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Polyvagal Institute’s Annual Conference:
The Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory 

NOVEMBER 5 - 6, 2021

A virtual conference exploring the application of PVT to psychotherapy, education, healthcare, and body-based therapies.

On behalf of the entire team at the Polyvagal Institute, we want to warmly welcome you to the 2021 Polyvagal Summit!

We’ve partnered with our friends at PESI to bring you Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, and many of the creative thinkers who are integrating Polyvagal Theory into new territory. Whether you're a psychotherapist, educator, body-based therapist, healthcare professional, or curious polyvagalist, this conference will expand your understanding of 'the science of human connection,' Polyvagal Theory.  




up to



early bird price through SEPT


regularly $299



All-access pass includes both days of keynotes and workshops with instant replay of all sessions, 30-days of unlimited on-demand access, session handouts to take home, live panels and discussion groups, and the official conference bookstore with attendee-only pricing on speaker books, clinical resources, and more!  

Final CE approvals coming soon! Up to 12 CE's will be available.


Event Schedule

Nov. 5th 9:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Keynote: Stephen Porges, PhD

Module 1

PVT and Body-based Therapies


  • Arielle Schwartz, PhD: psychotherapist, author, yoga teacher

  • Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS: co-founder Embodied Recovery Institute

  • Heleen Grooten, SLP: speech/voice therapist integrating PVT

  • Live Roundtable Discussion with Presenters 

Module 2

Safety In Schools


  • Mona Delahooke, PhD: psychotherapist, author

  • Lori Desautels, PhD: teacher, polyvagal instructor to schools

  • Emily Daniels, M.Ed, NCC: social-emotional learning and polyvagal educator

  • Live Roundtable Discussion with Presenters 

day one

day two

Nov 6th 9:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Keynote: Deb Dana, LCSW

Module 1

PVT in Healthcare Systems


  • Marilyn Sanders, MD: neonatologist, Connecticut Children's Hospital

  • Molly McClain, MD: family medicine, University of New Mexico Hospital 

  • Benjamin Fry, CEO of Khiron House residential treatment facility

  • Larry Villano, CEO of Resilience Health, outpatient treatment facility

  • Live Roundtable Discussion with Presenters 

Module 2

Paradigm Shift


  • Phil Flores, PhD: group psychotherapist, author

  • Les Aria, PhD: pain psychotherapist

  • Jan Winhall, MSW, RSW, FOT: therapist, author, speaker

  • Live Roundtable Discussion with Presenters 

tech support

Email the PESI customer service team at or call 800-844-8260 Monday-Friday 6:30am-8:00pm CST. 

event questions

Email for questions on the agenda or speakers.