In this ever-changing world, it is more important than ever for mental health professionals to practice new and innovative techniques. Polyvagal theory, introduced by Stephen Porges (2018) in 1994, has been receiving much attention in the literature lately and is quickly emerging as an effective and innovative way to approach trauma therapy.
In this training, we will explore Polyvagal theory and its clinical applications. Much of the training will focus on real-life applications of the theory for practice and will give clinicians tools to use in their practice.
- Explain Polyvagal Theory and how it can be applied to the context they are working in.
- Discuss when Polyvagal Theory is appropriate to use in their own practice, and how it can be helpful to their clients.
- Describe the hands-on practical knowledge of the use of Polyvagal techniques.
Dr. Sherrie All
Dr. Sherrie All is a renowned neuropsychologist, speaker, and writer whose expertise in the principles of neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy, and diagnostics provides her with a unique perspective on the correlation between mental health disorders, therapeutic approaches, and the underlying brain mechanisms. As the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, Dr. All combines her extensive background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and dynamic interpretations to help her clients manage depression, stress, anxiety, mental illness, and cognitive challenges. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve optimal cognitive functioning and overall well-being and is dedicated to empowering her clients to take charge of their mental health. Dr. All received her Ph.D. in neuropsychology from Rosalind Franklin University and has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of neurological and psychological conditions. She brings her detailed understanding of the brain to uniquely address the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries, dementia, and other conditions. Dr. All is a sought-after speaker and writer, sharing her expertise in neuroscience and neuropsychology with a wide range of audiences. Her work is informed by the latest research in the field, and she is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of cognitive wellness.