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The Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory: A Virtual Summit from the Polyvagal Institute
Online Course
$249.00 USD
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Format:
Online Course
Authors:
STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
LORI DESAUTELS, PHD
JAN WINHALL, MSW, FOT
PHILIP J. FLORES, PHD, ABPP, FAGPA
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
11/5/2021
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
SUM001500
Objectives
[+] [-] 042910 - Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD
  1. Characterize the principle features and foundation of the Polyvagal Theory.
  2. Articulate how the Polyvagal Theory may explain behavioral features related to psychiatric disorders and other behavioral problems.
  3. Determine how maladaptive behaviors, which may accompany several psychiatric disorders, may reflect adaptive responses triggered by survival mechanisms.
  4. Communicate how the neural process (neuroception) evaluates risk in the environment and triggers adaptive neural circuits promoting either social interactions or defensive behaviors.
  5. Appraise the definition of the features of the Social Engagement System to include the neural pathways that connect the brain, face, and heart.
  6. Illustrate how deficits in the regulation of the Social Engagement System are expressed as core features of several psychiatric disorders.
  7. Specify how therapeutic presence is based on the interaction between the Social Engagement Systems of client and therapist.
  8. Evaluate how the Social Engagement System is involved in optimizing therapeutic outcomes.
  9. Ascertain which features of the Social Engagement System are compromised by stress and trauma.
  10. Determine how acoustic stimulation, via the Safe and Sound Protocol, may function as an acoustic vagal nerve stimulator to shift autonomic state and facilitate spontaneous social engagement behaviors.

[+] [-] 058115 - Putting Polyvagal Theory into Practice
  1. Propose language to successfully introduce nervous system-based interventions with clients.
  2. Evaluate the five phases of the BASIC approach to polyvagal-informed treatments.
  3. Apply one exercise from each phase of the BASIC approach.
  4. Assess timing of moving between phases with clients.
  5. Construct practices between sessions to successfully shape new autonomic patterns.
  6. Utilize personal progress trackers to assess client progress.

[+] [-] 058722 - The Story of Our Nervous System for Educators and Students
  1. Evaluate how autonomic states affect their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and those of their students exploring the deep connection to the felt sensations in their nervous systems. 
  2. Analyze how neuroception impacts our humans’ ability to feel safe and impacts our perceptual maps of our embodied experiences. 
  3. Assess how discipline in schools and homes must begin with the biological imperative of autonomically-based sense of safety to access executive functions needed for learning and overall well-being. 

[+] [-] 058725 - Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model
  1. Apply the basic neurophysiological states of the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model for treating addiction. 
  2. Appraise addictive behaviors through the lens of Polyvagal theory. 
  3. Employ the Three Circle Tool with clients.

[+] [-] 058726 - Group Psychotherapy as a Neural Exercise
  1. Appraise how deficits in the regulation of the Social Engagement System are expressed as core features of several psychiatric disorders. 
  2. Analyze how group psychotherapy, conducted and guided by the principles of Polyvagal Theory, can promote the biobehavioral adjustments necessary for the recruitment of well- defined neural circuits that function as a “neural platform” essential for both attachment and affect regulation.  
  3. Evaluate how neural processes unconsciously evaluate risk in the environment and triggers adaptive neural circuits, which promote either social interactions or defensive behaviors. 

Outline
[+] [-] 042910 - Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD
The Polyvagal Theory
  • The biology of safety and danger
  • The principles and features of the Polyvagal Theory and how to apply it in a clinical setting
  • How the Polyvagal Theory can explain several features related to stress-related illnesses and psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, autism, depression, and anxiety
  • The Social Engagement System and how it compromised by stress and trauma
  • Resetting our Social Engagement System
  • Evolutionary changes and adaptive functions in the autonomic nervous system
  • Humans response hierarchy to challenges
  • Three neural platforms that provide the neurophysiological bases for social engagement, fight/flight, and shutdown behaviors
Social Engagement System and Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders
  • A description of the “face-heart” connection that forms a functional social engagement system
  • How our facial expressions, vocalizations, and gestures are regulated by neural mechanisms that are involved in regulating our autonomic nervous system
Neuroception: Detecting and Evaluating Risk
  • How our social and physical environment triggers changes in physiological state
  • Understanding that adaptive physiological reactions may result in maladaptive behaviors
  • Immobilization without fear
  • Play as a neural exercise
  • Listening as a neural exercise
”Demystifying” Common Biobehavioral Responses to Trauma and Abuse
  • Fight/flight and immobilization defense strategies
  • Adaptive function of immobilization and the associated clinical difficulties
  • How the stresses and challenges of life distort social awareness and displace spontaneous social engagement behaviors with defensive reactions
Applying the Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Settings to Improve Treatment Outcome
  • Understanding and treating auditory hypersensitivities
  • Emotional state regulation as a core feature of psychiatric disorders
  • Deconstructing features of autism and PTSD
  • Strategies to explain disruption and repair of symbiotic regulation
  • Identifying social cues that disrupt or repair defensive reaction
  • Risks & limitations of the theory & clinical practice

