Clinical Applications Of Polyvagal Theory To Working With Complex Trauma
Speaker: Dr. Ling Lam
Ling Lam, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the Counseling Psychology Department at Santa Clara University, an A Home Within volunteer, and a TEDx Speaker. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University. Ling was also a graduate of the Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitation Training Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before he became a licensed therapist, Ling worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley and was part of the original engineering team that invented the world’s first HDMI chip.
This workshop goes beyond the basics of Polyvagal Theory to explore clinical applications in working with complex traumatization. An integrative, phase-oriented approach to working with complex trauma will be delineated together with implications of Polyvagal Theory for the clinical relationship, resourcing and stabilization, working with dissociative symptoms, and trauma memory processing. For the second part of the workshop, Dr. Lam will apply these ideas through case consultation to AHW clinicians.
- Analyze how Polyvagal Theory impacts the treatment for complex traumatization using a phase-oriented approach.
- Incorporate Polyvagal Theory into three strategies to create safety in the clinical relationship.
- Identify three implications of Polyvagal Theory in effectively processing trauma memory
These events are free, and registration is available up until 24 hours prior to the start of the event. There is no penalty for cancellations. Content level is suitable for working mental health professionals with advanced degrees. There will be no breaks during the programs.
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