This course is for a variety of mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and counsellors.

  • Learn how the brain learns, or in some cases, does not learn.

  • Learn how brain function analysis can be used to identify psychopathologies and improve brain and body wellness.

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

  • Learn how to better evaluate claims made by programs or companies in regard to potential interventions used with your patients or clients.

  • Learn how exercise, food, and even the use of technology impacts brain function.

  • Earn CE credits at the office or from home, all at your own pace.

  • 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

  • Online, Go at Your Own Pace

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

  • CE credit

    You will earn 35 CE credit from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

  • Integrated Learning

    Designed with practical assignments and quizzes that are relevant to your practice.

Meet Your Moderator

Dr. Kim Calder Stegemann Ph.D.,QEEG-D, BCN, CCC

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. 

"What I love most is making a genuine difference in people's lives," says Dr. Kim.“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. 


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

    The BrainWave Academy is not a registered university and therefore we cannot require prerequisites. However, this introductory neuroscience course was designed for graduate level students and has a level of rigor similar to that of post-secondary education. There is no required experience with biology, anatomy, or any other sciences in order to be successful in this course.

  • What type of credit can I earn from this course?

    This course is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association, and will earn you 35 continuing education (C.E.) credits. We are currently exploring the option of university course credit equivalency. In addition, select professional organizations will accept the course (approximately 39 hours) for continuing education credits. Please check with your organization for more information.

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

    Yes, you can work full time and take this course! You will only need to schedule approximately 5-10 hours per week for reading, pondering, studying, and assignments. This may all be done on your own time, at your own pace!

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

    You do not need to be online during peak internet usage times to complete this course. 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, especially if I live outside of North America?

    All course work is asynchronous, except for the scheduled times where you may wish to chat with the professor or with peers taking the course. Please be aware that all discussions take place in the Pacific Time Zone.

Why the BrainWave Academy

Fantastic Course


What I would like to say - it’s the most fantastic course I’ve ever taken before. I love the activities we’ve done in the classroom. The Brain Break /body breaks part really is my favourite one. The vivid classroom atmosphere really touched me a lot. Thank you again Kim!