Dr. Tian Dayton is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows. Treatment. She is the author of fifteen books including The Soulful Journey of Recovery, The ACoA Trauma Syndrome, Emotional Sobriety,Trauma and Addiction, Forgiving and Moving On and The Living Stage. She has developed an approach for incorporating experiential work into treatment programs and group work called Relationship Trauma Repair aka RTR.
Tian Dayton has a masters in educational psychology and a PhD in clinical psychology and is a board certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. Dr. Dayton has been a guest expert on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Montel, Rikki Lake, John Walsh, Geraldo and others.
Tian blogs for Thrive Global and The Huffington Post. She is a frequent contributor to Medium.
Dr. Dayton is a fully certified practitioner and trainer by the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ASGPP).
She served for eight years as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and eight years as an executive editor of same. She is the winner of ASGPP’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The Scholars’/Research Award, The President’s Award and The Gratitude Award for her contributions to this field. Tian has spent her career raising the standard of expertise and training of these methods in the field of addiction and adapting psychodrama and sociometry for work specifically with relational trauma and addictions. Her trademarked processes Socio Metrics, are in use nationally and around the world, as is her model Relational Trauma Repair (RTR). These processes combine research with psychodrama and sociometry creating a contained, psycho-educational, experiential approach to healing. Clients learn about the issues and symptoms while engaging in an experiential, relational healing process. Her books The Living Stage, Relational Trauma Repair (Therapist’s Guide) and her upcoming book Socio Metrics all explore this process along with the basics of psychodrama and sociometry.
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