The Heart of the Matter: Transformational Change in Psychotherapy

Durham, NC US
April 17, 2015 to April 18, 2015

The purpose of the course is to enable the nurse/physician to understand the polyvagal theory and how it can be clinically applied to inform and accelerate the process of change in psychotherapy, particularly through the use of the AEDP model of therapy.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the social engagement system compliments the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Describe the therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulations, and active listening.
  • Discuss the polyvagal theory as it relates to therapeutic change.
  • Define core characteristics of AEDP theory.
  • Describe the way in which advances in neuroscience and particularly polyvagal theory have contributed to the development of AEDP theory and practice.
  • Discuss how the practice of ADEP facilitates rapid and transformational change.
  • Demonstrate the “neuroception” occurring in both client and therapist.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 8.00 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
03/09/2015
Registration Expires: 
03/08/2016
Activity Starts: 
04/17/2015 - 5:30pm
Activity Ends: 
04/18/2015 - 4:30pm
Levine Science Center, Love Auditorium
308 Research Dr.
Durham, NC 27708
United States

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 8.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
03/09/2015
Registration Expires: 
03/08/2016
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