Polyvagal Theory & Trauma: Navigating the Nervous System - 5 CEUs


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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • CEs Included: 5 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (For Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists - please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, February 26 by 5:00 p.m., $130 after
  • Presented by: Deb Dana, LCSW (See bio below)

Educational Objectives:

  • Define polyvagal theory and review the groundbreaking neuroscience research that has fundamentally changed our understanding of how trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and chronic stress impact individuals psychologically, physiologically, emotionally, and socially.
  • Identify ways to help clients navigate their nervous system by assisting them to become familiar with the cues and triggers which cause them to become more aggressive or to shut down in a confrontational situation.
  • Demonstrate the tools, skills, and resources to help clients overcome unresolved trauma by increasing access to the natural healing capacity every individual possesses within their nervous system.
  • Describe the ways in which the nervous system is in constant dialog with other people's nervous systems and the ways in which individuals can consciously influence that dialog.
  • Discuss how to decrease the transmission of trauma and perpetuation of adverse experiences from one generation to the next by alleviating the debilitating effects of trauma on individuals who might not even know their symptoms are trauma-related.

Workshop Description:

Mental health professionals who have learned how to 'Navigate the Nervous System' with Deb Dana consistently refer to it as a 'game-changer' that has helped them and their clients with a theoretical and practical guide to treat trauma.

Are your clients familiar with the cues and triggers which cause them to become more aggressive or to shut down in a confrontational situation? Can they read facial cues that signal fear or discomfort in others? Do they understand the ways in which the nervous system is in constant dialog with other people's nervous systems and the ways in which they can consciously influence that dialog?

Structure: This workshop will consist of a training video of the world-renowned trauma and polyvagal theory expert Deb Dana, LCSW that is brand new, followed by Deb answering your questions and helping you to apply the model with your clients. During the training video, Dr. Becky Beaton-York and other colleagues trained in Deb's model will be interacting with participants and answering questions in real-time. For the last 90 minutes, Deb will arrive and interact with participants in real-time.

Content: In the last few years, groundbreaking neuroscience research has fundamentally changed our understanding of how trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and chronic stress impact individuals psychologically, physiologically, emotionally, and socially. The Polyvagal Theory guides us to a new view of social and emotional health by understanding our body's nervous system. This workshop has been designed to help mental health professionals develop the skills, tools, and resources to build resilience and support the healing of individuals struggling with chronic symptoms related to unresolved trauma.

Presented by: Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana, LCSW is a world-renowned complex trauma treatment expert and one of the first clinicians to create a system for using Polyvagal Theory in therapy. She has worked closely alongside Stephen Porges, the developer of the theory, to develop practical interventions and a model that can be applied to enhance any model of psychotherapy. In fact, the two of them have recently collaborated and opened the Polyvagal Institute.

Deb developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors. She 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 of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Afternoon Session
  • 2:00 - 2:15 Break
  • 2:15 - 3:30 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
  • 3:30 - Continuing Education Certificates Available

5 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may complete all 40 CEUs this year while you have options.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Counselors: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselor's Association of Georgia, approval #2021-02-01-311LW. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through the Georgia Society of Clinical Social Work, approval #011921. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 5 core CE hours through the Georgia Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, approval #015-2021. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a counselor, social worker, or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA, so this workshop should satisfy your "Related Hours" option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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