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1 The Neurophysiology of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD () Applied neurophysiology approach to treatment and rehabilitation The Neurophysiology of TBI and PTSD. Applied neurophysiology approach to treatment and rehabilitation The neurophysiological approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of TBI and PTSD. The seminar is design to provide the participants with the most recent information about the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In both cases, if the two of them are present or in the case that PTSD is the only health problem to be treated. The most recent research findings are discussed and all the diagnosis, treatment and follow up procedures are settled in order to give participants a comprehensive and well based update and training in two of the most common neurological a mental health conditions of our times. Seminar Dynamics. The seminar is integrated of theory and practice sessions designed to give the participants a full comprehensive information about the latest research, in the neurophysiological markers and treatment procedures for TBI and PTSD. Te bases of the neurophysiologial procedures for evaluation, treatment and follow up are settled and practice in order to give the participants a constant practice of all the procedures using the neurofeedback devices. All the QEEG procedures for intervention and report preparation are review in a deep and full detail. 1

2 The Seminar is designed for: Health care professionals interested in Bio and Neurofeedback treatment of TBI and PTSD. Neurologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Objectives 1. At the end of the seminar participants have learned the most recent advances in the aapplied Neurophysiological treatment for both health conditions. 2. Participants will develop the proper skills for the operation of the Biofeedback and neurofeedback systems for the assessment, treatment follow up and report preparation. 3. Participants will develop the proper skills to sustain professional practice in the treatment of TBI and PTSD. Content. Theme Topics The Neurophysiology of TBI. Normal QEEG and QEEG in the diagnosis of TBI and concussion. Instrumentation in Electroencephalography. The 10/20 and 10/10 techniques. Skin preparation and electrode placement. Artifact detection and recording. Introduction to EEG databases. Database guided Neurofeedback. Neurophysiological markers of TBI and concussion. The QEEG in vigilance consciousness and concussion. 2

3 Normative QEEG databases. Z scores. Databases guided neurotherapy in TBI. QEEG assessment in TBI. The prevalence of slow waves. The EEG markers of cortical irritation. Smr vrs. slow waves and Hz vrs. Slow waves in TBI treatment protocol Hz in prefrontal cortex vrs. slow waves protocol treatment protocol. Traumatic brain injury and seizures. The Smr protocol and the CNS natural properties of cortical and sub-cortical inhibition. It's use in TBI treatment and rehabilitation. TBI neurotherapy protocols. Sessions protocols in TBI treatment and follow up. TBI neurotheraphy protocols for the recovery process of vigilance, consciousness, attention and the restoration of cognitive processes. TBI neurotherapy protocols for the memory recovery processes. Long term memory recovery. Restoration of function of the working memory. 3

4 Neurotherapy protocols for the treatment of TBI emotional consequences: depression and impulsiveness. TBI recovery of function and emotional consequences. The Neurophysiology of PTSD. PSTD symptoms and diagnose criteria. QEEG in PTSD. The EEG Spectrum of PSTD. Neurotherapy evaluations protocols for PSTD. The neurophysiology of human emotional response. The limbic system. The neural reward and punish systems. The orbito-frontal cortex role in emotions. EEG asymmetry in emotions. EEG synchrony and desynchrony during emotions. The EEG Spectrum of emotions. Neurotherapy protocols for PSTD. Client selection and preparation. Protocol selection and intervention. Database guided Neurotherapy for PSTD. Follow up protocols and relapse prevention. Smr vrs. high voltage high beta in prefrontal and frontal cortex protocol. Reduction and control of right alfa asymmetry protocol. Smr vrs. closed eyes high beta in occipital cortex protocol. Alfa vrs. closed eyes high beta in occipital cortex protocol. 4

5 Smr neurotheraphy protocol for hypervigilance in central cortex. The neurotherapy protocols for beta rhythms. Smr vrs. close eyes beta in prefrontal and frontal cortex protocol. The control of frontal cortex alfa asymmetry protocol in PTSD. The control of frontal cortex open eyes beta asymmetry protocol in PTSD. The Smr vrs. beta rhythms protocol in the treatment of PTSD sleep disorders. The neurotherapy protocols for alfa rhythms. The alfa prevalence vrs. beta rhythms prevalence in occipital, temporal and parietal cortex protocols. The alfa prevalence vrs. theta prevalence in occipital, temporal and parietal cortex protocols. The alfa symmetry, and coherence treatment protocol for PSTD. The alfa protocol for PSTD dissociation episodes. 5

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