Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102794
About the Course:
This presentation will focus on how Polyvagal Theory provides a plausible model to explain how and why intonation of voice and vocal music can support mental and physical health and enhance function during compromised states associated with illness, chronic stress, and trauma. The Polyvagal Theory provides a strategy to understand the neural mechanisms and processes that enable the intonation of voice to improve social engagement behaviors and to enhance the regulation of bodily and behavioral state. The theory provides insights that potentially explain how human vocalizations support mental and physical health. The Polyvagal Theory will explain how both context and intonation determine whether human vocalizations will support mental and physical health. The theory explains how vocalizations involved in talk therapy and vocal music require two attributes to be successful: 1) an interpersonal relationship between therapist and client that promote feelings of safety and trust, and 2) acoustic features of the vocalizations occurring in a range that overlaps with maternal lullabies. The Safe and Sound Protocol™ will be described as an example of an intervention that incorporates these two components.
The workshop will focus on the principles incorporated in the Safe and Sound Protocol™ and the lessons learned through preliminary clinical trials, current research, and feedback from clinicians applying the protocol to various clinical disorders including individuals with severe trauma histories. The Safe and Sound Protocol™ is a listening intervention, based on the Polyvagal Theory, designed to promote social engagement behaviors in individuals with problems in social interaction and communication. The Safe and Sound Protocol™ Listening Project is targeted at improving auditory processing and reducing hypersensitivity to sounds by “exercising” the neural regulation of the middle ear muscles and improving the regulation of autonomic state via the Social Engagement System.
This course is based on the recorded webinar, The Emergence of a Polyvagal-Informed Therapy: How Vocal Music and Voice Contribute to Healing Following Trauma created by Stephen Porges, PhD in 2019.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at an intermediate level.
Understand how Polyvagal Theory identifies the specific features of “acoustic” stimulation embedded within vocal music and prosodic voice that may contribute to the improvement of social engagement behaviors
Understand how trauma and stresses can “retune” auditory processing and distort our ability to process human speech
Describe the mechanisms through which voice conveys physiological state and how listening to types of vocalizations and acoustic stimulation can aid in the regulation of biobehavioral states
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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1.5 credit hour
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