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In-Person Seminar

2-Day Workshop: Polyvagal Theory in Action: Creating Safety & Connection with Trauma Clients


Speaker:
Deborah Dana, LCSW, LICSW
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LIP054770
Brochure Code:
SPT91799
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast
Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland - South Portland, Maine

Dates

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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’s 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.

Credit

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 12.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - Alaska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Alaska Counselors. The Board of Professional Counselors (12 AAC 62.320) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling from providers approved by NAADAC. 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.


Counselors - Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 12.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by a national professional association of social work (Sec. 20-195cc-3). PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


Counselors - Delaware Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Delaware Counselors. The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals (Admin Code: Title 24: Chapter 30) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by NAADAC. 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.


Counselors - District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 CE hours. 


Counselors - Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits. 


Counselors - Georgia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 related continuing education credit hours for Georgia Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Counselors stated in the rules and regulations of the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage Therapists (Chapter 135-9(f)(3)) state that continuing education programs sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved for related hours. Georgia Counselors may earn up to 15 related hours toward their continuing education requirements per biennial licensure cycle. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Idaho Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (24.15.01; Section 375; 425. Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.

 


Counselors - Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Counselors - Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Counselors - Kansas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Regulation 102-3-10a) for Professional Counselors. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Counselors. The Continuing Education Requirements for the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (201 KAR 36:030 Section 2) state continuing education programs from providers sponsored or approved by a state counseling licensure board shall be approved without further review by the board. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Maine Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Maine Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Rules (Chapter 7-A). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Maryland Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Counselors. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. 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.


Counselors - Mississippi Counselors

CE credit is available. This live course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Mississippi Counselors. The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Rule 6.2 allows live continuing education not pre-approved by the Board if relevant to counseling and presented by someone at the master’s level or above and trained in the mental health field or related services. CEH will be subject to approval by the Board at the time of renewal. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records. Full attendance is required.


Counselors - Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Counselors - Nebraska Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Nebraska Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Title 172: Chapter 94: 012). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Counselors - New Hampshire Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for New Hampshire Counselors. The Regulations of the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying Category A continuing education activity if provided by an organization recognized by national social worker associations (Mhp 402.02(b)). PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - New Jersey Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 contact hours of continuing education for New Jersey Counselors. The New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee (pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:34-15.4) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). 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.


Counselors - New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Counselors - North Carolina Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 contact hours of continuing education for North Carolina Counselors. The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (Rule .0603) confirms acceptance of up to 15 contact hours per renewal period of continuing education programs approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). 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.


Counselors - North Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (Article 97-02-01-06). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Counselors - Oregon Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 contact hours of continuing education for Oregon Counselors. The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (Division 80, 833-080-0041(F)) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2016 ) for 12.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - Rhode Island Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Rhode Island Counselors. The Rhode Island Code of Regulations (216-RICR-40-05-11 (11.3.12.B)) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This live activity 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.  


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - South Dakota Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for South Dakota Counselors. The South Dakota Administrative Rules (ARSD20:68:07) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This live activity 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.  


Counselors - Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education hours for Texas Counselors. The Regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (22 TAC 681.140) confirm acceptance of programs relevant to counseling that are approved by a national or state association of medical, mental or behavioral health professionals or a state governmental agency. Please see association and other state counseling board approvals for this program and retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Utah Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Utah Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act Rule, R156-60c. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Counselors - Vermont Counselors

This program is approved by the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners (BAMHP) for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Counselors - Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 12.5 contact hours. 


Counselors - Washington Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Washington Counselors. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs (including distance learning) relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This distance learning program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2016 ) for 12.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Counselors - 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 recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work approvals for this program.


Counselors - Wyoming Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National NASW

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2016 ) for 12.5 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Alabama Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Alabama Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Alaska Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Alaska Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Arizona Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Arizona Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12.75 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 12.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: If you did not answer YES to be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW on the evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers - Connecticut Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Connecticut Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Delaware Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Delaware Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - District of Columbia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for District of Columbia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Social Workers - Georgia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Georgia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Hawaii Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Hawaii Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Idaho Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Idaho Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Indiana Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Indiana Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Iowa Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Iowa Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Kentucky Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Kentucky Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Maine Social Workers

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Maine Social Workers and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure (Rule 416, Chapter 14(1)(1)). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Social Workers - Massachusetts Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Massachusetts Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Michigan Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Michigan Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - 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. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Missouri Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Missouri Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - Nevada Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Nevada Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.

