Polyvagal theory has profoundly changed our healing ability by offering insight into the inner workings of our bodies and nervous systems. Backed by decades of scientific research, it offers the roadmap that can help us manage the stresses and burnout we experience working in the mental health field.
This workshop is an introduction to Polyvagal theory where you will begin to observe your own autonomic nervous system and start thinking about ways to resource and regulate. As professionals, feeling depleted impacts our ability to be curious and feel successful in our work. Understanding where we are in our nervous system gives us choice in how we move forward.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
Apply the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory.
Create their own autonomic map.
Begin to work with their own autonomic nervous system and help it regulate.
This program is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience and offers 3.0 CEs.
PLEASE NOTE: Recording in any form of this live streaming event is NOT permitted.
You will receive the instructions for connecting to Zoom a week before the event.
About our Speakers:
Nancy Rubbico, LMHC-MA (she/her) consults with mental health professionals to help them deepen their understanding of the Polyvagal Theory for both their own nervous system and their clients’ nervous system. She is a Senior Trainer for both Deb Dana’s training and The Polyvagal Institute. In her private practice Nancy specializes in Complex Trauma, Dissociation, and Couples. Nancy is trained in Psychoanalysis, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Polyvagal Theory for Therapy, AEDP, a 500-hour trained Registered Yoga Teacher, and Yoga Nidra. Published in April 2022 “What Putin’s Physiological State Tells us” By Robert Legvold, Stephen Porges, and Nancy Rubbico. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/polyvagal-perspectives/202204/what-putin-s-physiological-state-tells-us.
Geller, S. M., & Porges, S. W. (2014). Therapeutic presence: Neurophysiological mechanisms mediating feeling safe in therapeutic relationships. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24(3), 178-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037511
Porges, S. W. (2021). Cardiac vagal tone: A neurophysiological mechanism that evolved in mammals to dampen threat reactions and promote sociality. World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 20(2), 296–298. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20871
Cost and Registration:
$75 ICP+P Members $35 ICP+P 1st +2nd Year Members, Emerging Professionals, MITs and Graduate Student Members, and Fellows $35 Unaffiliated Students and Fellows $90 Non-Members
A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the start date.
Continuing education credit: 3.0 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. As our CE program receives oversight from a licensed social worker, the CE credits we award are highly likely to be recognized by licensing boards in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia may submit these CE credits to their licensing boards. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the CE activity. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
* Nancy Rubbico, LMHC-MA and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Any references to “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medication, products or devices will be explicitly disclosed in the presentation.
CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at the short course. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session.