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Getting Started with Neurofeedback : Norton Professional Books (Hardcover) - John N. Demos

Getting Started with Neurofeedback

Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 15th March 2005
ISBN: 9780393704501
Number Of Pages: 224

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What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is founded upon computer technology joined with auxiliary equipment that can measure the metabolic activity of the cerebral cortex. Neurofeedback training combines the principles of complementary medicine with the power of electronics. It is a comprehensive system that promotes growth change at the cellular level of the brain and empowers the client to use his or her mind as a tool for personal healing. Until now, there has not been a single comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide for clinicians interested in adding neurotherapy to their practice. Getting Started with Neurofeedback is a step-by-step guide for professional health care providers who wish to begin with neurotherapy, as well as experienced clinicians who are looking for a concise treatment guide. This book answers essential questions such as: How does neurotherapy work?, What is the rationale for treatment? When is neurotherapy the treatment of choice? Why should I add it to my already existing healthcare practice? The author also answers questions important to establishing a successful practice such as: What kind of training should clinicians get? What kind of equipment should clinicians buy? How can clinicians add neurofeedback to their existing practice? The first part of the book introduces the reader to the world of neurofeedback, its history and scientific basis. Case studies help clinicians apply what they are learning to their existing practice. Demos takes the mystery out of the assessment process and charts and examples of topographical brain maps (in full color) serve as teaching aids. Later in the book, advanced techniques are explained and demonstrated by additional case studies. The reader is shown how to use biofeedback for the body to augment neurofeedback training as well as being taught to work with the body and acquire a basic knowledge of complementary medicine. The book concludes by offering clinicians practical suggestions on marketing their expanded practice, purchasing equipment, finding appropriate training and supervision, and keeping up with the ever-growing profession of neurofeedback. Research and theory unite to demonstrate the clinical underpinnings for this exciting new modality.

"In this very accessible book, Getting Started with Neurofeedback, John N. Demos goes a long way toward removing the barriers that keep clinicians from implementing an emerging form of computerized brain technology into their practices... [P]rovides lucid explanations of the mechanisms underlying neurofeedback as well as the research history that led to its implementation. His description of neurofeedback equipment is more understandable than the descriptions supplied by software and hardware manufacturers. Perhaps most impressive are the images of brain function that depict EEG characteristics of common psychological disorders... By making the basics of neurofeedback accessible in one well-written volume, he has provided an invaluable service to psychologists and clients alike." -- Activities, Adaptation, and Aging
"I highly recommend Getting Started with Neurofeedback as a basic and comprehensive text for students entering the field of neurofeedback, and as a basic reference for those already in practice." -- Journal of Neurotherapy

History and evolution of clinical practicep. 15
Brain basics and body anatomy and physiologyp. 22
Biofeedback modalities and the bodyp. 57
Neurofeedback modalities and the brainp. 68
Compressed spectral array and normal electroencephalograph distributionp. 90
Brain maps, quantitative electroencephalograph, and normative databasesp. 97
Review of common banded frequenciesp. 112
Consultation phasep. 125
General assessments and cognitive testingp. 135
Two-channel electroencephalograph assessments and case studiesp. 146
Quantitative electroencephalograph assessments, montages, and protocol selectionp. 160
Creating and executing treatment plansp. 170
Deep-states and alpha/theta trainingp. 182
Entrainment therapiesp. 201
Neurofeedback education, training, and certificationp. 213
Purchasing a neurofeedback systemp. 218
Finding the right office, marketing, and clinical visionp. 228
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ISBN: 9780393704501
ISBN-10: 0393704505
Series: Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th March 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 16.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1