Listen to what TRF founders Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky have to say about neurofeedback and this program:

“Patients need help to change the habitual brain patterns created by trauma and its aftermath…Neurofeedback simply stabilizes the brain and increases resiliency, allowing us to develop more choices in how to respond”
– Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score

How does the program work?

This comprehensive certification program unfolds in two distinct yet seamlessly connected stages. The first two steps lay the foundation for anyone eager to unlock the potential of this powerful brain-training technique. Dive into the fundamental principles of neurofeedback, mastering assessment, protocol design, and effective client interaction. Hone your skills in interpreting brain signals and translating them into personalized interventions. Whether you envision integrating neurofeedback into your existing practice or are embarking on a dedicated career path, these initial stages equip you with the essential knowledge and confidence to excel.

The second stage introduces trauma-informed clinical applications of neurofeedback. This specialized training delves into the unique neurophysiological signatures of trauma, equipping you with advanced skills to support clients on their healing journeys. Learn cutting-edge protocols specifically designed to address trauma’s imprint on the brain, promoting emotional regulation, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. This final stage empowers you to become a beacon of hope for individuals seeking to reclaim their lives from the grip of trauma, making your neurofeedback practice truly transformative.

TRF’s comprehensive online Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Training Program is offered semi-annually – Cohort A’s Session begins in the spring; and Cohort B’s Session begins in the Fall.  The program includes a didactic component with asynchronous video sessions, and live/virtual Community Meetings, followed by a Case Study Group program.  A month before the program begins, you will have access to course materials in order to begin the self-paced, pre-recorded training, which you will have access to for 12 months.  From there, you move on to the second component of the program. 

Throughout the course of the Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Training Program, you will be building a portfolio to showcase your skills and expertise as you build them. This program is different from other Neurofeedback training programs, as our expert facilitators assess your progress along the way and provide individualized feedback on various activities and assessments.

Details on Program Components

Didactic Training

  • Engage in 36 hours of pre-recorded course content approved for APA CEs.
  • Assessment upon completion of all course modules
  • Participate in 11 hours of live/virtual Community Meetings which include five 1-hour Q&A sessions, and three 2-hour practicum sessions where you are guided to use neurofeedback equipment remotely at your location

Throughout the Community Meetings, including Q&A’s and Practicums, you will explore:

  • Orientation to NF, Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy
  • Instrumentation, Research Base for Neurofeedback
  • Practicum – Beelab introuduction | Entering a client and protocol | Initial hook up and impedances – 3 videos included
  • Psychopharm Considerations, Patient/Client Assessment
  • Practicum – Mid-line assessments – 1 video included
  • Developing Treatment Protocols, Treatment Implementation
  • Practicum – Review of mid-line assessments and training process
  • Current Trends, Ethics, What’s Next

Expanded Case Study Group

After completing the didactic course and purchasing or renting their own equipment, students continue to Case Study Group (CSG) program which is facilitated by a leading trauma-specialized neurofeedback professional.  The goal of the Case Study Group program is to provide the guidance needed to integrate neurofeedback into your clinical practice. The CSG consists of 10 two-hour meetings.

Expanded Case Study Group: 10 Meetings

Enrollment in Case Study Group (CSG) is for anyone who meets the following criteria:

  1. Must be licensed in a clinical or medical field.
  2. Must have completed the Didactic part of the TRF Neurofeedback Training Program OR must be a neurofeedback clinician who has completed the BCIA Neurofeedback Course elsewhere and wants to further their neurofeedback expertise in working with patients with trauma histories.
  3. Must have equipment that is FDA-cleared and compatible with BCIA Blueprint by the time CSG begins. 

Meeting Descriptions:

Meeting 1-4: Equipment Practicums with ongoing discussions about training to include:

  • 2-channel training
  • Understanding/identification of artifacts
  • Wide inhibits and down training vs. traditional inhibits (squash protocols)
  • Have a plan for future training

Meetings 5-10: Case Study Demonstrations

  • Presentation and discussions of individual cases using NG1 – TRF – Mental Status Exam. The presentation will also include an arousal and midline assessment.  In the ensuing weeks, students will report responses to training and discuss and implement protocol changes.

