Trauma- Informed Neurofeedback Certification Program

Register now to reserve a seat in the Fall 2022 Cohort

Neurofeedback is a conversation between the brain and the body, the brain and the mind, and the brain and the whole being. It is a conversation facilitated by a brain-computer interface that lets the brain experience itself directly. The computer receives an amplified signal of the brain’s waves. For assessment purposes, a first reading of the whole brain wave patterns is called a qEEG. The qEEG is a non-invasive imaging technique that supplements the trainee’s personal reports to help the neurofeedback practitioner guide the brain being trained. It provides information about the inefficiencies in the brain’s processing, as compared to a scientifically derived database. The neurofeedback practitioner determines individualized programs based on client report and data to help teach the brain how to work more efficiently, developing new patterns that allow the client to experience an increased capacity for arousal regulation.

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 to 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 certification is designed for people who are licensed mental health or medical professionals*

If you are not licensed and are interested in the course, please contact us at [email protected] and we will review your individual circumstances.

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

6 month online certificate program includes:

  • 36 hour didactic training for neurofeedback certification 
  • 8 live virtual Community Meetings
  • Practice equipment included *
  • Join a cohort of 12 practitioners in the Case Study Group program
  • Invitation to join the directory of selected neurofeedback certified clinicians
  • Renowned instructors in the field of research and neurofeedback
  • Bonus mentoring sessions with field experts
  • Networking opportunities

* Equipment is available for the US and Canada and on a case by case basis for countries elsewhere.

Our didactic faculty includes a medical doctor presenting neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, a neurologist presenting on psychopharmacological considerations and two psychologists with knowledge of a variety of systems, and approaches with over 20 years of experience in the field. All are experienced and knowledgeable in the application of neurofeedback as it relates to trauma. 

Case Study Group leaders and additional presenters are clinical professionals who have an abundance of experience working with neurofeedback and trauma. 

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

  • Internet Access and a Zoom account
  • Loaner equipment is offered through BeeMedic. (BeeMedic requires a Windows Operating System. For more details, contact BeeMedic.) Beemedic will provide a loaner laptop if your computer is not compatible.
  • 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.

Trauma-Informed Didactic Training for Neurofeedback Certification and Case Study Group ~ $2,500

Case Study Group only ~ $500

Scholarship applications are individually reviewed by a committee. Applicants are notified of their scholarship award before the registration deadline. 

  • Once you have demonstrated the required skill set and received the recommendation of your Case Study Group leader, you are eligible to be included in the Trauma Research Foundation Directory as a Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback practitioner. 
  • This course is BCIA accredited, 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). 

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Fall 2022 course access will be available from August 1, 2022.

Upon completion of the  program, you will receive your TRF Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certification and are eligible to be invited to join the TRF Clinician/Practitioner Directory

What Makes the TRF Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certificate Program so Exceptional?

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

Resource Library

In addition to the course materials, the program provides exclusive access to an extensive library of resources to enhance learning. 

These resources are continuously updated through the TRF Neurofeedback Seminar Series featuring lectures by leaders such as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Ruth Lanius, and other experts.

Renowned Instructors

 Angelika and Mitch Sadar, are the 2020 recipients of the prestigious Joel F. Lubar Award which recognizes their contributions to the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the advancement of neurotherapy.

Additional Opportunities

Enrollees are offered an individual private mentoring session with Angelika or Mitch Sadar.

Invitation to Neurofeedback Community

Students are offered access to a group of esteemed mentors for further training, offered at a special price for TRF students.

Course Faculty

1 Andrea-Meckley-Kutuan

Andrea Meckley Kutyana

MD, MSCR, BCN, qEEG-D
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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
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Linda Walker

PhD, LPC, BCN, BCB
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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
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Joy Lunt

RN, BCN
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Ed Hamlin

RN, BCN

How does the program work?

A month before the program begins, you will have access to course materials in order to begin the self-paced component of the course. Once enrolled, students have 6 months to complete the program.

TRF’s comprehensive 5-month online Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certificate Program (NF-CP) is offered semi-annually with regular sessions of a Case Study Group program (CSG). The course includes both self-paced, asynchronous video sessions, and live/virtual Community Meetings with the course instructors.

There are two steps to the program:

Step 1: Didactic Training for Neurofeedback Certification

  • Engage in 36 hours of pre-recorded APA-approved course content
  • 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
  • Bonus Option: One-hour, individually-scheduled, private mentoring session

8 Community Meetings including 5 Q&A’s and 3 Practicums

  • Session 1: Orientation to NF, Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy
  • Session 2: Instrumentation, Research Base for Neurofeedback
  • Session 3: Practicum – Beelab introuduction | Entering a client and protocol | Initial hook up and impedances – 3 videos included
  • Session 4: Psychopharm Considerations, Patient/Client Assessment
  • Session 5: Practicum – Mid-line assessments – 1 video included
  • Session 6: Developing Treatment Protocols, Treatment Implementation
  • Session 7: Practicum – Review of mid-line assessments and training process
  • Session 8: Current Trends, Ethics, What’s Next

Step 2: Case Study Group

After completing Step 1, students continue to the Case Study Group program which is facilitated by a leading trauma-specialized neurofeedback professional. Here you will present and participate in discussions about the use of neurofeedback with trauma patients in six 2-hour small group sessions.

