Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
  Workskop Outline & Registration


Ragnhild Malnati, LCSW-C, CMF, CTS
Certified TIRA Instructor & Master Facilitator


Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a unique method of treatment. It is highly focused, directive, and controlled, yet wholly person-centered, noninterpretive, and nonjudgmental. In competent hands, TIR is a powerful tool for use in the rapid and successful resolution of virtually any trauma-related condition. TIR has also been successful in treating specific phobias, depression, and anxiety, as well as other unwanted feelings. For more information on TIR, please see TIR: Frequently asked questions


Workshop Training Outline:

  Basic TIR theory
  Application of the "Rules of Facilitation"
  Managing communication cycles
  Skills designed to facilitate handling client concerns that may occur in a TIR session
  The "Unblocking" procedure: theory, technique, demonstration, and practice sessions
  Narrative and Thematic TIR
  TIR exercises and supervised practice in TIR
  Giving and receiving one or more TIR sess ions


Program Objectives:

  Comprehend the mechanics of a conditioned response chain
  Define the Traumatic Incident Network
  Understand and apply the discipline that makes TIR effective
  Describe the procedural logic of Narrative and Thematic TIR
  Define the roles of client and therapist in TIR
  Correctly identify the proper end point of any TIR procedure
  Employ TIR successfully in the rapid resolution of trauma-related conditions


Other Information:

  Workshop Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Lunch (one hour) and breaks on your own.
  Tuition: $530.00 if paid one month before seminar; $550.00 for later registrations. Out of town workshops are higher.
  Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to seminar.
  Partner Discount: Many of the TIR training exercises are done with a partner and there are also advantages in working together afterward. Fee is reduced by $50 if you bring a partner. (Can be split between you.)
  Pre-registration: a $100.00 deposit (non-refundable, but applicable to future training sessions), is recommended to reserve your place. Group size is limited to a maximum of twelve.

Workshops Are Also Available on Request

  TIR is one of four new approaches to trauma investigated and emphatically endorsed by Drs. Charles Figley and Joyce Carbonell in their recent ground-breaking study at Florida State University, "The Active Ingredients in Efficient Treatments of PTSD."; Also, see the article in the July/August, 1996 issue of The Family Therapy Networker " Researching PTSD - Going for the Cure."


  For Workshops in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, you may use the Registration Form. To register for other Workshops or to requesting additional information on any aspect of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), please use our Enquiry Form.
  Calendar Listing of Ragnhild Malnati's Workshops
  Information on TIR Workshops by other TIRA-Certified Instructors


Continuing Education Credits:

Workshops are co-sponsored by Personal Enhancement Center and the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. (MSCSW), as well as the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association (TIRA).

MSCSW, Inc. is designated as an authorized provider of continuing education for social workers. These workshops fully meet the requirements for Category I continuing education credit. The views expressed at the conference are not necessarily those of the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc.

TIRA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for the program.

Participants in all professional disciplines will be provided with documentation of 28 credit hours for use in securing CE credits from their respective licensure boards and/or professional associations.