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In-Person Seminar

2-Day Workshop: Polyvagal Theory Informed Trauma Assessment and Interventions: An Autonomic Roadmap to Safety, Connection and Healing


Faculty:
Deborah Dana, LCSW
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LIP054770
Brochure Code:
DWN85846
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar
Location:
Downers Grove, Illinois
Available Dates:

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Description

If our clients could have thought their way out of the impact of trauma, they would have done that a long time ago.

Trauma resolution is not about thinking. Healing depends, instead, on the work undertaken at the level of the autonomic nervous system, which shapes our clients’ experiences of safety and influences their capacity for connection. Traumatic events have a far-reaching impact on this system. Autonomic pathways trigger survival responses that often lead our clients on a painful journey into a state of shutdown, collapse, and dissociation. How can we help our clients find their way back to safety, and how do we prevent it from happening in the first place?

Polyvagal Theory, developed by Stephen Porges, offers a revolutionary roadmap to lead clients out of their adaptive survival responses into the autonomically regulated state of safety that is necessary for successful trauma treatment. Dr. Porges’ colleague and author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, Deb Dana, shares this roadmap with you in this exciting 2-day live webcast.

You will become fluent in the language of Polyvagal Theory and confident in your ability to help clients safely tune into and reshape their nervous systems, and rewrite the trauma stories that are carried in their autonomic pathways. Come learn the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and work with practices designed to help clients move out of despair and isolation and return to a place of awareness, connection, and social engagement.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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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.

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.

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Addiction Counselors

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Counselors

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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.


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. 


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. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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.


Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


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.


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. 



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Faculty

Deborah Dana, LCSW's Profile

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Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, and author 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 trained in Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Tapas Acupressure Technique, and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center.

Deb is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. She 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 www.rhythmofregulation.com

 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deborah Dana maintains a private practice. She is an author for W.W. Norton; and Sounds True and receives royalties. She receives a consulting fee from Unyte/ILS; Resilient Health; and Khiron House Clinics. She is a coordinator for the Trauma Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and receives compensation. Ms. Dana receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.; NICABM; Sounds True; PCPSI; and SDS Seminars.
Non-financial: Deb Dana has no relevant non-financial relationship.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 minute 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.


Objectives

  1. Determine the principles of Polyvagal Theory and how to communicate them in client friendly language.
  2. Distinguish three circuits of the autonomic nervous system for use in client psychoeducation.
  3. Analyze how the autonomic nervous system operates as an internal surveillance system and its impact on clients’ habitual responses to trauma.
  4. Determine how to help clients engage the regulating capacities of the autonomic nervous system that create an environment of safety.
  5. Determine how to exercise the Social Engagement System to assist clients in becoming more adept in skills of co-regulation and creating reciprocal relationships.
  6. Assess for patterns in clients’ autonomic states to better inform treatment planning.
  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.

Outline

ESSENTIALS OF POLYVAGAL THEORY

  • Evolution of the autonomic nervous system
  • How trauma influences autonomic profiles
  • Three organizing principles
    • Neuroception: Detection without perception
    • Hierarchy: 3 predictable pathways of response
    • Coregulation: The biological imperative

NEUROCEPTION AND THE SHAPING OF AUTONOMIC PATHWAYS

  • Understand the internal surveillance system
  • Track cues of safety and danger
  • Everyday “biological rudeness”
  • Trauma, autonomic wisdom, and cognitive override

NAVIGATE THE AUTONOMIC HIERARCHY

  • Exploring three autonomic circuits
    • Sympathetic branch
    • Ventral vagal pathway
    • Dorsal vagal pathway
  • How trauma shapes cycles of autonomic response
  • Engage the regulating capacities of the autonomic nervous system
  • Introduction to autonomic mapping

THE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • The five elements of the Social Engagement System
  • What happens when parts of the system are unavailable?
  • Using the Social Engagement System to regulate states
  • Exercising 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

MEETING THE BIOLOGICAL NEED FOR CONNECTION

  • Mapping the continuum of solitude to sociality
  • Create safety in co-regulation
  • Working with the cycle of reciprocity - rupture - repair

SHAPING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM TOWARD SAFETY

  • Identify portals of intervention
  • Create neural exercises
  • Use breath as a regulator
  • Resourcing new patterns through movement
  • Explore the autonomic response to touch
  • Use autonomic imagery

INCORPORATING POLYVAGAL THEORY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • Getting comfortable teaching Polyvagal Theory to clients
  • Tracking the 8 steps of a Polyvagal-Informed clinical session
  • Polyvagal-Informed assessment and treatment planning
  • Polyvagal Theory and Phase I trauma treatment

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POLYVAGALINFORMED THERAPIST

  • The guiding questions
  • Ethical considerations
  • Research limitations and potential risks

Target Audience

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

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Total Reviews: 5

Comments

Jaci B

"thank you...I needed this! Dana was smooth, professional, supportive, and safe."

Holly K

"Great training "

Michael G

"very informative"

Susana F

"Great Workshop Thanks for making it available !!!!"

Anya G

"Absolutely wonderful seminar, I learned so much new information, and it will be incredibly helpful in my work! I have been in practice for 25 years; I feel like this is a foundational piece that has been missing, and will revolutionize my practice. Thank you!"

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