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Polyvagal Theory is an effective tool for treating your clients' trauma — but if you're using this powerful method to only treat trauma, you haven't unlocked its full potential.

In order to be the most effective, you must be able to tailor interventions around your clients' unique lives and situations, otherwise the challenges they face today will only be worse tomorrow.

This suite of foundational strategies gives you clinical applications of Polyvagal Theory for any complex, real-world client problem, including racial-based trauma, Autism and PTSD, and more.

You'll learn to navigate and engage with a client's nervous system no matter the circumstance and how to integrate Polyvagal Theory with other modalities you're already using — like CBT, DBT, EMDR, IFS, sensorimotor, and mindfulness — to maximize therapeutic results.

Your registration also includes unlimited access to a FREE BONUS video with Stephen Porges' on his newest application — the Safe and Sound Protocol. Learn from the developer of the Polyvagal Theory how the sound of your voice has the power to make clients more accessible to treatment and accelerate healing.

Discover how you can leverage the subtleties of Polyvagal-based interventions to make a huge impact in your client's everyday lives—no matter the challenge!

Real World Applications of Polyvagal Theory:
Powerful Interventions to Help Your Clients Thrive through Complex Challenges


An $884.90 Value
Yours Today for Just $299.99
Learn at your own pace & earn up to 15.25 CE Hours, including up to 2.0 Cultural Competency CE Hours, as you go!
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FAQ
The Polyvagal Theory can enhance the clinical modalities you're already using AND make your clients more receptive to new interventions and changing treatment plans.

Become the clinician to regulate your clients' nervous system and give them — regardless of their circumstances — a real chance at healing from their trauma.

See how this transformational training has already improved the practice of clinicians just like you:

"Extremely informative! I learned so much and will be watching over and over again." — Tracy L., Counselor
"This training was wonderful, very cutting edge and current. Sean Inderbitzen's stories and clinical experiences and strategies were enlightening and gave practical examples of the theories he described so well." — Rebecca P., Social Worker
"This was one of the most helpful CE programs I've taken." — Barbara W., Psychologist
"This presentation offered new perspectives on the trauma of living with ASD and how to support Autistic individuals through a trauma informed lens." — Allison P., Speech-Language Pathologist
"Best training I've had in a long time." — Kelley H., Counselor
"Candice Richardson Dickens was truly outstanding. I feel that I learned a lot. She was very clear in outlining the course — clearly outlining symptoms & interventions, while addressing the issues in a much larger historical societal context. It's astounding how much she packed into an hour." — Brandy M., Social Worker
"Excellent presentation. It was so informative and strategies of self-regulation so well modeled." — Joey C., Counselor
Proven Polyvagal Techniques for Treating Racial Trauma, PTSD and Autism, & More!

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Polyvagal exercise guides, printable client worksheets, and clinical case studies included.
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What Will I Learn?
Whether or not you're already using Polyvagal techniques to treat trauma, learn how to use the subtleties of those powerful interventions to make a lasting, positive impact in any situation.

In 5 on-demand videos, you'll get clinical applications of the polyvagal theory for a wide range of real-world client problems — including Autism, racism, anxiety, disordered eating, PTSD, and more!
Polyvagal Theory in Action:
Harnessing the Healing Potential of the Autonomic Nervous System

Deb Dana, LCSW

Polyvagal Theory has revolutionized our understanding of the complex, unconscious forces at play in therapeutic interactions. Deb Dana shows you how to use the five pathways of the Social Engagement System to regulate your own states and enter into fuller autonomic attunement with your clients, plus:

  • Gives specific exercises to activate each cranial nerve and ways to track the response
  • Provides ways to track levels of attunement with printable worksheets and guided exercises to practice the repair process
  • Presents ways to reduce cues of danger and create cues of safety to enhance clients' capacity for self-regulation
Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response:
Mind-Body Healing for African American Clients

Candice Richardson Dickens, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC

Daily microtraumas and a feeling of not being physically safe or valued in our society has led to a state of stress, anger, hypervigilance, mistrust, shame, and fear for many of your BIPOC clients. With guidance from Candice Richardson Dickens, explore how neuroceptions and the Polyvagal pathways impact your clients' triggers when experiencing race-based stress and trauma, as well as:

