ANXIETY DISORDERS GRAND
ROUNDS RECORDINGS -
FALL 2015 SERIES
Anxiety is a multi-faceted condition, marked by different cerebral origins and behaviors. Treating anxiety disorders is not always clear. These grand rounds sessions, led by Linda Walker, provide insights into the disorder and guidance on how to proceed with clients, based the review of participants' client cases. This bundled series is three 1-hour grand round sessions.
Session 1: This is a case of an adult woman with severe anxiety, with multiple origins and resulting behaviors. Linda Walker provides a general overview of what to look for in an anxious individual, both in terms of expected EEG readings and physiological measurements. As part of the data review process qEEG, Z-Scores and psychophysiology (skin conductance and breathing) are examined, along with a brief display of LORETA results.
This recording represents an ideal introduction to the grand rounds format for novice or experienced clinicians that want to learn from case studies on how to assess and treat an anxiety disorder.
Session 2: This case review is of a 4 year-old girl that experiences emotional breakdowns all day long. The chosen evaluation method is the Swingle ClinicalQ Assessment. This session segues into a discussion of perceived anxiety and intelligence in young children, which can actually be behavioral displays of the autistic-spectrum.
Session 3: The use of slow cortical potentials (SCPs) is discussed from the perspective of clinical application for an individual with anxiety. The session includes in-depth explanations of how SCPs differ from normal EEG training, how the training & feedback functions, the subject's mental state and how to make this training a success.
The end of this grand round session changes topic to the review of a ClinicalQ Assessment evaluation of a middle aged woman with alcoholic issues due to a tumultuous history.
Note: All views expressed in the sessions are solely those of the presenters and participants and not those of the BFE.
Grand Rounds Leader Bio:
Linda Walker – MHR, LCP; As a licensed professional counselor, school counselor, and neurofeedback practitioner, Ms. Walker holds a master’s degree in Human Relations and Counseling from the University of Oklahoma and post graduate certificates in substance abuse and school counseling from Western Michigan University. She integrates a variety of methods, including biofeedback and neurofeedback, in her practice working with a general population, but has spent much of her time focusing on young offenders, recovering substance abusers and trauma survivors, both in public and private sector in Michigan.