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March 28-30, 2014

Transforming the Trauma Triangle:
Training and Personal Growth for Clinicians & Trauma Survivors
With Sylvia Israel

Trauma Triangle

IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing

Therapeutic Spiral International’s training and personal growth workshop brings to life the Therapeutic Spiral Model’s (TSM) unique “Trauma Triangle,” making clear the vicious cycle of victim, perpetrator, and abandoning authority. This Triangle is a closed circuit of energy and is embedded in the personality structure of those who have survived abuse or trauma, repeating itself as life-long trauma patterns. TSM training provides tools that empower you, and if applicable, those you work with—transforming neglect of self to self-care and healthy problem-solving in daily life.  As a participant, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the internalized personality structure of PTSD.
  • Learn to integrate TSM’s Prescriptive Roles & Safety Structures.
  • Experience the power and depth of a TSM group process that is used across cultures.

This workshop is open to anyone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), those working with PTSD, as a stand-alone course, or as one of the foundation courses for Level One of International Certification Program in Trauma Therapy.

Sylvia Israel, MFT – (415) 454-7308


  • Friday, March 28, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Optional Saturday evening training 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 1924 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Map)

Fee: $450 student and interns.10% discount CIIS students. Some partial scholarships available. Optional Saturday Evening ($50).

Deposit: $100. Fully refundable up to 4 weeks prior. 50% refundable thereafter. No refund after 3/1.

CEUs: Course meets the qualification for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT and LCSW. Sylvia Israel, provider, approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences BBS947.

Hours may also be applied for Drama Therapy, Psychodrama (Recognized by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy) and MFT licensure and Therapeutic Spiral International Additional fee: $15. 

Registration: Kimberly Powers (281) 770-4613;

Information on CEU’s, Training Hours, Etc.: Sylvia Israel (415) 454-7308;

Kate Hudgins, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, TEP, is an International Trainer in Psychodrama and director of the International Certification Program in Experiential Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kate has trained more than 800 therapists and educators in TSM in 20 countries. She is a published author and trained in Native American healing and energy medicine.  Kate provides individual, couples, and family consultation in person, by phone, and via SKYPE.  TSM website:

Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, is an International Trainer in Psychodrama, Registered Drama Therapist & Board Certified Trainer, RDT/BCT, founding member of BAMI, founder of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing, and Past-Director of the Bay Area Playback Theatre. Sylvia began training in the Therapeutic Spiral Model in 1995 and has taught about PTSD and Action Methods at CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), JFK University, and other graduate programs. Sylvia maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Marin and San Francisco.

Action Team: Melanie Bandera-Hess, MFTI; Christine Belleville; Kimberly Powers, LMFT; Gabriel Thibaut, LMFT.


Marin's only dedicated Drama Therapy / Psychodrama Center