Free NAADAC Webinar
A Live, Interactive Webinar
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
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.
Mike Bricker, MS, CADC II, NCAC II, LPC, is a consultant on “dual recovery” from substance use and mental health disorders through the STEMSS Institute and specializes in blending research-based treatment with other wisdom traditions. He has educated and trained counselors in Alaska, Oregon, and the Navajo Nation. Bricker is also a behavioral health clinician for Strong Integrated Behavioral Health in Eugene, OR. He specializes in providing trauma-informed care to participants in treatment for methamphetamine and other drugs of abuse, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders.
- 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.
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.
Polls and Q&A.
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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.
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