Module 1: 2020  February 18 - 21

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4 Days in Los Angeles with Marta Thorsheim

The Psyche as a Living Organism

Examining the latest development and general aspects in IoPT. Development of Identity. The phases of a session- in one-to-one settings and/or in group settings.

ID sessions, lecture and reflections.

Maximum participants for the training module: 40

Price $650

I highly recommend Marta’s seminar  to counselors, therapists and all those working in health care. – Dr. Gabor Maté

We warmly welcome you to an exciting and rewarding program, where you help yourself while learning to help others.

The objective of the program is to provide a thorough insight into modern trauma theory and treatment for adults, adolescents and children/families. You will learn how trauma affects identity development, the development of our free will, and all other mental structures, including body development and growth. The training also includes the different trauma types and their characteristics as well as how to deal with split parts after traumatization.

  • Prevention, treatment and way out of traumatic stress.

  • Integrated trauma and attachment psychology. Developmental Psychology.

  • Developmental trauma and other traumatization.

  • The consequences of traumatic stress, prevention and repair.

  • Consequences for health, kindergarten, school and drug treatment.

  • Trauma-based care.

The program consist of 12 weekend modules (4 days each) over the course of one year and a half.  Admittance is open to anyone with a background in health, educational or social work, or IoPT basic course, which is now available through the Insitute in Los Angeles - Tuesday afternoons and/or Wednesday mornings.

Marta Thorsheim’s Module One will be presented in Los Angeles. Participants will then be able to continue with the remaining modules in Oslo as well as continuing to train in Los Angeles through the Institute.


Theoretical framework

The program builds on professor Ruppert’s theoretical framework of an Identity Oriented Psycho-trauma Theory – IoPT. Based on established trauma theories and his own research, as well as extensive therapeutic experience with clients, both individually and in group settings, Prof. Franz Ruppert developed the theoretical framework within Identity-oriented psychotrauma theory and therapy: IoPT. This framework is based on five theoretical foundations and one practical method:

  • The Human Psyche: well-being, stress and trauma

  • Identity and the Trauma of Identity

  • The Trauma of Love and the Trauma of Sexuality

  • The Perpetrator-Victim-Dynamic in relations

  • The Intention Method and the Resonance Technique

The method by which we implement the insights and objectives of the identity-oriented Psycho trauma therapy, is called Self Encounter with the sentence or picture of intention, which means the following: A person who wants to work therapeutically on him- or herself - first considers his/hers intention: What do I want to achieve through this work? What is my goal? What would I like to look at more closely? What is the next steps in my therapy?.

More about theory and method

Modules: content and schedule

The modules consist of teaching, reflection and discussion of theory as well as practical work regarding the intentions of the participants. Each participant receives at least one IoPT process per module. Starting with module six, everyone is given the opportunity to practice the Intention method under supervision.

Here is the link to the full training program in Norway. There will be more details to come on the English program 

Please note; a portion of your payment will be used for student participation and those in need.

Maximum participants for the training module: 40

Price $ 650 

Early Bird $600

Deposit to hold place till July 1 - $150

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