Experiential Treatment For PTSD

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Experiential Treatment For PTSD

SKU# 9780826149428

The Therapeutic Spiral Model

Author: M. Katherine Hudgins Phd, TEP


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This book introduces something substantially new...original, clinically valid and well-thought out ideas which have been extensively 'tested' in workshops conducted internationally over the last decade...a great book!"
Adam Blatner, MD

The author presents the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM), a systematic modification of Psychodrama, for therapists working with people who are suffering from severe trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. A step-by-step guide for using experiential methods safely, the author first explains the theoretical foundations of TSM, research and theories on trauma, and experiential psychotherapy as a basis for understanding its development. Throughout, clinical action structures and advanced intervention modules for using experiential methods are presented. Each chapter contains active vignettes and case examples to demonstrate the process and progress of the spiral technique.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 07, 2002
  • Page Count 240
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826149428
  • EISBN 9780826149435

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Trauma and Experimental Therapy
  1. The Experiential Impact of Trauma
  2. Experiential Therapy With Trauma Survivors
  3. The Therapeutic Spiral Model: Visual Images and Clinical Structures

  4. Part II: The Unique Clinical Action Structures of TSM
  5. The Action Trauma Team
  6. The Trauma Survivor’s Intrapsychic Role Atom: A Clinical Map for Action
  7. Types of Conscious Reexperiencing Dramas for Developmental Repair

  8. Part III: The Therapeutic Spiral Model in Action
  9. Principles of Conscious Reexperiencing With Developmental Repair: Scenes 1 and 2
  10. Conscious Reexperiencing of the Victim Role: Scenes 3-6
  11. Processing Tricia’s Drama: Advanced Action Intervention Modules in Scenes 1 and 2
  12. Enacting the Victim Role for Developmental Repair: Advanced Action Intervention Modules in Scenes 3-6

  13. Part IV: The Future with Trauma Survivors
  14. Preventing Secondary Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Practitioner
  15. The Future of Action Methods With Trauma Survivors

  16. References
    Appendix A: Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Appendix B: Glossary of Terms in the Therapeutic Spiral Model
    Appendix C: Overview of the Accreditation Process in the Therapeutic Spiral Model