This video depicts the use of the Circle of Strengths which is an experiential group work tool adaptable for any group setting, any population, and any topic. The Circle of Strengths was developed by Kate Hudgins & Francesca Toscani as part of the Therapeutic Spiral Model. It is particularly useful as a strengths-based group-as-a-whole process for establishing safety and is frequently used by psychodramatists, community organizers, and other group workers. The Circle of Strengths is an action-based group tool that accesses the power of the group and cultivates mutual aid – the ability for each participant to be a therapeutic agent for each other.

Group workers are encouraged to pursue more training in experiential therapy, sociometry, and psychodrama. For upcoming trainings offered by Scott, visit http://www.PhoenixTraumaCenter.com/training

This video is one of a 4-part series of experiential training videos which demonstrate trauma-informed, strength-based group facilitation tools. The other videos are available here:
-Spectrograms – https://youtu.be/-lmysRgWF2Y
-Step-in Sociometry – https://youtu.be/UEjYzlT-b0Y
-Floor Checks – https://youtu.be/nA47xvp2V5Y
-Circle of Strengths – https://youtu.be/DH4q5JbtqUo

To read more about these experiential processes, view publications by Scott and the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy team here – http://www.phoenixtraumacenter.com/publications/

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