Our Programs

 
 

Trauma incident Reduction

If there was only one service we could offer, it would be Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). TIR is a powerful metapsychology technique that allows the mind to complete the processing of a traumatic incident into normal memory. Also referred to as client centered exposure technique, the method allows the mind to stop dealing with the event as if it were still unfinished. It is this technique that is primarily responsible for the success our clients have achieved, resolving their trauma in an average of 20 hours of services.

TIR involves repeated viewing of a traumatic memory under conditions designed to enhance safety and minimize distractions. The clinician provides direction to the client to walk through the processing of the traumatic memory from beginning to end. During the Trauma Incident Reduction, the clinician does not interrupt the processing of the incident by providing therapeutic evaluation.

TIR is a highly effective therapy. In most cases, it completely and permanently eliminates the symptoms of PTSD. It also provides valuable insights how the traumatic incident has impacted the client which the viewer arrives at spontaneously, without any prompting from the facilitator and hence “owns” entirely as his own.

Resolution of symptoms can sometimes occur in as few as one or two sessions. However, a condition that has been in existence for a while, or that has many aspects, usually takes longer to completely resolve. A single incident, such as a car accident, is typically resolved for the client in a few hours. Larger issues, such as a lack of self-esteem or self-confidence, or ongoing relationship problems, which may have a number of contributing factors, can take several sessions to resolve.


All clients receive an orientation to the psychobiology of trauma, or what makes a traumatic memory different from ordinary memories. In addition, clients receive a thorough orientation to Traumatic Incident Reduction, how the process works, how it differs from other techniques or therapies they may have tried, and most of all, the way in which the client is in complete control of their own process. 

TIR has been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Center's National Registry of Evidenced-Based Practice and Programs.  To find out more about our research and impact, click here: www.tir-nrepp.org

 

Psychoeducational groups

Groups on:

  • Understanding Behavior After Trauma

  • The Impact of Trauma on Kids

  • Why Anyone Can Bond to an Abuser

  • Cycle of Violence

  • Mindfulness/ Self-care

  • Breaking Free from a Trauma Bond

  • Life-Skills

 

Parenting groups

Our parenting groups teach parents positive techniques to manage their children’s behavior and improve parents relationships with their children. This group will aim to teach the following skills: coping, communication, emotion regulation, conflict resolution, creating a safe space, and advocacy.

 

Trauma-informed practice training for agencies

Unfortunately, many people living in our community and across this country and world have a history of trauma. Learn strategies to change your practice so that your services are welcoming, safe and supportive of trauma survives.

 

Trauma incident resolution training

We provide trainings throughout the year to teach Trauma Incident Reduction at the TRC. We also provide trainings on Trauma Incident Resolution for agencies or groups so that they can provide this intervention for their clients. We also provide ongoing supervision and support after the intensive training.

 

clinical supervision for trainees

Florida qualified mental health counseling supervisor providing supervision and mentoring for University master level interns and registered mental health and social work counselors.