Learn to treat ADHD, Depression and OCD with sustainable, drug-free and evidence-based neuromodulation techniques.

neuroCare Australia is offering unique training opportunities in Sydney for professionals in mental healthcare who have an interest in treating ADHD, Depression, OCD and related sleep problems with innovative and sustainable therapies. Two experts in neuromodulation, Dr. Martijn Arns and Dr. Ute Strehl, are visiting Australia this year to offer exclusive training courses, with neuroCare's state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney.

Professional Training

Courses are suited for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Paediatricians and related healthcare professionals.
Students and researchers also welcome.

Evidence-based protocols

Therapies promoted in each course have demonstrated efficacy in clinical practice and research.

Technical support

We can assist you in finding the right device for your clinical practice or research setting, with ongoing supervision and technical support.

Training Courses
Australia

rTMS Workshop (2-days)
August 15 - August 16 with Dr. Martijn Arns
The technique of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has become increasingly sought-after as a sustainable and drug-free intervention for MDD and OCD. For more than fifteen years Dr. Arns has pioneered the application of EEG based personalised medicine and rTMS in combination with psychotherapy with a 55% remission rate in treatment resistant depression. Participants will become familiar with how to administer rTMS, receiving hands-on practice with the device.
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Neurofeedback Workshop (4-days)
August 18 - August 21 with Dr. Martijn Arns
Over the last decade Dr. Arns has pioneered the application of QEEG-informed Neurofeedback and is the most published researcher in this field, having demonstrated 75% efficacy in the treatment of ADHD and sleep problems. Participants will gain an understanding of how to validly apply neurofeedback in clinical and research settings. This workshop particularly focuses on the role of sleep hygiene in diagnosis and management of symptoms. Participants will receive dedicated hands-on training with various neurofeedback devices. This workshop is based on the international 36-hours didactic neurofeedback blueprint from The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
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SCP Neurofeedback Workshop (2- days)
November 11 - November 12 with Dr. Ute Strehl
The Slow Cortical Potentials Neurofeedback protocol is gaining increasing interest among practitioners in Australia after a recent multicentre trial confirmed its efficacy as a sustainable, drug-free therapy for ADHD in Children. This study was lead by Dr. Strehl who has pioneered the application of the SCP protocol for more than 15 years. As a standardised protocol, the SCP approach is already widely applied in Europe in Psychology and Behavioural Therapy practices. Dr. Strehl will cover the neurophysiological foundations, learning theory and technical requirements of this application with participants gaining hands-on practice with the THERAPRAX® MOBILE device.
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THERAPRAX® MOBILE User Workshop (1-day)
June 16, September 15, November 17 with Susanne Mechtersheimer
This workshop is tailored for clinicians and researchers interested in using THERA PRAX® MOBILE in clinical practice or research. Participants will gain familiarity with the nC-Explorer software, with instructions for how to apply various neurofeedback protocols, including SCP (Slow Cortical Potentials) training. To demonstrate this device, participants will be given hands-on training to correctly apply electrodes and to filter out eye- and muscle-movement artefacts from EEG recordings.
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Not sure if these courses fit with your experience and practice? Call 1300 149 300 to speak with a Training Consultant or write to us at sydney@neurocaregroup.com.

Speakers

Dr. Martijn Arns
Dr. Arns is a leading expert on neurofeedback and personalised medicine in ADHD and Depression. Over the last decade, he has pioneered the application of QEEG-informed neurofeedback and rTMS for these conditions and is the most published researcher in this area. Courses held by Dr. Arns are highly sought-after, with participants travelling from all over the world to attend his workshops, usually held in Nijmegen. Dr. Arns visits Australia in August 2017.

