BCIA Accredited Neurofeedback Online Didactic Course

Affordable self-paced home-study training program with 36 hours BCIA Didactic education, 36 APA CEs, with options to add 10 hours live community meeting and practicum training.

Sadar Psychological offers three options to begin your journey as a Neurofeedback practitioner all of which include our industry leading BCIA accredited course.

Saumya Kaup Davis, LPC

(5/5)

The group of people- instructors and participants were wonderful. I enjoyed engaged discussions, working with another person with the devices and building community with people that enjoy what they do and are as excited about NFB, trauma and the brain as I am. I felt I built a great support system as I progress in this work.

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What to expect from a BCIA accredited Neurofeedback didactic course

What do people say about Sadar’s online didadict Training for BCIA Neurofeedback Certification?

My experience with Sadar Psychological and Sports Center has been outstanding, excellent, awesome. I have done my 36 hours didactic training from Sadar and I am doing my mentoring with Angelika ma’am towards BCIA certification. Whether I mention about study material, structure of the course, teaching faculties or teaching techniques, everything is very much rich in knowledge and very much advanced in the field. What I like the most about them is the way Angelika ma’am and Mitch sir teach. They not just teach theory but also teach how to apply that theory in real life situations with lots of practical examples and demonstrations. This just not enhance study experience but also build confidence as a professional. I specifically would like to thank Angelika ma’am for giving me best, not just study, but learning experience of my life.

Snehal Telang

Psychologist, India

The 30-hour Neurofeedback training course at Sadar Psychological was extremely thorough and easy to follow. Not only did it prepare me to do well on the BCIA certification exam but it was rich with so much additional useful information – and Angelika and Mitch make it so enjoyable! Within 10 months of starting the course, I was BCIA-certified and helping others improve their quality of life through Neurofeedback. I also highly recommend the Case Study Groups and one-on-one mentoring; these opportunities reinforced what I learned in the course as I began to work on real cases and helped me apply both the practical and theoretical knowledge to my specific client population. The enthusiasm of the Sadars and their team has me excited to confidently move into a new chapter of my career!
Naomi Iguchi

PhD

BCIA Accredited Neurofeedback Certification Online Didactic Course

The palpable underlying mission of Sadar Psychological is to create a safe and supportive community for neurofeedback providers. From the first conversation (and before I even decided to participate in the program) I felt like I mattered to them. Not once did I feel like a “number”; in fact, I felt I was included in the community before I even began the didactic portion of the program.

One major challenge of teaching is to have the ability to create a community, all the while seeing each individual student. They captured the “art” and “science” of teaching. Being an expert with a specific content is one thing, but having the ability to relay this information in a way that encourages participation in a “safe” learning environment is incredibly unique, especially virtually

Rebecca Louth

MAEd, BCIA

You’ll receive all of the following with our ultimate BCIA Accredited Neurofeedback Online Didactic Program.

36 Hour Online Didactic Program for BCIA Certification

This is a BCIA accredited course and meets the 36 hour requirements of the BCIA blueprint. Upon successful completion of this online course, students will be able to practice neurofeedback with friends and family and can continue to pursue the remaining BCIA certification.

Sample NF Forms and Resources

We include a client log which can be used in your practice, a log for you to monitor your progress toward BCIA certification, practice tests, a compendium of terminology, videos of sample sessions & equipment, and more in our course at no extra charge!

Sample NF Forms and Resources

We include a client log which can be used in your practice, a log for you to monitor your progress toward BCIA certification, practice tests, a compendium of terminology, videos of sample sessions & equipment, and more in our course at no extra charge!

36 APA CE's

Those who complete the course and pass the test at the end are eligible for 36 APA CE’s.

5 hours of live virtual community cohort Q&A meetings

Community meetings are thoughtfully spaced out over four months to better pace your learning, give you live access to instructors to ask questions, and start the process of helping you build a community of like-minded practitioners.

6 hours of live virtual practicum experience

Many of our students cite the opportunity to use neurofeedback equipment with the guidance of expert practitioners as a highlight of their learning experience and one of the keys to building their confidence in the modality.

