Adding Neurotherapy to Your Practice: Basic Neurotherapy, ClinicalQ and Braindriving
Paul G. Swingle, Ph.D.
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. Practitioners will be able to immediately apply these efficient techniques. Conditions that require full QEEG and normative data base procedures will be identified as will conditions in which the more aggressive treatments are contraindicated.
Materials provided will include detailed procedures for the rapid assessment protocol, site location forms for acupuncture meridians, and procedure sheets for energy routines. Hands-on training for some craniosacral manipulations, acustimulation and energy routines is provided. This workshop is presented in response to many requests from previous participants in shorter workshops for one full day of training in these effective neurotherapeutic techniques.
- Understanding the ClinicalQ Assessment; interpreting the EEG data; identifying common EEG signatures for simple disorders; recognizing EEG patterns associated with trauma.
- Gain an understanding of braindriving techniques and various treatment strategies illustrated in various case studies.
- Learn complementary treatment techniques including the use of harmonics, craniosacral therapy, stimulating acupuncture meridian, bilateral stimulation techniques, cranial electrical stimulation (CES).
- Understanding the diagnosis and treatment of more severe conditions; contra indicators for aggressive treatment; and when a full QEEG is required.
About Dr. Paul G. Swingle
Paul G. Swingle, Ph.D. R.Psych. was Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa prior to moving to Vancouver where he is now Director of the Swingle Clinic. A Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Swingle was Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and during the same time period was Associate Attending Psychologist at McLean Hospital (Boston) where he also was Coordinator of the Clinical Psychophysiology Service. He is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia, certified in Biofeedback and Neurotherapy. His recent books include: Biofeedback for the Brain (Rutgers University Press); Adding Neurotherapy to Your Practice (Springer); When the ADHD Diagnosis is Wrong (Praeger).