2-Day Experiential Training: Transforming the Trauma Triangle
Ottawa, Canada
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm
2-Day Experiential Training: Transforming the Trauma Triangle<h5>Ottawa, 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, and abandoning authority. In distinction to Karpman’s Triangle, this last role was created by TSM to explain the subtle, yet damaging, presence of someone who was absent—not there to rescue—i.e., there was no appropriate authority.

The Trauma Triangle represents a closed circuit of energy embedded in the personality structure of those who have survived cruelty or trauma, repeating itself as life-long patterns of abuse and neglect. This training provides tools that empower transformation of self-neglect to self-care and that instill healthy problem-solving.

Participants gain a deeper understanding of the internal personality and neurobiological structure of PTSD; learn to integrate TSM’s Prescriptive Roles & Safety Structures into clinical practice and experience the power and depth of a TSM group process that is used across cultures. This workshop offers training hours for Psychodrama as well as CEUs for CCPA and can be a stand-alone or foundation course for TSI’s International Certification Program in Trauma Therapy.

The official flyer can be found here.

Cost: $495.00 CDN
Includes lunch, coffee, tea, and snacks.

Contact Monica Forst to sign up and for more information.



The Neurobiology of Trauma
Media, PA
@ 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 Hudgins
The Dance of Transference and Counter-Transference
Taipei, Taiwan
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)
  • Fee:  NT$14,000. NT$13,000 per person for group of 3.
  • Venue: Taipei, Taiwan (Location will be emailed to participant after registration confirmation)
  • Contact Email: Jian-Yi Liao,
  • Registration:  https://goo.gl/SpFuv1
  • To view flyer, click here  (currently in Chinese only)
The Neuroscience of Trauma: The Brain in Action
@ Care Corner Counseling Centre
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Neuroscience of Trauma: The Brain in Action<h5>Singapore</h5> @ Care Corner Counseling Centre | Singapore

This is Workshop 1 of 2 events in the Taiwan Workshop Series

Both Workshops must be attended.

People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant changes in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma, often in the form of flashbacks, body memories, intrusive thoughts and dissociated feelings. It is always turned on by an overactive amygdala.
The left brain’s coherent function, which provides meaning to stay in the here and now, is interrupted by stress hormones as the result of danger signals from the amygdala.

Participants will learn to use the Body Double (bd) intervention to work with the energetic body and the ‘rhythmic rupture’ it suffers, along with the physical body and the brain, due to traumatic events. The brain-in-action, along with attachment structures, are taught through demonstration and live supervised practice and can be used immediately following the workshop in individual, couples and family therapy, as well as by educators and community organizers. This workshop expands the repertoire of students and practitioners of emdr, eft, sensory motor integration, as well as drama therapy and psychodrama.

Contact: ccts@carecorner.org.sg

Event Flyer: NB_flyer_Singapore_R2

Containment: The Key to Safety with Action Methods for Trauma
@ Care Corner Counseling Centre
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
Containment:  The Key to Safety with Action Methods for Trauma<h5>Singapore</h5> @ Care Corner Counseling Centre | Singapore

This is Workshop 2 of 2 for the Taiwan Tour series.

Our brains are hardwired to Fight, Flight or Freeze from danger. Unfortunately, long after many traumatic experiences happened, the survivor continues to use those survival defenses, forming rigid patterns that shut down or overwhelm the system with unexpressed emotion. This is especially true of grief. For many survivors, it would have been dangerous to cry out while neglect, violence or abuse was happening, while many associate grief with being a victim. So, deep pain and grief from abuse is often hidden or repressed for years, becoming the proverbial ‘elephant-in-the-room.’

However, tsm has a special Prescriptive Role, the Containing Double (cd), that helps clients work through dissociation and other defenses to access these intense feelings of grief and mourning—safely and without retraumatization.

The cd was one of the first roles to be developed by tsm. Its efficacy has been researched and it is used throughout the world, across cultures and languages. In this workshop, participants will learn and practice the Containing Double in triads, participate in full tsm psychodramas, and learn tsm’s Action Safety Structures that enhance group cohesion and provide the overarching container for deep work.

Contact: ccts@carecorner.org.sg

Event Flyer:


Men’s Retreat at Brandywine
Media, PA
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

Presented by Steven Durost, Ph.D. and Action Team.

More info. and registration: Steven Durost, Ph.D. stevendurost@castlecreate.com



TSM Women’s Salon in the Bay Area
San Rafael, CA
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm

With Dr. Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP and Sylvia Israel, LMFT, BCT, TEP.


Cost: $1,000.00

Contact Kate for more information.

Dr Steven Durost Takes TSM to India!
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Bangalore: February 15-17, 2019

New Delhi, India: February 22-24, 2019

Please contact Steven Durost at the above email for further details.



TSM Directing Practice: Psychodrama and Trauma Done Safely!
West Chester, PA
@ Temenos Retreat Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
TSM Directing Practice:  Psychodrama and Trauma Done Safely!<h5>West Chester, PA</h5> @ Temenos Retreat Center

We invite you to attend this weekend residential training in using psychodrama for trauma-informed therapy.  While the Therapeutic Spiral Model is the primary lens we will look at to create containment, self-regulation and narrative label, we welcome people with divergent backgrounds to provide a rich exchange of information and interventions.  If you are in the TSI International Certification in Trauma Therapy program this is an opportunity to complete practicum requirements.  For all participants it is a chance to improve your action skills with trauma as well as to do your own protagonist work.  Come access your own autonomous healing center thought the TSM Prescriptive Roles and join with a group of like minded people to share how we can change the world.

Cost Breakdown: $1,000 for shared room accommodations. Some limited single rooms are available for an additional cost.

This is a residential retreat offering CEUs for those eligible.

More info. and registration: drkatetsi@icloud.com



Join us on the Orient Express The Therapeutic Spiral Model and Cultural Exchange
Manchester, NH
@ 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 to safely and effectively use TSM across cultures, religions, politics, race, and gender in many settings.

You will learn how the Asian influence has shaped TSM for 20 years.  Hear about it’s uses in the Middle East.  Join us in a multi-cultural lab of learning together the weekend before ASGPP.

Optional Monday 10-5pm:  Supervision and Directing Practice with Psychodrama and Trauma. $50 extra if you attend entire weekend. $125 for the one day event.

Regular Price: $650.

Early bird paid by December 31st, 2018: $500.

$100 deposit holds your place.

Housing available at conference hotel for reduced rates.

More info. and registration: drkatetsi@icloud.com