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This further education instsitute is legally and organisationally linked to the Leipzig Academy for integrative psychotherapy.

Directors of the institute :

Dr.rer.nat., DP Ralf Vogt
Psychotraumatologe (DeGPT)
Professional background Ralf Vogt >>

DP Irina Vogt
Psychotraumatologin (DeGPT)
Professional background Irina Vogt >>

What is SPIM-20/30?

  • SPIM-30: Somatic-Psychological-Interactive-Modell for Complex trauma / Dissociation standard version 30.
  • Standard version 30 signifies either 30 main criteria for the implementation of the model. Many other models have different priorities or do not implement all of the criteria we include in our model. We have defined our basic criteria and they can be learned in the curricular training we offer. The SPIM-30 model is based on an up-to-date psychoanalytical foundation, which includes behavioral, gestalt and family therapeutic approaches. This configuration aims at fostering the client’s mentalization skills and is qualified to meet the multidimensional requirements of complexly traumatized /dissociative patients.
  • Important differences compared to other models are:
    • Longer period of psychoeducation for traumatized patients including over 50 handouts, charts, pencil-paper exercises and conceptual training.
    • Investigation of the patient’s communication style using diagnostic strategies that are action-oriented and investigation of atmospheric transferences by working with “beseelbare” therapy objects, which help ease the transference related tension between patient and therapist.
    • The paradigm of severity grades. Traumatization, dissociation, and the development of parts such as introjects are classified by severity, which enables us to understand victim-perpetrator patterns better.
    • Settings for subsequent nourishing and the differentiation and regulation of emotions for patients who experienced fundamental neglect. Settings for processing anger issues.
    • Retracing the transgenerational transference of dysfunctional behavior for up to three generations.
    • Diagnosis and processing of traumatic scenes using structured settings and bilateral movements.
  • Additional theoretical and practical components are similar to what other renowned institutes offer in their traumatherapeutic training. We integrate appropriate aspects and always cross-reference them accordingly.

Our advanced training curricular starts with a taster seminar to provide an overview of the essential components. Advanced seminars and additional seminars are also open to all participants working in the mental health or helping profession.
The specialized theory seminars can only be booked as a single unit as we prefer to work with a closed group due to the didactical structure. Participants need to sign a training contract (see terms & conditions of the Trauma-Institute-Leipzig and curricular).
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: info@traumainstitutleipzig

Objectives of the TIL:

  1. To educate and disseminate the psychological basics of traumatology. We aim to provide insights into the origins, diagnostics and treatment of traumatic disorders that are especially relevant to organisations and institutions in the health system as well as schools, kindergartens or private persons.

  2. To organise scientific events on interdisciplinary subjects between psychotraumatology and related disciplines.

    The TIL sees its role as that of a coordinator of specialist events in which trauma researchers, therapists of different genres, successfully treated trauma clients, brain researchers, various medical specialists, pedagogues, politicians can exchange ideas on a mutual platform.

  3. To conduct further training courses as a:
  • Specialised trauma adviser according to the guidelines of the German Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT),
  • Trauma psychotherapist for treating complex traumas and other disorders with the SPIM-30 method (a specialised TIL training)
  • Trauma psychotherapist according to the guidelines of the German Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT).

    The training modules can be sequenced individually and flexibly in agreement with the TIL. The modules aim to train interested participants of specific academic professions (see criteria below) the basics of psychotraumatology. In addition trainees will receive training in effective counselling and psychotherapeutic methods. The training will also entail teaching of psychotherapy and stabilisation techniques for avoiding traumas; basic insights into and a psychodynamic understanding of traumatic origins; and, finally, developing psychological self-awareness for counsellors and therapists.
  • After successfully completing the course a specialised trauma adviser will be able to coordinate and mediate competently between various social institutions and specialised psychotherapists.
  • Trauma psychotherapists for complex traumatised patients will be able to apply the SPIM-30 method effectively, especially in the area of chronic psychotrauma of DESNOS and DDNOS.
  • General trauma psychotherapists will be able to treat both chronic complex traumatised and acutely traumatised patients more effectively.

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