1 complimentary mentoring session

The BCIA certification process calls for 20 hours of mentoring. Use this one hour session with Mitchell or Angelika Sadar to begin that process and dig more deeply into the areas of neurofeedback that most interest you.

Discount on mentoring sessions required towards BCIA certification

Those who participate in this comprehensive learning program recieve disconunted pricing when they work with any of the Sadar mentors.

Complimentary equipment during practitcum

The cost of purchasing equipment is significant and which equipment you choose will vary depending on how you decide to incorporate neurofeedback into your practice. At the early learning stages, it’s a significant advantage not to need to make that commentment, but rather the learn on loaner equipment and have the chance to build up your knowledge before making this purchase.

Discount on live, in-person weekend practicums

Twice a year, Sadar Psychological runs in-person practicums where we provide the equipment and our expert instructors help students develop their comfort level with completing a midline assessment and conducting a neurofeedback session. Practicums include 16 hours of in person, differentiated small-group instruction.

Access to the Sadar Knowledge Center

Our course instructors and all of the mentors at Sadar Psychological have identified over a dozen resources that, though they are not a part of the BCIA course blue print, together make up a significant asset for the new neurofeedback practitioner. In addition, the case studies recordings we’ve provided here count as 2 of the 10 case studies required for BCIA certification.

Supported learning dyads

To round out your learning experience, our staff will pair those who are interested with another Sadar student and offer prompts to encourage further collaboration, research, and reflection.

Participation on live virtual Case Study Groups

The goal of the Case Study Group program is to provide the guidance needed to integrate neurofeedback into your clinical practice. The CSG consists of eight 2-hour meetings of small group instruction. Completion of the CSG satisfies the BCIA requirement for case studies and counts as one mentoring hour.

Three Options to Learn Neurofeedback at Sadar Psychological

Choose the path that best fits your professional goals and personal learning style.

Option 1

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification Essential

Self-Paced BCIA Accredited Course

Essential

Ideal for Practitioners that already have access to equipment.

Existing NF practitioners seeking BCIA certification

Self-starters who do not need/want additional support in the learning process

Option 2 (most popular)

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification Plus

Cohort-Based Hybrid Learning with Additional Resources

Plus

Ideal for Practitioners that do not already have equipment.

Practitioners that are new to NF.

Practitioners who prefer access to live resources throughout the course.

Practitioners who prefer to be part of learning community.

 

 

Option 3

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification Ultimate

The Extended Case-Study Experience

Ultimate

Ideal for Practitioners who are seeking to interact with colleagues on a deeper level to obtain a fuller experience of practicing neurofeedback in a small class setting where equipment application and cases are discussed in detail.

Intro to Neurofeedback: Didactic Training for Neurofeedback Certification Course Options

Why learn with Sadar Psychological

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Expert Instruction

Mitchell & Angelika Sadar – the founders of Sadar Psychological & primary instructors in this course – have practiced neurofeedback for over two decades and are recognized as leaders in the field. In fact, in 2020 they were recognized with the Joel F. Lubar Award for their extensive contributions to the advancement of neurotherapy. Even so, they made the choice to bring on widely respected medical doctors to teach the neurophysiology, functional neuroanatomy, and psychopharmacological content because at Sadar Psychological we are in awe of our colleagues’ expertise and want to introduce you to the broader neurofeedback community.

To that end, we also have a master educator on our staff who oversees this course from a pedagogical and student experience perspective.

We seek to give you the best information with learning supports that will allow you to deeply understand and retain the information in the course.

Joel F Lubar Award 2020
BCIA Training for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback in Philadelphia

Our Team Approach

When you decide to learn neurofeedback with Sadar Psychological, you become a part of our community. We see our students as professionals who are engaged with us in providing neurofeedback access to the widest portion of the population possible. In practice that means that we are motivated to support each of our students to the point where they incorporate neurofeedback into their practice, and that’s how you know we will provide unparalleled support for both your clinical and your logistical questions – from helping you pace your learning to getting you started with mentorship and determining which equipment you want to use.

Not only that, being a part of the Sadar Psychological learning community means that you will receive our quarterly newsletter with new resources in each issue. You can also count on the fact that our teachers & mentors talk with each other, giving you a fuller, more coordinated learning experience than would otherwise be possible.

