- March 13, 2015
- 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
This workshop teaches participants the state of the art research on interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory as it relates to treating PTSD and other stress related illnesses with experiential psychotherapy. Using the evidence-based system of the Therapeutic Spiral Model (Hudgins & Toscani, 2013), we will use experiential education to present the "Brain in Action" so that the complexities of interpersonal neurobiology, with it's brain patterns, feelings, and defenses, which are both chemically and psychologically internalized in trauma become immediately clear. Participants can then easily take away and use this demonstration in their own practices, clinics, classrooms and organization. Additionally, participants will learn the "Body Double", a clinically modified psychodramatic intervention that teaches trauma survivors how to self-soothe and calm the overactive amygdala and right brain from the experience of trauma. Supervised skill practice guarantees hands-on skills that are immediately transferable to many settings.
This workshop is appropriate for physicians, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, spiritual counselors, body workers, energy healers, shamanic practitioners, drama therapists, psychodramatists, Playback conductors, educators and teachers, social activists, community developers, and business organizations who want to learn about the impact of trauma on the brain in their own settings, and of course people interested in their own recovery from PTSD.
Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP is an American Board Certified Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy with a Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology. She developed the Therapeutic Spiral Model to treat PTSD and has an International Certification Program in Trauma Therapy that is recognized in over 20 countries. She is a published author of 4 books on action methods with trauma and has worked in over 25 countries teaching experiential psychotherapy with both individual and collective trauma for the past 30 years. Dr Hudgins received the Innovator's Award (2001) and the Scholar's Award (2009) from the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and is a well known international presenter and keynote speaker around the world. She provides training, Skype consultations, individual trauma teams and clinical supervision and can be reached via her website at www.drkatehudgins.com or DrKateTSI@mac.com
Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, RDT/BCT, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, teaches at CIIS and Kansas State University. She is a Certified Team Leader in the Therapeutic Spiral Model and has taught PTSD and Action Methods at various graduate programs. Sylvia is co-founder of Bay Area Moreno Institute, IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing, and Bay Area Playback Theatre. She has led workshops nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including: Steps to Forgiveness, The Deep Psychology of Money, and Loving-Kindness (Metta) in Action which she presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Sylvia is Past-President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Drama Therapy. Her passion is finding the doorway to awaken spontaneity, which allows us to live creatively in the present. Sylvia maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco working with individuals, couples, and groups.
LECTURE with Kate Hudgins
Friday, March 13, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$15/$20 at the door
Saturday & Sunday
March 14-15, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$230/$250/$280 (when one price tier is sell out, that tier is closed)
*The workshop includes Friday's lecture
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13 BBS CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.