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TSM Transformative Triangle Newsletter

Transforming the TSM Trauma Triangle:

From Roles of Post-Traumatic Stress to Roles of Post-Traumatic Growth

Scott Giacomucci, MSS, LCSW, CTTS, CET III, TSI AL – TSM East Coast Organizer

TSM’s trauma triangle offers a unique conceptualization of the internalization of trauma in the simplicity of role theory. This contribution to trauma theory was introduced over two decades ago as an adaption of Karpman’s interpersonal triangle which many clinicians in additions treatment or family therapy are familiar with.

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Publications by TSM Writers

Theory, Research and Practice of TSM

Alers V.M. 2008 “The 20th Vona du Toit Memorial lecture 2007. Proposing the social atom of occupational therapy:Dealing with trauma as part of an integrated inclusive intervention.” South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 38, 3, (3 – 10).
http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2310-38332008000300003

Alers, V.M. (2013). The therapeutic spiral model perspective from South Africa—The rainbow nation. In K. Hudgins & F. Toscani (Eds.), Healing world trauma with the therapeutic spiral model.[1]  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
https://www.amazon.com/Healing-World-Trauma-Therapeutic-Spiral/dp/1849059233

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