New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation



Deb Dana LCSW presents AFTERNOON INTENSIVE "Bringing Polyvagal Theory Into Your Clinical Practice"

  • 03 Dec 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421
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(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members may attend this meeting for $60 and pre-purchase 3.0 Continuing Education unit for $25.

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DECEMBER 3, 2016 


Afternoon Intensive

"Bringing Polyvagal Theory Into 

Your Clinical Practice" (3 CEs) if you purchased CEs in the AM, these CEs are free



Summary Description: Building on the foundation of the morning workshop, the afternoon small group workshop will offer participants an opportunity to experiment with skills designed to navigate and tone the nervous system.  The afternoon intensive will present mapping techniques designed to track both large scale and nuanced state shifts along the autonomic response hierarchy.  Participants will experiment with ways to engage passive and active pathways to tone the autonomic nervous system with a goal of increasing flexibility of response.  How does the clinician's autonomic state impact the clinical moment?  Moments of messiness and moments of mastery will be explored using autonomic reciprocity as a guide.  Along with the experiential practices, specific ways to bring these polyvagal informed skills into your clinical practice will be discussed.    

Short Bio:  Deb Dana, LCSW was a founding member of Island Institute for Trauma Recovery and maintains a clinical practice specializing in working with complex traumatic stress.  She is a certified IFS therapist, a certified TAT trainer, trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center.  She is a part time faculty member in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern Maine where she developed and teaches a trauma theory and practice class.  Deb is a “passionate polyvagalist” and part of the growing global community of polyvagal inspired clinicians.  Her work is focused on creating clinical applications of polyvagal theory and expanding the understanding of the ways polyvagal theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors.  She is currently co-editing, with Dr. Stephen Porges developer of Polyvagal Theory, a collected edition of polyvagal clinical practices for the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology and is also writing her own book, The Polyvagal Clinical Practice, for the Norton Series.  

Deb Dana FLYER.pdf

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