An Important Survey/Invitation
        Training Workshop in Malaysia
                 November 3-7, 2016

As  you may know, I've been traveling to Asia for many years doing training and personal growth workshops.  And now, I've just received this email from Carina Lai and Dr Nicole Chen of the International Medical University in Malaysia.  They are putting out feelers to determine an interest for a training workshop (and eventual series) that I will conduct in November, 2016.  
If this appeals to you, please contact them as soon as possible so they can assess the interest. Also, if you know of anyone who might want to take advantage of this southeast Asia workshop/series, please pass this on to them.
Thank you for being part of the Therapeutic Spiral International and I hope to see you soon.

Blessings and balance,

Email message 

From: Carina L <>
Date: 15 January 2016 at 17:45
Subject: Survey on interest to attend Trauma Workshop which may lead to International Certification

Dear friends and colleagues in the helping profession,

We are looking to sign on an international trainer, Dr Kate Hudgins, to Malaysia to conduct a workshop in trauma and would like to get a feel of the interest in trauma work in Malaysia.

Participants may choose to attend the workshops and apply the skills immediately or choose to continue further with the training programme by completing all 5 workshops.
If a participant chooses the International Certification Programme, they will need to undergo  practicum and supervision.  
How is the certification awarded?  It will be based on the fulfillment of a behavioural checklist, at the end of which the will be awarded an International Certification in Trauma Therapy using TSM.

Each workshop will be at least 5 days, with some being 7 days.  The target audience for the workshops are experienced counsellors and therapists in a small training group of 30 max.  The estimated cost per workshop is RM4,000.oo, which will pay toward Dr Kate's fees in USD and will also include handouts, refreshment (2 teas and lunch), and a certificate.

Proposed Dates: Thursday, 3rd November - Monday, 7th November 2016.

Supervision will depend on the supervisor.  You may choose to be supervised by Dr Kate Hudgins or by her other students who have trained under her and are authorized to give supervision.  Cost per supervision will depend on the supervisor.

Each course will offer a PowerPoint, action demonstrations of new and immediately usable experiential clinical interventions, and supervised practice for individual, couples, and family therapy as well as for use in the classroom or community.   These workshops are geared toward skill development rather than learning TSM psychodrama as well.  A personal growth requirement is needed to be added if participants want to use the training to learn TSM psychodrama in addition to skills acquisition.

Dr Kate Hudgins has been running the TSI International Certification Program in Trauma Therapy for 20 years now and people are certified at different levels in 30 countries.  You may check out more information on Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, and the Therapeutic Spiral International at her website:

Do let us know if you would be interested to attend such a workshop. Please feel free to contact me for details at

Thank you.
Carina Lai and Dr Nicole Chen
Registered Counsellors
International Medical University

You Asked For Them:

For months people have asked me for an APA reference on the article for which I received the National Graduate Student Award from APA in 1986. I'm listing it here along with a few others that have been published on TSM that you may not have.

Alexander, N. & Ciotola, L. (2014).  Teamwork and trauma recovery.  The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  Vol 62(1), 91-104.

**Hudgins, M.K. & Kiesler, D.J. (1987).  Individual experiential psychotherapy: An analogue validation of the intervention module of psychodramatic doubling. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training.  Vol 24(2), 245-255.**

Hudgins, K. (2013).  The spirit of healing trauma: The Therapeutic Spiral Model.  In S.B. Linden (Ed).  
The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy.  North America: Trafford Publishing.  Available online at

Hudgins, K. (2014a).  Spontaneity and creativity: The path to healing trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model.  
The British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama. Vol 29(1-2), 39-68.

Hudgins, K. (2014b).  Containment=Safety with action methods.  The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.  Vol 62(1), 105-110.

And, of course, there is our most recent book:

Hudgins, K. & Toscani, F. (Eds.) (2013).  
Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model: Stories from the Frontlines.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Look for our next newsletter with another interesting Trainer interview and a link to the interview with Ben Rivers from our first newsletter.  

We'll also be updating a very exciting year of workshop and training programs.  In the meantime, you might want to visit our website.  And, please feel 
free to contact me with any questions or comments.  I'd love to hear from you.

Blessings and balance,

Kate Hudgins  Therapeutic Spiral International