Comprehensive Programs

Sadar Psychological is one of the few organizations that hasn’t paired with an equipment vendor in developing our course. Rather than teaching you to use a specific piece of equipment, our goal is to help you find the equipment that best suits your interests, clinical needs, and financial situation while keeping in mind your plans for future growth in your clinical practice. Our hope is to develop neurofeedback practitioners, not simply sell this course.

We consistently hear from our students that neurofeedback is a difficult field to get into, and it is a challenge to continue learning throughout and beyond the BCIA certification process.

That’s why Sadar Psychological is constantly developing new courses and programs to meet our students’ needs. As a Sadar student, you’ll get discounts to many of the programs in our comprehensive learning library. In addition to this course, we offer mentorship, in person practicums, training on BeeMedic games, case study groups, protocol selection courses, a knowledge center with article & video resources, and more!

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification In Person Practicum

What our students are saying

I found Mitch and Angelika’s experience as well as personal and professional stories regarding the varying degrees of responses to NFB to be extremely valuable. I also found Linda Walker’s presentation at the live session to be very beneficial and appreciated the interactive nature. Dr. Morales was amazing! I found his presentation to be very informative and enlightening.

I learned a great deal about the history of NFB research implementation and realistic expectations. I learned the importance of safety and ongoing evaluations of impact of medications and the list could go on. I’m very thankful for the course. I appreciate the honesty and consistent reminders that each patient is different and few hard and fast rules exist in this field.

I learned more than I have in any other CE program since getting my degree 15 years ago!

I learned a great deal about how the modality originated and how to best use my clinical judgment in its inclusion for my practice which is ILF/Synchrony. It’s great to be better acquainted with some of the forerunners in this area having attended this (Sadar) educational program some mentoring and some accessory presentations along the way.

I learned a wealth of new knowledge that I would not have without this program. I am able to provide clients with psychoeducation of the brain and the process of neurofeedback as a result of this program. It is difficult to write everything I have already integrated into my practice. I have provided psychoeducation about neurophysiology based on that section of the program I have used the assessment and treatment protocols within my practice the arousal and midline assessment I use with each client and much more.

I was most impressed with the caliber of trainers brought in including in the neurophysiology and neuroanatomy section and the psychopharmacological considerations section.

Leaders in the field endorse this course

Prof. Juri D. Kropotov, Ph.d.
Applied Neuroscience Expert
Institute of the Human Brain

We are member of the TRF Therapeuthic Alliance and have done numerous trauma-informed Neurofeedback Trainings in partership with the Trauma Research Foundation.

Meet your instructors

Our instructors are deeply respected in the field of neurofeedback and come from a variety of disciplines thus offering our students a well-rounded and comprehensive experience. Our faculty includes a medical doctor presenting neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, a neurologist presenting on psychopharmacological considerations, and two psychologists with knowledge of a variety of systems and approaches with over 20 years experience in the field.
Angelika Y. Sadar

Angelika Y. Sadar

MA, BCN, BCB-HRV

Robert Turner

Robert Turner

MD, MSCR, QEEG, BCN

Leon Morales-Quezada

Leon Morales-Quezada

MD, Mc, PhD, MPH

Mitchell M. Sadar

Mitchell M. Sadar

PhD, BCN, BCB-HRV

Course Overview

Course name: BCIA-Accredited Neurofeedback Certification Didactic Programs

Calendar for Our Upcoming Cohort

Our community meetings – including Q & A sessions & practicum – for those who choose a course option which includes them will occur at the following times:

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SUMMER COHORT 2024 MEETINGS

Registration after January 10, 2024 will enroll you in the Sadar Summer 2024 Cohort.

All times are displayed in Eastern Time (EST).