Additional Components:

  • Includes 1 one-on-one mentorship hour
  • Complete a Capstone project: Neurofeedback essential skills checklist
  • Get enrolled in 3 trauma-informed trainings led by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (8+ hours): “Understanding Trauma: Foundations”; “The Nature of Trauma: Developmental Neurobiology, Neuroimaging Research and Effective Intervention”; and “Neurobiology of Trauma Treatment: EMDR and New Research Directions”

Please note: For those who are considering BCIA certification, this will count towards the 10 required case conferences of the BCIA NF requirements

Value and Benefits of the Program​

The TRF Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Training Program is a comprehensive and robust training in this field with exceptional features:

Free Equipment Loaners*

TRF has collaborated with an equipment provider so that you can borrow equipment free of charge while you complete the didactic portion for this course.

Renowned Instructors

Course modules are taught by world-renowned specialists in the field of neuromodulation, including psychologists and physicians. Case Study Group leaders and additional presenters are clinical professionals who have an abundance of experience working with neurofeedback and trauma.

BCIA Approved

This course is BCIA accredited. It meets the requirements of the BCIA blueprint and counts towards 36 BCIA didactic hours. It is also approved for 36 APA CE credits (attendance at all live Q&As is mandatory).

Resource Library

Receive exclusive access to an extensive library of resources to enhance learning. These resources include lectures by leaders such as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Ruth Lanius, and other experts.

Private Mentoring Session

Enrollees are offered an individual private mentoring session with experts in the field from our partners at Sadar Psychological & Sports Center

Continued Access to Training

Access to the didactic training course is granted for 12 months, enhancing learning.

Mentoring

Get 10 hours of one-on-one mentoring with experienced faculty

Additional Modalities

Learn about additional Neurofeedback modalities, such as Infra-Low Frequency and Alpha-Theta Training

Trauma applications/resources

Gain access to trauma-informed trainings led by leaders in the field

*Affordable equipment rental and purchasing options will be made available once you are enrolled in the course.
Loaner equipment for US and Canadian participants are available during the scheduled didactic portion of the training. Other countries are on a case-by-case basis and may incur a fee for shipping and related charges.

Program Overview

The Trauma Research Foundation recognizes Neurofeedback as one of the tools that can help to rewire a physiological system that has become dysregulated as a result of trauma. In the practice of Neurofeedback, trained clinicians connect a client to a computer interface that reads brain waves and helps clients change their brain waves while interacting with treatment programs. Although this method has been available since the early 1960s, the clinical work of Sebern Fisher, and the research of Drs. Ruth Lanius and Bessel van der Kolk have helped us to understand how Neurofeedback can help those who have suffered from trauma.

That is why we are dedicated to helping clinicians integrate leading-edge research on PTSD and developmental trauma with clinical practice through global training and education.

The methods taught in this program interface with other therapeutic modalities to provide a means to help clients calm and stabilize their nervous systems as they heal from trauma.

This high-level, comprehensive training program is designed for people who are licensed mental health or medical professionals*

*To purchase Neurofeedback equipment, you must be licensed in a clinical field.

The following information will guide you through what is technically required for this program. For further information, please email [email protected].

  • Internet Access with Zoom capability and a camera.
  • Loaner equipment is offered through BeeMedic for didactic portion of the course only.  (BeeMedic requires a Windows Operating System. For more details, contact BeeMedic.) BeeMedic will provide a loaner laptop if your computer is not compatible.
  • For the Case Study Group, students must purchase or lease their own equipment.  This must be settled in time for your first CSG Meeting.
  • Equipment is shipped to students from BeeMedic in time for the first practicum training session. BeeMedic will also provide assistance with setup.
  • Equipment is available for the US and Canada and on a case by case basis for countries elsewhere.

Additional Terms and Conditions for TRF loaner/rental systems

More information coming soon. 

We recommend that you allot a minimum of 6 hours per week to review the core materials based on the sections being covered in the community meeting. 

More information coming soon.

Course Faculty

1 Andrea-Meckley-Kutuan

Andrea Meckley Kutyana

MD, MSCR, BCN, qEEG-D
2 MA-Angelika-Sadar-Neurofeedback-practitioner-photo

Angelika Y. Sadar

MA, BCN, BCB-HRV
4 Gillian Head Shot

Gillian Drader

MA, BCN, RCC
5 PhD-Mitchell-Sadar-Neurofeedback-Photo

Mitchell Sadar

PhD, BCN, BCB-HRV
6 linda walker photo

Linda Walker

PhD, LPC, BCN, BCB
Shari Johansson

Shari Johansson

MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D
7 leon-morales-quezada headshot

