Bay Area Moreno Institute


San Francisco


San Rafael, CA


Phone: (415) 454 7308



March 2-4, 2018

Celebrating Post-Traumatic Growth & Spontaneity Training with the Therapeutic Spiral Model  

With Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP & Sylvia Israel, MFT, RDT/BCT, TEP 

The idea of Post Traumatic Growth, or PTG, is that survivors of traumatic events can not only heal from their trauma, but may actually grow into a stronger, more driven, and more resilient people following trauma. PTG can be understood as positive change resulting from an individual’s struggle with a major life crisis or traumatic events. This positive change typically manifests in one (or more) of five areas: a sense of new opportunities or possibilities in life, improved relationships with others, increased mental and/or emotional strength, greater appreciation for life in general and spiritual or religious deepening, which may or may not involve significant changes in beliefs.


PTG and Psychodrama’s spontaneity and creativity theory are a perfect match! Both of them seek to help us discover new ways of being. TSM, developed for working with trauma, delineates the transformative roles that foster PTG. Embodying and practicing the roles of the sleeping-awakening child, good-enough mother and father, good-enough god or transpersonal role, and appropriate and ultimate authorities are the building blocks.


This workshop is for those who are currently in therapy or on a personal journey of healing and recovery. Professionals will gain personal renewal and action tools for their life and their practice with others. This meets the requirement for entry into the TSI International Certification in Trauma Therapy Program.

Time:  Friday, 3/2/18, & Saturday, 3/3/18, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 3/4/18, 10am-4pm   
Location: IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing, San Rafael, CA. (map)
Fee:  $600.  
Send $100 deposit to:  TSI, 1460 Stoney Creek Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902  
Early Discount:  $550 if paid in full before February 10, 2018   
CEUs for MFT, LCSW, psychologists (Sylvia Israel #129230), additional fee 
Information:  Kate Hudgins,
                       Sylvia Israel,  
Registration/Information: Kate Hudgins,
Program Goals: Participants will learn experiential tools to promote Post Traumatic Growth.
Learning Objectives: After the workshop participants will be able to:
1. Define Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)
2. List the five areas in which positive change typically manifest in PTG
3. Define spontaneity according to Psychodrama theory 
4. Explain how spontaneity and creativity theory promote PTG
5. Demonstrate two warm-ups to help access spontaneity
6. Describe the roles from TSM that contribute to PTG to others 
7. Name the three parts of every psychodrama
8. Demonstrate an action structure for the role of the sleeping-awakening child
9. Explain how the corrective role of the perpetrator is the good enough mother and father 
10. Demonstrate an action structure that promotes internalization of the good-enough parental roles 
11. Define the abandoning, appropriate and ultimate authorities
12. Demonstrate how to access a transpersonal role related to PTG
13. Summarize three research articles on PTG. 
Continuing Education (Additional Fees Apply)
19 CEU credits for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP.  
For Psychologists & RNs - Contact us for CEs.  
See for information about CE, Fees, Accommodations and Grievances. 
Training hours for Psychodrama and Drama Therapy. 
Kate Hudgins, PhD, TEP, is an internationally recognized expert on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  She developed the research-supported Therapeutic Spiral Model™ (TSM) to treat PTSD, demonstrating that experiential approaches create immediate change and new learning for those suffering various stages of breakdown, subsequent to overwhelming traumatic events. Kate has taught and worked internationally for over 20 years and is a published author and recipient of numerous awards.

Sylvia Israel, MFT (mfc #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, is a nationally certified Psychodrama Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP), Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) and Founder/Director of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing, Founder/past-Director of Bay Area Playback Theatre and Founding member of Bay Area Moreno Institute. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and has presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and at professional gatherings nationally and internationally. Sylvia is past President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Drama Therapy. Her work blends verbal therapy, psychodrama and other expressive arts. Sylvia specializes in grief and loss, blocks to creativity, trauma and childhood abuse recovery. She maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco working with individuals, couples and families.
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