Selected first-author publications
Arns, M., et al. (2012) Neurophysiological predictors of non-response to rTMS in Depression. Brain stimulation5(4) Download here >
Arns, M., et al. (2016) EEG Alphas asymmetry as a gender-specific predictor of outcome to acute treatment with different antidepressant medications in the randomized iSpot-D study. Clinical neurophysiology, 127(1) Download here>
Arns, M., et al. (2009) Efficacy of neurofeedback treatment in ADHD: The effects on inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity: A meta-analysis. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience 40(3) Download here >
Arns, M. et al. (2012) The effects of QEEG-informed Neurofeedback in ADHDL An open-label pilot study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 37(3) Download here >

Dr. Ute Strehl
Dr. Strehl is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tübingen, Germany. Ute is well-regarded as a pioneer of Slow Cortical Potentials neurofeedback with more than 70 publications in the field. Dr. Strehl lead a breakthrough study, recently published, which confirms the efficacy of (SCP) Neurofeedback as a scientifically valid intervention for ADHD. Dr. Strehl is sponsored by neuroCare Group to visit Australia in November 2017.

Selected first-author publications
Strehl, U., et al. (2017) Neurofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials in children with ADHD: A Multicenter randomized trial controlling for unspecific effects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11 Download here >
Strehl, U., et al. (2006) Self-regulation of Slow Cortical Potentials:  A New treatment for children with ADHD. Pediatrics, 118(5) Download here>


Our facilities

neuroCademy's training centre in Sydney is located at the headquarters of neuroCare Group Australia/ New Zealand. The conference room seats up to 12 participants with facilities to demonstrate Neurofeedback, SCP Neurofeedback, rTMS, QEEG assessments, Actigraphy and tDCS.

For booking or training enquiries for an organised group of 10 or more, write to us at sydney@neurocaregroup.com or call 1300 149 300.

Level 19, 56 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 (a short walk from Wynyard and Circular Quay stations)

Travel Information

From the city

neuroCademy Sydney is situated in the Royal Exchange Building in the northern end of the Sydney CBD. The building is a short walk from either Circular Quay or Wynyard stations.

From the airport

With the Airport Train from Sydney Kingsford Smith, it takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the neuroCademy in Sydney. You will need an Opal card to travel on any of the train/ bus networks in Sydney. The card is free and can be topped up at all stations and at many convenience stores across the city. An Airport Train to the CBD is approximately $14.

A taxi from the airport to the CBD is a 15 - 25 minute ride outside of peak-hour traffic (otherwise it can take up to 50 minutes). A taxi fare will cost approximately AU $40.


About us

The neuroCare Group is specialised in innovative neuromodulation treatments such as the use of rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) for depression and OCD as well as Neurofeedback for ADHD and insomnia and especially neurofeedback of the Slow Cortical Potentials (SCP). Training courses and workshops are organized by neuroCademy (formerly Brainclinics Education) on a regular basis.

Our training courses are designed to instruct clinicians, academics and researchers in the use of neuromodulation technology, with a goal to apply these techniques in clinical practices or research settings. Under the guidance of our expert trainers, students receive substantial hands-on experience with rTMS, tDCS and neurofeedback technology and its application. Over the last 10 years we have trained more than 1,000 professionals from over 30 countries in the use of neuromodulation techniques. We have continually received outstanding feedback from our trainees, with an average evaluation of 8.9/10.


What is personalised rTMS?

rTMS stands for repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and is effectively applied in the treatment of Depression and OCD when combined with psychotherapy. It is a non-invasive treatment where a pulsating magnetic field is positioned on the frontal region of the head to externally target specific areas of the brain. This improves the communication between regions of the brain involved in depression and long-term positive effects are achieved with the support of the therapist.

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What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a type of computer assisted therapy which measures brain activity via electrodes placed on the scalp, with activity then visualised on a monitor.  This allows a person to learn how to control brain activity in response to the computerised feedback. Over a gradual learning process, the brain is rewarded for changing its activity to more appropriate patterns. The therapy is commonly applied by psychologists in the treatment of ADHD and sleep disorders.

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