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Deborah Dana, LCSW, LICSW

Deb Dana, LCSW, LICSW, is the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series. Her work is focused on expanding the understanding of the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors. She is a certified Internal Family Systems therapist, a certified TAT trainer, trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center. She co-edited, with Dr. Stephen Porges, developer of the Polyvagal Theory, Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (forthcoming from W.W. Norton) and is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (forthcoming from W.W. Norton).


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Financial: Deborah Dana maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of California Davis. She is a consultant to Khiron House Clinics and an advisor to Unyte/Integrated Learning Systems. She receives royalties as a published author and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Deborah Dana has no relevant non-financial relationships.