 


Social Workers - New Hampshire Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for New Hampshire Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - New Mexico Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for New Mexico Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers - North Carolina Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for North Carolina Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - North Dakota Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for North Dakota Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Social Workers - Oklahoma Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Oklahoma Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Oregon Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Oregon Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Rhode Island Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Rhode Island Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - South Carolina Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for South Carolina  Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - South Dakota Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for South Dakota Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Texas Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Texas Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Vermont Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Vermont Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Virginia Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for  Virginia Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Washington Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Washington Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Wisconsin Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.75 continuing education hours for Wisconsin Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Psychologists - Psychologists

This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Arizona Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Section R4-6-802 D. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Alaska Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for Alaska marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Alaska Board of Marital & Family Therapy, Section 12 AAC 19.320. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 12.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Connecticut Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.75 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut marriage & family therapist is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Connecticut State Department of Public Health. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Delaware Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Delaware marriage & family therapist is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals Title 24-3000-12.2. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - District of Columbia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for District of Columbia marriage & family therapist is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the DC Municipal Regulations for Marriage and Family Therapy (7707.8). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Hawaii Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Hawaii marriage & family therapist and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Idaho Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Idaho Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (24.15.01; Section 375; 425. Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Indiana Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.75 continuing education clock hours for Indiana marriage & family therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the 839 Indiana Admin Code 1-6-2. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Iowa Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 15.0 continuing education clock hours for Iowa marriage & family therapist and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Kansas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Kansas Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (K.A.R. 102-5-10. Continuing education for licensees). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Maine Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Maine Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Rules (Chapter 7-A). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Maryland Marriage & Family Therapists

This course is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction for Maryland Marriage & Family Therapists. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to marriage & family therapists who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board. 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.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Hampshire Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.75 continuing education contact hours for New Hampshire Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Hampshire Board of Menal Health Practice Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (N.H. Code Admin. R. Mhp 402.02 Approved Continuing Education Units). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Jersey Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.75 continuing education contact hours for New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey Admin. Code 13:34-5). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Mexico Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.75 continuing education contact hours for New Mexico Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board (16.27.16.9 NMAC). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Marriage & Family Therapists - North Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board (21 NCAC 31.0701 Requirements for Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of general continuing education credit. Tracking number: 20-TBD


Marriage & Family Therapists - Oregon Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Oregon marriage & family therapist and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists 833-080-0031, 0041. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Rhode Island Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Rhode Island Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Rhode Island Licensing Board of Clinical Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (216-RICR-40-05-11.3.12 Continuing Education Requirements). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Dakota Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for South Dakota Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists (ARSD 20:68:07:24 Approved continuing education programs). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-02-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of Marital and Family Therapists shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for marital and family therapy in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Utah Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Utah Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Utah Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule (R156-60-105 Continuing Education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Virginia Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education contact hours for Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing competency criteria of the Virginia Board of Counseling (18VAC115-50-96. Continuing competency activity criteria). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Washington Marriage & Family Therapists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Washington Marriage & Family Therapists. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-2016 ) for 12.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Wisconsin Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.75 continuing education contact hours for Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling and Social Work Examining Board (MPSW 19.03 Approved continuing education). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Wyoming Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Wyoming Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Board (Chapter 14, Section 4). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Addiction Counselors - Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

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. 


Addiction Counselors - California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP-EI)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #:OS-03-036-1025. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEHs (continuing education hours).


Addiction Counselors - California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category C activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEUs (continuing education hours).


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Addiction Counselors - Mississippi Addiction Counselors

The Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP) recognizes courses and providers that are approved by NAADAC. This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Addiction Counselors - Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider # 20230032. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Speaker

Deborah Dana, LCSW, LICSW's Profile

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Deb Dana, LCSW, LICSW, is a clinician and consultant specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical work. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor at Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte.

 

Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton, 2020), Befriending Your Nervous System (Sounds True, 2020), Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory (forthcoming from Sounds True), co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018), and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart (Norton, 2020).

To learn more, visit rhythmofregulation.com or www.polyvagalinstitute.org.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deborah Dana maintains a private practice, is an advisor with Unyte/iLS and is a consultant with the Veterans Association and Khiron Clinics. She receives a consulting fee and speaker honorarium from Sounds True. Deborah Dana receives a speaking honorarium from Life Architect and Embody Lab and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Deborah Dana has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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 automatic wisdom
  • Understanding patterns of protection and connection
  • Moving from neuroception to awareness
  • Using the Safety/Danger Equation to resource patterns of
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
  • Creating skill with the Notice and Name practice
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
  • Using continuums to track changes within a state
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
  • Identify portals of intervention
  • Using breath as a regulator
  • Resourcing new patterns through movement
  • Exploring the autonomic response to touch
  • Using autonomic imagery
  • Exploring the stretch to stress continuum
  • Building safety with breath, movement, and imagery
  • Writing new autonomic stories
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

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 tfeso 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.

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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