Neurofeedback based professional organizations, including ISNR and AAPB, encourage their clinical members to become board certified by BCIA. Professionals practicing neurofeedback training, or planning to practice neurofeedback training, are often interested in becoming BCIA Board Certified. One of the requirements to become BCIA Certified is to participate in 25 hours of mentoring in neurofeedback.
The act of mentoring professionals in neurofeedback is a complex task that requires the mentor to, teach, guide, encourage, and support the mentee in a variety of skills, knowledge, and the associated standards of care, ethical practices, challenges to our profession, and the rights and responsibilities of those persons seeking our services. Some mentees will have clinical experience doing neurofeedback while others have not even acquired the equipment to pursue learning about neurofeedback. Thus, some mentees will have a year or years of doing neurofeedback while others have little to no neurofeedback training experience.
The focus of this webinar is to provide attendees with an overview of the BCIA mentoring process, including the importance of addressing professional ethics and standards of practice, use of equipment, understanding QEEG, how to conduct a neurofeedback session, and how to determine the efficacy of a neurofeedback session, with BCIA mentees.
PLEASE NOTE: CEs are not available for this webinar.
Robert E. Longo, MRC, LPC, NCC, BCN Fellow, is a neurofeedback clinician in private practice, and a part-time contract neurofeedback clinician at Timber Ridge Treatment Center in Gold Hill, NC where he works with sexually abusive youth. Rob was previously a neurofeedback clinician with Cotton Grove Family Physicians in Lexington, NC; and a part-time neurofeedback clinician with Integrative Therapies in Greensboro, NC. Rob has worked with Dr. Richard Soutar, New Mind Maps and New Mind Technology, in Roswell, GA, since 2008, and together with Dr. Soutar co-hosts weekly webinars. Rob is currently on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Neurofeedback Research (ISNR); and was previously Vice President of the Southeastern Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association (formerly the North Carolina Biofeedback Society). He is author of A Consumer's Guide to Understanding QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training (2018), co-author of Doing Neurofeedback: An Introduction (2011); and has authored several chapters and articles on the topic.