Q&A Orientation to NF and Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy12pm - 1pm ESTJune 5, 2024
Q&A Instrumentation and Research Base12pm - 1pm ESTJune 19, 2024
Practicum12pm - 2pm ESTJuly 3, 2024
Q&A Psychopharmacological Considerations and Patient/ Client Assessment12pm - 1pm ESTJuly 17, 2024
Practicum12pm - 2pm ESTJuly 31, 2024
Q&A Developing Treatment Protocols and Treatment Implementation12pm - 1pm ESTAugust 14, 2024
Practicum12pm - 2pm ESTAugust 28, 2024
Q&A Current Trends and Ethics12pm - 1pm ESTSeptember 11, 2024

Course Description

This is a BCIA accredited course and meets the 36 hour requirements of the BCIA blueprint. Upon successful completion of this online course, students will be able to practice neurofeedback with friends and family and can continue to pursue the other requirements for BCIA certification. Our instructors all have decades of experience in neurofeedback & the course includes sample forms that you can use in your practice, protocol guides, and several videos that demonstrate how to run a neurofeedback session.

 

Language
English

Instructional Level
Beginner

Organizer
Sadar Psychological and Sports Center

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Information about Neurofeedback Equipment

In order to offer neurofeedack in your practice, it is necessary to have equipment. The cost for the equipment can range from approximately $5000 to $10,000. The cost of equipment depends on various factors including:

  • The number of channels in the amplifier
  • The ability of the equipment to do more than neurofeedback (ie., HRV, EMG, Temperature, Skin Conductance, EEG data collection, ERP data collection)
  • Additional fees such as affiliate subscriptions, loaners in case of needed repairs, etc.

During the course we will help you determine the best equipment for your needs.

The 36 hour BCIA Neurofeedback Certification course exposes attendees to various software applications and neurofeedback equipment to help introduce attendees to various equipment offerings. We feel this allows us to help you evaluate and select the equipment that is best for you and your patient’s needs. We have partnered with several equipment manufacturers to provide course attendees with instructional videos demonstrating different neurofeedback software programs. As part of the course you will receive detailed information about equipment packages and costs from various vendors. Sadar Psychological is not involved with selling any neurofeedback equipment and does not endorse any specific manufacturer.

If you would like to have equipment for practice as you take the course, we will help you obtain loaner equipment during the course. Complimentary loaner equipment is available during the scheduled practicums portion of the training from BeeMedic. Loan equipment (with deposit) only can be provided for attendees located in the following countries:

  • all EU countries
  • Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • USA
  • UK

(Other countries are on a case by case basis and may incur a fee for shipping and related charges heading and following the course.)

Attendees from other countries as the ones mentioned above, may need to buy the equipment beforehand to meet the course requirements. Students must be prepared to rent or purchase equipment following the loaner period in order to continue practicing neurofeedback. Upon registration, your information will be shared with Beemedic to arrange for your loaner equipment. Affordable equipment rental and purchasing options will be made available once you are enrolled in the course.

What happens following the course?

Upon finishing the course, you will have completed the first step of BCIA certification. We will assist you to determine how to complete the remaining requirements to become board certified. We are committed to helping you become a qualified neurofeedback provider.

Following the course, you are invited to continue to join our bi-annual cohort series to discuss various topics and cases and to meet new colleagues. You also are granted access to video recordings of prior community meetings while you have access to the course.

Do you provide mentoring to help fulfill the BCIA requirement?

BCIA approved mentoring is available with Mitchell Sadar and Angelika Sadar, along with other clinicians.

  • Course attendees are offered mentoring at reduced fees.
  • Course attendees are offered their first mentoring session with Angelika or Mitch as a complimentary bonus.
  • We will also guide you to various resources for case studies (10 case studies are required for certification) and lectures on various topics.

Frequently Asked Questions

General
Equipment
Mentoring
Community Meetings & Practicums
General Course Questions
Certificates and Continuing Education

General

What are the requirements to qualify to take the Intro to NF course? (i.e. licensing/credentials, etc.)

This certification is open to professionals who can document a minimum of a BA/BS degree in a BCIA-approved health care field completed at a regionally accredited academic institution (an Accredited Institution of Post-secondary Education as determined by the American Council on Education). **All International applicants for BCIA certification programs, outside of the US and Canada, must carry a valid government-issued license/credential that regulates clinical health care practice. For additional information, please see our International Welcome tab.**

BCIA-approved health care fields include psychology, medicine, nursing (including two-year registered nurses with license, not LVNs or LPNs), physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, marriage family therapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic, recreational therapy, physician's assistant (with certification or license), exercise physiology, speech pathology, and sports medicine. The following fields require a master’s degree: music therapy and counseling education (MEd in counseling).

