TSM is a research-supported system of experiential change rooted in the theories of interpersonal neurobiology, and experiential therapy. It modifies the concepts and techniques of classical psychodrama for clinical safety and effectiveness for use with those with a history of trauma.
In this workshop, we focus on the defenses people use at the time of trauma to protect themselves to ensure survival, which then become part of the trauma-survivor’s role repertoire into adulthood. Categories of defenses include: Survival, obsessions, compulsions, addictions and eating disorders, as well as those that are simply maladaptive, but deeply rooted. While they worked initially, we see how they can become pathological when they are no longer needed and do not support growth—i.e., true spontaneity and creativity.
The TSM clinical action intervention of the Manger of Defenses (MD) is taught as a two-part structure in which any defense can be concretized through enactment or with the use of objects to represent it. When the MD is established it determines when and if a defense is needed, thus ensuring that old defenses can evolve into healthy psychological protection in the here and now.
- An overview of defense mechanisms that develop following trauma: Survival, obsessions, compulsions, addictions and eating disorders, as well as maladaptive coping skills.
- The TSM clinical action intervention of the MD and how to use it in clinical situations and adapt its use to other settings.
- To identify their personal defenses that are used most frequently and how to transform them into higher order coping skills.
All workshops will be in English, no translation.
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Therapeutic Spiral International offers an International Certification in Experiential Trauma Therapy using the Therapeutic Spiral Model. This workshop provides an experiential overview of the TSM approach and information about online courses that will be offered in 2022:
• Containment: The Key to Safety with Actions Methods
• The Brain in Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma
• Making Friends with Defenses in Action
• Transforming the TSM Trauma Triangle to Post-traumatic Growth
Register for the no-obligation workshop most convenient to you.
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Therapeutic Spiral International (TSI) presents an International Certification in Experiential Trauma Therapy, at four levels, using the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM): Trained Auxiliary Ego (TAE), Assistant Leader (AL), Team Leader (TL), and TSI Trainer. This is an acknowledged and research-supported method of using clinically modified psychodrama and experiential psychotherapy to treat trauma with individuals, groups, and communities who present with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, or depression. It has also been applied to addictions and eating disorders, as well as to uses in education, theatre, community building, business, and law.
TSI offers a comprehensive training program in TSM psychodrama to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its aftermath that when completed fulfill the TSI requirements for International Certification in Trauma Therapy. This training is for mental health care professionals, educators, community organizers, business persons, lawyers, or volunteers who wish to learn or improve their skills in working with people who are highly stressed or suffer from PTSD.
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Dr. Kate Hudgins is a clinical psychologist and psychodramatist, internationally recognized for her innovating model for healing trauma, the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM). TSM is a healing method for trauma survivors, a specific modified psychodrama for the trauma treatment in a safe and efficient path. From the very beginning, Dr. Hudgins has spread and trained in the TSM model over 40 countries.