In 2011, I attended a workshop given by Dr Stephen Porges at Darling Harbour in Sydney Australia. At the time, I was working for a Australian Government department that worked with children and adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Just prior to this position, I had worked as the team leader and psychologist for a leading Sydney hospital and developmental clinic, where I had reviewed more than 2000 diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder over 10 years. Listening to Dr Porges and his Polyvagal Theory filled in a number of gaps that I had been struggling with my entire career. From that moment on, I did all I could to learn about the theory, teach the theory and investigate ways of adapting it to the therapeutic benefit of my clients.
Paul North, Author and Psychologist.
With over 30 years experience
Is an Australian psychologist with over 30 years experience in the field of developmental disabilities and trauma therapy, assisting both children and adults. He has worked at the most senior levels of Government in both New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory as both a clinician and consultant.
Dr Lydia So
Is a New Zealand born Developmental Paediatrician, now working in Australia as a Staff Specialist based in a suburban Sydney hospital. She also has a private practice in Canberra where she assists children with a range of developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.