Are there any special considerations, needs, equipment, etc. that I need to be aware of in order to participate in this course?

  • Reliable Internet Access
  • Loaner equipment is offered through BeeMedic for the duration of the didactic portion of the course. (BeeMedic requires a Windows Operating System. For more details, contact BeeMedic.) BeeMedic will provide a loaner laptop if your computer is not compatible.
  • Running a NF session requires a monitor associated with the computer plus a second monitor. The second monitor is not part of the loaner program
  • Equipment is shipped to students from BeeMedic in time for the first practicum training session. BeeMedic will also provide assistance with setup.
  • Equipment is available for the US and Canada and on a case by case basis for countries elsewhere.

What is the difference between didactic training and full BCIA certification?

The Introduction to Neurofeedback Certification Course is one part of the BCIA Board Certification requirements and fulfills the didactic portion of the BCIA certification requirements

I am a university student pursuing a degree in a medical or mental health field. Can I take this course?

We are happy to have students pursuing a clinical degree interested in joining the course! Some things to be aware of:

  1. You must be licensed to purchase NF equipment.
  2. Beemedic is able to loan equipment to students for the duration of the practicum section of the course. Following the didactic portion, you will need to return the loaner equipment and consider if you want to rent or buy equipment to continue with your training.
  3. A "work around" for students who seek to purchase equipment is to have a licensed provider accept responsibility for the purchase and use of equipment. This would be coordinated with the equipment vendor
  4. BCIA ([email protected]) is a good resource for inquiring if your field of study and/or current status allows you to engage in the practice of NF clinically.
  5. There are unlicensed people who work with NF (ie. for peak performance). Still, there are regulations regarding the purchase of equipment, as the equipment is FDA cleared.

Will I be able to start practicing NF after completing this course, or are there additional requirements?

This course will provide you with basic knowledge so you can begin to “practice” neurofeedback on yourself and non - clients such as family members and friends. We strongly recommend that following the introductory course, you should pursue mentoring and further training/course work as you begin to train select clients/patients.

I want to learn more about the NF program and the BCIA Board Certification process, including what additional costs are involved.

Introduction to Neurofeedback course+ BCIA Board Certification Requirements Cost & Income Estimates:

  • Intro to NF Program: $1,450
  • Mentoring: (19 hours required beyond what if offered with the course): $2,375.00
  • BCIA application and certification fees: approx. $450
  • Equipment: $7,000.00 - $10,000.00
  • Cost for the required Neuroanatomy course varies
  • Total: (approx.) $ $11, 275 to 14,275

Income - based on charging $25 more per session than your usual fee:

  • 10 sessions/week $250.00
  • 40 weeks/year $10,000.00

Does this course meet the requirements for BCIA Board Certification in Neurofeedback?

The Introduction to Neurofeedback program includes several elements that qualify for BCIA board certification but not all. It also includes many components that are not included in other BCIA NF courses that are provided in the form of supplemental materials and videos.

The items in Bold below can be applied to BCIA Board Certification.

The items in Red below are required for BCIA Board Certification and are not included in the Introduction to Neurofeedback Course

Introduction to Neurofeedback certification course includes:

  • 36 hour professionally recorded video course - access for 6 months- this meets the requirements for the BCIA Blueprint of Knowledge.
  • 10 hours of community meetings - live via zoom
  • 6 hours of practicum training to learn how to use the equipment - live via zoom
  • Loaner equipment from BeeLab provided during the course practicum
  • Supplemental Videos in course to enhance your learning
  • 3 case studies - qualify towards BCIA Board Certification - recorded
  • 1 individual mentoring session - individually scheduled via zoom

BCIA Board Certification requirements not included in Introduction to Neurofeedback course:

  • BCIA Approved neuroanatomy course
  • 19 individual mentoring sessions
  • BCIA test
  • BCIA application

Are there special pricing considerations for international students?

Sadar Psychological adheres to the BCIA recommended international pricing structure. For more information about this, email [email protected] with details about your country.

Equipment

What type of equipment is used in the course?

