About the course
This 2-hour on-demand course combines a lecture by Dr. Thibault with a conversation between he and Dr. Porges which takes a polyvagal view of the course material. The course integrates foundational information on pre-birth trauma, including epigenetics, as well as information on the sensitive period of attachment post-birth. Tenets of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Polyvagal Theory are taught within a framework geared to helping adoptive parents better understand managing attachment and developmental trauma. Highly informative for both professionals in the field as well as for parents.
Norman E. Thibault, PhD, LMFT
Norman Thibault, PhD, LMFT is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh), a national and international coalition of parents, caregivers and professionals working to give all communities the support they need to make healing children more hopeful and more effective. Norm is a certified instructor of Attachment and Trauma-Focused Family Therapy. He is a former President of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (UAMFT) and servedon their Board of Directors for eight years. He also served as a Field Trial Clinician in creating the current DSM-V. In 2012, Norm was the recipient of the UAMFT Distinguished Leadership Award for his service to therapists in Utah, and he was the 2017 Vilardi Humanitarian Award recipient of the American Adoption Congress. Norm is a Founding Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Three Points Center, a residential treatment facility exclusive to adopted adolescents and their families.
Stephen W. Porges, PhD