PEP004: Neuropsychophysiology

45 hours of CE credit, Course Fee $750.
Instructors: Cynthia Kerson

THIS COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2018

Cynthia Kerson

Cynthia Kerson

PhD, QEEGD, BCB, BCN (Assistant Program Director)

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Prerequisites:

An undergraduate course in general biology. It is easier if you have had an introductory neurofeedback course as well.

Concept and Format:

This course will satisfy the BCIA requirement for Neuropsychophysiology. It is formatted to discuss aspects of NA&P. It will follow the areas of the brain, starting with surface, midline and deeper structures. It will also cover cranial nerves, Brodmann areas and network and fasciculi. This course is designed to inform the practitioner of neuromodulatory approaches of brain anatomy and functionality to aid in performing these modalities.

Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the CNS and PNS relevant to their professional duties.
  2. To describe the dynamic nature of neuronal systems: e.g. sensory, motor, auditory, visual, etc.
  3. To explain the basis of the symptoms that result from trauma and disease.
  4. To present and describe some of the most recent advances in the neurosciences and future directions in research.

DISCLAIMER: Completion of this continuing education course is strictly for educational / informational purposes and does not imply competency, proficiency, and/or experience. The course completion certificate is not a clinical certification nor a license to practice. 

Required Texts:

1.) Kolb, B and IO Whishaw. Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology. 6th ed., Worth Pub, NY, 2003. There is accompaying website with multiple choice questions for assessing your understanding of the course material.

2.)  Purves, D and 6 co-editors. Neuroscience. 4th ed., Sinauer Associates, Inc, Sunderland MA, 2008. This text is used by several human medical schools and contains an atlas of the human central nervous system. Included with purchase of the book, there is an accompanying Sinauer website that has chapter summaries, animations, online quizzes and flashcards; as well as Sylvius 4, an interactive atlas and visual glossary.

Accessing course materials:

All course materials are available on the course website. When you purchase the course, you will be given instructions for accessing the course web site immediately.

Faculty:

Cynthia Kerson

MS, Ph.D., BCB, BCN (Assistant Program Director)

Cynthia Kerson is certified in both  biofeedback and neurofeedback. She completed her master’s degree in humanistic psychology at Sonoma State University under the supervision of Eleanor Criswell, EdD in 2003. Her thesis is entitled Comparing Neurofeedback, Electrodermal Activity and Self-Report: A Study in Psychological and Physiological Interactions. She completed her PhD in applied psychophysiology at the University of Natural Medicine. Her dissertation involved anxiety and the presence of alpha dysregulation in the brain’s frontal lobes. She specializes in neurofeedback training for learning disabilities, pain, depression and anxiety. Meditation and mind-body awareness are the focus for her comprehensive training techniques. Cynthia has appeared on Channel 7 News, the Seeing Beyond radio program, and the In The Spirit of Healing television talk show. Her work was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and Alternative Medicine Magazine. She is the EEG specialist for the television program MythBusters having appeared or consulted for 4 of their episodes.

Cynthia is a mentor for the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) and is a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis (SABA). She served as the Executive Director of the Biofeedback Society of California 2004-2008.

Topic Outline:

Section 1: INTRO AND HISTORY OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Section 2: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

Section 3: UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN AT THE MICRO LEVEL: NEURONS, NEUROTRANSMITTERS, HORMONES, AND THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

Section 4: SENSORY STSYEMS: VISUAL, AUDITORY, VESTIBULAR, TACTILE, GUSTATORY, AND OLFACTORY AWARENESS

Section 5: MOTOR SYSTEMS: VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY MOTIONS

6.    Section 6: ANATOMY (Part 1) FUNDAMENTAL BRAIN ANATOMY

7.    Section 7: ANATOMY (Part 2) NETWORKS, BRODMANN AREAS AND CONNECTIONS

Section 8: CONSCIOUSNESS, LEARNING AND MEMORY

Section 9: PATHOPHYSIOLOGIES

Schedule:

You can start the course whenever wish to within six months of the purchase date and work at your own pace as long as you complete the course within one year of purchase. Just contact us at scher.behavemedfoundation@gmail.com or (800) 530-6658 to get started.

Duration of course validity:

You must begin the course within six months of the purchase date and complete it within one year of the purchase date. Courses not completed by that time are void and must be repurchased if still available. No refunds are provided for courses not completed within one year of purchase.

CE Credit:

The Behavioral Medicine R&T Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

BCIA:

This course is accepted by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance for recertification continuing education.

Payment, Refund, Scholarship, and cancellation policies:  

Full payment for each course is required before access to the course is provided. Payment is by credit card though our web site’s secure ordering section or by check in US dollars made out to the Foundation and sent to the address below. Full refund will be made until students are given access to the course materials. After getting access to the course materials there is no refund at all as the Foundation has committed its resources to you and you have access to all of the course materials. A course would only be cancelled due to an extreme emergency on the part of the course instructor or the Foundation. In the highly unlikely event a course is cancelled, you would receive a full refund.

Scholarships: 

The Foundation gives scholarships consisting of 25% off the cost of the course(s) to (a) students and professionals (e.g. clinicians, coaches, teachers) from emerging nations and (b) full time graduate students in developed nations.

Course updates:

Updates to all courses are placed on the course web site as they are made. Students are informed when updates are available. 

Questions / further information?

Contact Dr. Richard Sherman (director of the psychophysiology CE and doctoral programs) at rsherman@nwinet.com or (360) 452-5020.