Dying for Connection: Trauma, Social Engagement and Mood Disorders
In this insightful presentation, Dr. Barta uses a neurobiological model to reveal the cause and affect between early relational traumas and an inability to socially engage with others.
Dr. Barta applies Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory construct to explore the healthy formation of the ventral vagal’s social engagement system and to demonstrate how early relational trauma maladapts this system and leaves the individual without the ability to socially bond which can result in addictions and/or mood disorders. Further, he discusses a counseling modality that may be useful to activate and stre...Read morengthen the social engagement system, thereby facilitating a solid sense of self, a positive self-concept, and the ability to securely bond with others. Less...
- Describe how early relational traumas can maladapt the social engagement which leads to the inability to bond.
- Explain how this maladapted system can lead to compulsive behaviors, addictions and mood disorders.
- Explain how to work with clients to repair their social engagement system enabling them to fully bond.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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About the speaker
Michael Barta, PhD
CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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