COURSES and WORKSHOPS - 2º Congresso Internacional de Neurociência e Reabilitação - 23-24 de Outubro | Goiânia - GO - Brasil



IMPORTANTE: Courses and workshops are sold separately.

SATURDAY - Oct 16th // 09:00am - 1:00pm (GMT -3)

Adding Neurotherapy to Your Practice: Basic Neurotherapy, ClinicalQ and Braindriving

Instructor: Paul G. Swingle, PhD.


Neurotherapy is rapidly evolving into a primary care option for many disorders. Problems with mood, anxiety, sleep quality, learning, cognitive processing, pain, addictions, anger management, and age-related memory are all amenable to rapid assessment and treatment. The assessment procedures are simple and straight forward involving assessment of a limited number of brain sites. Treatment options other than neurofeedback have been developed to markedly accelerate neurotherapy. These complementary techniques markedly facilitate neurotherapy as a viable primary care alternative to dangerous and often ineffective pharmaceuticals.

The workshop starts with the precise ClinicalQ assessment procedure that determines treatment strategies. The ClinicalQ data base contains over 1500 clinical patients and has proven to be far more accurate as compared with data bases based on presumptively “normal” subjects. Emphasis is on Braindriving treatment procedures including review of major unconditioned stimuli required for treatment. Other treatment options including neurofeedback, AVS, CES, energy psychology methods, craniosacral manipulations, harmonic sounds, electrostimulation, and behavior therapies appropriate for a wide range of disorders are presented. Conditions that require full QEEG and normative data base procedures will be identified as will conditions in which the more aggressive treatments are contraindicated.

Learning Objectives

1. Understanding the ClinicalQ Assessment; interpreting the EEG data; identifying common EEG signatures for simple disorders; recognizing EEG patterns associated with trauma.

2. Gain an understanding of braindriving techniques and various treatment strategies illustrated in various case studies.

3. Learn complementary treatment techniques including the use of harmonics, craniosacral therapy, stimulating acupuncture meridian, bilateral stimulation techniques, cranial electrical stimulation (CES)

4. Understanding the diagnosis and treatment of more severe conditions; contra indicators for aggressive treatment; and when a full QEEG is required

KEYWORDS: Neurotherapy, ClinicalQ, Braindriving, Neurofeedback

SATURDAY - Oct. 16th // 2:00pm - 6:00pm (GMT -3)

A breath of fresh air: Breathing and posture to optimize health with biofeedback training

Instructor: Erik Peper - Biofeedback Health - USA


Breathing patterns and posture tend to be overlooked as a significant factor in illness, health and performance. Respiration is more than just gas exchange; it is a hydraulic pump that circulates lymph and venous blood in the abdomen, it is an activator of spinal movement, it balances the pH of blood, and it modulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Posture significantly affects breathing patterns, cognitive performance, and emotional states. With awareness and biofeedback training participants may experience changes in physical strength, anxiety, depression, pain, emotional memory recall, and cognitive performance. The effect of breathing and posture will be illustrated through experiential practice and illustrated by case examples such as psychogenic epilepsy, headache, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome.

FRIDAY - Oct 22nd // 09:00am - 12:00pm (GMT -3)

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): Advanced Theory and Practical Demonstration

Instructors: Adam J Woods, PhD; Helena Knotkova, PhD; Marom Bikson, PhD.


This intensive 3-hour international workshop provides an update on the comprehensive theoretical basis and methodology of the technique, with presentations and discussions on the development of professional standards for safety, validity and reproducibility of functional results in tDCS applications, as well as practical demonstrations of tDCS applications.

The Workshop utilizes versatile educational elements from entry-level to specialist and covers the complex structure of neurophysiological research to clinical applications. Even highly experienced tDCS individuals are expected to benefit from advanced and comprehensive training in state-of-the-art technique.

The Workshop promotes experience in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation and focuses on building competencies in the following areas: tDCS principles and mechanisms, electrode preparation and assembly, stimulation parameters, protocols and targeted results, safety, tDCS current modeling and dose determination, good practices in tDCS delivery, clinical tDCS, and research design and implementation, with specific methodological considerations for HD-tDCS and conventional tDCS in institutional and home-based settings. Classes and demonstrations will be taught by an experienced team. Previous practical experience with tDCS is not required.

FRIDAY - OCT 22nd // 2:00pm - 6:00pm (GMT -3)

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) in child neurofunctional rehabilitation: new clinical perspectives

Instructor: Luanda Collange, PhD.


The workshop will provide theoretical and practical bases for the clinical applicability of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in child neurofunctional rehabilitation. With the potential to optimize the effects of behavioral therapies, tDCS is gaining space in the national clinical scope aimed at the rehabilitation of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In this sense, it is relevant to discuss the safety parameters and clinical applicability, as well as the expected effects and the current level of evidence that can guide quality clinical practice. The workshop will involve lectures and discussions of clinical cases presented by the speaker, aiming to promote a dynamic with enriching information for professionals who have never worked with tDCS, but also a scientific update for professionals who work daily with this promising therapeutic resource.

Therefore, the main learning objectives will be: 1) To provide knowledge of the theoretical basis of tDCS that allow for evidence-based clinical practice in child neurofunctional rehabilitation; 2) promote knowledge of the safety parameters and applicability of tDCS in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders; 3) Know the current levels of evidence and future perspectives of tDCS in child neurofunctional rehabilitation; and 4) Discuss clinical cases of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, allowing the construction of clinical reasoning for the indication and applicability of tDCS associated with behavioral therapies.



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