The Art of Thresholding in Neurofeedback Training:
How neuroscience driven therapeutic strategies can aid recovery
A webinar specifically designed for Neurofeedback practitioners who seek more information, guidance and clarity from a seasoned therapist, practitioner and Neurofeedback pioneer.
After the clinical assessment and careful consideration of a client’s presentation, a neurotherapist needs to select a neurofeedback protocol to use with his/her client. The next important decision that impacts the outcome of the treatment involves the selection of thresholds for the EEG bands being trained. The decision on the thresholds to be trained, contributes significantly to the feedback being provided to clients regarding their performance while actively training. It is this information that allows the clients to know if they are moving closer or further away from the desired state. Unfortunately, there is very little empirical evidence to help determine the most effective threshold settings. In this webinar, we will examine different strategies for the setting and adjusting of thresholds and we will describe in detail he approach used in Dr. Hamlin’s clinic for maximizing client learning and clinical outcomes.
Webinar Learning Outcomes
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the relationship between threshold settings and the information contained in the feedback delivered.
- Understand how threshold settings impact the difficulty of the training.
- Be able to use threshold settings for targeting specific activity in a client’s EEG.
Dr. Ed Hamlin is an adjunct faculty Professor at WCU and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UNC Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, Ed conducts research and presents workshops on applied neuroscience and brain/mind relationships. He serves as a consultant and supervisor for the clinical staff at a number of facilities throughout the world.
Ed has practiced neurofeedback and applied psychophysiology since the mid-1980s and has taught and utilized these techniques in a variety of settings. He has a particular interest in neuroplasticity and the potential for changing maladaptive brain organization patterns. His current research projects involve examining the impact of early abuse and neglect on the developing brain and examining the brain activity in people with eating disorders and using neurofeedback in their treatment.