Introduction to Polyvagal Theory



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 the clinical applications of it.  Much of the training will focus on real-life applications of the theory for practice and will give clinicians tools to use in their own 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.
2 CE hour credits approved by
ASWB # 1706, NAADAC # 139138 & NBCC # 6703
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 2
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
    • Lecture.1
      Introduction to Polyvagal Theory

Dr. Meagan Jones has worked in a teaching capacity for over 5 years, and has taught in both online and in person formats. She is currently an Adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the online Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has been practicing for over 11 years, and has worked in a variety of settings from correctional counseling to intensive in-home and community mental health settings to private practice. She currently practices in a private practice setting offering both in person and online mental health services. Dr. Jones obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Columbia International University. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina and Virginia. Dr. Jones specializes in the areas of sexual trauma, crisis and trauma, general mental health issues, women’s issues, sexuality, and spirituality counseling. She has been teaching, writing, and presenting on trauma, sex trafficking, sexuality, sexual healing post-trauma, LGBTQ issues, supervision, and professional development for counselors for the past several years.
When she is not working she enjoys traveling, cooking, jet skiing, being outside, crafting, and enjoying time with her family.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 6:30-8:30 PM EST.

5:30-7:30 PM Central Time