In this comprehensive interview, Scaer literally covers the entire Trauma Spectrum (incidentally, that's also the name of his most recent book): from the biological nature of trauma to the acute physical, emotional psychological symptoms it creates and on into the medical issues and disorders that are so often part of trauma’s clinical picture. Following Scaer’s extended interview, trauma's adopted son, Stephen Porges, gives us a detailed description of his polyvagal theory; how it relates to the experience of stress and resultant responses-fight/flight freeze; and its applicability for better outcomes in trauma treatment.
This online program is worth 2.5 hours CPD.
Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, Sought after national trainer, best-selling author and film producer, Linda has trained thousands of mental health clinicians across the country on trauma treatment. She is President of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC, in Havertown, PA. With advanced degrees in both clinical psychology and public health, Linda is a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor; Certified Addiction Counselor Diplomate; Certified Co-Occurring Professional Diplomate; Certified Gestalt Therapist; Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner; Certified Hypnotherapist; and Level II EMDR Practitioner.
International speaker on the treatment of trauma, author of both Trauma Competency: A Clinicians Guide and 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma. Her latest projects include the completion of www.trauma101.com (an extensive trauma resource for clinicians and clients alike), along with nine completed video projects for The Master Clinician Series. Linda continues to advocate for accessible, coherent, integrative trauma treatment for all those affected by trauma.
Financial: Linda Curran maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Linda Curran is an advisory board member for International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy.
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. In 1994, he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric and physical disorders. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017), and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1400 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, to improve language processing and state regulation.
Financial: Dr. Stephen Porges has employment relationships with Indiana University Bloomington and the University of North Carolina. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He is a scientific advisor to Integrated Learning Systems/Unyte and receives a royalty. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Stephen Porges is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
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