The Case Study Group program is included in the price of the program, but is also open to clinicians outside of TRF program for $500.00

The goal of the Case Study Group program is to provide the guidance needed to integrate neurofeedback into your clinical practice. Enrollment in CSG is for anyone who meets the following criteria:

  1. You have completed Step 1 of the TRF Neurofeedback Certificate Program and had a chance to practice neurofeedback training on yourself, friends/family and perhaps some patients,
  2. You are a neurofeedback clinician who has completed the BCIA Neurofeedback Course elsewhere and want to further your neurofeedback expertise in working with patients with trauma histories.

A cohort of 12 clinicians will meet for two hours approximately every other week with an instructor. This meeting will provide an opportunity for trauma-informed clinicians to discuss and expand their knowledge about:

  • How to assess the patient
  • Developing NF protocols and goals
  • Measuring progress
  • Integrating NF with other modalities
  • Modifying protocols

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

Summer 2022 Case Study Group Schedule

The Case Study Group (CSG) is the last step the TRF Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certificate Program. Full participation is required after completing the 36 hours of course material. Qualified licensed clinicians are eligible to attend the CSG program, which is facilitated by a leading trauma-specialized neurofeedback professional, where you will present and participate in discussions about the use of neurofeedback with trauma patients. As a participants, you will each be asked to present a minimum of one case of a neurofeedback session conducted with a patient who has experienced trauma. 

Currently, there are five groups offered with only 12 participants in each group.

 

Cortex Group

Leader: Gillian Drader

Time: 5-7 pm EDT

June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 13

 

Corpus Callosum Group

Leader: Gillian Drader

Time: 12-2pm EDT

June 29, July 13, July 27, August 24, September 7,  September 14

 

Amygdala Group REGISTRATION IS FULL

Leader: Andrea Meckley

Time: 12-2 pm EDT

June 27, July 11, July 25, August 15, August 22, September 12

 

Thalamus Group  REGISTRATION IS FULL

Leader: Linda Walker

Time: 12-2 pm EDT

June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 12

 

Limbic Group REGISTRATION IS FULL

Leader: Andrea Meckley

Time: 6-8 pm EDT

June 27, July 11, July 25, August 15, August 22, September 12

 

*CSG is also open to neurofeedback clinicians who have completed the BCIA Neurofeedback Course elsewhere but want to further their NF expertise in working with patients with trauma histories.

Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Course begins

August 1st 2022

First community meeting

September 12, 2022

Case Study Group Begins

January 30, 2023

FALL 2022 Community Meetings

Live Q&A Community Meetings Schedule 

Meeting 1 (Live Q&A): September 12, 2022 – Orientation to NF, Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy

Meeting 2 (Live Q&A): September 26, 2022 – Instrumentation, Research Base for Neurofeedback

Meeting 3 (Practicum): October 10, 2022 – Beelab introductions | Entering a client and protocol | Initial hook up and impedances (3 videos included)

Meeting 4 (Live Q&A): October 24, 2022 – Psychopharm Considerations, Patient/Client Assessment

Meeting 5 (Practicum): November 7, 2022 – Mid-line assessments (1 video included)

Special Meeting – November 14 2022 – BeeMedic Equipment Options Information Meeting

Meeting 6 (Live Q&A): November 21, 2022 – Developing Treatment Protocols, Treatment Implementation

Meeting 7 (Practicum): December 5, 202 – Review of mid-line assessments and training process

Meeting 8 (Live Q&A): December 19, 2022 – Current Trends, Ethics, What’s Next

Scholarship Window is Closed

Trauma Research Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to increase accessibility.  We have reached our scholarship application capacity and have closed the window for this session.  Thank you!

Limited spaces available

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Trauma- Informed Neurofeedback Certification Program

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

Access the course materials starting August 1, 2022
Live-virtual meetings with the instructors will begin on September 12, 2022
Once enrolled, students have 6 months to complete the program
Registration closes September 1, 2022

Full program registration

$2500.00

This includes:

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

Case Study Group Only

$500.00

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.  Every other week, this 2 hour meeting 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.

Cancellation policy

The Trauma Research Foundation will honor cancellation requests submitted by email to [email protected] until two weeks before the course starts. There will be a $100 administrative fee subtracted from all refunds. Refunds will not be issued after this date.

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