What is The Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model (RITTM)?
The Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model or RITTM, is a system of integrated therapeutic modalities developed by renowned trauma psychologist, Dr. Karol Darsa, Psy.D. The motivation behind the creation of this model comes from a perceived need for a specialized trauma treatment protocol incorporating the mind-body connection based philosophy of the Reconnect Center and its affiliates.
The RITTM Philosophy in Summary
The RITTM philosophy says 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. The RITTM approach emphasizes stabilization before trauma processing, utilizing a three phase approach to trauma treatment.
The 3 Phase RITTM Approach:
Understanding The Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model (RITTM)
The Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model is an inherently holistic approach. RITTM empowers clinicians to provide individualized, client-centered treatment focused on the person as a whole.
In RITTM, trauma psychologist, Dr. Karol Darsa has developed a finely attuned, comprehensive method to heal and reconnect the mind and body. RITTM utilizes an A-Z model that teaches you how to be a therapist by resourcing both yourself and your clients, processing trauma in a contained way, and emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic alliance by focusing attachment wounds.
The Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model has structural components, but it eschews rigid protocols. Instead, RITTM teaches clinicians to organically integrate the following modalities: EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic therapies, Gestalt, Energy Psychology, and Mindfulness.
RITTM prepares the clinician to work with incidental and relational trauma as well as complex PTSD. The Reconnect Center has been keeping symptoms improvement data since 2020 and our results show a 90% improvement in trauma symptoms and a 61% improvement in anxiety symptoms.
Therapeutic Modalities Integrated within The RITTM:
- Somatic Therapies
- Gestalt Psychology
- Energy Psychology
Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model Workshops
RITTM is presented as a 6 hour online training workshop for mental health professionals who wish to enhance and diversify the care they can offer for clients who experience trauma symptoms. The RITTM online workshop offers 6 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits).
The RITTM Workshop is Open To:
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other mental health professionals
Learning Objectives for the RITTM Workshop:
- Participants will be able to identify the different techniques and know when to use them.
- Participants will be able to design a treatment plan using the integrative model.
- Participants will be able to summarize the three phase approach to trauma.
The RITTM Workshop is Suitable For:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
About RITTM Creator, Dr. Karol Darsa, Psy.D
Dr. Darsa is a licensed trauma psychologist, an author, creator of RITTM (Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model), and founder of The Reconnect Treatment Center, in CA. She has more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in trauma and mental health treatment.
Paired with her advanced training in EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Energy Psychology, and Mindfulness, Dr. Darsa gained a deep understanding of the mind and body and how they can work together in trauma recovery.
A native of Turkey, Dr. Darsa has lived in the United States since 1992. She provides therapy in English, Spanish, French, and Turkish, and she can converse in Italian and Portuguese.
About The Reconnect Center and Reconnect Clinic
At Reconnect, our specialized mental health programs offer intensive trauma and mental health treatment for a wide range of conditions. Our therapists and experts are passionate about helping people learn to manage their conditions and live better lives. The Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model is at the heart of all of the mental health care we offer.
If you or someone you love is living with a mental health disorder or the symptoms of trauma, Reconnect wants to help. Give us a call at (310) 713-6739 today, to learn more about our treatment or RITTM workshops.