September 11, 2021
Part 1 11:00am-12:30pm CST
This workshop explores psychotherapy through the lens of polyvagal theory with a specific focus on working with trauma. Emphasis is placed on using intuitive, everyday language to illustrate the application of polyvagal theory to clinical practice. Specific principles and interventions will be discussed with the hope that what the participants learned will be immediately applicable when they see the clients the next day.
1. Participants will increase their understanding of the body’s response to trauma.
2. Participants will learn how Polyvagal Theory provides a neurophysiological framework for understanding how trauma shapes the brains and arousal capacity
3. Participants will practice case conceptualization from the perspective of Polyvagal Theory.
4. Participants will learn strategies for how to best help clients address symptoms related to trauma
Part 2 12:30pm-2:00pm CST
This workshop goes beyond the basics of Polyvagal Theory to explore clinical applications in working with complex traumatization. An integrative, phase-oriented approach to working with complex trauma will be delineated together with implications of Polyvagal Theory for the clinical relationship, resourcing and stabilization, working with dissociative symptoms, and trauma memory processing.
1. Learn how Polyvagal Theory impacts the treatment for complex traumatization using a phase-oriented approach.
2. Incorporate Polyvagal Theory into strategies to create safety in the clinical relationship.
3. Employ Polyvagal Theory as part of strength-based approach in addressing dissociative symptoms
4. Integrate the lens of Polyvagal Theory into mind-body techniques for resourcing and stabilization
5. Analyze the implications of Polyvagal Theory in effectively processing trauma memory
*Student discount and sliding scale discount available. Please contact us at email@example.com for details.
**If you have previously attended Part 1 of the workshop, please select “Part 2 Only” when purchasing the workshop ticket.
***Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 3 CE credits (Part 1 and 2) or 1.5 CE credits (Part 2 only). Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.
CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing.
About the Speaker
Ling Lam, Ph.D. MFT
Ling is a Lecturer in the Counseling Psychology Department at Santa Clara University, and a TEDx Speaker on the Power of Feeling Safe: How Kindness Restores Resilience.
He holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and an M.S. and B.S. (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Before he became a licensed therapist, Ling worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley and was part of the original engineering team that invented the world’s first HDMI chip.
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