  • How microtrauma impacts the psychosocial development of Black Americans from a historical perspective
  • How to treat reactive symptoms and behaviors associated with the microtrauma of racisms, such as defensiveness and excessive worrying about safety and death.
  • How to integrate Polyvagal-based interventions with DBT, mindfulness, and CBT to maximize therapeutic results.
Treating Autism and PTSD Comorbid Through a Polyvagal-Informed Lens:
A Framework to Inform EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Interventions in Therapy

Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT

Polyvagal Theory gives us a basis to understand Autism in a way that is modifiable with greater gains in accessing Autistic clients' window of tolerance — resulting in increased creativity, openness, curiosity, cognitive flexibility, and social engagement! Join autism expert Sean Inderbitzen, an Autistic Social Worker, as he guides you through:

  • A new perspective on Autism through the lens of a dampened social engagement system.
  • The Polyvagal Informed Framework of Autism Spectrum Disorder — a hypothesized idea that Autism is state specific, not lifelong and enduring.
  • How this framework informs modifications for EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to improve the therapeutic experience.
Applying Polyvagal Theory to Your Play Therapy Practice for Safety, Connection & Healing
Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT

Join Jackie Flynn, an expert in child and family trauma, for creative ways to integrate Play Therapy and the Polyvagal Theory. Discover evidence-based Play Therapy interventions while exploring the neuroscience of communication, emotional wellness, and social relationships. Plus, you'll learn:

  • The unique ways the autonomic nervous system impacts children's capacity to manage stress, express themselves, regulate emotional states, and navigate relationships.
  • How the Therapeutic Powers of Play create a deeper knowledge of the brain-body connection and ready-to-use Play Therapy techniques!
  • Trauma's role in the etiology of childhood dysregulation... and the importance of neurobiology in creating a felt sense of safety.
Polyvagal Theory for Children: Practical Application to Build Safety, Create Attachment & Develop Connection
Dafna Lender, LCSW

Dafna Lender, LCSW, walks you through the complexities of using polyvagal theory with your young clients and shows you ways to solicit openness, relaxation, and trust. Using your own social engagement system and tuning into the child's physiological state you'll learn:

  • Specific ways your voice, rhythm, facial expressions, and touch can elicit trust
  • How to surprise the brain of a defensive child to grab attention and generate curiosity
  • Activities to make shut down, guarded or angry clients feel relaxed, open, and ready to connect
 
BONUS!
Valued at $314.95 — YOURS FREE WITH REGISTRATION
FREE CE Session
Safe and Sound: How Your Voice Can Contribute to Healing Trauma

Stephen W Porges, PhD

Join the developer of the Polyvagal Theory to learn how to pick up on the subtle clues in your client's voice signaling when they're more accessible to treatment and discover how to use your voice to accelerate healing trauma. Earn up to 1.5 CE hours!
FREE CE Session
IFS and Polyvagal Theory: Healing Through Compassionate Connection

Alexia D. Rothman, Ph.D.

Discover how to seamlessly integrate IFS and PVT in treatment to help clients shift their nervous systems towards regulation and access their own capacity for healing to increase internal harmony. Plus, earn up to 2.0 CE hours!
FREE Expert Article
The Touch Taboo: Are We Missing a Vital Source of Healing?

by Deb Dana, LCSW

Get a first-hand account of how expert Deb Dana used the Polyvagal Theory and the power of touch to move a client from a "black hole" of hurt to a "sweet spot" of healing. See how she describes her process of establishing boundaries and a touch map with each client — and how she recognizes and recovers from her own dysregulation mid-session.
FREE Expert Article
Reaching Out in Nervous Times: Polyvagal Theory Encounters Teletherapy

by Deb Dana, LCSW

As more clients opt for virtual therapy, you've had to learn how to create just as deep of a connection without being in the same room — and maybe never even meeting face to face at all! In this article, Deb Dana covers strategies for keeping clients regulated using the Polyvagal Theory in a Telehealth setting — including the benefits of distance therapy, like a person's increased confidence behind a screen.
FREE Expert Article
Seeing Children Through a Polyvagal Lens: A Different Approach to Challenging Behaviors

by Mona Delahooke, PhD

We all know — and have probably worked with — a child who's been labeled "difficult," "disruptive," or "out of control." In this article, expert Mona Delahooke gives advice for working with "problem kids" and their caregivers and explains how a shift in perspective can yield lasting behavioral results — be it in your office, at school, or at home.

