Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Psych
Ralf Vogt
Leipziger Straße 36a
D - 04178 Leipzig

Symposium Traumapotenziale VI:

Traumapotenziale VIThe Traumatic Memory Undergoing Change
June 16/17 2017 in Leipzig

with Dr. phil. Rosemarie Barwinski, PhD Renée P. Marks, PhD Valerie Sinason, DP Thomas Haudel und MSc Psych Winja Lutz, Salina Centgraf, Sabine Hampf, DP Irina Vogt und Dr. DP Ralf Vogt

Welcome to my website!

About my person: I have over 30 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy, 20 years of which working with the full spectrum of trauma patients. In 2002 my wife – who is also an extensively qualified psychotraumatologist (see Bio Irina Vogt) – and I established the Trauma Institute Leipzig, which provides further training programs for trauma psychotherapists, trauma counsellors and other trauma specialists. We teach both the standard handiwork of trauma treatment and SPIM 30. SPIM 30 is the highly effective in-house treatment model we developed over years of research and clinical practice. It features the gamut of contemporary analytical, body psychotherapeutic, systemic and integrative, and behavioural therapeutic components (see also SPIM 30, Vogt 2013). We give courses and seminars both in Germany and abroad to fellow practitioners, social workers, teachers, first aid workers, refugee workers and so on. We always adapt the contents of the training program to the needs and interests of the audience in question. Should you be interested in such a course or workshop, please contact the secretary’s office of either our outpatient practice or the non-profit Trauma Institute Leipzig for a personal answer to your query.
It is one of our lasting regrets that we cannot take on any new trauma patients due to the overwhelming demand for therapy places. Over the years we have found that the best way forward is to train therapists and care workers of all backgrounds in our methods. We coach them step-by-step in the knowledge and tools they will need to stabilise and help vulnerable come to grips with the traumatic processes happening in their body, soul and psyche. Given the right level of certification, we teach them how to work gradually through testing trauma scenes with their clients.
What makes SPIM 30 so unique as a treatment model is probably the fact that it brings together a comprehensive inventory of treatments. Man-made psychological traumas can have lasting effects, which are challenging due to their complexity and dissociative effects. SPIM 30 addresses the underlying neurological information processing disorder (the trauma scene memory) and the resultant traumatic attachment and relationship disorders of which clients can initially be entirely unaware. Trauma also leaves a marked social imprint: a crippling fear and distrust of groups and communities, a sense of defeat and withdrawal from the world. SPIM 30 seeks to heal this and post-traumatic impulse disorders such as aggressiveness, a lack of self-efficacy and so on.
SPIM 30 is shorthand for Somatic Psychological Interactive Model for the Treatment of Dissociative Trauma Disorder - Standard Version 30 (latest edition).

As a treatment model it utilises 30 criteria:

  1. Psychosomatic Reciprocation
  2. Transparency and Action-Orientation
  3. Flexible Roles of Clients and Therapists
  4. Clear and Detailed Psychoeducation
  5. Homeostatic Dynamics of Regulation States
  6. Resources and Cooperation
  7. Retraumatising and Chronic Perpetrator Conditions
  8. Pre-, Peri- and Postnatal Conditions and Infanthood
  9. Qualities of Memory
  10. Animated Therapy Objects (Beseelbare Therapy Objects)
  11. Emotional Nurturance/Reparenting
  12. Playfulness
  13. Affect Regulation
  14. Transgenerational Trauma
  15. Including all Current Influences
  16. Including Intimate Partners
  17. Mentalisation
  18. Additional Group Psychotherapy
  19. NBM-Groups as Social Training
  20. Continuity of Therapists
  21. Joint Analysis of Settings
  22. Role Play and Skills Training
  23. Severity Grade Model of Regulation States
  24. Perpetrator States
  25. Externalisation
  26. CSEPT Settings
  27. LMDR
  28. Multimodal Trauma Processing
  29. Continuous Research
  30. Integrating Expert Knowledge from Interdisciplinary Fields

Don’t be put off by the sheer number of criteria. Once we train them they are easy enough to follow. But as members of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) – of which Dr. Vogt is a Past Board Member and Honorary Fellow thanks to his outstanding theoretical and clinical contributions) - we felt compelled to identify the most important criteria that set us apart from other treatment models. As we do things quite differently from the majority of our esteemed colleagues we hope these 30 criteria make what we do more transparent.

