Mary Ammerman:

Enhanced Beginner Skills in Neurofeedback

Webinar Overview

In this 8-session online course, we will review 4 common EEG patterns associated with over and under arousal, ensure proper placement of 10-20 sites, walk through the steps of training a client from explaining neurofeedback and setting realistic client goals to assessing symptoms, recording and interpreting 2 site mini maps, selecting and adjusting protocols, using effective coaching strategies, managing thresholds, and evaluating client progress.


Designed for people who have already been through the 4-Day Introductory Course — whether some time has passed between the course and receiving your neurofeedback equipment or if you’ve had a few months to practice on friends and family, this class distils the most important points of working in the neurofeedback field.

Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN will be teaching the Enhanced Beginner Skills course, starting in just a few weeks. As it is live, CE credit is available. The course will be eight weekly sessions, each about an hour in length.

Learning objectives for participants:

  • Overview of NFB and Brain Basics every NFB provider should know
  • Arousal Model Review and how it relates to the EEG
  • Assessing Arousal – Symptom Checklist and Baseline EEG Recordings, consisting of CZ eyes open and PZ eyes open/eyes closed. Learn Age Norms for CZ recordings, theta/beta ratios, how to find PDR at PZ, and how to assess changes in alpha amplitudes at PZ from eyes open to eyes closed
  • Understand common arousal patterns, guidelines for prioritizing EEG issues, and a protocol decision tree. This will include a discussion of protocols for disordered arousal
  • Preparing your client – explaining neurofeedback, establishing realistic goals. Understand the importance of recruiting your clients’ intentionality and how this process can differ when working with children vs. adults
  • Review Elements of the therapist screen. Start to notice the raw signal. Review of what the amplitudes should be during training for different ages/protocols. Start discussing thresholds and what they do
  • Using F11 to manage thresholds vs. manual adjustments & coaching strategies you might use to help your clients
  • Guidelines for knowing when and how to make protocol adjustments. Reviewing clients’ reported responses to training as well as any actual changes they’ve made in their EEG

Dates (2020):

  • Mon, Mar 30, 6pm EST       (Tue, Mar 31, 9am, AEDT)
  • Mon, Apr 6, 6pm EST          (Tue, Apr 7, 8am, AEDT)
  • Mon, Apr 13, 6pm EST         (Tue, Apr 14, 8am, AEDT)
  • Mon, Apr 20, 6pm EST        (Tue, Apr 21, 8am, AEDT)
  • Mon, Apr 27, 6pm EST         (Tue, Apr 28, 8am, AEDT)
  • Mon, May 4, 6pm EST         (Tue, May 5, 8am, AEDT)
  • Mon, May 11, 6pm EST         (Tue, May 12, 8am, AEDT)
  • Mon, May 18, 6pm EST         (Tue, May 19, 8am, AEDT)

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About Mary Ammerman

Dr. Mary Ammerman earned her undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Mary believes that all people possess both the power and the ability to heal themselves. To assist with this process, she uses a combination of mindfulness cognitive skills training, acceptance and commitment therapy, neurofeedback, applied neuroscience, warmth, and humor in her practice. Mary also teaches introductory neurofeedback courses with Dr. Hamlin and mentors other neurofeedback providers throughout the U.S, Canada, and Australia. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and friends, taking advantage of Asheville’s live music scene, beautiful hiking trails, and incredible restaurants whenever possible!
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