What your Nervous System Thinks About Counseling, a look at Neurobiology
11.07.2019 from 1-4:15pm
Presented by: Amy Sullivan LPC
Training Located at: 1251 Nilles Rd Suite 5 Fairfield, OH 45014
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074)!
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Date of Training: November 7, 2019
Time of Training: 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Place: Compass Point Counseling Fairfield
Facilitator: Amy Sullivan, LPC, AIMI
CEUs offered: 3
Objective (What): At the completion of the course, students will be able to identify the basic anatomy of the nervous system as it relates to counseling, felt safety and relationships, recognize physical cues of trauma and emotional discomfort, aid their clients in identifying their own cues and facilitate processes to help their clients state change and better heal trauma. The training provides a framework to understand the human response to perceived safety or the lack there of.
Purpose (Why): Mammals come into the world wired to connect and to assess for safety. From the moment of birth, humans are constantly assessing for safety in body, relationships and communities. Dr. Stephen Porges identiﬁed a set of responses by the autonomic nervous system which responds to the assessment of safety. It is the autonomic nervous system which drives this assessment, asking “Is this safe?” Dr. Porges uses the term Neuroception describe the process. As meaning making being, humans can use Neuroception to deepen their understanding of their reactions and create more positive emotional reactions.
Method (How): Lecture, small group experiences and large group processing
Audience (Who):This training is for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists who desire a greater understanding of the fundamentals of neurobiology and the impact it has on the counseling relationship.
What your Nervous System Thinks About Counseling: A Look at Neurobiology
This training is designed to help participants:
- Increase knowledge of the nervous system and its connection to mental health
- Identify the pillars of safety and danger as experienced by the autonomic nervous system
- Know and use definitions of neurobiology that are helpful and practical.
- Understand clear ways to identify bodily responses to connection, safety and danger.
- Implement processes to help client heal from traumas.
Skill Level: Introductory
Dana, D. (2018). The polyvagal theory in therapy: Engaging the rhythm of regulation. New York, NY: W W Norton & Co.
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. doi:10.1037/a0037511
Porges, S. W. (2011). The polyvagal theory: Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, and self-regulation. New York, NY: W W Norton & Co.
Porges, S. W., & Dana, D. (2018). Clinical applications of the polyvagal theory: The emergence of polyvagal informed therapies. New York, NY: W W Norton & Co.