Applying The Polyvagal Theory to Child Therapy
Polyvagal Theory Training: Accredited Live Online Course
CPD for therapists working with children and young people, offering knowledge, theory and practical application from a Polyvagal perspective to support clinical work
About the Course
Children and young people present with behaviours that can often be difficult to make sense of. Through a Polyvagal Theory Lens, it can be conceptualised that at the root cause of these self-defeating behaviours is a cumulative effect of many things, including life traumas. The child/young person is not ‘acting out’ rather it is their nervous systems best attempt to survive.
PIP Solutions has designed the accredited online ‘Applying the Polyvagal Theory to Child Therapy’ for child therapists and those offering therapeutic interventions to children and young people including play therapists, psychological therapists, social workers, teachers, child and/or family support workers.
This one-day (7 hours) training explores Polyvagal Theory described by Stephen Porges (1995, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2017) as a framework to link the vagus nerve and nervous system activity with neural regulation of the child/young person. There will be a focus on the three organising principles; neuroception, hierarchy, co-regulation to understand what is driving the behaviour, the goal to help the child/young person to find nervous system safety through connection and social engagement. We will also consider the importance of the practitioner monitoring their own window of tolerance to support relational safety for the client through the lens of play and creativity.
To gain a clear understanding of the Polyvagal Theory
To have an awareness of one’s own nervous system and how this can compromise the client’s nervous system
To apply techniques which support optimal regulation
To integrate new learning and skills into practice
Live online training (via Zoom)
The accredited experiential ‘Applying the Polyvagal Theory to Child Therapy’ is delivered by PIP Solutions Training. The course is delivered online and totals 7 hours teaching: 9.00 am-5.00 pm.
History of Polyvagal Theory
Introduction to the vagal nerve and physiology of the vagal branches
Three organising principles: Neuroception, Hierarchy, Co-regulation
Vagal brake and Vagal tone
Attachment and trauma through the lens of Polyvagal Theory
Play as a ‘neural exercise’
How Polyvagal Theory relates to clinical practice
Applying the framework of Polyvagal Theory to measure efficacy and how to communicate this at meetings
Participants will be required to have their video on throughout the training.
7 CPD Points awarded to participants who complete the full live on-line training
Cost: £130.00 which includes PIP Solutions' Super Protector Resource (Children x 1 & Young People x 1) worth £9.99*
* Overseas participants accessing the training will be charged additional postage costs
Experiential accredited courses, written for qualified therapists, delivered by the PIP Solutions' Team
Don't miss the opportunity to learn with national and international experts in the field of children's mental health
1.5 hour refresher sessions designed to top up understanding and get support in particular areas.
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