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Debra Alvis, Ph.D.


Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She specializes in an integrative approach bringing together polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic principles to treat trauma and co-morbid disorders.

Debra discovered that the polyvagal approach facilitates a mindful awareness of the biological reactions influencing the therapist/client relationship and the client's sense of safety in the world. Integrating physiological, brain-based, body-focused approaches with traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly from trauma. In addition, with an increased sense of safety and connectedness, clients more frequently practiced the strategies required through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant.

Dr. Alvis developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches health psychology graduate students to apply polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic approaches, serves as project director for federal grant focusing on integrative healthcare, and develops mindfulness-based research studies. A thirty-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice


Speakers:
Debra Alvis
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 15, 2018
Media Type:
Digital Recordings
Price:
£169.99

The Shame Spiral: Release Shame and Cultivate Healthy Attachment in Clients with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Relational Difficulties


Speakers:
Debra Alvis
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 20, 2020
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD
Price:
£169.99

Yoga and Mindfulness: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety, Moods, Trauma and Substance Abuse


Speakers:
Debra Alvis
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 22, 2016
Media Type:
Digital Recordings
Price:
£169.99

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional: Competency Training


Speakers:
Debra Alvis
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 21, 2019
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD
Price:
£344.99

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