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Vagus Nerve:

A Crucial Link in Recovering from Addiction, Trauma, and Chronic Pain

Online
2 CE Hours
General
Free

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When and Where

Location

  • Live Webinar
    Access virtually on TPN.health
Description

The link between addiction, trauma, and chronic pain is complex and multifaceted, with each factor dynamically influencing the others. However, in recent years, new findings have directed us to a fascinating exploration of how the vagus nerve, the body’s superhighway of well-being, has a profound influence on developing addiction, trauma, and chronic pain recovery. This course delves into the Polyvagal Theory as the main framework for developing illness and recovery promotion.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex landscape of pain, trauma, and addiction, thus fostering a deeper understanding of the key factors that promote recovery.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 3 functions of the vagus nerve.

  • Explain how trauma, addiction and chronic pain are interconnected.

  • Explain how trauma, addiction and chronic pain are interconnected.

  • Describe the difference between bottom-up and top-down processing.

CE Details
Introductory
General

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Pending approval.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room cannot be counted toward CE credit.
This course is fiscally sponsored by The Pointe Malibu. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, is a Family Practitioner. He is the Senior Medical Consultant of the Pain Recovery Program at The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Dr. Pohl is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

He is the author of several books, including A Day without Pain, a revised edition, and The Pain Antidote – Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life. Dr. Pohl filmed a show for PBS on chronic pain, which aired nationwide in 2016.

Les Aria, Ph.D.

Les Aria, Ph.D. is a pain psychologist of 20 years. He is the co-founder and the Chief Clinical Officer of Menda Health, a digital therapeutic platform for pain recovery. He specializes in treating psychophysiological disorders/chronic pain and medically unexplained conditions. His passion for MindBody interventions promotes a unique style to help patients relate differently to their suffering, shifting them into pain recovery, wellness, and well-being. His passion is assessing the combined clinical applications of The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) and Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) to promote pain recovery.

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