Traumatic Incident Reduction Association

Eduardo Cazabat, Certified/Accredited TIR Trainer

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An Interview with

VV: How long have you been a TIR trainer?

Eduardo: I recently got the TIR Trainer certification (mid 2007)

VV: What inspired you to become a TIR trainer?

Eduardo: I organized the first TIR workshops in Argentina (first given in Spanish as well), which were taught by Gerald French. I attended all of them and did the translation, and could feel the contagious enthusiasm Gerald can transmit. And, I've been practicing TIR for the last 8 years with very good success. And given that there is no other Spanish speaking trainer I thought that there was an opportunity to spread the TIR model and reach many professionals that couldn't get trained because they don't speak English.

VV: What do you find rewarding about it?

Eduardo: I'm very grateful of having been given this fantastic tool, and I see similar attitudes in colleagues trained in Argentina. It's very rewarding to be able of give the same chance to others.

VV: Are you willing to travel to deliver training, if so under what conditions?

Eduardo: Indeed, I have some colleagues in Mexico who are organizing the first training to be taught in 2008. And I guess that there are a large number of Spanish speaking colleagues in the USA willing to get trained and deliver TIR in our native tongue.

VV: Do you have a private practice?

Eduardo: I have a private practice as my main activity. I see mostly (though not exclusively) traumatized patients and I teach Trauma and Psychotherapy both at the pre- and post-graduate level. I'm also an active member of the Argentine Society for Psychotrauma (SAPsi) and we organize every year in June an international congress.

VV: Besides TIR, what other things are you interested in?

Eduardo: I also treat dissociative patients. I'm engaged in a doctoral program, and I'm getting trained in research methodology. I'd like to use the clinical data to produce research that could support TIR, and other interventions. More info at my web site (in Spanish).

VV: Describe your professional background?

Eduardo: I got my Psychology degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), and came back home (Argentina), where I first got trained in systemic psychotherapy. By 1995, I got interested in psychological trauma, and began to follow Charles Figley's steps after his Active Ingredients in the Journal of Traumatology. So I got trained in EMDR and TFT, and looked actively to get trained in TIR, till I got in contact with Gerald. Lately I've been involved in some crisis intervention, e. g. I joined a volunteers team that went to New Orleans one month after Katrina hit the area. Metapsychology was a great tool for that.

VV: What other courses are you currently teaching?

Eduardo: I teach "Complex Trauma and Dissocation", "Psychotherapeutic basic skills", "EFT and Energy Based Therapies", "Mental Health in Disasters". I also direct the Academy of Traumatology training site in Argentina.

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