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Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted

Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted

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Cost: $




Stephen Porges, PhD

Deb Dana, LCSW

"Amazing information, thanks for sharing. This is clear, simple, and can be life changing. As a therapist, is a very good resource and I would love to continue with other courses." --Antonia Brito

Course Overview

If you’re new to Polyvagal Theory and want to get a better understanding of it in a way that is time-efficient and reliable, this is a good place to start. You’ll be learning from the experts who know it best, and you can do so at your own pace, and in your own space. This 2-hour overview of Polyvagal Theory, presented by the creator, Dr. Stephen Porges, and renowned trainer, Deb Dana, walks us through the key concepts that provide the foundation for the theory and its application. Recommended for all audiences, both clinical and lay.

Students will have access to the course for 180 days from the date of purchase.

Outline and Format


Target Audience

Any profession

Course Benefits


CE's and/or Certificate Available Upon Completion


Stephen Porges, PhD

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™, which is used by therapists to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

Stephen Porges, PhD

Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma and developer of the Rhythm of Regulation training series.

Deb Dana, LCSW


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