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Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Featuring Dr. Stephen Porges

Creator of the Polyvagal Theory and International Expert on the Neurophysiology of Emotions, Trauma, Attachment and Self-Regulation

Are you consciously monitoring your client’s facial features and vocal intonation during sessions?

If not, you may be missing important therapeutic opportunities...

Since its introduction by Dr. Stephen Porges over two decades ago, the Polyvagal Theory and the Social Engagement System have provided a sophisticated understanding of the neurophysiology of emotions, trauma, attachment and self-regulation.

In this powerful online course, Dr. Porges bridges science and clinical practice to show you how the principles of the Polyvagal Theory and features of the Social Engagement System apply in the clinical setting.

You'll learn proven strategies and effective interventions that build client safety and connectedness to mediate symptoms of trauma, PTSD, depression, autism, ADD and other mental health disorders.

Revolutionize your treatment approach and lead your clients down the path of health, growth and restoration — enroll today!

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
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"Dr. Porges' work has had a profound effect on how my Trauma Center colleagues and I organize the treatment of abused children and traumatized adults."
- Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
 
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Ask yourself...
Are the trauma, attachment and self-regulation interventions you're using based on an outdated understanding of the neurophysiology?

 

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Is your treatment model rooted in an understanding of client arousal based on traditional measures without incorporating concepts from the Polyvagal Theory?

 

 

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During therapy sessions, are you aware that you and your client are responding to each other’s physiological states?

 

 

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Are your interactions with your clients missing an understanding of how mental processes influence physiology and how physiology influences cognitive, emotional, and social behavior?

 

If so, this is the online course for you!
Here's everything that's covered in this in-depth training:
In this comprehensive online training, Polyvagal Theory founder Stephen Porges, Ph.D., will guide you step-by-step through four modules of in-depth training to help you effectively integrate the transformative power of Polyvagal Theory and the Social Engagement System in your practice. Here's what's covered in each module:
Module 1
The Polyvagal Theory
  • Principles and features of the Polyvagal Theory, and how to apply it in a clinical setting
  • How the Polyvagal Theory can demystify several features related to stress-related illnesses and psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, autism, depression, and anxiety 
  • How the Social Engagement System is compromised by stress and trauma and how to reset it
  • Evolutionary changes and adaptive functions in the autonomic nervous system
  • Humans' response hierarchy to challenges 
  • Three neural platforms that provide the neurophysiological bases for social engagement, fight/flight, and shutdown behaviors
Module 2
Social Engagement System and Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders
  • The "face-heart" connection that forms a functional social engagement system
  • How our facial expressions, vocalizations, and gestures are regulated by neural mechanisms that are involved in regulating our autonomic nervous system
Module 3
Neuroception: Detecting and Evaluating Risk
  • How our social and physical environment triggers changes in physiological state
  • Understanding how adaptive physiological reactions may result in maladaptive behaviors
  • Immobilization without fear 
  • Play as a neural exercise and listening as a neural exercise
  • Fight/flight and immobilization defense strategies 
  • Adaptive function of immobilization and the associated clinical difficulties
  • How the stresses and challenges of life distort social awareness and displace spontaneous social engagement behaviors with defensive reactions
Module 4
Applying the Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Settings
  • Understanding auditory hypersensitivities
  • State regulation as a core feature of psychiatric disorders
  • Deconstructing features of autism and PTSD 
  • Strategies to explain disruption and repair of symbiotic regulation 
  • Identifying social cues that disrupt or repair defensive reaction
Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Valued at $249.99
Today Only $189.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Offer Ends Soon...
Plus, earn up to 7.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Over 7 hours of online video training on the Polyvagal Theory with the creator, Dr. Stephen Porges. Click here for full course details.

 

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Online message boards to collaborate with other professionals also taking the course.

 

 

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Earn up to 7.25 CE Hours — included in the price. Click here for Credit Information and approval details specific to your profession.

 

 

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Access to all materials online forever, plus you can download all videos and materials to keep forever.

 

Bonus! Register today and you'll also get:
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A Bonus One-Hour Video of Dr. Stephen Porges interviewed by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
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About the Course Expert:
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Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is a distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory. The theory provides insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders including autism, anxiety, depression, ADD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. His research has led to the development of innovative interventions designed to stabilize behavioral and psychological states and to stimulate spontaneous social behavior that are being applied to autism and other clinical diagnoses. 

Speaker Disclosures: 
Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties, from Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Valued at $249.99
Today Only $189.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Offer Ends Soon...
Plus, earn up to 7.25 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!