A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less an objective than the whole of mankind.
- J. L. Moreno, M.D. (1889-1974)
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Dr. Kate Hudgins is a Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy since 1985. She has a Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology and is the Director of Training at Therapeutic Spiral International. She is a Fellow in the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and was awarded the Innovator's Award in 2001.
She is an international expert on Post-traumatic Stress and creator of the Therapeutic Spiral Model to treat PTSD using a clinically modified system of psychodrama. Dr Kate is also the Clinical Director of the TSI Recovery Center in Chongqing, China where Dr. Kate and other local psychologists, doctors, and social workers research the Therapeutic Spiral Model's effectiveness in the aftermath of the May 12, 2008 earthquake.
Therapeutic Spiral International offers a comprehensive training program in psychodrama to treat PTSD and grants an International Certification in Trauma Therapy Using the Therapeutic Spiral Model. TSI currently offers training in Canada, Mainland China, Taiwan and the USA, while teams have also been developed in Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa. The model itself has been presented at international conferences in over 25 countries over the past 20 years.
Dr Hudgins is a published author with her 2nd book being translated into Korean, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. "Experiential Psychotherapy to Treat PTSD: The Therapeutic Spiral Model (2002, 2008) is a seminal text on psychodrama and PTSD. Her newest book, "Stories at the Frontlines: TSM in Action shares the work of 14 different psychodramatists using the Therapeutic Spiral Model in the global community and will be published simultaneously in America and China in 2012.
Therapeutic Spiral International offers an International Certification in Trauma Therapy using the Therapeutic Spiral Model and has certified over 1000 people in 20 countries at present. In 2013, we will offer 3 of the 6 five day training modules needed for certification. Please contact me at DrKateTSI@mac.com for more information on the certification program. Hours can also be counted toward your psychodrama certification with the American Board of Examiners as all of our trainers are certified TEPs.
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