QEEG Database Development, Comparison, and Clinical Use

Course Description

This talk will describe the scientific and technical basis for the development and use of databases in QEEG and in neurofeedback. The principles involved in selecting subjects for inclusion, and exclusion criteria will be enumerated and discussed. The mathematical and statistical methods used to create references will be described, including how various power and connectivity measures are computed and interpreted. The currently available and published databases will be compared using statistical methods that show that while there is substantial agreement among the most-used databases each database may have its own strengths and weaknesses. The use of databases in assessment and in live neurofeedback will be shown.


Participants will be able to;

  • · Describe how a QEEG database can be constructed, including selection of subjects
  • · Explain how the metrics used in a QEEG database such as power and connectivity, reflect relevant brain function
  • Describe how a QEEG assessment can be correlated with clinical signs in a functional model
  • · Describe how a database can be used in a neurofeedback protocol using live z-scores

Thomas Collura, Ph.D MHC, QEEG-D, BCN, NCC, LPCC

Thomas Collura is Clinical Director at the Brain Enrichment Center. He earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Neuroscience, and also has undergraduate degrees from Brown University in Philosophy and Biology. He has been on the staff of the Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, as a neurological computing scientist and clinical instructor in neurophysiology, and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and is a National Certified Counselor and is certified in Quantitative EEG and in Neurofeedback. He is the author of “Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback” published by Taylor/Francis. He is a Past President of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), and Past President of AAPB. He is a certified mentor with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Dr. Collura has published dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and research reports. At the Brain Enrichment Center, he provides counseling and neurofeedback services, and directs clinical and basic research.

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Who this course is for

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject

This course is offered at the introductory level.

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