This course does not endorse any specific equipment manufacturer, however The Sadar Psychological Virtual BCIA course includes a loan of BeeLab from BeeMedic during the practicum sessions of the course (see website for practicum dates). However, we are happy to include practitioners who already have other equipment as the course focuses on learning how to do neurofeedback regardless of specific equipment. Once the basics of neurofeedback are learned, any FDA cleared NF equipment can be used.

How (and when) do I get signed up for loaner equipment?

After the course registration is closed, BeeMedic is provided with a list of course enrollees. BeeMedic will reach the course enrollees to offer loaner equipment, which will be shipped so that it can be installed for you before the first practicum session (see website for practicum dates). Please note that you will need a computer that supports the software (not compatible with MAC), or BeeMedic will loan you a laptop as well. The contract with BeeMedic will specify when the equipment must be returned, which will be shortly after the last practicum session. You will then need to consider whether you wish to rent or buy equipment (from BeeMedic or other manufacturers) to continue your training.

What are the equipment costs involved (during and after the course)?

This depends on the equipment you select. The basic equipment (sensors, amplifier, software, technical support) costs between $4000 and $10,000. This does not include the cost of a computer and/or monitor. When purchasing equipment, you need to consider if you just want the basics or if you want a system that offers more channels, alpha-theta training, coherence training, etc. Some manufacturers offer a basic system and others allow you to purchase a basic system that you can build on. This is discussed in the course. Please refer to the equipment manufacturers/distributors for more information.

Mentoring

How do I get set up with a mentor?

If you are pursuing BCIA board certification, you are required to complete 25 contact hours with a BCIA approved mentor.

Your course registration includes your first mentoring session with your choice of Angelika or Mitch, at no additional cost (value $150). Additional mentoring sessions with any of the Sadar Psychological mentors are available at a discounted rate of $125 for registered students.

If you are pursuing BCIA Certification we recommend:

  1. That you schedule your first mentoring with Mitch or Angelika after the first live Q&A session, as we find that lots of initial questions are addressed in this meeting. Many people like to wait until they are ready to begin training on equipment (following Section VIII) to schedule their first mentoring session.
  2. That you have more than one mentor as you complete your certification. This way you will be exposed to a variety of approaches as you develop your particular approach to doing neurofeedback. All of our mentors are BCIA approved. To schedule a mentoring session, please reach Kristin at [email protected]. She will provide you with complete details regarding mentoring with Mitch, Angelika, or any of the other Sadar Psychological mentors.

Community Meetings Practicums

Where is the schedule for live sessions (cohorts, case studies, practicums)?

The live Cohort session schedule is located in the first section of the course (Getting Started) within the lesson titled “Zoom Link for Meetings). It is also on the website.

Where do I find the Zoom link for the live sessions?

The links are located in the first section of the course (Getting Started) within the lesson titled “Zoom Link for Meetings). You will also receive an email reminder with the links prior to scheduled live sessions.

Where do I find recordings from the live meetings?

Recordings are posted in the course below the Supplemental Documents section (titled according to type of session, i.e. Spring Cohort, Case Study, etc.). The recordings from live meetings are posted within 3-4 business days of the session

What is the process and requirements for participation in the practicums?

The practicums are included in the Intro to NF course. The schedule is posted on the website and in the “Getting Started” section of the course along with the Zoom meeting links. Live participation is strongly encouraged.

General Course Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

You have access to the online course material for 6 month from the date of purchase (or through the duration of the current cohort you enrolled in). If you need additional time to complete the course beyond that period, you have the option to extend access for three months for a $75 fee. Click here to purchase a course extension.

There is a lot of material to cover in this course. How do you recommend I pace myself throughout the course?

Ideally, at a minimum, you want to review the relevant course materials prior to scheduled community meetings. We recommend that you allot a minimum of 4 hours per week to review the core materials based on the sections being covered in the meetings. (I.e. prior to the first meeting, you should complete Section I: Orientation to Neurofeedback & Section II: Basic Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy). As you progress further in the course, you will need to allot additional time for practice NF sessions.

Where can I get access to the Neurofeedback Log that is in the Supplemental Documents section?

When you begin mentoring, you will be provided with a personal copy of the NF log.

Where can I get access to the van Deusen, ADHD, and Amen forms?

