therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder

Traumatic Incident Reduction:

Case Planning for TIR & Life Stress Reduction

3-Day Professional Training Workshop


Successful completion of the TIRA- approved Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop

Overview of the Workshop

Whereas the TIR workshop teaches TIR and Unblocking, two techniques to be found among many practical applications of a subject called by its principal developer, psychiatrist Frank Gerbode - after Freud - "Metapsycholgy", this workshop introduces participants to a much broader range of metapyschological techniques.

Like those learned in the first workshop, however, they rely on adherence to the Communication Excercises (CE's) and the Rules of Facilitation, and are subtle, powerful, and client-empowering. With these new tools at their disposal, therapists/facilitators gain the ability to address with precision a great many more presenting situtaions and conditions than those with which they could easily work given only the techniques in the TIR Workshop.

Case planning makes use of extensive intake interviews, and these need not serve simply to gather data. Properly conducted intake interviews in and of themselves can be extremely theraputic and will:

One goal of this workshop is to provide participants with skills a data that will enable them to conduct such interviews.

Depending on the needs and interests of the client with whom one is working, case plans may incorporate the use of TIR as well as other techniques participants will learn in this workshop. In competent hands, a full case plan is capable of addressing and resolving an enormous number of non-psychotic presenting problems, including virtually all adjustment disorders and a host of unwanted mental and emotional conditions.

It is not at all unusual for Life Stress Reduction (LSR) to produce stable relief from conditions that clients have attempted unsuccessfully for years to resolve. And while LSR enables clients to reduce or eliminate current negative emotional charge, it also contributes to their achieving enduring positive states of mind, and can open paths towards increased awareness and self-realization.

Like the TIR workshop, this workshop is intimate, participatory and potentially intense. Come prepared to work and to be delighted with the experience.

Continuing Education Credits

This program is sponsored by the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association (TIRA). TIRA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists, and by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) to offer credit hours towards certification. TIRA mainatins responsibility for the program and participants in all professional disciplines will be provided with documentation of 21 credit hours for use in securing CE credits from their reespective licensure boards and/or professional associations.

Course Outline

The workshop will include the following discussions and practices:

Program Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

How to Enroll

For information on dates and venues, please see the Calendar of TIRA Approved Workshops or use the Clickable Map.

To enroll in a workshop, you can use our Enquiry Form, which will automatically be submitted from this website. The appropriate registration materials will then be sent to you.

Submit an Enquiry Form

Or, you may e-mail a message to the contact link listed after each date and venue in the Calendar of TIRA Approved Workshops.

If you have questions, contact an instructor or call the TIRA office at 800-499-2751.