The greatest differences in brief:

  • A clearer and more detailed psychoeducation for trauma patients damaged at an early age (infant terms with preverbal deficits)
  • A wider scope of therapeutic settings that include physical interventions and action oriented settings for diagnosing, stabilising and integrating trauma
  • Use of various exposure procedures to deal with the trauma scene depending on patient suitability (e.g. screening, LMDR, floor mats, CSEPT)
  • Application of preverbal symbolisation media for early trauma (animated therapy objects)
  • Integrated concept of regulation states from healthy to highly pathological
  • Treatment of aggression, affects and impulsive behaviour as trauma imprints (which may initially be unconscious) – in terms of perpetrator introjects
  • Nurturance settings for deep relaxation
  • A staggered, attachment oriented process that treats children and adults in both individual and group settings

Our concept has been honed over years of research and clinical experience. We offer trial courses at our institute for you to familiarise yourself with it. But you can also book a talk, workshop or seminar at a location of your choosing, such as your own practice or institute.

A brief overview of my professional activities:

  1. Together with my wife I own a joint psychotherapeutic practice
  2. Together with my wife I run the Trauma Institute Leipzig (TIL) where
    1. we train trauma psychotherapists trauma counsellors trauma specialists and
    2. provide a general training program in psychotraumatology or universal psychotherapy and offer a wide range of social activities through the Academy for Integrated Psychotherapy
  3. Together with my wife I am a scientific advisor for the journal Trauma (Asanger Verlag, Kröning).
  4. Together with my wife I organise scientific symposia under the banner of ‘Trauma potentials’ on current topics in our field

    2007 Symposium: Body potentials (integrating the body into trauma therapy
    2009 Symposium: Disgust (a leading symptom in complex trauma)
    2011 Symposium: Perpetrator introjects (effects of violent experience on aggressive behaviour towards oneself and others in the traumatised)
    2013 Symposium: Slander and betrayal (a complex issue for psychotherapy as well as the traumatised and their social surroundings)
    2015 Symposium: Perpetrator attachment (a paradoxical and difficult relationship and treatment issue in dissociative and complex trauma disorders)
    2017 Symposium: The traumatic memory undergoing change (a hotly debated and controversial topic relating to trauma reconstruction in complex traumatised clients)

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Thank you for dropping by online,
Dr. Ralf Vogt


My areas of expertise:

Leipziger Akademie für Ganzheitliche Psychotherapie

Leipzig Academy for integrative psychotherapy

Academy Heads: Irina Vogt and Dr. Ralf Vogt

Trauma and body oriented psychologists and therapists
(treatment method: SPIM-20-KT)


  • Overarching training and further education in all therapeutic concepts for both therapists and clients
  • Primarily the field of trauma and body oriented individual and group therapy
  • Seminars by Mrs and Mr Vogt at the Leipzig Academy
  • Seminars and lectures by Mrs and Mr Vogt at various institutes and clinics
  • Guest therapists from Germany and abroad
  • Keeping offers up-to-date and relevant

Link to website: website academy >>

Trauma Institute Leipzig

Institute Heads: Irina Vogt and Dr. Ralf Vogt

Psychotraumatologists (DeGPT) and body oriented psychotherapists
(treatment method: SPIM-20-KT)


  • Further training as a trauma psychotherapist for applying SPIM-20-KT treatment method with complex traumatised disorders and other mental illnesses
    (TIL – last update 01/04/2006 )
    Suitable for complementing the treatment spectrum of PA, TP , VT and KJP in outpatient practices and clinics
  • Further training as a trauma expert
    (TIL – last update 01/04/2006 according to DeGPT guidelines)
    Suitable for complementing counselling expertise of:
    • Physicians and specialists
    • Psychologists
    • Educators
    • Social workers
    • Social pedagogues
    • Remedial teachers
    • School counsellors
    • Nurses and carers

And all practitioners from other professional backgrounds who are interested and meet the entrance.

Link to website: Trauma Institute Website >>

Joint therapy practice
Irina Vogt (depth psychologist) >>
Dr. Ralf Vogt (psychoanalyst, depth psychologist) >>

Practice areas of expertise

Subject to the regulations of the public health funds:

  • Individual psychotherapy based in depth psychology
  • Analytic individual psychotherapy
  • Trauma and imaginative psychotherapy (KB)
    (as part of psychodynamically based psychotherapy)
  • Relaxation procedures
  • Psychodiagnostics

Range of offers not subject to the regulations of the public heatlh funds:

  • Trauma and body oriented individual psychotherapy for adults, children and families
  • Trauma and body oriented group psychotherapy for adults
    (lead by therapy couple)
  • Dynamic couple therapy (after Willi and Moeller and others)
  • Supervision in trauma and body oriented psychotherapy
  • Supervision in depth psychological and analytic individual and group psychotherapy
  • Team supervision
  • Family therapy
  • Solution based short-term psychotherapy

Traumapotenziale VI

The Traumatic Memory Undergoing Change
June 16/17 2017 in Leipzig

with Dr. phil. Rosemarie Barwinski, PhD Renée P. Marks, PhD Valerie Sinason, DP Thomas Haudel und MSc Psych Winja Lutz, Salina Centgraf, Sabine Hampf, DP Irina Vogt und Dr. DP Ralf Vogt


Link to website: congress website >>


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