Kate’s background as a clinical psychologist led her to do research on the Therapeutic Spiral Model in general (Hudgins & Toscani, 2013) and on the Containing Double, the Inner Supportive Voice” (Hudgins and Drucker, 1998; Hudgins, 2015) specifically. Her 4th book, “Action Against Trauma: A Trainer’s Manual for Community Work” (Hudgins, Culbertson & Hug, 2009) has been in the University of Virginias’ 2010 Festival of the Book and describes how she combines the humanities with the Therapeutic Spiral Model to reach people at the community level of change. In fact, six months after the 8 day training described in this book, the multiplier effect showed that the 20 men and women who had come for the community training had reached over 500 in their own home settings.
Roberta Culbertson, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist and Former Director of the Virginia Foundation Center for the Humanities at the University of Virginia said that “Kate’s work takes therapy out of the office and into the community” making it accessible as a method of action change for increased numbers of people.
Kate has presented on her work in 28 countries over the past 20 years and has certified trainers in America, Australia, China, England, Germany, the Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, and Taiwan at the present time. Her book with Toscani (2013) details the use of the Therapeutic Spiral Model across the fields of therapy, education and community training.
Adam Blatner, MD, psychiatrist wrote the preface to this book calling the Therapeutic Spiral Model “like psychological surgery for the heart”.