OC-CAMFT FEBRUARY LUNCHEON
New Directions in Brain Mapping and Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Assessment & Treatment of ADHD and ASD
Presented by Michael Linden, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Check-in/Networking from 11:30am-12:00pm. Presentation begins at Noon.
Note: The two networking opportunities at 30 minutes each do not count toward continuing education requirements.
The Capital Grille (3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 - Directions)
This course is designed for mental health professionals of all levels.
Earn 1 CE (CAMFT CE #59405 )
Description: ADHD has been the most common psychological disorder diagnosed in childhood over the past 20 years, however it remains both over-diagnosed and under-diagnosed in different populations. The prevalence of ASD has increased dramatically recently, however the exclusion of Asperger’s Disorder as a formal diagnosis has resulted in a significant number of bright and articulate individuals not receiving treatment.
Biofeedback and neurofeedback have becoming more popular as non-medication options for these diagnoses, but are being offered directly to the general population without any assessment or selection criteria. This program will present advances in the diagnosis of ASD and ADHD using clinical interviews, continuous performance tests, cognitive assessments and QEEG brain mapping. It will explain the use of QEEG brain mapping to discover subtypes of ASD and ADHD. Similarities and differences between these disorders and other comorbid disorders (i.e., anxiety, concussions, depression) in reference to symptoms, CPT tests and QEEG and EEG patterns will be discussed. The use of Biofeedback, Direct Neurofeedback and QEEG Neurofeedback for optimal individualized treatment success with ADHD and ASD will be explained, and the history of using these treatments will be reviewed. Research about using neurofeedback and biofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and ASD will be presented.
1) Participants will be able to describe 1 aspect of QEEG brain mapping and how it correlates with a traditional assessment for ADHD and ASD.
2) Participants will be able to identify 2 QEEG brain map subtypes of ADHD or ASD and discuss how they differ and overlap.
3) Participants will be able to explain one Neurofeedback and Biofeedback treatment option for ADHD or ASD.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Name: Michael Linden, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Dr. Michael Linden, Ph.D. Michael Linden is a licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Therapist. He has een the director of Attention Learning Centers (ALC) and specialized in assessment/treatment of ADD/ADHD, Aspergers/Autism, Anxiety & Concussions since 1982.
Dr. Linden was involved in the initial research studies of the EEG Theta/Beta ratio with ADHD which was published in 1999 (later FDA approved) and published the first controlled study of Neurofeedback with ADHD in more than 25 years ago.
Dr. Linden discovered 6 subtypes of Autism & 2 types of Aspergers biomarkers based on QEEG research, (Journal of AAPB, 2010; “QEEG Guided Neurofeedback for Autism” in the book Images in Autism, 2013). He was involved in a multi-site study together with UCSD of the effects of Neurofeedback on connectivity measures and DTI with ASD students. His programs of Biofeedback and QEEG Guided Neurofeedback have resulted in improvements for children, adolescents and adults in attention, hyperactivity, communication, socialization, behavior and even seizure disorders.
Dr. Linden published (Biofeedback Magazine, 2015) an article where he was able to assess two concussions in a soccer player and successfully treat the symptoms of both, allowing the student to reduce and eliminate her post-concussion symptoms. Dr. Linden has presented his research and clinical experience with QEEG and Neurofeedback with athletes with ADHD, Aspergers and concussions/TBI at: 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2013 Sport Neuropsychology Society meeting in Minnesota and 2018 Sport Concussion Summit at UCLA. He is an editor and author of the book: Applications of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback in Sport Psychology. More recently, ALC has been one of the research sites for QEEG evaluation and clinical studies of Direct Neurofeedback (Ultra Low Pulse Electric Current EEG Biofeedback) with retired NFL players with Dementia, which have had promising results in both cognitive and physical symptoms.
His studies using QEEG and Neurofeedback have been featured in the LA times, NBC Dateline, ABC News, PBS, NBC “Autism: The Hidden Epidemic”, and CBS “The Doctors”. Dr. Linden has presented about brain functioning and treatments for ADHD/ASD nationally at the National Autism Association & Autism One, CHADD, and internationally at Peking University, University of Madrid & the Australia Neuroscience Society. He volunteers his time running supports for adults and parents for ADD & Aspergers at Saddleback & Mariners Church. Dr. Linden is a frequent speaker locally & remains passionate about this field!
Includes lunch provided at The Capital Grille.
OC-CAMFT Members - $40
OC CAMFT Guests - $45
Deadline to register is February 15, 2024
Walk-ins - $50
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Field Greens Salad
Choice of Entrée:
- Roasted Chicken Breast with Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto
- Seared Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes in White Wine Butter with Lemon Basil Mosto
- Mini Tenderloin Sandwiches with Parmesan Truffle Fries
- Vegetarian Option available upon request.
Chef’s Selection Dessert Platters
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CE CREDIT INFORMATION
- Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Orange County Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #59405) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Orange County Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
- Course completion certificates will be award at the end of the program to those attendees who sign-in within 10 minutes of the commencement of the program, sign-out after the program is concluded, and complete and return an evaluation form.