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Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute.  He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Porges served as president of both 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.  He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

In 1994 Dr. Porges proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018).

Dr. Porges is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties from Integrated Listening Systems (now Unyte). In addition, he holds patent rights licensed to NeuralSolution for the technology embedded in PhysioCam and in technologies embedded in products marketed by Unyte. He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Digital Seminar

The Polyvagal Theory: Demystifying the Body's Response to Trauma


Faculty:
Stephen Porges
Duration:
1 Hour 23 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
14 Feb, 2014
Product Code:
POS047390
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$49.95 (GST inc.)

Digital Seminar

Innovations in Trauma Therapy Conference


Faculty:
Bessel Van der Kolk |  David Feinstein |  David Grand |  Dawson Church |  Frank Ochberg |  Kathy Steele |  Maggie Phillips |  Peter Levine |  ....
Duration:
16 Hours 27 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
15 Feb, 2014
Product Code:
POS046876
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$249.95 (GST inc.)

Books

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory


Author:
Deborah Dana |  Stephen Porges
Copyright:
2018
Publication Date:
03 Jul, 2018
Product Code:
SAM085360
Media Type:
Books
Price:
$52.95 (GST inc.)

Books

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy


Author:
Deborah Dana |  Stephen Porges
Copyright:
2018
Publication Date:
06 Jul, 2018
Product Code:
SAM085755
Media Type:
Books
Price:
$32.95 (GST inc.)

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