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Digital Seminar

Polyvagal Theory in Action: Creating Safety & Connection with Trauma Clients


Faculty:
Courtney Rolfe, MA, LCPC
Duration:
Approx. 6 Hours
Copyright:
Jul 08, 2022
Product Code:
POS058727
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webinar

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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 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

Join senior trainer in Deb Dana’s Rhythm of Regulation training series, Courtney Rolfe, MA, LCPC, for this interactive training, where she’ll teach you the techniques and skills her mentor Deb Dana has honed over a decade. You’ll learn:

  • 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

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 mode.

The goal is that you leave this 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.

Register for this training and revolutionize your practice.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.



Faculty

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Modern Mind & Heart


Courtney Rolfe, MA, LCPC, is a licensed psychotherapist, speaker, writer, and leading expert in the clinical application of the Polyvagal Theory. Courtney is a long-standing senior trainer in Deb Dana’s Rhythm of Regulation training series and has led several training cohorts through the Rhythm of Regulation’s intensive 6 month “Foundations of Polyvagal Theory in Practice” course. She is steadfast in bringing the Polyvagal Theory to clients and clinicians alike.

Courtney is the founder of Modern Mind & Heart based in Chicago, Illinois, which provides individual counseling, clinical consultation, and training with the specialized focus on application of Polyvagal Theory. Her training in trauma work and somatic-based modalities has allowed her to work with clients presenting a wide range of difficulties, including trauma of all types, relational conflict, anxiety, depression, and emotion regulation.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Courtney Rolfe maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the Polyvagal Institute and the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Bilingual Program. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Courtney Rolfe has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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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-regulating and creating reciprocal relationships.
  6. Assess for patterns in clients’ autonomic states to better inform treatment planning.

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 autonomic wisdom
  • Understanding patterns of protection and connection
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
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
SHAPING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM TOWARD SAFETY
  • Identifying portals of intervention
  • Using breath as a regulator
  • Resourcing new patterns through movement
  • Exploring the autonomic response to touch
  • Using autonomic imagery
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

Target Audience

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

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