Implementing Neurofeedback as an Adjunct to our Current Therapies
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Presented By: Chris Wheeler Doe, MA, LMFT, BCN & Mary Zaudtke MA, LP, BCN
Workshop Description: In recent times there has been an increased interest in the brain and its functions. Neurons and glial cells, neuronal pathways and brain plasticity are a part of common day vernacular. For a long time Dr. Amen has encouraged us to look at the brains we treat. Our technology has grown our ability to become more aware of the brain’s complexity and plasticity. With brain imaging we can now see the effects of our therapies. Temporal imaging of the electrical activity of the brain can help us see moment to moment changes. Technology and our fascination with the brain have brought forward new possibilities to train our brains to increase our functioning. Neurofeedback, is a training, that helps the brain learn to increase or decrease certain brain waves or connectivity often associated with different behaviors. Many of our clients have difficulty participating in therapy and other relationships because of their symptoms of disregulation that interfere with their ability to be present, aware or to relate to others. They are often stuck in reenactments struggling to take in new information as their brains loop in old familiar patterns that have outgrown their usefulness. Neurofeedback seems to help settle the central nervous system sufficiently to allow new information to come in. Clients describe increased ability to observe themselves or having more space to make choices. We will define neurofeedback, and how it works in conjunction with psychotherapy in our practices. There will be discussion of when you might want to refer someone for neurofeedback and hopefully pique your interest in a tool that is showing clinical promise with some of our clients who suffer the most. We will also address some cautions and reasonable expectations for the use of this technology.
Workshop Objectives: Recognize usefulness of Neurofeedback as an adjunct to current therapeutic modalities in helping our clients regulate their arousal system so that they can more effectively engage in the therapeutic process and relationships as a whole.
Chris Wheeler Doe, MA, LMFT, BCN has a private practice in Edina, MN. She is a certified EMDR Therapist/Consultant and a BCIA Board Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner. Chris specializes in working with individuals and couples who have experienced developmental trauma and/or complex PTSD, helping them to find paths to healthier connection and healing through the use of Neurofeedback, EMDR Psychotherapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Practices. In her free time Chris loves to read, run and practice yoga.
Mary Zaudtke MA, LP, BCN is owner of her practice, A time for healing llc, in Fridley, Minnesota. She specializes in working with adults who have experienced trauma and developmental trauma and has chosen to focus her education on therapy modalities that have been found to be most effective with these populations. She is a certified EMDR therapist and consultant. She consults on the use of Ego State therapy with clients who experience dissociative symptoms. She also utilizes Sensorimotor Therapy and hypnotic language in her work with clients. She is BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback and is grateful to have added Neurofeedback as an adjunctive tool to her other therapies. She has found Neurofeedback to be effective in helping her clients remove the barriers to self regulation. Her vision is to have Neurofeedback be more available to clients everywhere.
Requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be given on requests received 10 days prior to the training event. A 20% administrative fee per person will be deducted from all cancellations. No refunds will be given if received less than 10 days prior to the event, but registrants can transfer their registration to another person.
Date & Location
Saint Mary’s University
Brother Louis Hall, Room 105
2304 Park Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55404