Samples of these forms are available in the Sample Forms Manual located in the “Getting Started” section of the course, however the Amen, van Deusen and Clinical ADHD Questionnaire are electronically scored. To have them scored and analyzed to help determine brain functions that are strained (as reported by the client), you can establish an account with HBImed or Sadar and they will provide the report which includes these assessments for $50. To set up an account either way, reach [email protected]

How do I get help with problems in the course?

  1. If you have questions about technical issues or navigating the course platform, please email [email protected]
  2. If you have questions about the content, lectures, or equipment, please email [email protected]
  3. If you would like to schedule a mentoring appointment with Mitch or Angelika, please email [email protected]. Your first mentoring session is complementary and can be scheduled at any time. We recommend that you wait until you have reached the Patient/Client Assessment Section of the course before scheduling your first mentoring session, but you can schedule before that if you like.
  4. If you have questions about BCIA certification requirements, please email [email protected]

I am unable to download the PDF documents in the course. My browser states that the connection is not private.

The course platform, Thinkific, is a secure website. If you are having difficulties with downloading:

  1. Try a different browser
  2. Check the privacy settings in your browser and adjust to allow for downloads
  3. Check with your IT department as there may be firewall settings that prevent external downloads

I have some suggestions for course improvements. Where should I send them?

Please send any suggestions to [email protected]. All suggestions will be taken to our committee for consideration in future updates to the course.

What are the requirements to qualify to take the Intro to NF course? (i.e. licensing/credentials, etc.)

This certification is open to professionals who can document a minimum of a BA/BS degree in a BCIA-approved health care field completed at a regionally accredited academic institution (an Accredited Institution of Post-secondary Education as determined by the American Council on Education). **All International applicants for BCIA certification programs, outside of the US and Canada, must carry a valid government-issued license/credential that regulates clinical health care practice. For additional information, please see our International Welcome tab.**

BCIA-approved health care fields include psychology, medicine, nursing (including two-year registered nurses with license, not LVNs or LPNs), physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, marriage family therapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic, recreational therapy, physician's assistant (with certification or license), exercise physiology, speech pathology, and sports medicine. The following fields require a master’s degree: music therapy and counseling education (MEd in counseling).

Are there any special considerations, needs, equipment, etc. that I need to be aware of in order to participate in this course?

  • Reliable Internet Access
  • Loaner equipment is offered through BeeMedic for the duration of the didactic portion of the course. (BeeMedic requires a Windows Operating System. For more details, contact BeeMedic.) BeeMedic will provide a loaner laptop if your computer is not compatible.
  • Running a NF session requires a monitor associated with the computer plus a second monitor. The second monitor is not part of the loaner program
  • Equipment is shipped to students from BeeMedic in time for the first practicum training session. BeeMedic will also provide assistance with setup.
  • Equipment is available for the US and Canada and on a case by case basis for countries elsewhere.

What is the difference between didactic training and full BCIA certification?

The Introduction to Neurofeedback Certification Course is one part of the BCIA Board Certification requirements and fulfills the didactic portion of the BCIA certification requirements

I am a university student pursuing a degree in a medical or mental health field. Can I take this course?

We are happy to have students pursuing a clinical degree interested in joining the course! Some things to be aware of:

  1. You must be licensed to purchase NF equipment.
  2. Beemedic is able to loan equipment to students for the duration of the practicum section of the course. Following the didactic portion, you will need to return the loaner equipment and consider if you want to rent or buy equipment to continue with your training.
  3. A "work around" for students who seek to purchase equipment is to have a licensed provider accept responsibility for the purchase and use of equipment. This would be coordinated with the equipment vendor
  4. BCIA ([email protected]) is a good resource for inquiring if your field of study and/or current status allows you to engage in the practice of NF clinically.
  5. There are unlicensed people who work with NF (ie. for peak performance). Still, there are regulations regarding the purchase of equipment, as the equipment is FDA cleared.

Will I be able to start practicing NF after completing this course, or are there additional requirements?

This course will provide you with basic knowledge so you can begin to “practice” neurofeedback on yourself and non - clients such as family members and friends. We strongly recommend that following the introductory course, you should pursue mentoring and further training/course work as you begin to train select clients/patients.

