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Date: June 14, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Location: Online

Cost: $25

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Course Overview:

Do you ever wonder why sometimes even when we use the right words, we can’t get through to our clients? This training will provide an explanation of polyvagal theory and how it can affect our interactions. Participants will gain a better understanding of this and related theories along with practical ways to become more effective in working with those who have experienced trauma. Whether you're a professional navigating complex interactions or an individual seeking deeper understanding, this presentation equips you with invaluable insights to decode human behavior and enhance your interpersonal effectiveness. Don't miss out on this transformative journey to unlock the secrets of human connection and thrive in diverse environments.

About the Presenter:

Monica Borunda is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is also an adjunct professor at Cal State Los Angeles, and a Child Forensic Interview Specialist and Parent Educator. She is also a trainer, consultant, and expert witness on topics of trauma, child abuse, and child forensic interviewing. In addition, Monica sees children, adults, and families in private practice in the city of Pasadena. 

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two examples of adaptive survival responses driven by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in different scenarios.

  2. Explain three characteristic response patterns of the ANS and demonstrate understanding of how the ANS functions below conscious awareness in assessing safety and risk.

  3. Acquire two practical strategies for fostering safety and connection in relationships to improve co-regulation and resilience.

For more information, questions or grievances, please contact Alexa Stiles at or (707) 992-0537. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should also contact Alexa Stiles at Accommodation requests must be received by May 28th, 2024.

This training is funded by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. With your support, CIR provides current, research-based training programs that ensure that children, families, and communities are served in a coordinated, holistic way, allowing professionals in the field to implement strategies to improve their practice.