Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, and speaker specializing in complex trauma. She is the leading translator of Dr. Stephen's Polyvagal Theory for both clinical and general audiences, and the best-selling author of Polyvagal Practices, Polyvagal Card Deck, The Polyvagal Flip Chart, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, and co-editor with Dr. Stephen Porges of Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory. She trains 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 founding member of The Polyvagal Institute, a consultant to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. Visit her website at http://rhythmofregulation.com/. STEPHEN W. PORGES, PhD, is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory and author of The Polyvagal Theory, The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory, Polyvagal Safety, and coeditor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory, all from W. W. Norton. He is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. Most recently, he was the recipient of the 2023 Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Distinguished Scientist Award. In 1994 he proposed the groundbreaking Polyvagal Theory, which has led to innovative trauma care treatments worldwide.
[M]akes for essential reading. In addition to a thorough exposition of the theory, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy offers practical steps and tools to help clients reshape their automatic nervous systems.-- "Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy News"