ADVANCED IFS and Polyvagal Theory: Healing Through Compassionate Connection™ - 6 CEUs


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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Time: 10:00am - 5:15pm Eastern Time
  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (see below for more information)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $140 before Friday, June 16 at 5:00pm Eastern Time, $160 after
  • Presented by: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.
  • Instruction Level: Advanced
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Required Prerequisite: IFS and Polyvagal Theory: Healing Through Compassionate Connection™ (previously taken live or on-demand)

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Discuss brand new video examples of Dr. Rothman’s work, illustrating the use of pure IFS techniques to befriend and help parts that experience and strategically utilize adaptive survival states in the nervous system.
  • Illustrate how IFS techniques can facilitate clients’ ability to regulate their emotional and physiological states in and between sessions through the process of “Internal Co-Regulation.”
  • Explain the IFS position on traditional grounding and emotion regulation techniques and the importance of compassionate messaging to parts when using such techniques.
  • Utilize Ruth Culver’s Survive-Thrive Spiral in IFS work with clients who experience frequent dysregulation.
  • Distinguish between empathy and compassion through an IFS lens, and their relevance to the integration of IFS and PVT.
  • Identify client-level and therapist-level considerations for adjusting the empathy-to-compassion ratio in commonly encountered therapeutic situations.

Workshop Description:

Based on popular demand, Dr. Rothman is excited to provide a continued exploration of the integration of Dr. Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy and Dr. Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory (PVT). This workshop is designed as a follow-up to Dr. Rothman’s IFS and PVT integration course.

Concepts to be explored include:

  1. The “Therapeutic Dose of Empathy” in IFS sessions
  2. The power of “Internal Co-Regulation” for in-the-moment regulation and healing and long-term retuning of the autonomic nervous system
  3. The importance of communicating compassionately with parts when using emotion-regulation techniques
  4. An exploration of Ruth Culver’s Survive-Thrive spiral as a helpful tool in therapy with clients who experience frequent dysregulation.

Please join us for this powerful workshop where Dr. Rothman has done it again!

Presented by: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexia Rothman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA, since 2004. She is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, an international speaker and educator on the IFS model, and a professional consultant for clinicians seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of IFS through theoretical discussions, case consultation, technique practice, and deep, personal experiential work with their own internal systems. Dr. Rothman has received extensive training in the IFS model, primarily from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz. She has served as a Program Assistant for multiple Level 1, 2, and 3 experiential IFS trainings, and she offers workshops on the IFS model throughout the United States and abroad. She co-hosts an Internal Family Systems-informed podcast, Explorations in Psychotherapy.
Dr. Rothman is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.

Agenda:

  • 9:30 - 10:00 Sign-In
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 - 1:15 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 1:15 - 2:00 Lunch Break
  • 2:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Session
  • 3:30 - 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 - 5:15 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
  • 5:15 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "Presenter showed wonderful presence, both in her presentation and in the videos. Wonderful, one of the best courses I've taken. Lovely day all in all, with time for a bike ride at lunch." - KJ, LPC
  • "Dr. Rothman is an excellent presenter! She is organized, well spoken, and thorough. I truly don't see how this workshop could have been improved." - AME, LMFT
  • "It was great- the videos really helped. It was a great way to understand deeper IFS" - TA, LCSW
  • "Clear, calm, engaging, lecture/session combo great" - MS, LCSW
  • "Very well prepared, organized, relevant. The integration of IFS and Polyvagal was tremendously helpful." - CBP
  • "This is the 3rd workshop of Dr Rothman's I have attended, they are always informative and interesting. I love how she uses actual cases/sessions to present information" - BZJ, LCSW
  • "I appreciated the video she used that showed the process of working with IFS not the end result of healing. Thank you Knowledge Tree for all you provide us with." - KA, LMSW
  • "Very organized, clear, with a lot of examples. Seeing Dr. Alexia and her thorough process while working has been wonderful and will help me in my work with my clients." - PG, LMFT
  • "Dr. Rothman is very dedicated and knowledgeable of her craft as it is very noticeable in her teaching of this subject matter." - CL, LPC
  • "Dr. Rothman has a lovely manner, a clarity of presentation, and a depth of knowledge and expertise." - JM
  • "Very positive. Knowledge Tree made this webinar much more "user friendly" for those like me who are not adept at the internet/PC for continued education. My thanks for your patience and support. Dr. Rothman's command of material in this webinar was very impressive, especially the integration of theory and practice, "use of self" as therapist." - MS, LCSW
  • "Dr. Rothman is an excellent presenter. She is clear, centered, calm (Lots of Self energy!). She was highly organized. Her slides were easy to follow and allowed me to learn without too much information packed into one slide. The video followed by the discussion and rationale for her interventions was very effective for my learning style. ... Most of all, Dr. Rothman's warm, genuine, kind energy allowed my parts to give me space to be present and helped my nervous system be regulated." - LJ, LCSW
  • "Dr. Rothman is amazing. I thought the presentation went very well. The pace was good and kept me engaged more than most others are able to. I think what I learned in this workshop will support me in ongoing implementation of IFS therapy techniques in my work with clients and in my own IFS therapy and practice." - MA, LPC

6 Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: TKT has applied for approval for this workshop through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: TKT has applied for approval for this workshop through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW). If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: TKT has applied for approval for this workshop through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT). If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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