DVD

The Neuroscience of Safety: The Transformative Impact of the Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum


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Faculty:
Stephen Porges, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 32 Minutes
Copyright:
Apr 22, 2021
Publisher:
PESI, Inc.
Product Code:
RNV064755
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Join Dr. Stephen Porges, the developer of Polyvagal theory (PVT)—also known as the neuroscience of safety—as he offers a paradigm shift in autism intervention.

You’ll learn that the behaviors you frequently observe are the tip of the iceberg. That we must go below the waterline to reveal the most important treatment goal for all individuals: the neuroception of safety as evidenced by physiological state regulation. You’ll learn the best strategies for down regulating threat and defensive reactions by shifting the individual’s state to that of calmness with feelings of safety leading to accessibility and spontaneous social engagement.

Dr. Porges will present new ways to conceptualize and write treatment goals that are respectful of the child’s (and parent’s) nervous systems, leading the way to improved communication, relational satisfaction, and joy. Autism treatment that includes an appreciation of the body, the physiology of parent and child.

Through research and an understanding of the science, this workshop presents cutting edge integration of neuroscience into autism support, providing new, emerging applications and offering hope and a new focus on the neuroscience of safety to autism treatment.

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Professor

Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute.  He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Porges served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.  He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including, anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

In 1994 Dr. Porges proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018).

Dr. Porges is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

 

Content Disclosure:

This presentation will focus exclusively on The Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum and will not include information about other similar or related theories.

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties from Integrated Listening Systems (now Unyte). In addition, he holds patent rights licensed to NeuralSolution for the technology embedded in PhysioCam and in technologies embedded in products marketed by Unyte. He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

 

For a more detailed outline that includes times or durations of time, if needed, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. 


Objectives

  1. Apply the lens of the Polyvagal theory in appreciating the adaptive nature of behaviors in children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  2. Differentiate between viewing and manipulating surface behaviors and addressing the upstream causes of behaviors across diagnostic categories of the DSM.
  3. Determine how the process of neuroception is a guiding principle for treatment planning and treatment techniques.

Outline

  • Understanding Behaviors as Adaptations of the Autonomic Nervous System: A Paradigm Shift 
    • Problem with targeting surface behaviors; Know the problem in order to shift the strategies: Case study 
    • The Neuroscience of Safety   
    • How the PVT helps us “look inside” the nervous system 
    • The guiding principle of neuroception and how it can help clinicians 
  • Individual Differences and Tailoring our Support for Individuals with Autism and their Families 
    • Looking under the skin to understand that autonomic state influences reactivity and sociality.  
    • Identifying strategies to retune autonomic state and shift hypersensitivity to social receptivity. 
    • Difference between passive and active pathway interventions 
    • Safe and Sound Protocol - a passive pathway intervention that harnesses the neuroception of safety   
  • Safety is Treatment and Treatment is Safety: Practical Tips 
    • How the neuroscience of safety helps us plan treatment goals 
    • Examples and principles of neural exercises and how they apply the ‘vagal brake’ to calm and promote resilience.  
    • The Power of Play 
    • Play to exercise the neural pathways of safety with activation in a safe way 
    • Research documenting how acoustic cues of safety reduce hypersensitivities.

Target Audience

  • Addiction Professionals 
  • Case Managers 
  • Dieticians 
  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Nurses 
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living Administrators 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 
  • Physical Therapists 
  • Physical Therapist Assistants 
  • Psychologists 
  • School Administrators 
  • Social Workers 
  • Speech-Language Pathologists 
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel 

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