Trust in Your Gut – Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and Relapse Prevention

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Audio Conferencing
Support Website
http://.naadac.org
Cost Range
FREE to $20.00
Everyone can participate in the webinar for free. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs for FREE by watching all of this webinar and passing an online CE quiz ($20 for non-members).

Host And Instructor

Host
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Instructor
Mike Bricker, MS, CADC II, NCAC II, LPC

Credits

C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

Training Overview Description

The Polyvagal Theory of Stephen Porges, PhD, has been with us for 25 years, but the practical application to therapy has been slow to develop. Porges’ research eloquently describes the dual role of the Vagus nerve in regulating the autonomic nervous system, and how it functions subliminally as part of our “social engagement system.” This workshop will explore how this seminal research can be operationalized to help patients recovering from substance use disorders, PTSD, attachment disorders and emotional dysregulation. This interactive presentation will explore how these autonomic responses can be brought into both cognitive and somatic awareness and turned into powerful tools for recovery and relapse prevention.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe in general terms the form and function of the Vagus nerve in the autonomic nervous system and its role in emotional self-regulation.
  • Participants will be able to recall three characteristics of the process of “neuroception” and how it coordinates with the mirror neuron system in the brain to function as our “social engagement system” and safety radar.
  • Participants will be able to explain how polyvagal awareness can help with more effective coping skills and be able to demonstrate and implement these concepts in their work.

Content Level - Beginner and Intermediate

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

CE Credits

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, click on the “Online CE Quiz” link above in the grey box to complete the online evaluation survey and CE quiz, and get your CE certificate. This link will be made available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your NAADAC profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

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Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email acbhc@akcertification.org for specific information.