I want to learn more about the NF program and the BCIA Board Certification process, including what additional costs are involved.

Introduction to Neurofeedback course+ BCIA Board Certification Requirements Cost & Income Estimates:

  • Intro to NF Program: $1,450
  • Mentoring: (19 hours required beyond what if offered with the course): $2,375.00
  • BCIA application and certification fees: approx. $450
  • Equipment: $7,000.00 - $10,000.00
  • Cost for the required Neuroanatomy course varies
  • Total: (approx.) $ $11, 275 to 14,275

Income - based on charging $25 more per session than your usual fee:

  • 10 sessions/week $250.00
  • 40 weeks/year $10,000.00

Does this course meet the requirements for BCIA Board Certification in Neurofeedback?

The Introduction to Neurofeedback program includes several elements that qualify for BCIA board certification but not all. It also includes many components that are not included in other BCIA NF courses that are provided in the form of supplemental materials and videos.

The items in Bold below can be applied to BCIA Board Certification.

The items in Red below are required for BCIA Board Certification and are not included in the Introduction to Neurofeedback Course

Introduction to Neurofeedback certification course includes:

  • 36 hour professionally recorded video course - access for 6 months- this meets the requirements for the BCIA Blueprint of Knowledge.
  • 10 hours of community meetings - live via zoom
  • 6 hours of practicum training to learn how to use the equipment - live via zoom
  • Loaner equipment from BeeLab provided during the course practicum
  • Supplemental Videos in course to enhance your learning
  • 3 case studies - qualify towards BCIA Board Certification - recorded
  • 1 individual mentoring session - individually scheduled via zoom

BCIA Board Certification requirements not included in Introduction to Neurofeedback course:

  • BCIA Approved neuroanatomy course
  • 19 individual mentoring sessions
  • BCIA test
  • BCIA application

Are there special pricing considerations for international students?

Sadar Psychological adheres to the BCIA recommended international pricing structure. For more information about this, email [email protected] with details about your country.

Certificates and Continuing Education

How do I get my CE Certificate?

Once you have completed all ten sections of the online course, proceed to section XI for instructions on how to get your certificate that indicates completion of
the BCIA approved course and to receive APA CEs.

How do I get my BCIA certificate?

Once you have completed all ten sections of the course, proceed to Section XI under “What’s Next” for instructions on how to get your certificate.

Diversify your practice and become a
certified neurofeedback practitioner.

Now Available! This self-paced homestudy program is an affordable, robust online course that will start you on your journey to becoming a skilled neurofeedback practitioner.

Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Statement

 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Sadar Psychological and Sports Center. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

 

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Sadar Psychological and Sports Center. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 36.00 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

* OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

 

Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 36.00 hours


In compliance with APA standards, this program ensures an environment which encourages and respects diverse and divergent viewpoints, encourages learners to share their experiences and views, even if they are not fully consistent with those of the presenter The program also seeks to create an atmosphere of inclusion and respect and facilitates interactions which reflect respect for differing viewpoints We seek to Include program material and content which emphasize and include diversity in the populations served as well as in the learning group and that ensures that the program is accessible for all participants according to ADA guidelines. Presenters facilitate experiential learning which allows learners to process information and make connections that facilitate deep learning and include a focus on different circumstances that may vary within and between geographic and ethnic groups.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between Sadar Psychological, the presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

The views of the presenters are theirs and do not necessarily represent a position by Sadar Psychological. Sadar Psychological is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in their continuing education activities. Sadar Psychological is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them in accordance with ADA requirements. Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to [email protected].

It is the responsibility of every attendee to abide by the standards set forth in the APA Code of Ethics for maintaining security and confidentiality of any test materials and proprietary information presented as part of this continuing education program. Any materials used as part of this program may not be copied or otherwise distributed, and no proprietary information will be disclosed by attendees to any person not registered for this program.

The content of this presentation will include assessment measures that help assess brain function to be utilized in determining treatment interventions. When applied and used according to psychological ethics and practice guidelines, within the scope of expertise of the practicing psychologist, the methods taught do not pose any risks. The information presented reference peer reviewed research that addresses both the utility and limitations of the methods presented.