Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP

1924 Fourth Street. San Rafael, CA 94901

312 Third Avenue. San Francisco, CA 94118

415-454-7308

http://www.bayareamorenoinstitute.com/

http://imaginecenter.net/

Sylvia IsraelThe Therapeutic Spiral Model has given me a framework for working with trauma survivors in individual and group therapy. I know where to start and what steps to follow. Of course, no model can be the same for every client, but overall, I have some general principles to guide me. For example, before a protagonist can take a wounded child role, the protagonist needs to be able to rescue him/herself.

As therapist and psychodrama director, I am guided by The Intra-Psychic Role Atom of the Trauma Survivor (TSIRA). When I first came to understand it, I was relieved. I was a beginning therapist and psychodramatist, and for the first time, I felt I had something to “hang my hat on.” I could see the roles that were needed and the ones that clients were stuck in. The TSIRA aided me in formulating a treatment plan. It was a road map that led to healing; it elucidated the steps to take and included how to navigate the journey safely without re-traumatizing my clients. When clients were overwhelmed or dissociated, I knew how to help them regulate. I continue to use the TSIRA integrating my more recent studies of neuroscience and somatic attachment therapy.

Additionally, I have learned how the trauma in my family has affected me. TSIRA has provided me with the tools to work on my own healing and regulation. I can take the role of observing ego to get an objective view of my feelings and behaviors, notice my defenses, use my internal containing double when overwhelmed, and role reverse with my strengths.

As a trainer in TSM, Kate and I have been offering TSM courses over the past few years in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Spring 2017, we completed the full cycle of courses. In Fall 2017 I am beginning a new cycle of certification courses and am offering Surviving Spirits for Personal Growth and Professional Development with local team members. Kate will offer something and continue to come here once or twice a year. I also use TSM, and the TSIRA to inform my supervision.

In addition, I teach Psychodrama courses in two graduate programs, California Institute of Integral Studies and Kansas State University where I always include classes on TSM. I also offer training through the Bay Area Moreno Institute that includes TSM. TSM and the TSIRA also informs how my supervision.

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Jan
18
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5:00 pm International Woman’s Salon for ... @ Temenos Retreat Center
International Woman’s Salon for ... @ Temenos Retreat Center
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm
International Woman's Salon for Post Traumatic Growth<h5>Charlottesville, VA</h5> @ Temenos Retreat Center
Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP and Cathy Wilson, M.ED, MRN Join Dr. Kate and a TSI Healing Action Team at Temenos Retreat Center for this first Residential International Woman’s Salon.  You are meant to[...]
Jan
27
Sat
10:00 am Final TSM Community Healing Foll... @ TBA
Final TSM Community Healing Foll... @ TBA
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm
Final TSM Community Healing Following the Violence of August 11-12<h5>Charlottesville, VA</h5> @ TBA
January 27, 2018 Charlottesville, VA Final TSM Community Healing Following the Violence of August 11-12 Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP and Andrea Hummel, MA, AL Time: Saturday 10am-6pm Fee:  TBA Venue:  TBA Registration: Email Kate Hudgins
Feb
2
Fri
10:00 am The Dance of Transference and Co... @ Penn State University, Brandywine Campus
The Dance of Transference and Co... @ Penn State University, Brandywine Campus
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm
The Dance of Transference and Countertransference in Trauma Work<h5>Media, PA</h5> @ Penn State University, Brandywine Campus
Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP; Scott Giacomucci, LSW, CET III, TSI-AL Regaining your Appropriate Authority, you then mirror for clients their transferences onto you as good/bad mother or father, et al.  You’ll learn the[...]
Feb
4
Sun
5:00 pm Psychodrama Retreat in Bali @ Taksu Healing Haven
Psychodrama Retreat in Bali @ Taksu Healing Haven
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm
Psychodrama Retreat in Bali @ Taksu Healing Haven
Psychodrama Retreat in Bali Presented by Mario Cossa, RDT/MT, TEP, and TSM Trainer This retreat will combine approximately 25 hours of personal growth, psychodrama sessions with four, diverse cultural adventures on the beautiful and mystical island of[...]
Mar
2
Fri
10:00 am TSM Workshop: Celebrating Post-T... @ TBA
TSM Workshop: Celebrating Post-T... @ TBA
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm
TSM Workshop: Celebrating Post-Traumatic Growth & Spontaneity Training <h5>San Rafael, CA</h5> @ TBA
Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP; Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP Further information will follow at a later date.  
Mar
22
Thu
1:58 pm 2018 The Psychotherapy Networker... @ Omni Shoreham Hotel
2018 The Psychotherapy Networker... @ Omni Shoreham Hotel
Mar 22 @ 1:58 pm – Mar 25 @ 2:58 pm
2018 The Psychotherapy Networker Conference Workshop:  Psychodrama Revisited:  The Therapeutic Spiral Model <h5>Washington, DC</h5> @ Omni Shoreham Hotel
The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
Apr
19
Thu
1:58 pm 76th Annual Conference <h5>Dalla... @ Crowne Plaza
76th Annual Conference <h5>Dalla... @ Crowne Plaza
Apr 19 @ 1:58 pm – Apr 22 @ 2:58 pm
76th Annual Conference <h5>Dallas, TX</h5> @ Crowne Plaza
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in North Dallas, TX To view flyer, 2018 Conference Flyer all speakers
Jul
27
Fri
10:00 am Spontaneity Revisited: The Ther...
Spontaneity Revisited: The Ther...
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm
Spontaneity Revisited:  The Therapeutic Spiral Model Personal Growth Workshop for Professionals <h5>Norway</h5>
July 27-29, 2018 Norway Spontaneity Revisited:  The Therapeutic Spiral Model Personal Growth Workshop for Professionals Time:  Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm Information:  Email  Kate Hudgins or locally email
Jul
31
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10:00 am International Association of Gro...
International Association of Gro...
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
International Association of Group Psychotherapy Conference<h5>Malmo, Sweden</h5>
July 31 – August 4, 2018 Malmo Sweden International Association of Group Psychotherapy Conference From Freud to Neurobiology:  Two Psychodrama Models to Treat PTSD Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D, TEP and Carolina Becerril Maillefert, MD. The[...]
Aug
17
Fri
10:00 am TSM Men’s Workshop<h5>Media, PA<... @ TBA
TSM Men’s Workshop<h5>Media, PA<... @ TBA
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm
TSM Men's Workshop<h5>Media, PA</h5> @ TBA
Presented by Scott Giacomucci, MSS, LCSW, CTTS, CET III; Steven Durost, PhD, AL Further information will follow at a later date.