Continuing Education Workshops

DATE: Friday, March 29, 2024
TIME: 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
CEUs: 3 hours (workshop meets all KSBSRB guidelines)
LOCATION: Online via Zoom (a link will be sent to all registered participants) 
COST: $75.00 (3 CEUs)

This session will introduce newer approaches to health and mental health care, including Functional Medicine and combined EMDR therapy and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback (EMDR+NO). 

Part 1 (1.5 hours), presented by Dr. Brett Baxter, will provide an overview of Functional Medicine. The goal of Functional Medicine is to uncover the underlying reasons why a patient has a particular  symptom. In some cases, traditional medicine has the answers. But traditional medicine often only looks at the black and white..... pathology or no pathology. The Functional Medicine approach addresses the "gray" area. However, for many patients who have seen several providers, including various medical providers, psychiatrists and other mental health providers, or medical specialists, they may not see improvements, regardless of how many treatments they have tried. This too often results in numerous medications and medical appointments, with little progress in symptom reduction. Functional Medicine uses advanced lab tests in addition to traditional medical labs to uncover underlying issues and move patient symptoms in a positive direction. Functional Medicine can provide an approach that is non-surgical or pharmacologic and can be used as a stand alone therapy or safely as an adjunctive therapy to improve patients' health outcomes and overall well-being. 

Part 2 (1.5 hours), presented by Dr. Briana Goff, will provide an overview of her approach, combining EMDR therapy and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback (EMDR+NO).  EMDR therapy and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback (EMDR+NO) is a unique approach that can help resolve problems and improve brain functioning following difficult or traumatic experiences. This combination seems to provide the change or reorganizing the brain needs (via the EMDR reprocessing), with the NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback providing the boost to enhance processing in the brain. Because both tools target the natural processes that occur in our brain, by activating and enhancing that natural process, EMDR+NO can provide a boost or enhancement to significantly reduce the problems you are experiencing and help your brain return to or gain optimal functioning more efficiently. Dr. Goff has been using this combined approach since 2023 and will present current data on client results, which indicate significant symptom reduction, often in low or no ongoing symptoms, for many clients who have suffered for years.

Dr. Brett Baxter received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland University-Kansas City in 2017, after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Field Biology from Friends University in 2013. His advanced chiropractic training spans several disciplines, but his passion lies in nutrition and functional medicine. Due to Dr. Baxter’s extensive training in diagnosis and management of chronic health conditions, his primary focus is on the prevention and management of chronic disease such as: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid/adrenal dysfunction, bowel issues, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, depression, the mind-gut connection and others. 

Dr. Briana Goff builds upon over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and counseling. Dr. Goff is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. She offers therapy to individuals, couples, and families, especially those dealing with life crises and trauma. Dr. Goff is an EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDR Consultant, and recently expanded her work to incorporate EMDR therapy and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback (EMDR+NO) as a combined approach in her clinical work.

Dr. Brett Baxter 
Functional Medicine Provider
Nichols Chiropractic, Manhattan KS

Briana S. Nelson Goff, PhD, LCMFT
Kansas State University and Andrews and Associates, Manhattan KS
EMDR Certified Therapist
EMDR Consultant


Functional Medicine and EMDR+Neuroptimal Neurofeedback: An Introduction to Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Approaches for Improving Mental Health

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