3 Clinical CEUs
The Polyvagal Theory (PVT), developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, proposes that the Autonomic Nervous System influences the way we think about the world and shapes our experiences by responding to moments of connection and protection. The PVT supports that we are innately driven towards feelings of safety and our need to connect and feel safe with others. The PVT provides a road map for clinicians to assist clients in becoming aware of their own nervous systems and creates opportunities for self compassion and healing. The PVT expands on our understanding of protective responses for those with trauma histories. In addition, when we understand how our own nervous systems work, we then understand the importance of creating enough cues of safety and connection when working with our clients.
Understand the two branches of the Autonomic Nervous System and the 3 Pathways of response
Learn the 3 organizing principles of the Polyvagal Theory: Neuroception, Co-Regulation, Hierarchy of Response
Learn ways to identify Autonomic States and skills to offer your clients to regulate back to a sense of safety
Learn how to bring into your sessions enough cues of safety when working with clients that tend to dysregulate, especially those with trauma histories.
For those licensed in NY: NASW New Jersey Chapter SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0138. This course does not necessarily meet supervision requirements in the state of New York.