Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT


Polyvagal PlayLab

with Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT

December 13, 2019

 at Maine Center for Taiji and Qigong, 500 Forest Avenue (back entrance), Portland, Maine

This program is considered to be intermediate level. While prior experience with or exposure to polyvagal theory is not required, basic understanding of general clinical work with clients is understood. The intended audience is for mental health professionals (social workers, psychologists, counselors, nurses, and marriage and family therapists). Other helping professionals are welcome to contact me to consider the appropriateness of this workshop.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of the Polyvagal Theory and its relevance to psychoemotional difficulties in simple terms that can be understood by clients.
  • Explain the three primary components of the polyvagal response system (Ventral vagal tone, sympathetic mobilization response, and parasympathetic immobilization response).
  • Define and discuss neuroception of safety, danger and life threat to clients and its relevance to therapy
  • Use 3 or more body-based ventral vagal toning techniques with self and clients for self-regulation

Polyvagal PlayLab: Workshop Agenda:

9-10:45am: Introduction to The Polyvagal Theory: Lecture, followed by Exercise for use with self and clients: Autonomic Awareness Through Map Making

10:45-11am: 15 minute break

11am-12pm: ’Embodied Autonomy’: Body-based and somatic approaches to understanding the Polyvagal Theory

12-12:45pm: Lunch break

12:45-2pm Neuroception in Nature: Lecture followed by experiential exercises involving tracking and facilitating neuroception 

2-2:45pm: Breathing out and into safety; Demonstration and practice 

2:45-3pm: 15 minute break

3-4pm: Moving Through the Model: Development of vagal tone from developmental perspective. Demonstration and practice

4-5pm: Integration, Q&A


Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Maine Center for Taiji and Qigong is handicap accessible. If you have questions or think you may/will need special accommodations, please contact Deb so that we can discuss your needs.

Grievance Policy

Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. If you have a grievance or a concern please contact: Deb Grant, 609 Forest Avenue, 2nd floor, Portland, Maine, 04101. 207.772.7832.  Grievances will receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION FOR POLYVAGAL PLAYLAB:

Please note that It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.