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Polyvagal Theory in Action with Deb Dana, LCSW
Digital Seminar
$219.99 USD
$99.00 USD
Product Details
Format:
Digital Seminar
Details:
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
9/10/2020
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
Product Code:
POS056840
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 that 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.
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

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 risk

Author

DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma. She is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute and clinical advisor to Khiron Clinics. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices, co-editor with Stephen Porges of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart. 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.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals