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Post-Induction Therapy (PIT)

Developing therapeutic techniques to identify and treat underlying trauma

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Professional Development Workshop

Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) is designed to introduce a disease concept of developmental immaturity to counselors and therapists who work with codependence issues. The premise of PIT I is that childhood trauma, including child abuse and neglect, is the origin of developmental immaturity. This intensive week-long course, developed solely for the formal training of therapists, focuses on Pia Mellody’s pioneering work in developing therapeutic techniques for identifying and treating the underlying trauma of most addictive and dysfunctional processes.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the important role that family-of-origin issues play in attachment
    and development.
  • Discuss the issue of codependency in terms of having an unhealthy relationship with self and others due to developmental arrest from childhood relational trauma resulting in developmental immaturity.
  • Describe the five core issues and the five secondary symptoms of developmental immaturity.
  • Describe the Post Induction Therapy model and the four phases of treatment.
  • Apply techniques to assist clients in describing and writing about their issues of childhood relational trauma and abuse and struggle around the five core symptoms.
  • Demonstrate debriefing, a primary psychosocial tool, in the Post Induction Therapy model.
  • Explain the concepts of the Wounded Child, the Adapted Wounded Child, the Adapted Adult Wounded Child, and the Functional Adult and how these are seen in the client.
  • Explain the concepts of Integration Work.
  • Explain the concepts of Carried Emotions and negative introjects.
  • Discuss Inner Child and Feeling Reduction experiential trauma work with clients.
  • Explain the concepts of Love Addiction and Love Avoidance.
  • Assess one’s own limitations as a therapist and assess when it is appropriate to continue or discontinue a particular course of experiential trauma work with a client.

Academic Requirements

Qualifications include a master’s or doctorate in a helping or educational profession, certification/state licenses, ordained clergy status, and present employment in counseling services. You must complete a Survivors Workshop before or after the training.


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