Leon Morales Quezada

MD, MSc, PhD, MPH, BCN
Rusty

Robert “Rusty” P Turner

MD, MSCR, QEEGD, BCN

Guest Faculty

Bessel 2021 TRF smile

Bessel Van Der Kolk

M.D.
Jay Gunkelman headshot

Jay Gunkelman

QEEGD
Joy-Lunt-Headshot_web

Joy Lunt

RN, BCN
Ed Hamlin faculty

Ed Hamlin

RN, BCN

Fall 2024 Course Schedule COMING SOON

Course access and orientation: October 2, 2024

First official community meeting: October 16, 2024

First official community meeting: October 16, 2024

Full schedule coming soon

The Case Study Group (CSG) is the next step in the Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Training Program. The groups are capped at 12 students and are facilitated by leading trauma-specialized neurofeedback professionals. There are multiple groups offered to accommodate schedule and equipment variations.

Meetings 1-6 are practicums and meetings 7-12 are case studies where each student will participate in discussions about the use of neurofeedback with trauma patients, presenting a minimum of one case of a neurofeedback session conducted with a patient who has experienced trauma. Full participation is required after completing the 36 hours of course material.  

  • Note: All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time
Amygdala Group, Mondays 12 – 2 PM ET
  • January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 8

Thalamus Group, Mondays 12 – 2 PM ET

  • January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 8

Limbic Group, Mondays 6 – 8 PM ET

  • January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 8

Cortex Group, Tuesdays 5 – 7 PM ET

  •  January 30, February 13, February 27, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 9

Hippocampus Group, Wednesdays 12 – 2 PM ET

  • January 31, February 14, February 28, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10

Corpus Callosum Group, Wednesdays 12 – 2 PM ET

  • January 31, February 14, February 28, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10

*The Case Study Group is also open to neurofeedback clinicians who have completed the BCIA Neurofeedback Course elsewhere and want to further their neurofeedback expertise in working with patients with trauma histories. If interested, please email [email protected]

Cohort B 2023 Course Schedule

Course Access Opens

September 1, 2023

First community meeting

September 27, 2023

Case Study Group Begins

January 29, 2024

Cohort B (Fall) 2023 Community Meetings

Live Q&A Community Meetings Schedule  – All Q&A’s are from 12-1pm ET;  All Practicums are from 12-2pm ET

Meeting 1 (Live Q&A): September 27, 2023 – Orientation to NF, Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy

Meeting 2 (Live Q&A): October 11, 2023 – Instrumentation, Research Base for Neurofeedback

Meeting 3 (Practicum): October 25, 2023 – BeeLab introductions | Entering a client and protocol | Initial hook up and impedances (3 videos included)

Meeting 4 (Live Q&A): November 8, 2023 – Psychopharm Considerations, Patient/Client Assessment

Meeting 5 (Practicum): November 29, 2023 – Mid-line assessments (1 video included)

Meeting 6 (Live Q&A): December 6, 2023 – 2-Hour Meeting

  • Hour 1 – Developing Treatment Protocols, Treatment Implementation;
  • Hour 2 – Lunch and Learn with BeeMedic

Meeting 7 (Practicum): December 20, 2023 – Review of mid-line assessments and training process

Meeting 8 (Live Q&A): January 3, 2024 – Current Trends, Ethics, What’s Next

Cohort B Case Study Group - 2024 Meeting Dates

The Case Study Group (CSG) is the next step in the Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certification Program. The groups are capped at 12 students and are facilitated by leading trauma-specialized neurofeedback professionals. There are multiple groups offered to accommodate schedule and equipment variations.

Meetings 1-6 are practicums and meetings 7-12 are case studies where each student will participate in discussions about the use of neurofeedback with trauma patients, presenting a minimum of one case of a neurofeedback session conducted with a patient who has experienced trauma. Full participation is required after completing the 36 hours of course material.  

