Mentoring is the process of transmitting knowledge and skills from the trained to the untrained or the experienced to the inexperienced practitioner. Mentoring involves a relationship between a mentor and candidate that promotes the development of skill, knowledge, responsibility and ethical standards in the practice of EEG and QEEG analysis and neurotherapy.
To receive Board Certification in Neurofeedback, you must have 25 contact hours with a mentor. This must include:
- 10 sessions of personal neurofeedback
- 100 patient/client sessions; and
- 10 case studies.
At least two of the contact hours must involve direct observation. All mentoring contact hours may be completed face-to-face or through the use of live phone and/or web meetings, including the 2 hours of direct observation, so long as the mentor can view the candidate’s screen during a live session. All sessions are a minimum of 20 minutes.
To receive the QEEG-D or QEEG-T designation, you must demonstrate competency through working with an established mentor, who has earned the status of QEEG-D. You will want to choose a mentor who is experienced in the field of neurotherapy and who has the skillsets and uses the types of software you, the mentee, would like to become proficient in.
For the QEEG-D/T Certification, you and your mentor must have ten hours of mentorship together. This can be done online or live in person. Within this time, you must 1) review 10 client cases, and 2) present 5 client qEEG reports. For at least two of these cases, the mentee must be observed by the mentor in their technical expertise, including: 1) data collection, 2) artifacting data, 3) data interpretation, and 4) treatment plan/protocol selection. This is to be done with data the mentee has collected in session.
Participants can use more than one mentor in the QEEG-D certification process.
Long distance mentorship is acceptable.