Seminars and Symposia

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The Polyvagal Certificate Course: Safety, Connection, and the Human Experience
An in-depth exploration of Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Stephen Porges, DFX’s Tracy Stackhouse, and 8 other experts in neuroscience, healthcare, and therapeutics, each of whom brings their own unique perspective, experience, and expertise to the course content. Over 30 hours of live, virtual meetings & discussions!
Registration is now open for the next two cohorts:
Cohort 3: May 6 – September 9, 2024
Cohort 4: August 26 – December 16, 2024
Click here for full details and to register

April 24 – 26, 2024
International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference
Register by Feb 15 for early bird discount!
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Bonus! On day three, DFX’s Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L, and her colleague Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP, CLC, will present: Harmonizing Feeding Therapy with Different Cognitive Developmental Stages in Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Scroll down for information on previous seminars and courses; recordings may be available.

Self Regulation: Application of Top Down and Bottom Up Intervention
Grounded in Sensory Integrative Processing and Relationship
Presented Live Virtually on Thursday, February 8, 2024
On offer through Sensory Integration Education. This course is open to all and is ideal for therapists who have some familiarity with Sensory Integration. Tracy Stackhouse will lead the discussion with an overview of how self-regulation emerges as a product of sensory processing, emotional processing, and cognitive/executive functioning. Click here to learn more and register

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Effective Sensory Diets – Evidence Informed and Practically Impactful Ways
of Supporting Sensory-based Regulatory Challenges

On-Demand Course With Tracy Stackhouse, MA, ORT/L
This course will be available for purchase again in Spring 2024. Once you register, you have access to the recordings for 45 days.
Read more about the course here.

Register now! This course is part of the IE on-demand library that closes November 30th. Each course has 45 days of unlimited viewing from the date of purchase so you can buy now & watch later.

2023 STAR Sensory Symposium: October 5-7, 2023
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The 2023 STAR Symposium brought together more than 18 world-class speakers including DFX’s Tracy Stackhouse who explored theories, frameworks, and models of Sensory Integration/Processing within occupational therapy. If you weren’t able to attend, you can purchase the recordings from now through Dec 31, 2023. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about cutting-edge research and explore best practices related to sensory integration with an added focus on diversity as an essential aspect of understanding and engaging with those we care for.

Text on background of beach and waves about Rising Tide ConferenceRISING TIDE: North American Dates: Oct 6 & 7, 2023

Enjoy the ON DEMAND access to the Rising Tide presentations that took place October 6th and 7th until December 31, 2023. Please note, the presentation by Bruce D. Perry MD, PhD, is not included in the ON DEMAND access. 

Rising Tide is a transcontinental conference that will deepen your understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain and will equip you with innovative and practical strategies to help heal your home, schools, & communities. Rising Tide will address the complex needs from a personal and professional level. 

Keynote speakers included Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD; Stephen Porges, PhD; J. Stuart Ablon, PhD; Alex Kajitani; Melissa Merrick, PhD; and Ben Zobrist. Experts from around the world presented in the areas of Children & Families; Education & Community; Animal Assisted Therapies; and Occupational Therapy/Somatosensory Interventions. DFX’s executive director and co-founder, Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR, led a breakout session on bridging the gap between practical scope & clinical expertise.

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Cultivating Wisdom Through Healing Engagement
August 4 – 11, 2023

Are peaceful sages born, or do we all have access to that sublime state of being?
In this virtual series, Nichol Chase and esteemed guests will discuss and demonstrate ancient yet scientifically proven ways to cultivate wisdom, heal trauma, and build a meaningful life. Nichol will explore her Wisdom Building Method, developed during her time as a Garrison Institute Fellow, which draws from the expertise of her three trailblazing co-teachers:
Dr. Daniel Siegel will discuss mindfulness through the lens of Interpersonal Neurobiology
Mahshid Hager, LCSW, will discuss movement through the lens of Somatic Experiencing
Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR, will discuss music through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory on August 8
At the core of these ideas lies the conviction that a capacity for wisdom is our shared inheritance, not just that of a select few. These conversations promise to be inspiring, nuanced, and empowering; we hope you will join us at the free webinar, and the virtual series.

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Integrative Education 2022 Symposium: February 25 – 26, 2022
You can purchase recordings of some of the presentations to view on-demand. Click here for information Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, MA, OTR/L, presented “Effective Sensory Diets: Evidence-Informed and Practically Impactful Ways of Supporting Sensory-Based Regulatory Challenges” on Saturday, Feb 26, 2022.

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MEDBRIDGE offers four continuing education courses with Tracy Stackhouse: The Sensory Diet ConceptClinical Reasoning in Pediatric Occupational Therapy; The Somatosensory System; and The Mighty Vestibular SystemClick here for more information and to register for these courses through MEDBRIDGE.