 3,000 cases will also be illustrated.

A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to working with and demonstrating Deymed's 19 channel Z-SCORE neurofeedback via Neuroguide. S-LORETA will discussed as well as a demonstration of Deymed's new 3D Neurofeedback games. Instruction will be given as to utilizing and benefiting from new capabilities of the TruScan qEEG Neurofeedback system including full recording of continuous impedance values for quality verification of recorded qEEG data as well as advanced EEG review abilities of the TruScan Explorer software. Deymed software will now be shown working under Windows 8 (with full compatibility for Windows Vista, 7 and XP).

This year, we are also thrilled to explore the topic and various methods of cognitive enhancement via the use of nootropics and other like supplements. We have brought in several experts, both with academic and practical backgrounds to help participants learn more about this exciting new field. The talks will focus specifically on members of the racetam nootropics family.


We will also be covering several neurological disorders and nervous system diseases. There are more than 600, and while we cannot, of course, talk about them all, we will touch on the major ones, including several caused by faulty genes and by infections. Part of this series of talks will also be diagnostic and management methods.

What to bring:
Participants should bring cases in Neuroguide saved files, Lexicor files, Deymed recordings or other formats that can be inputted into Neuroguide and Eureka-3. These must be coded to preserve confidentiality.



Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D. has been practicing neurotherapy for 35 years and conducting qEEG training and analysis since the mid 1970's. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Division of the Biological Sciences and Department of Biopsychology at the University of Chicago. He was an assistant professor at the University of Rochester, a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine and an associate and full professor at the University of Tennessee. He is now professor Emeritus. In 1971 he was a visiting professor at the Institute of Physiology at the University of Bergen in Norway. He has published more than 135 papers and eight books in the fields of neuroscience and applied psychophysiology. Dr. Lubar was president of AAPB and ISNR. Dr. Lubar has been the director of Southeastern Biofeedback Institute where he worked with patients using Bio and Neurofeedback from 1974 to 2005. Currently, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Neurotherapy and he trains professionals to utilize qEEG and develop protocols for neurofeedback training. For more information about Joel Lubar including a list of some of his publications, go here:


Simon Manning has been involved with nootropics and smart drugs for well over a decade. In addition to doing extensive scientific research, Simon also practices what he preaches. He has been an avid user of nootropics himself since 2008. He has published several articles targeted on the effects of nootropics on cognitive abilities, especially as measured by working memory and reaction time. He is also involved with running and contributes to several websites targeted at a more mainstream and consumer audience. Simon has particularly strong experience with the racetam family of nootropics, including pramiracetam and oxiracetam. For more information on Simon Manning and to see some of his publications and work, go here:

Steven Stockdale, Ph.D. has been a qEEG training specialist for over 19 years. He is a licensed psychologist specializing in qEEG, neurofeedback and the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries and ADHD. He is a past president of the ISNR organization. He has worked with elite athletes in both Japan and the United States. Dr. Stockdale is an internationally known speaker on qEEG and Neurofeedback. He has held appointments at the University of Colorado and Chapman University. Currently he is the Clinical Director of a successful qEEG and neurofeedback practice in Colorado Springs.

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Treat yourself to this valuable and also fun trip: the hotel rates are discounted. You can relax at the beautiful tropical style outdoor heated swimming pool and sundeck. The hotel is within walking distance to great shopping, restaurants and nightlife.


The Comfort Inn Oceanside
50 S. Ocean Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

In addition to being in walking distance of the ocean, shops, and restaurants, the hotel offers high-speed internet access, breakfast included in room rate, and on-site parking
(Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the workshop).

Special group rates are available: Regular rooms are $132.00 and Ocean View Deluxe rooms are $152.00.

Please note a $10.00 parking fee and a safe charge of $2.00 both inclusive of tax per night per room.

All room rates are per night plus tax and based on 1-2 adults per room. To receive the special group rate rooms must be reserved by Aug 16, 2017.

