20th Annual

Julie Claire Gutterman

Memorial Lecture



Deborah A. Dana, LCSW

“Navigating the Nervous System:

A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy”

Wednesday  April 10th  2019

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 Ledgemont Country Club, Seekonk, MA


The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping experiences of safety and influencing the capacity for connection.  Polyvagal Theory outlines the ways our bodies respond to both the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life.  With an updated map of the autonomic circuits that underlie behaviors and beliefs, we have a new understanding of what triggers post-traumatic patterns of mobilization or collapse and can reliably lead our clients out of adaptive survival responses into the autonomically regulated state of safety that is necessary for successful treatment.

In this workshop, Deb Dana shares her Polyvagal Theory guided approach to therapy with strategies to help clients identify and interrupt their  familiar patterns of protection and skills to find, and savor, experiences of safety.  Explore the language of the autonomic nervous system and learn to help your clients safely tune into their autonomic stories, reshape their nervous systems, and rewrite the trauma stories that are carried in their autonomic pathways.


Continuing Education Credits

Application has been submitted for 6 CEUs (including 1 in Ethics) for Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, and licensed mental health counselors.


The fee for the day is $125 including continental  breakfast, a dairy/vegetarian lunch, afternoon snacks and CEUs.  Early registration discount of $15 for registrations postmarked by March 15. 

Registration is limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.


 For a complete agenda and more information see the Brochure.

Click here to securely register online.

To register via mail, please print the Brochure. and send its attached form, along with payment to Jewish Collaborative Services of Rhode Island, 1165 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.