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The Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Practice: An Introduction

Event Date:

January 26, 2024

Event Time:

11:00 am

Welcome to the Polyvagal Theory! Participants in this workshop will be invited to jump into the world of the autonomic nervous system, as understood through Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory. Participants will be invited to learn about the fundamental principles of the Polyvagal Theory, such as neuroception, our internal surveillance system, our regulated and adaptive survival states, and the Social Engagement System and co-regulation. With a Polyvagal approach, participants can learn how to support a healing environment to promote growth and change, support trauma healing, and teach clients a new way of understanding and managing their experience in the world. 


Workshop Objectives

  • Determine the principles of Polyvagal Theory and how to communicate them in client-friendly language.
  • Distinguish three circuits of the autonomic nervous system for use in client psychoeducation.
  • Determine how to help clients engage the regulating capacities of the autonomic nervous system that create an environment of safety.


About the Speaker

Courtney Rolfe (she/her), LCPC, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Speaker, and Trainer. She is passionate about bringing Polyvagal Theory to clinicians and wellness professionals across the globe. A leading expert in the Polyvagal Theory, Courtney’s passion lies in supporting and teaching clinicians, helping individuals and communities heal, and living the model of navigating the world with a regulated nervous system. Courtney maintains a private practice based in Chicago, Illinois, in addition to being a speaker and trainer independently as well as with Deb Dana’s Rhythm of Regulation programs. Courtney offers individual and group consultation for helping professionals, supporting healers and helpers bring the wisdom of the nervous system into their work. More information can be found at

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded. Please email us at to cancel your registration.

Registrations of CEUs

This workshop fulfills the requirements for 2 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and 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. 


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.


Please enter your licensure information in the Google form provided in our follow-up email to ensure the prompt issue of CE certificates after the workshop.

Event Schedule Details

  • January 26, 2024 11:00 am   -   1:00 pm
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