Real World Applications of Polyvagal Theory:
Powerful Interventions to Help Your Clients Thrive through Complex Challenges


An $884.90 Value
Yours Today for Just $299.99!

Learn at your own pace & earn up to 15.25 CE Hours,
including up to 2.0 Cultural Competency CE Hours, as you go!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
 

Deb Dana, LCSW
Deb Dana, LCSW, 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, and author of numerous books like The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018).

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Candice Richardson Dickens, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC, is the owner of the training institute CRA Counseling & Consulting Agency. She has been a clinician for over 30 years and specializes in the intersection of trauma-based therapies and race, ethnicity, and cultural areas. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, who frequently presents on the topic of trauma and race.

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Candice Richardson Dickens, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC

Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT
Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, has lived 32 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is an active clinical social worker within a community health center specializing in the treatment of autism and co-occurring trauma.

In addition to his work as a therapist, Sean is a doctoral student of Tulane University's School of Social Work, and a collaborator on two studies on the treatment of PTSD in children with Autism utilizing modified EMDR and utilizing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP). He is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and regularly lectures for state governments, foundations, and universities on motivational interviewing and the intersection of Autism and mental health.

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Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT, is a Registered Play Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist, and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant. A proud veteran of the US Army, she is passionate about helping individuals of all ages heal from traumatic experiences and move towards a happier, healthier life. Jackie is the creator and host of Play Therapy Community and Podcast, the annual Innovative Child Therapy Symposium, and the Parenting in the Rain Podcast downloaded over 160,000 times in over 50 countries. Jackie is known for her engaging and powerful courses integrating the power of play with EMDR and the Polyvagal Theory.

Click here for information about Jackie Flynn

Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT

Dafna Lender, LCSW
Dafna Lender, LCSW, is an international trainer and supervisor for practitioners who work with children and families. Dafna's expertise is drawn from 25 years of working in many settings: at-risk after school programs, therapeutic foster care, in-home crisis stabilization, residential care and private practice. She teaches and supervises clinicians in 15 countries in 3 languages: English, Hebrew and French and is a certified trainer and supervisor/consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

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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. 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 is being applied to Autism and other clinical diagnoses.

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Stephen W. Porges, PhD

Alexia D. Rothman, PhD
Alexia D. Rothman, PhD, is a certified IFS therapist and consultant in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rothman has been in private practice since 2004. She has received extensive training in Internal Family Systems Therapy from IFS developer Dr. Richard Schwartz and has assisted in multiple Level 1 and IFS trainings around the country, as well as serving as a professional consultant for IFS therapists.

Click here for information about Alexia D. Rothman

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're looking to leverage the subtleties of Polyvagal-based interventions in order to tailor treatment plans to every client's unique needs and make a lasting, positive impact in any complex situation — this is the right training for you!

Get clinical applications of the Polyvagal Theory for a wide range of real-world problems — such as PTSD related to Autism or racism, anxiety, disordered eating, and more — complete with Polyvagal Exercise Guides and Printable Client Worksheets, including a downloadable Polyvagal ladder worksheet PDF.

Learn about the benefits of Polyvagal Theory and yoga, as well as the role your voice plays in a client's healing with Dr. Porges' Safe and Sound protocol bonus training.

Plus, discover ways to integrate Polyvagal strategies with other modalities you're already using — like CBT, DBT, EMDR, sensorimotor, and mindfulness - to maximize therapeutic results.

Best of all, you can complete this online training at your own pace and earn credit as you go! Get up to 15.25 CE Hours — including up to 2.0 Cultural Competency CE Hours — around your own renewal schedule.

With over 16 hours of online video training, insightful commentary, interventions, and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours!

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Real World Applications of Polyvagal Theory:
Powerful Interventions to Help Your Clients Thrive through Complex Challenges


An $884.90 Value
Yours Today for Just $299.99
Learn at your own pace & earn up to 15.25 CE Hours, including up to 2.0 Cultural Competency CE Hours, as you go!
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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