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Deb Dana
Portugal - Ericeira
Polyvagal Theory and ROR
14-16 March 2025
Alexia Rothman
Meets Internal Family Systems Therapy
Ericeira
Workshop Onsite
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3 Day Workshop onsite

In the beautiful seaside setting of Ericeira, Portugal, Deb Dana and Alexia Rothman come together  for the second time to offer a 3-day, fully interactive, experiential workshop examining the integration of Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. 

The workshop will take place in person on 3 consecutive days:  
Friday, March 14th to Sunday, 16th, 2025 
9:00am-5:00pm GMT

In this workshop, you will:

Learn the fundamentals of Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems Therapy. 
Examine how Polyvagal concepts can be understood and interpreted through an IFS lens. 
Discuss how an understanding of PVT can inform and support your IFS practice. 
Explore possibilities for the integration of PVT and IFS in therapy with your clients.

The agenda will include:

IFS-based meditations relevant to Polyvagal Theory 
Didactic presentations by Deb Dana and Alexia Rothman 
Discussion and Q&A 
Experiential exercises to personally connect with the material 
Live demonstrations of Polyvagal-informed therapy (Deb Dana) and PVT-informed IFS therapy (Alexia Rothman)

Daily Schedule:

9:00-10:15: Morning Session 1 
10:15-10:45: Coffee Break 
10:45-12:15: Morning Session 2 
12:15-2:00: LUNCH 
2:00-3:15: Afternoon Session 1 
3:15-3:45: Coffee Break 
3:45-5:00: Afternoon Session 2

No CEUs are available for this workshop.


Despite the diversity of content that brings clients to therapy, difficulty regulating their emotional experience is at the heart of their struggles. Clients can feel hijacked by extreme emotional states, uncomfortable in their own skin, and think or behave in ways they wish they wouldn’t. Polyvagal Theory helps us understand what’s happening on a biological level when our clients are emotionally dysregulated. And IFS offers a compassionate, non-shaming approach to healing the wounded, burdened, and traumatized parts of clients’ systems and increasing internal harmony and connection.           

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author, and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives. Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory is applicable across the board to relationships, mental health, and trauma.  She delves into the intricacies of how we can all use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives.  Deb is well known for translating PVT into a language and application that is both clear and accessible - and for her significant contribution, to pioneering Rhythm of Regulation® methodology, tools, techniques and practices which continue to open up the power of PVT for professionals and curious people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Deb has a busy career training therapists around the world in how to bring a Polyvagal approach into their clinical practice, and also works with agencies and larger systems to explore how to incorporate a Polyvagal perspective.  She is a founding member of The Polyvagal Institute, a consultant to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. Deb believes that we all benefit when we have a basic understanding of the ways the nervous system works and learn how to become active operators of this essential system.  Following this passion has led her to offering workshops in partnership with groups and communities outside of the clinical arena - and bringing the Polyvagal perspective to the ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, experiences of daily living. 

Dr. Alexia Rothman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA, since 2004.  She is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, an Assistant Trainer for the IFS Institute, an international speaker and educator on the IFS model, and a professional consultant for clinicians seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of IFS through theoretical discussions, case consultation, technique practice, and deep, personal experiential work with their own internal systems.Dr. Rothman has received extensive training in the IFS model, primarily from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz.  She has served  on staff for multiple Level 1, 2, and 3 experiential IFS trainings, and she offers workshops on the IFS model throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Rothman is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.  She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.

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Tuition | Registration

This Training can be attended by undergraduate students, graduate and registered mental health professionals.

Tuition:  525€

Registrations contact:  
construtivistas@sppc.org.pt  
  
Payment plans   
A  deposit of 150€ will secure your place.   
The remaining amount payed until the 1st March 2025.  
For more details please contact us at construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 25% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled.   
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.  
 

Flights/ Travelings, Accommodation and Meals are not included in the price of tuition.


Cancelamentos admissíveis até 15 dias úteis antes da data do evento, com reembolso de 75%,  apenas se o seu lugar for preenchível.  
Cancelamentos efetuados após esta data não têm lugar a reembolso.

Pagamentos Parcelares: para parcelamentos no pagamento por favor contacte-nos: construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Venue

This retreat-style Level1 training will take place at EriceiraHotel Vila Galé, 25 minutes from Lisbon.

terraço ericeira

Here a video of the Venue   
Here a video of the Village

Accommodation and Meals   
Accomodation and meals are not included in the price of tuition.   
A list of local cheaper accommodation in the village and around the Hotel will be provided on request.   
Rooms at Hotel Vila Galé depending on season goes from 140€/ night up to 170€.  Contacts to Vila Gale Ericeira Hotel here 

Where to Eat

The Hotel has good options for healthy food.    
Good options also around the hotel área, at walking distance, from 1 minute to 10 minutes.   
Prices per meal from 9 to 19 €.   
Here some suggestions:

TikTak Restaurant     
Gabriel Restaurant   
Veg Restaurant BeU   
Brunch me    
Casa Portuguesa   
O Gafanhoto

Many other options here on google maps

Where to Stay

There is many options for staying, from Hotels, to Hostels, to airbnb.

The training will take place at this 4star hotel.  
Rooms at Hotel Vila Galé:   
Please check ratings with hotel telling them you will be attending this training - tell them the even dates.  
Here the email adress: ericeira.reservas@vilagale.com

You can check here at booking.com good options.  
All options for staying are at walking distance.  
Praia FLH Hotels is at 2 minutes walking from the venue.

Here also staying options on airbnb at Ericeira, all at walking distance.

 

Program and Schedule

In this workshop, you will:

Learn the fundamentals of Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems Therapy. 
Examine how Polyvagal concepts can be understood and interpreted through an IFS lens. 
Discuss how an understanding of PVT can inform and support your IFS practice. 
Explore possibilities for the integration of PVT and IFS in therapy with your clients.

The agenda will include:

IFS-based meditations relevant to Polyvagal Theory 
Didactic presentations by Deb Dana and Alexia Rothman 
Discussion and Q&A 
Experiential exercises to personally connect with the material 
Live demonstrations of Polyvagal-informed therapy (Deb Dana) and PVT-informed IFS therapy (Alexia Rothman)

Daily Schedule:

9:00-10:15: Morning Session 1 
10:15-10:45: Coffee Break 
10:45-12:15: Morning Session 2 
12:15-2:00: LUNCH 
2:00-3:15: Afternoon Session 1 
3:15-3:45: Coffee Break 
3:45-5:00: Afternoon Session 2

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