Polyvagal Theory: What is it and How do I implement in Session Work?

Saturday, March 4th, 2023

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET/8:30 a.m. CT/7:30 a.m. MT/6:30 a.m. PT

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Includes Training Presentation PDF!

Provides for GSB/EBT Training.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Course Level: All Levels

NCASPPB accepts all courses provided by an NBCC-approved provider. CE Training Workshops, LLC is an NBCC-approved provider #7091.

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, 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. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2022 – 08/02/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

CE Training Workshops is an approved provider through CE Broker #50-29907 with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling AND SC Labor Licensing Regulation.

In this webinar, we explore polyvagal theory based on the work of Dr. Stephen Porges and Deb Dana. Participants will learn about the autonomic nervous system, the three nervous system states, and why they are important. Participants will engage in experiential exercises to learn how to identify and move between these states. This will include a discussion of how to introduce and explain the polyvagal theory to clients, which clients are the best candidates, and practical skills to regulate and self-soothe. This webinar will demonstrate how polyvagal theory can help inform and enhance the growth and healing process.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Define polyvagal theory and its relationship to psychotherapy.

Educate clients about why polyvagal theory is important for treatment.

Identify ideal clients and considerations.

Learn how to implement polyvagal theory interventions with clients and self.

Meet Your Facilitator

Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate in North Carolina. She received her Bachelors in Counseling with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ashley’s nine years of experience include working at inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care, specializing in addiction and mental health.

Ashley’s training includes Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems. In her current private practice, Ashley works with adolescents and adults with a focus on developmental trauma, attachment wounds, and anxiety. Ashley is passionate about trauma-informed care and a whole-person approach to healing. She brings to CE Training Workshops a diverse range of modalities and experiences and an excitement for learning and teaching.