- TSI is Therapeutic Storytelling Intervention™.
- TSI was developed in California by Ron Phillips in the 1980s, expanded in New Zealand in the 1990s; and returned to California in 2004.
- TSI is an affordable and efficient life skills, life education and child and adolescent group therapy process.
- TSI is used in a diversity of work places: schools, mental health clinics, churches, camps, police education, social services, etc.
- TSI enables a single facilitator to manage a large group of people over an extended period of time using minimal and easily acquired resources.
- TSI uses storytelling as a potent and effective means to engage people rapidly and powerfully, leading them through often complex and difficult emotional and developmental territory.
- TSI offers two purpose-written books with ancillary material covering a wide range of topical issues and suited to the developmental processes of people.
- TSI is packed with value-based material that is easily assimilated and which provides a ‘blueprint’ for successful living.
- TSI has been used extensively among a diversity of cultures.
- TSI has proven successful with people who have high levels of: psychosocial stress, mental health issues, economic disadvantage and self-harm.
- TSI trials carried out in a mental health setting demonstrate that TSI has an unequaled ability to engage groups that are characteristically difficult and have a high incidence of dropout and non-compliance.
- TSI effectively attends to issues of resistance and hopelessness, facilitating healing and
- TSI helps people to move from levels of dysfunction, depression and destructive family behaviors towards a lifestyle of healthy personal and family relationships.
- TSI is successfully used in a wide range of contexts such as schools, mental health clinics, churches, camps, police education, social services etc.
For an expanded version of these points read:
Therapeutic Storytelling Intervention™ – Overview