[+] [-] 058115 - Putting Polyvagal Theory into Practice
How Polyvagal Theory Provides a Foundation for Lasting Therapeutic Change
  • The BASIC approach to Polyvagalinformed treatment
  • Trauma healing from a Polyvagal theory perspective
  • Learning to stretch, but not stress, a client’s nervous system
  • Co-regulation: An imperative in psychotherapy
Introducing Nervous System-Based Interventions to Clients
  • The three-part hierarchy of the autonomic response
  • Neuroception: our internal surveillance system
  • How early experiences and trauma shape our nervous system
Befriending Practices: Building Awareness & A Map of the Nervous System
  • Exploring Hierarchies
  • Identifying landmark moments in our nervous system
  • Recognizing ventral vagal “anchors”
  • Utilizing the social engagement scale
  • Creating a neuroception notebook
Attending Practices: Creating Stability in the Nervous System
  • Building attention through naming autonomic states
  • Daily tracking practices
  • Attending over time
  • Savoring practices
Shaping Practices: Creating New Patterns & Pathways in the Nervous System
  • Moving out of dorsal vagal collapse and sympathetic activation
  • Neural exercises for creating resilience and psychological flexibility
  • The power of utilizing autonomic imagery
Integration Practices: Writing a New Story in the Nervous System
  • Establishing new autonomic patterns and behaviors in life
  • Moving from intention to action
  • Learning to engage the vagal brake
Connection Practices: Finding Safety in Connection Through the Nervous System
  • Exercising and strengthening the social engagement system
  • Learning to feel safety in connection
  • The reciprocity equation
  • Creating a personal connection plan
Using Personal Progress Trackers That Can Improve Outcomes
  • Tracking the flow of a Polyvagalguided session
  • Polyvagal-guided assessment and treatment planning

[+] [-] 058722 - The Story of Our Nervous System for Educators and Students
  • Attendees will come away with practices addressing the cultivation of environments and relationships that ground our autonomic states 
  • Attendees will come away with practices that help staff and students to recognize the fluid movement between our nervous system states and how to intentionally identify and shift those states of nervous system functioning. 
  • Attendees will come away with a new lens for disciplining students as it relates to the states of our autonomic nervous system where we create practices that are preventative, brain aligned and relational in our classrooms. 

[+] [-] 058725 - Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model
  • How to teach a Felt Sense Polyvagal model ventral practice to clients 
  • How to help clients track their neurophysiological states with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model 
  • How to help clients connect with their Felt Sense 

[+] [-] 058726 - Group Psychotherapy as a Neural Exercise
  • The principles and features of the Polyvagal Theory and how to apply it in a clinical setting.
  • How our facial expressions, vocalizations, and gestures are regulated by neural mechanisms that are involved in regulating our autonomic nervous system, serving the function of a conduit providing a portal to conduct our outer world and our internal experience.  
  • Three neural platforms that provide the neurophysiological bases for social engagement, fight/flight, and shutdown behaviors. 

Author

STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.

STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D. Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. in 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric and physical disorders. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton, 2011). The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017), and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1400 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, to improve language processing and state regulation.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Stephen Porges has employment relationships with Indiana University Bloomington and the University of North Carolina. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He is a scientific advisor to Integrated Learning Systems/Unyte and receives a royalty. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Dr. Stephen Porges is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma and is Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. 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 and co-edited, with Stephen Porges, Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Deborah Dana maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of California Davis. She is a consultant to Khiron House Clinics and an advisor to Unyte/Integrated Learning Systems. She receives royalties as a published author and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Deborah Dana has no relevant non-financial relationships.

LORI DESAUTELS, PHD

Dr. Lori Desautels is an assistant professor at Butler University. Lori created the Education Neuroscience Symposium, beginning its ninth year, along with a nine-hour certification in Applied Educational Neuroscience, which is in its sixth year. Lori is the author of four books, co-authored Indiana's Social and Emotional competencies and presents to schools and districts around the world. She is a former special education teacher and school counselor and the mother of three grown beautiful children! Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lori DeSautels is an assistant professor at Butler University and a professor at Marian University Indianapolis. She is a published author and receives royalties. Ms. DeSautels receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lori DeSautels has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

JAN WINHALL, MSW, FOT

Jan Winhall, MSW, FOT, is an author, teacher, and psychotherapist. She is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Social Work, University of Toronto. She is director of Focusing on Borden, a psychotherapy and training center. Jan presents internationally on trauma and addiction. Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jan Winhall maintains a private practice. She is the Creator and Director of Focusing on Borden. She is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and Athabasca University. Ms. Winhall receives royalties as a published author. She is an internship supervisor at Smith College. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jan Winhall is a member of The International Association of Focusing Oriented Psychotherapists, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, and the Planning Committee for The United States Association of Body Psychotherapies.

PHILIP J. FLORES, PHD, ABPP, FAGPA

Philip J. Flores, PhD. ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, is a clinical psychologist who has worked extensively for the past thirty years in the area of addictive disorders and group psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and is a Diplomate in Group Psychology, a certification issued by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Flores is also Adjunct Faculty at Georgia State University, the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and is supervisor of group psychotherapy at Emory University. In addition to his two books, Group Psychotherapy with Addiction Populations by Haworth Press (3rd Edition), and Addiction as an Attachment Disorder by Jason Aronson Press, he was also Consensus Panel Chair for Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy, A Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP #41) issued by the US Department of Health & Human Services. Dr. Flores is the lead author on the American Group Psychotherapy Association's treatment manual, Group Psychotherapy of Substance Abuse and Addiction. Dr. Flores is co-chair and contributing member of the Science to Service Task Force of American Group Psychotherapy Association that produced the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Group Psychotherapy. Dr. Flores latest book, Addiction as an Attachment Disorder was the 2005 Gradiva Award Winner issued by The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He has also presented numerous workshops nationally and internationally on these two subjects. Dr. Flores and his wife, Lisa Mahon, PhD, continue to run several outpatient psychotherapy groups a week in their private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Philip Flores has employment relationships with the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Georgia State University, and Emory University. He is a clinical supervisor at Odyssey Counseling Program. Dr. Flores receives royalties as a published author. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Philip Flores is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behavior.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 042910 - Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD
[+] [-] 058115 - Putting Polyvagal Theory into Practice
[+] [-] 058722 - The Story of Our Nervous System for Educators and Students
[+] [-] 058725 - Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model
[+] [-] 058726 - Group Psychotherapy as a Neural Exercise