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Polyvagal Theory and Evidenced Based Interventions for Arousal Dysregulation in PTSD

About the Course

This recorded webinar will discuss multiple evidenced-based interventions any mental health provider can utilize when clients experience arousal dysregulation. This webinar will first discuss what clinicians need to know about the PTSD brain to help provide better psychoeducation to their clients impacted by traumatic stress. Dr. Fatter will review specific observable indicators that their clients are in a state of hyperarousal or hypoararousal. In addition, specific evidenced-based interventions will be reviewed to address common hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal symptoms. Polyvagal theory and the value of the therapeutic relationship in the context of effective trauma treatment will be explored. Dr. Fatter will discuss ways to apply a phase-oriented treatment approach to trauma treatment to help prevent decompensation. This webinar will also address adjunctive therapies to help support stabilization. Clinicians at any stage of their career will benefit from this webinar!

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Polyvagal Theory and Evidenced Based Interventions for Arousal Dysregulation in PTSD created by Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. in 2023.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Apr 2023

Course Material Author

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D.
Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. is a mid-career psychologist, certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, and clinical IFS consultant. She is also certified in EMDR and has completed advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. She draws on her background in transpersonal psychology, and clinical work with traumatic memory, grief, and attachment wounds to guide training and professional development for mental health providers internationally. She was awarded her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas and practices from an anti-racist, queer-inclusive, and culturally mindful framework.

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Daphne M. Fatter, Ph.D.
Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. is a mid-career psychologist, certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, and clinical IFS consultant. She is also certified in EMDR and has completed advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. She draws on her background in transpersonal psychology, and clinical work with traumatic memory, grief, and attachment wounds to guide training and professional development for mental health providers internationally. She was awarded her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas and practices from an anti-racist, queer-inclusive, and culturally mindful framework.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify observable signs of when clients are in a state of arousal dysregulation.
  2. Explain the evidenced-based phase-oriented treatment approach.
  3. Describe specific interventions for specific client hyper-arousal vs hypo-arousal symptoms.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Daphne M. Fatter, Ph.D.

She receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103281
3 CE credit hours
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  • Recorded Webinar
Exam Fee $17.91
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Course Materials $30.00

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