This course is for mental health professionals

who just want a brief overview of the content, with minimal reading or assignments, and only requiring quizzes as evaluation.

  • Earn 4 CE credits when you score 60% or higher on quizzes.

  • Learn how the brain learns (or doesn’t learn), how psychopathologies can be identified by analyzing brain functioning, and how to improve brain and body wellness.

  • Learn key brain activities that may be contributing to the behavioural symptoms that you see in your patients/clients.

  • Learn how to evaluate claims made by programs/companies related to potential interventions used with your patients/clients

  • Learn how exercise, foods, and even technology use impact brain functioning.

  • PLUS get exclusive access to our private online community, with close instructor interaction and collaboration with other students from around the world.

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Meet Your Moderator

Benefits to You

  • Online, Go at Your Own Pace

    Learn from the comforts of home or your office. You have one year to complete this course.

  • CE credit

    Earn 4 CE credits from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

  • Quizzes

    There is minimal reading and only quizzes for evaluation. You need a 60% or higher on quizzes to earn CE credit.

Meet Dr. Kim


Dr. Kim Calder Stegemann

Dr. Kim Calder Stegemann is an educator, therapist, author, and researcher. She has spent her professional career helping others to make positive changes in their lives and feel better about themselves. She does this through a wholistic approach; looking at brain activity, external behaviour, social context, and a person’s emotional well-being.

“Neuroscience isn’t an exclusive club. Everyone should be able to access information on how their brain works. My goal is to be able to explain and share the information in ways that are understandable and useful for each person.” For over two decades, Calder Stegemann taught at Thompson Rivers University and is an esteemed Professor Emerita. During her tenure at the University, Kim furthered her studies into counselling and neurotherapy because she felt there was a gap that needed to be bridged to understand the “whole picture” of a person. Her comprehensive approach makes her unique in what she can offer to her clients. “What I love most is making a genuine difference in people’s lives,” says Kim Stegemann


  • Do I need an undergraduate degree in biology/science to be successful in this course?

    The BrainWave Academy is not a registered university, so we cannot require pre-requisites. However, this introductory neuroscience course was designed for graduate level students. If you have some post-secondary experience, you will likely find that the level or rigor is about right. No need for any experience with biology, anatomy, or any other sciences.

  • Can I get university credit for successfully completing this course?

    We are currently exploring the option of course credit equivalency. Some professional organizations will accept the course (approximately 39 hours) for continuing education credits.

  • Can I work full-time and take this course?

    Yes you can work full time and take this course! However, like all continuing education opportunities, you will need to plan in time for reading, pondering, studying, and assignments.

  • How much time each day/week will I need to devote to this course?

    It would be safe to plan for approximately 5-10 hours per week for this course.

  • Do I need to have large internet bandwidth to take this course?

    All course work is asynchronous, so you do not need to be online during peak internet usage times. If you wish to take part in the Facebook group discussions or the monthly Chat with Your Prof, you will need to have enough bandwidth to participate.

  • Are there any synchronous classes that I need to plan for and attend?

    All course work is asynchronous, except the times when you may wish to chat with peers taking the course or the professor.

  • Can I take this course if I live in a different time zone or outside of North America?

    Yes, all course work is a asynchronous. If you wish to participate in course "chats" or discussions with the professor, be aware that they are scheduled on the Pacific Time zone.