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Professionalism or author of own misfortune – Doing what you love in a world of threats

Professionalism or author of own misfortune – Doing what you love in a world of threats

Neurotherapy is an exciting profession emerging into second generation practice.  As such practitioners are experimenting with new techniques; are trying to carve turf from other professions who think they already own the brain; and in a world of ever increasing litigation.  The presenter is an experienced forensic psychologist who has a special interest in ethical and legal practice.

He has put together this presentation to help you think about the professional issues associated with being an emerging profession and more importantly offering a range of ideas to help you protect your livelihood. Ignorance of the law is no excuse in litigation and unless you consider practice standards and strategies you may become the author of your own misfortune, either individually or as a profession.

Speakers: Phil Watts

ANSA 2016

Sweet Dreams; The Last Hurdle in Treating the Traumatised Client

A Neuropsychological Approach to Assessment & Treatment of PTSD

Deep Trauma; Deep Inquiry; Deep Holding: The role of the therapist in the integration of neurofeedback and psychotherapy

Regardless of the kind of therapy we practice, the primary treatment goal with those who have suffered developmental trauma is affect regulation. Neurofeedback can teach brains how to quiet their own limbic eruptions and ease the pulses of fear, shame and rage that overtake these patients.  Developmental trauma is, however, a relational disorder. At its core is the profound experience of motherlessness. This cannot be addressed by neurofeedback alone. With understanding, skill and neurofeedback, psychotherapists can begin to provide an experience of regulation that these patients have not had and with that an experience of having been mothered. This workshop will focus on what the therapist treating developmental trauma must know about the interplay of affect regulation and motherlessness, how neurofeedback can affect the therapy relationship for both patient and therapist and what to anticipate in the therapeutic relationship as you begin to quiet affect. We will touch on the latest developments in the neuroscience of trauma to better understand well- tested and newer protocols for those suffering the aftermath of developmental trauma.

Alpha Theta Training in the 21st Century

This presentation will look at the lifeline of alpha theta training from birth to its current status. From the Menninger Clinic to the prevailing and varying approaches by Bill Scott, Tato Sokhadze,

Low-Beta (15-20Hz) Neurofeedback and Motor Performance

EEG Neurofeedback Training (NFT) is a non-invasive neurophysiological technique, aimed at facilitating learned self-regulation of electrical activity of the brain. Beyond research into clinical applications of neurofeedback, a relative surge of interest into the methodology has led to attempts to apply EEG neurofeedback as a means to facilitate performance enhancement among non-clinical populations. One such domain is the enhancement of athletic performance and motor function. While significant attempts have been undertaken to investigate outcomes of sensori-motor rhythm (12-15Hz) modulation on aspects of motor performance, research exploring behavioural outcomes of EEG-NFT targeting the beta frequencies (15-20Hz) appear scarce.

Building an Evidence Based Practice: Use of Event Related Potentials (ERPs) in Clinical Assessment and Evaluation of Treatment Outcomes

Applied Neuroscience: Neurofeedback Enhances Executive Functioning

This lecture shows how trauma directly affects the developing brain, and specific brain functions responsible for attention, concentration, regulating emotions and engaging in satisfying relationships. Even after receiving excellent therapy many traumatised children and adults continue to feel chronically on edge, scared, agitated, collapsed and helpless. To deal with this they often try to cope with alcohol or drugs, while doctors prescribe a large variety of different medications that may make life more manageable but that also affect motivation and curiosity, and that rarely really resolve the problem.