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Digital Seminar

Using the Experiential “Trauma Timeline” Intervention in Treating Trauma and Addiction

Tian Dayton, PhD
58 Minutes
Oct 15, 2020
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The Trauma Timeline, part of Relational Trauma Repair, Dr. Dayton’s psycho-educational model, is an experiential process for groups and one to one therapy, that helps clients to become aware of their developmental traumas and place them into the overall context of their lives. The Trauma Timeline bonds and engages groups, provides a map for psychodramatic role play that allows for clients to talk to the parts of themselves that they wish to connect with or others who were a part of their lives and impacted their development. The trauma Timeline can be done in one to one, functioning as a map from which empty chair work can be done and/or in a group moved from the “map” into a group, experiential process.


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Tian Dayton, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows and a nationally renowned speaker, expert, and consultant in trauma, addiction, and psychodrama. Her work has been praised by many of today’s leading voices in psychotherapy including Peter Levine and Stephen Porges.

Dr. Dayton is the director of The New York Psychodrama Training Institute and author of 15 books including the soon to be released Treating Adult Children of Relational Trauma (PESI Publishing, 2023).

A board-certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy, she’s spent her decades long career adapting psychodrama and sociometry for work specifically with relational trauma and addictions. Her trademarked processes Socio Metrics, are in use nationally and around the world, as is her model Relational Trauma at NYU for eight years, and has appeared a guest expert on NBC, CNN, MSNBC and other major media outlets. She has received many awards for her work including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometery and Group Psychotherapy.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Tian Dayton is a senior fellow at the Meadows and has an employment relationship with New York Psychodrama Training Institute. She receives compensation as a consultant and receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Dayton receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Tian Dayton is a fellow of the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She is a blog writer for Counselor Magazine, Recovery View and The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Meadows Media.


  1. Investigate the use of the Trauma Timeline and how it is done on paper and how to move it into experiential work.
  2. Defend how the Trauma Timeline can be a springboard for developmental, targeted psychodrama work.
  3. Appraise how the Trauma Timeline can become a group process that is engaging and bonding.


  • How trauma creates a fragmented self
  • How people internalize relational trauma and how it leads to the creation of inner voices.
  • The key tasks of trauma treatment
  • Relational Trauma Repair Method
  • The Trauma Timeline Intervention

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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