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2-Day Workshop: Polyvagal Theory in Action: Creating Safety & Connection with Trauma Clients
Where:
BLOOMINGTON, MN
When:
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Friday, September 11, 2020
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$499.99
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Location

CROWNE PLAZA AIRE MSP AIRPORT-MALL OF AMERICA
3 APPLETREE SQUARE
BLOOMINGTON, MN 55425
Phone:  952-854-9000
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Course Description:

Have you had a client who could out-think their trauma? Likely you haven't...because trauma isn't healed through thought.

Clients come to us looking for ways to feel safe and regulated in their daily lives – but the trauma client is often stuck in a dysregulated state.

Like us, they want to be able to navigate the normal "shifting" we do in our daily life – transitioning from one state to another. Hyper to calm, irritated to relaxed, overwhelmed to feeling in control.

In the words of author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy (Norton) and international trainer Deb Dana, LCSW, they are "longing to come into a state of regulation."

And it is our job to help them. It's what we trained for, what we dreamed of doing, and where we get the deep satisfaction from the work we do.

By attending this two-day applied training, Deb will give you:

  • A deep knowledge of Polyvagal Theory – in easy to understand language
  • Practical ways to work with the autonomic nervous system that create connection and safety...through techniques she's honed and will share with you

The Polyvagal approach is not a model of therapy or a protocol to follow. It is an understanding of three organizing principles around which you can create your own approach and technique, blending them with your preferred model.

The goal is that you leave the training inspired to try something new with a client – and that you have a roadmap to do so effectively.

Each client is unique, each therapist unique, and each approach unique, but using the foundation of our autonomic nervous system and working with states of engagement and dysregulation are universal ingredients for clinical success to happen. Learning Polyvagal Theory and how to apply it in your practice may become one of the most transformational moments in your career.

Increasingly, Polyvagal Theory is being discussed at conferences here and abroad, written about in articles, and taught in arenas of higher learning. Register for this training and revolutionize your practice. It is time to stop being mystified by the name "Polyvagal Theory" and realize the immediate benefits of knowing and incorporating its principles in your clinical work.

Objectives:
  1. Determine the principles of Polyvagal Theory and how to communicate them in client friendly language.
  2. Distinguish three circuits of the autonomic nervous system for use in client psychoeducation.
  3. Analyze how the autonomic nervous system operates as an internal surveillance system and its impact on clients’ habitual responses to trauma.
  4. Determine how to help clients engage the regulating capacities of the autonomic nervous system in order to create an environment of safety.
  5. Determine how to exercise the Social Engagement System to assist clients in becoming more adept in skills of co-regulation and creating reciprocal relationships.
  6. Assess for patterns in clients’ autonomic states to better inform treatment planning.
  7. Support the trauma-informed therapist’s role as co-regulator and its impact on clinical outcomes.
  8. Distinguish portals of intervention in the autonomic nervous system to more effectively establish safety and treat trauma.
  9. Employ the right degree of neural challenge and exercises to employ with clients to help shape the autonomic nervous system toward safety and connection.
  10. Evaluate how to work with the cycle or reciprocity-rupture-repair in helping clients achieve the biological need for connection.
  11. Design a Polyvagal-guided clinical practice based on appropriate assessment and treatment planning.
  12. Categorize ethical issues, research limitations, and potential risks to be considered by a Polyvagal-guided therapist.
OUTLINE

Essentials of Polyvagal Theory
  • The evolution of the autonomic nervous system
  • How trauma shapes ways the body responds
  • Three organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory:
    • Neuroception: Detection without perception
    • Hierarchy: 3 predictable pathways of response
    • Coregulation: The biological imperative
Neuroception and the Shaping of Autonomic Pathways
  • How the internal surveillance system works
  • Identifying cues of safety and danger
  • Connecting to our innate autonomic wisdom
  • Understanding patterns of protection and connection
Navigate the Autonomic Hierarchy
  • Exploring three autonomic circuits
    • Sympathetic mobilization
    • Ventral vagal connection
    • Dorsal vagal collapse
  • How trauma shapes biology
  • Moving between states
  • Introduction to autonomic mapping
The Social Engagement System
  • The five elements of the Social Engagement System
  • What happens when parts of the system are unavailable?
  • Using the Social Engagement System to regulate states
  • How to "exercise" the Social Engagement System
Tracking Autonomic States
  • Seeing patterns over time
  • Use micro-moments to resource change
  • Explore the blended states of play and stillness
  • Create autonomic anchors
Meeting the Biological Need for Connection
  • Creating safety in co-regulation
  • Ways to use your autonomic state as a co-regulating resource
  • Noticing moments of misattunement and making a repair
Shaping the Autonomic Nervous System Toward Safety
  • Identifying portals of intervention
  • Using breath as a regulator
  • Resourcing new patterns through movement
  • Exploring the autonomic response to touch
  • Using autonomic imagery
Incorporating Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Practice
  • Getting comfortable teaching Polyvagal Theory to clients
  • Tracking the flow of a Polyvagal-guided clinical session
  • Polyvagal-guided assessment and treatment planning
  • Polyvagal Theory and Phase I trauma treatment
Responsibilities of a Polyvagal-Guided Therapist
  • The guiding questions
  • Ethical considerations
  • Research limitations and potential risks
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW

DEB DANA, LCSW, specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors. She is the coordinator of the traumatic stress research consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy (Norton, 2018) and co-editor with Stephen Porges, of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Norton, 2018).

Deb received her B.A. in social welfare and her M.S.W., both from the University of Southern Maine. She is trained in Internal Family Systems, Tapas Acupressure Technique, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She completed the certificate program in traumatic stress studies at the Trauma Center.

To learn more about Deb’s work, visit www.debdanalcsw.com orwww.rhythmofregulation.com



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Deb Dana receives royalties as an author for W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Non-financial: Deb Dana has no relevant non-financial relationship.
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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
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Wisconsin Counselors: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers of the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


Marriage & Family Therapists
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Minnesota Marriage & Family Therapists: An application has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists. Credit is pending.

Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 12.5 credit hours.


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Psychologists
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Minnesota Psychologists: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 12.5 continuing education hours.

Wisconsin Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Wisconsin Psychologists. The State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services under Wis. Administrative Code Chapter PSY 4 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology by providers that are approved for Category 1 AMA credit. This program is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


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