therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder

Traumatic Incident Reduction:


About the Workshop

This advanced TIR Workshop, originally developed and piloted in England by Steve and Lori Beth Bisbey, is offered to graduates of the four-day workshop on Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) who have as well completed 50 hours of using TIR. Because the developers of this course are experienced in a variety of treatment methods and working environments, this workshop is a unique opportunity to get engaged in a learning experience with other professionals that goes well beyond introduction to some new procedures and practicing the valuable communication exercises.

About the Developers of the Workshop

Lori Beth Bisbey and Steve Bisbey are co-authors of the recent book Brief Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Traumatic Incident Reduction and Related Techniques, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Lori Beth Bisbey received her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. She has been involved in clinical work for the past ten years, having spent the past six years in private practice. She specializes in trauma (recognition, treatment, research, supervision and training), psychodiagnostics and forensic work. Her experience includes work in the US federal prison service and considerable work preparing medico-legal reports in civil, criminal and famaily matters in the USA, the UK and Ireland.

Since 1995, Dr. Bisbey has been the external consultant for the staff support scheme of the East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust. She divides the rest of her time between London Transport where she heads a treatment outcome research project, Victim Support Lambeth where she supervises a practicum for social work, counselling and psychology students involving trauma counselling, and private practice where she provides treatment for traumatized clients (particularly clients with dual diagnoses), supervises mental health professionals and does forensic/medico-legal work.

Dr. Bisbey regularly provides training for mental health professionals on a variety of subjects. She has co-authored a variety of treatment manuals. Dr. Bisbey has presented conferences in the UK, the USA and Europe on trauma and has been co-organizer of many conferences for trauma practitioners in the UK. She is currently involved in a clinical research project comparing the treatment outcome of TIR, EMDR and DTE with London Transport Employees who have PTSD.

Stephen Bisbey has been in private counselling practice for the past fifteen years. He specializes in trauma (treatment, training, research and supervision), relationship difficulties and couples work, and the treatment of cult survivors. He has been involved in media work relating to all of these areas.

Mr. Bisbey is a Certified Trauma Specialist and works at Victim Support Lambeth weekly seeing traumatized victims of crime. He is a research clinician at the London Transport Trauma Research and Counselling Centre where is also working on a large treatment outcome research project. He spends the rest of his working time seeing clients in private practice, supervising mental health professionals working with traumatized clients, and designing treatment techniques and training programmes.

Mr. Bisbey has designed training materials for the staff support scheme of the East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust, the 'buddy scheme' of London Transport. He is co-author of a variety of training manuals and the author of numerous articles on structured person-focused counselling techniques.

Brief Outline of the Workshop

The workshop will include the following discussions and practices:

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.