New Chapter by Dr Kate coming out soon! PTSD Unites the World: Prevention, Intervention and Training in the Therapeutic Spiral Model. Please see this link to learn more about a great book!
A 2nd chapter is to be published in 2017. Action Across the Distance with Telemedicine: The Therapeutic Spiral Model to Treat Trauma - Online In S. Brooke (ed). The Creative Arts and Technology. IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
Dr. Kate Hudgins has written and co-authored several books. These books will introduce you to key concepts of the Therapeutic Spiral Model as applied to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma treatment as well as eating disorders, depression and other mood disorders.
Continue to watch this page for book updates, releases, and publications as they become available.
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Original set of 50 hand crafted inspirational photos designed by Ashley Florence for Kate's TSM Role Of The Observing Ego or Strengths. Many uses for self, others, workshops and organiations. Click here to purchase yours now!
Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model: Psychodramatic Stories from the Frontlines
Kate Hudgins and Francesca Toscani provides the ways in which the TSM model has been used with diverse populations, and in different languages and cultures, in chapters contributed by experienced practitioners from the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Taiwan. The original clinical applications of the TSM model are described, and detailed examples are given of its more recent applications, including its use with mothers affected by domestic violence, in work with traumatized families, with survivors of ethnic conflict and with men who are incarcerated.
Providing research-based theory and immediate, hands-on models of treatment for clinicians to use, this is a valuable resource for drama therapists, expressive arts therapists, counselors, community workers, peace builders and other psychology, social work and counseling professionals working with survivors of trauma. Order here
Experiential Treatment for PTSD: The Therapeutic Spiral Model
Kate provides a step-by-step guide for using The Therapeutic Spiral Model safely. She first explains the theoretical foundations of TSM, research and theories on trauma, and experiential psychotherapy as a basis for understanding its development. Each chapter contains active vignettes and case examples to demonstrate the process and progress of the spiral technique. Order here
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The Development Of The Therapeutic Spiral Model in Taiwan: The Indigenous Approach
Psychodrama with Trauma Survivors: Acting Out Your Pain
Dr. Kate Hudgins and Peter Felix Kellermann provide persuasive evidence of how psychodrama can safely be used to create paths of change for even the most severe traumatization and discuss the possible transmission of trauma patterns across generations. Research following World War II, neurobiological studies and other recent research into PTSD has shown that many trauma symptoms are unconscious, non-verbal, right-brained experiences which cannot be accessed through talk therapy. Psychodrama creates a place to act out unprocessed trauma within the containment of therapy, in order to stop the obsessive repetition of the past.
Psychodrama with Trauma Survivors documents the impact of trauma and explores the development of treatment, providing integrated models of experiential treatment for clinicians to use. It is an invaluable resource for those interested in psychodrama and those working with trauma survivors. Order here
Action Against Trauma: A Trainer's Manual
Kate Hudgins and Roberta Culbertson discuss how they teach leaders of traumatized communities to manage post-traumatic stress in group decision-making with additional information about neurobiology from Edward Hug. Order here
Perry, R., Saby, K., Wenos, J., Hudgins, K., Baller, S. (Under review, 1/2015). Psychodrama Intervention for Female Service Members Using the Therapeutic Spiral Model. Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy.
Hudgins, M.K. (2001). Experiential Therapy with PTSD: The therapeutic Spiral Model. New York: Springer.
Hudgins, M.K. (2007). Clinical foundations of the therapeutic spiral model: Theoretical orientations and principles of change. In C. Baim, J. Burmeister, & M. Maciel (Eds.), Psychodrama: Advances in theory and practice (pp. 175-188). London: Routledge.
Hudgins, K. (2008). Nourishing the young therapist: Action supervision with eating disordered clients using the Therapeutic Spiral Model. In S.L. Brooke (Ed.) The use of creative arts therapies with sexual abuse (pp. 254-270). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Hudgins, K. (2013). The spirit of healing trauma: The therapeutic spiral model. In S.L. Linden (Ed.) The heart and soul of psychotherapy: A transpersonal approach through theater arts, drama therapy, psychodrama, transformational theater (pp. 361-371). North America and International: Trafford Publishing.
Hudgins, K. (2015). Spiral healing: A thread of energy and connection across cultures. In S.L. Brooke and C.E. Myers (Eds.), Therapists creating a cultural tapestry using the creative therapies across cultures. (pp 260-281). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Hudgins, M.K. & Lai, N.W. (2009). Action research on using the therapeutic spiral model and art therapy with mothers and daughters affected by domestic violence. Journal of Counseling in Taiwan. In Chinese.
Hudgins, K. & Toscani, F. (2013). Healing world trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model: Stories from the front lines. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Hudgins, K., Culbertson, R. & Hug, Ed. (2009). Action against trauma: A trainer’s manual. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, Foundation for the Humanities, Institute on Violence and Culture.
Hudgins, M.K., Drucker, K. & Metcalf, K. (2000). The containing double: A clinically effective psychodrama intervention for PTSD. The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, 15, (1), 58-77.