Writings by Dr. Kate Hudgins, Founder of TSM

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Psychodrama Revisited: Through the Lens of Internal Role Map of the Therapeutic Spiral Model to Promote Post Traumatic Growth

Abstract Classical psychodrama embodies the theory and practice of spontaneity and creativity as the goal of all methods of change. In today’s world of post-traumatic growth (PTG), this is a perfect match for the view of humans as resilient and always seeking growth, even following traumatic and often violent experiences. This article of the Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie details the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM), which is a trauma-informed, stage-process model to change the self-organization of people affected by trauma by using experiential methods. TSM presents the first internal role map for working with parts of self, developed through decades of clinical observation (Hudgins 2017, 2002). TSM connects with advances in clinical psychology on trauma and attachment, and the latest research on interpersonal neurobiology, and makes a crucial turn from interpersonal work in psychodrama to the focus on inner parts of self. The trauma survivor’s internal role atom (TSIRA) is presented as a three-stage model to guide all action methods when working with parts of self that include: Prescriptive (RX) roles, the TSM Trauma Triangle, and roles of transformation and post-traumatic growth (PTG). Composite examples are given from a lifetime practice in the global community to help bring the clinical structure of the internal role atom to life for inner parts work.

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Containment in Zagreb- Event Cancelled

I have had to cancel my workshop on Containment in Zagreb due to Trumps travel ban. I am deeply disappointed as I love this group and organizers Vedran Korusic, Ines Cokarić and team members Axel Eichel and Ina Hogenboom. We will move the workshop to our June dates.

Meanwhile, we will announce next week several Zoom efforts to connect people during this time of crisis. I will be offering a 4 week group on darling with the acute effects of the virus n how to contain the fear triggering off other traumas via TSM Psychodrama. Look for our eblast!

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TSM Six Safety Action Structures American Society for Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

The TSM Six Safety Action Structures have been developed and used to concretize spontaneity and provide containment and group cohesion for all Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) groups for several decades now (Hudgins & Toscani, 2013).  The original paper on these safety structures (Cox, 2001) is available on my website at www.drkatehudgins.com.  This handout is an expansion on the original use of the structures with examples of how they can be used in individual, couples, group and family therapy, as well as in communities and organizations.  At the workshop, they are presented in action just as they would be used to start a TSM group in any of the above settings. Read more

The Containing Double as Part of the Therapeutic Spiral Model for Treating Trauma Survivors

http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/1974431/containing-double-as-part-therapeutic-spiral-model-treating-trauma-survivors

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6 Safety Structures Updated from San Francisco Workshop with Sylvia Israel, TDY, LMFT, TEP

Containment: The Key to Safety

Action Methods with the Therapeutic Spiral Method

September 26-28, 2014

Co-Sponsored by Bay Area Moreno Institute

San Rafael, CA

Sylvia Israel, MFT, RDT/BCT, TEP

Kate Hudgins, PhD, TEP

sylvia@imaginecenter.net www.drkatehudgins.com
www.bayareamorenoinstitute.org
www.imaginecenter.net

6 Safety Structures (Cox 2001)

1. Observing Ego (OE)

The OE role is a neutral cognitive role that is non-judgmental whether you are following your intent for healing or getting stuck in a trauma pattern during a session. One cannot heal if all energy is going into self-blame, shame, or defenses such as dissociation and denial or acting out with addictions or eating disorders.  The OE is an important role to first establish in all trauma healing or nothing else can occur.  Also the OE keeps a cognitive role available at all times in case someone gets triggered into defenses of dissociation, regression, etc. during experiential work. Then they can be immediately role reversed into the OE to balance thinking and feeling.

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6 Safety Action Structures

TSM Six Safety Action Structures

American Society for Psychodrama,

Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

April 2014, Oakland California

Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP

The TSM Six Safety Action Structures have been developed and used to concretize spontaneity and provide containment and group cohesion for all Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) groups for several decades now (Hudgins & Toscani, 2013).  The original paper on these safety structures (Cox, 2001) is available on my website at www.drkatehudgins.com.  This handout is an expansion on the original use of the structures with examples of how they can be used in individual, couples, group and family therapy, as well as in communities and organizations.  At the workshop, they are presented in action just as they would be used to start a TSM group in any of the above settings.

Read more