Hotel Amenities Include:

  • Convenient location by the beach in Deerfield Beach, centrally located between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

  • Deerfield Beach has been named one of the ten top best beaches in the world.

  • Steps from the beach

  • 69 spacious guest rooms.

  • Hotel Shuttle available.

  • Complimentary continental breakfast

  • Microwave and mini refrigerators.

  • Pool Bar and Grill.

  • Free High speed internet access.

  • Free local phone calls

  • Free wireless internet in lobby.

  • Free usage of business center

  • Exercise Room.

  • Subway Restaurant and ice cream parlor on property.

  • Valet and guest laundry service available

  • In room coffee service, iron and ironing board, hair dryers and in room safe.

  • Outdoor heated freshwater pool Water slide tower at our pool.

  • 27-inch remote control T.V. with free cable, pay per view movies.

  • Direct dial phones and voicemail

  • Complimentary newspaper daily.

  • Meeting Room facilities available.

  • Mini golf putting course.

Check In: Guests may check into the hotel after 3:00pm on the scheduled day of arrival. Check out is 11:00am on the scheduled date of departure.



The hotel will hold your block of rooms until the release date, which is August 24, 2017. All reservations require a credit card guarantee at the time of booking. All charges are the responsibility of each individual. All charges are to be paid prior to checkout.

Hotel Workshop Coordinator: Gail Farkas
Phone: 866-86-OCEAN

General Information:
Workshop Fee: $ 995.00
August 23-25, 2017

Brain Feedback Training Institute
Phone: 719-229-2831 or 865-384-3393
Fax: 719-471-9345
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Please register early since these workshops usually fill-up months in advance. Our self-imposed limit will be around 25 participants. The last date to sign up is August 25, 2017.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

If you should need to cancel any and all parts of the rooms or meeting room arrangements, it is required 30 days prior to arrival day. Any deposits for the group rooms and or meeting arrangements is non- refundable after 14 days prior to the group’s arrival.



Workshop Schedule

SCHEDULE OF TOPICS BFTI WORKSHOP September 25-September 27, 2017


Monday, September 25th:

9am-5pm with a 1.5 hour break for lunch

  • Goals of the workshop, review of CD handouts and the 10/20 and 10/10 systems of electrode placement and dense arrays.

  • Discussion of Normal and Abnormal EEG patterns and artifacts. This will include presentation of examples of many types of epileptiform activity, traumatic brain injury, coma and other abnormalities both of cerebral and other organ origins.

  • Demonstration of recording of 19channel EEG and patient preparation for reducing artifacts

  • Raw and QEEG analysis of the recorded EEG under eyes open and closed conditions

  • LORETA analysis of the EEG .

  • Connectivity analysis of the EEG.

  • Development of protocols for neurofeedback.


7pm-10pm optional evening session (no additional charge)

  • Hands on training for QEEG and Neurofeedback.


Tuesday, September 26th:

9am-5pm with a 1.5 hour break for lunch

  • Demonstration of Z-SCORE neurofeedback and the new Neuroguide based neurofeedback including phase-shift, phase-lock and the new Brain Surfer software.

  • Discussion of methods for signal processing of the EEG for extremely accurate neurofeedback. This includes active bandpass filters, Fourier Transform, Gabor Transform and JTFA methods, advantages and disadvantages of each.

  • Beginning of case reviews and detailed analysis of cases from the participants and our own cases. (participants can bring cases in Neuroguide saved files, Lexicor files, Deymed recordings or other formats that can be inputted into Neuroguide and Eureka-3. These must be coded to preserve confidentiality.)


7pm-10pm optional evening session (no additional charge)

  • Hands on training for Neurofeedback.


Wednesday, September 27th


  • Case analyses continued and Pharmacologic considerations in treatment.

  • Gabor analysis in QEEG, Bispectral analysis.

  • Coverage of any topics from the participants in more detail.



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