RITTM (Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model): MODULE 1 Package
  12 Hours, 0 Minutes   
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   Karol Darsa, Psy.D
12 CEs
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(Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model)


3 Recorded Sessions



The workshop introduces the Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model (RITTM).  RITTM is a finely attuned, comprehensive, body-based method to heal and reconnect the mind and body. RITTM was born out of an integration of evidence-based trauma treatment models such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic therapies, Gestalt, Energy Psychology, and Mindfulness.

RITTM teaches therapists to integrate and blend the aforementioned modalities and offers resources and tools for them to provide individualized, client-centered, and holistic trauma treatment. RITTM potentially reduces the number of sessions required by half. The model teaches individuals how to be a trauma therapist by resourcing both themselves and their clients, processing trauma in a contained way, and emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic alliance by focusing on attachment wounds. RITTM prepares therapists to work with incidental and relational trauma as well as complex PTSD. The methodology follows three sequential phases beginning with stabilization through the therapeutic alliance, grounding, and resourcing. The subsequent phase allows for processing memories in a contained way by utilizing an integration of EMDR, Brainspotting, and a blend of body resources. The third phase encompasses integration of phase 1 and 2 focusing on the trauma that has been worked through and maintenance of what has been achieved. Reconnect Center has kept symptoms improvement data for the past three years and our results demonstrate a 90% improvement of trauma symptoms and 61% improvement of anxiety symptoms utilizing RITTM. Recently, we conducted three case studies, two of which were sexual assault female survivors of Caucasian and Hispanic decent, and one was a physical abuse survivor of African American descent. Between pre and post-test scores of the BDI-II, BAI, and PCL-C, scores were lower with an average improvement of 75% on the BDI, 35% on the BAI, and 58% on the PCL-C within just five, 90-minute sessions. 

Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model (RITTM)is a mind-body connection based integrative approach that treats the whole person. RITTM teaches the therapist to use an integration of the following modalities: EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic therapies,  Gestalt, Energy Psychology, and Mindfulness. 

The RITTM philosophy states that trauma creates an internal disconnection. Trauma  disconnects clients from their body, from their emotions, from their mind, from friends and family, from God or spirituality—ultimately from who they truly are. RITTM emphasizes stabilization before trauma processing, utilizing a three phased approach to trauma treatment: Stabilization Phase, Processing Phase, Integration Phase.


( Trainer, Dr. Darsa is a licensed psychologist, an author, creator of RITTM (Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model), and founder of Reconnect Treatment Center, in CA. She has more than 20  years of clinical and administrative experience in trauma and mental health disorders.)



Module 1: Initial Phase of Trauma Treatment

Session 1

9:00 AM-11:00 AM PT (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)

Understand what trauma is and its impact of it on the person’s well-being.

  • Introduce what is trauma treatment and what is not
  • Stress vs. Trauma
  • Trauma and the Brain

11:00 AM -11:15 AM PT (2:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST)


11:15 AM -1:00 PM PT (2:15 PM - 4:00 PM EST)

  • Pierre Janet’s Treatment phases
  • Five Common Mistakes in Trauma Treatment
  • Trauma Treatment Goal 
Session 2
9:00 AM-11:00 AM PT (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)

Lecture about stabilization and resourcing

  • Intro to Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model (RITTM) philosophy
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Study treatment phases
  • Explain the importance of stabilization when working with complex trauma

11:00 AM -11:15 AM PT (2:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST)


11:15 AM -1:00 PM PT (2:15 PM - 4:00 PM EST)

  • Prepare therapists to work with traumatized clients
  • Teach the concept “Relationship with Self”

Resourcing exercising and teaching of tools.

  • Orientation to Here and Now
  • Breathing
  • EMDR Resourcing

Session 3

9:00 AM-11:00 AM PT (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)

  • Voo Sound Technique
  • EFT

11:00 AM -11:15 AM PT (2:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST)


11:15 AM -1:00 PM PT (2:15 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Develop foundational skills for the stabilization of trauma patients.

Case Examples of Module 1

  • Somatic Resources
  • Somatic tracking tools
  • Mindfulness
  • Grounding techniques


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the different techniques and differentiate when appropriate to use them.
  • Participants will be able to Identify various models of trauma and information processing
  • Participants will be able to design an integrative treatment plan using the integrative model.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the three-phase approach to trauma.
  • Participants will determine appropriate use of mindfulness and apply it to trauma treatment
  • Participants will be able to integrate somatic tracking skills when working with the body.
  • Participants will be able to apply eye movement techniques to process trauma after resourcing.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish eye spot techniques versus eye movements.
  • Participants will be able to clinically judge the therapeutic alliance in trauma treatment.


Webinars included in this package:

RITTM (Module 1 - Session 1)

RITTM (Module 1 - Session 2)

RITTM (Module 1 - Session 3)

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