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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Jul
31
Tue
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
6
Mon
12:00 pm The Therapeutic Spiral Model to ... @ TBA
The Therapeutic Spiral Model to ... @ TBA
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Kate Hudgins was invited by the Denmark Psychological Association. Further information can be found in English here and in Danish here. Contact Dr. Kate Hudgins for information.
Aug
17
Fri
10:00 am TSM Action Healing Workshop: Exa... @ Penn State Brandywine Campus
TSM Action Healing Workshop: Exa... @ Penn State Brandywine Campus
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm
TSM Action Healing Workshop: Examining the (Inner) Roles of the Man<h5>Media, PA</h5> @ Penn State Brandywine Campus
Presented by Scott Giacomucci, MSS, LCSW, CTTS, CET III; Steven Durost, PhD, AL TSM Action Healing Workshop: Examining the (Inner) Roles of the Man Join Scott Giacomucci, Dr. Steven Durost, and a TSI Action Healing[...]
Sep
19
Wed
10:00 am Transforming the Trauma Triangle... @ Sercotel Suites Viena Hotel (Viena Hall Capellanes, 1st Floor). c/ Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, 17. 28008
Transforming the Trauma Triangle... @ Sercotel Suites Viena Hotel (Viena Hall Capellanes, 1st Floor). c/ Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, 17. 28008
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – Sep 21 @ 8:30 pm
Transforming the Trauma Triangle<h5>Madrid, Spain</h5> @ Sercotel Suites Viena Hotel  (Viena Hall Capellanes, 1st Floor).  c/ Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, 17. 28008
The Association for the study of psychotherapy and psychodrama (A.E.P.P) organized a specific training in psychodrama and trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) run by Dr. Kate Hudgins. Dr. Kate Hudgins is a clinical[...]
Sep
28
Fri
9:30 am 2-Day Experiential Training: Tra...
2-Day Experiential Training: Tra...
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm
2-Day Experiential Training: Transforming the Trauma Triangle<h5>Canada</h5>
Hosted by Choices in Action Counseling Services, Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP presents, “Transforming the Trauma Triangle.” The Therapeutic Spiral Model’s (TSM) “Trauma Triangle” is a unique configuration that clarifies the destructive cycle of victim, perpetrator,[...]
Oct
19
Fri
10:00 am The Neurobiology of Trauma<h5>Me... @ Penn State Brandywine
The Neurobiology of Trauma<h5>Me... @ Penn State Brandywine
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Neurobiology of Trauma<h5>Media, PA</h5> @ Penn State Brandywine
Presented by Linda Ciotola, ME.d., TEP and Steven Durost, Ph.D. Time:  Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm Fee: $600.00 Venue: Penn State-Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Rd., Media, PA 19063 Information:  Contact Dr. Kate[...]
Nov
1
Thu
9:00 am The Dance of Transference and Co...
The Dance of Transference and Co...
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm
The Dance of Transference and Counter-Transference<h5>Taipei, Taiwan</h5>
Focus on how to act and deal with PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorder, personality disorder, and addiction and so on. Presented by Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP Time:  Thursday & Friday 9am-12pm; Sunday 1:30pm-4:30pm  (Local Taipei Time)[...]
Nov
8
Thu
12:00 pm The Neuroscience of Trauma: The ... @ TBA
The Neuroscience of Trauma: The ... @ TBA
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm
The Neuroscience of Trauma: The Brain in Action<h5>Singapore</h5> @ TBA
Further information will be available at a later date. Contact Dr. Kate Hudgins for information.
Nov
12
Mon
12:00 pm Containment: The Key to Safety ...
Containment: The Key to Safety ...
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm
Containment:  The Key to Safety with Action Methods for Trauma<h5>Singapore</h5>
Further information will be available at a later date. Contact Dr. Kate Hudgins for information.
Apr
26
Fri
6:00 pm Join us on the Orient Express Th... @ C.R.E.A.T.E.
Join us on the Orient Express Th... @ C.R.E.A.T.E.
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Join us on the Orient Express The Therapeutic Spiral Model  and Cultural Exchange<h5>Manchester, NH</h5> @ C.R.E.A.T.E.
This workshop brings together two American psychodramatists who have brought TSM to over 40 countries over 25 years.  See how the trauma survivors’ internal role atom (TSIRA) has provided a clinical map of internal roles[...]