  • Note: All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time
Amygdala Group, Mondays 12 – 2 PM ET
  • January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 8

Thalamus Group, Mondays 12 – 2 PM ET

  • January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 8

Limbic Group, Mondays 6 – 8 PM ET

  • January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 8

Cortex Group, Tuesdays 5 – 7 PM ET

  •  January 30, February 13, February 27, March 12, March 26, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 9

Hippocampus Group, Wednesdays 12 – 2 PM ET

  • January 31, February 14, February 28, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10

Corpus Callosum Group, Wednesdays 12 – 2 PM ET

  • January 31, February 14, February 28, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 10

Monday 12-2pm July 24, 2023
Monday 12-2pm August 7, 2023
Monday 12-2pm August 21, 2023
Monday 12-2pm September 11, 2023
Monday 12-2pm September 25, 2023
Monday 12-2pm October 16, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm October 30, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm November 13, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm November 20, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm December 11, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm January 8, 2024
Monday 12-2 pm January 22, 2024

Monday 12-2pm July 24, 2023
Monday 12-2pm August 7, 2023
Monday 12-2pm August 21, 2023
Monday 12-2pm September 11, 2023
Monday 12-2pm September 25, 2023
Monday 12-2pm October 16, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm October 30, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm November 13, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm November 20, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm December 11, 2023
Monday 12-2 pm January 8, 2024
Monday 12-2 pm January 22, 2024

Monday 6-8 pm  July 24, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm August 7, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm August 21, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm September 11, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm September 25, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm October 16, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm October 30, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm November 13, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm November 20, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm December 11, 2023
Monday 6-8 pm January 8, 2024
Monday 6-8 pm January 22, 2024

Tuesday 5-7 pm July 25, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm August 8, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm August 22, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm September 12, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm September 26, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm October 17, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm October 31, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm November 14, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm November 21, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm December 12, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm January 9, 2024
Tuesday 5-7 pm January 23, 2024

Wednesday 12-2 pm July 26, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm August 8, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm August 22, 2023 
Wednesday 12-2 pm September 12, 2o23 
Wednesday 12-2 pm September 26, 2023
Wednesday 12-2pm October 17, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm October 31, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm November 14, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm November 21, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm December 12, 2023
Tuesday 5-7 pm January 9, 2024
Tuesday 5-7 pm January 23, 2024

Wednesday 12-2 pm July 26, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm August 9, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm August 23, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm September 13, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm September 27, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm October 18, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm November 1, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm November 15, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm November 22, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm December 13, 2023
Wednesday 12-2 pm January 10, 2024
Wednesday 12-2 pm January 24, 2024

*The Case Study Group is also open to neurofeedback clinicians who have completed the BCIA Neurofeedback Course elsewhere and want to further their neurofeedback expertise in working with patients with trauma histories. If interested, please email [email protected]

Trauma- Informed Neurofeedback Training Program

We invite you to participate in the Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Training program to start your journey with Neurofeedback today!

Neurofeedback foundations training program registration

This includes:

Join the Waitlist for the 2024 Cohort A

Single Payment

$3,000 USD

Pay via payment plan

Two Month Plan

$1,525 /month

For 2 months

Total payment $3050 USD

Four month plan

$775 /month

For 4 months

Total payment $3100 USD

Case Study Group Only

$700.00

Once you have taken the introductory neurofeedback course and practicum, and had a chance to practice neurofeedback training on yourself, friends/family and perhaps some patients, this course will provide the guidance needed to integrate neurofeedback into your clinical practice. Here is your opportunity to meet with other clinicians who are learning more about neurofeedback.  These 2 hour meetings will provide an opportunity for trauma-informed clinicians to discuss and expand their knowledge about:

Your ticket includes:

Registration is available to anyone who has completed TRF's NF training program and other clinicians who have completed the BCIA Neurofeedback Course elsewhere

Please Note: This registration button will direct you to Sadar Psychological’s website for the Case Study portion of this program.

More information coming soon.

 

Enduring Material Learner Notification

Sadar Psychological and Sports Center
April 1, 2022 – April 1, 2025

Date of CE Release: April 1, 2022

Date of CE Expiration: April 1, 2025

Location: Online

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support

No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support

No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion

Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must attend the entire webinar as partial credit is not available. For Enduring / On-Demand APA credits you also need to pass a posttest with a score of at least 80%. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Sadar Psychological and Sports Center. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Sadar Psychological and Sports Center. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 36.00 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
* OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 36.00 hours.

Objectives – After Attending This Program You Should Be Able To

  1. Describe how neurofeedback can help facilitate the process of psychotherapy.

  2. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of how the functioning of the brain relates to our emotions and behaviors.

  3. Develop a foundation upon which to continue to learn about the process of neurofeedback.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

First

Last

Commercial Interest: Relationship

Linda

Dieffenbach

NA

Leon

Morales-Quezada

NA

Angelika

Sadar

NA

Mitchell

Sadar

NA

Jo

Shultz

NA

Robert

Turner

NA

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