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September 25th | Pocono Manor, PA 

National Association of Social Workers – PA Chapter Conference

The Ripple Effect of Mutual Aid: Sociometry and Psychodrama for Trauma Survivors

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci & Amy Stone

Conference registration/information available Here

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September 28th 9:00am – 1:00pm| 4 Credit Hours| Bryn Mawr, PA

Experiential Work with Defenses in Trauma and Addiction Treatment

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci

Cost: $80 ($50 student rate)

Register Here

This workshop presents an overview of defense mechanisms as they relate to addiction and trauma treatment. Psychodynamic theory of defense mechanisms will be presented with emphasis on the similarities and differences between defenses related to addiction and trauma. The neurobiology of trauma will be revisited including an overview of Polyvagal Theory’s conceptualization of the fight, flight, and freeze responses to danger. Multiple uses of sociometric group processes to explore defense mechanisms within a group counseling context will be demonstrated. The use of psychodramatic techniques to explore and transform defenses with clients will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the function of psychological defense mechanism
2. Explain one use of sociometry in group work around defenses
3. Identify one psychodrama technique useful for work with defenses

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October 1st| University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice

Introduction to Using Sociometry & Psychodrama to Address Racism

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci & Onaje Muid

(closed closed guest lecture for MSW students)

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October 4th | Pinelands Recovery Center, Medford, NJ 

Psychodrama with Death, Ambiguous Loss, and Complicated Grief

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci

(closed staff in-service for Pinelands clinical team)

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October 26th 9:00am – 1:00pm| 4 Credit Hours| Bryn Mawr, PA

Group Work, Mutual Aid, and the 12-steps

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci

Cost: $80 ($50 student rate)

Register Here

This workshop will present an introduction to basic concepts in group work and group psychotherapy. The phenomenon of mutual aid will be presented as a central component of group work with its historical connections to psychodrama, social work, and 12-step self-help groups. The similarities and differences between group therapy and 12-step meetings will be emphasized. The utility of 12-step concepts will be explored using sociometry and psychodrama.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define mutual aid
2. Explain the difference between group therapy and 12-step meetings
3. Identify one use of sociometry to explore 12-step concepts

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October 30th| Penn State University Brandywine Campus 

Introduction to Sociometry & Psychodrama

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci

(closed guest lecture for students)

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November 1st 9:00am – 3:30pm| 6 Credit Hours| Bryn Mawr, PA

Experiential Social Group Work: Tools for Therapists, Educators, Supervisors, and Community Leaders

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci & Amy Stone

Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Cost: $125*

Registration and Event Details Here

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November 8th | Pinelands Recovery Center, Medford, NJ 

Psychodrama in Individual Work: Spirituality in Addiction & Trauma Treatment

Presented by Dr. Scott Giacomucci

(closed staff in-service for Pinelands clinical team)

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November 15th | Center for Families Bryn Mawr

Clinical Symposium: Creative Arts Therapies

Details TBA

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Holistic Experiential Work: Integrating Mind, Body, & Spirit

November 23rd 9am – 1pm | 4 CE Credits

Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, CTTS, CET III, PAT

Center for Families – 1225 Montrose Ave Bryn Mawr PA 19010

Cost: $80 ($50 student rate) – Register Here

Mental Health, Trauma, and Addiction impact an individual on multiple levels, including the mind, body, spirit, and relationships. Experiential Therapy, Sociometry, and Psychodrama approach healing from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens. This workshop will explore the connections between mind, body, and spirit while highlighting the impact of trauma and addiction on each aspect. The interplay between mind-body-spirit of the professional and mind-body-spirit of the client will be considered as it relates to the therapeutic relationship. This workshop will use both sociometry and psychodrama as teaching processes.

Learning Objectives:

Explain the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit

Describe why experiential therapy is a holistic approach

Identify one way that the professional’s state of mind/body/spirit impacts a client

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Contact Scott@PhoenixTraumaCenter.com for more information or to register.

Credit Hours for Pennsylvania social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists:

Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy (Lic. #004115) is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy (Lic. # PSY000215) is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy maintains responsibility for the program.

Act 48 Credit hours for Pennsylvania educators

Phoenix Center is an Approved Provider of Act 48 Credits for PA educators. Please inquire about Act 48 credits for each individual workshop.

Experiential and Psychodrama training hours:

Participants at these workshops can receive credit towards certifications through the American Board of Examiners in Sociometry, Psychodrama, and Group Psychotherapy* as well as the International Society of Experiential Professionals (CP, CET, and CES). *As a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer, Scott can provide 160 of the required 780 training hours towards CP certification for psychodrama.

http://www.ExperientialProfessionals.com

http://www.PsychodramaCertification.org

REFUND POLICY

Multi-day Training Workshops have a limited number of registration slots. Therefore, once participants have committed to the workshop, their places are held and no longer open for other people to attend. Because of this policy, we do not give refunds within 6 weeks of the workshop. If there is a cancellation, our policy is to retain a $50 administrative fee and to apply the balance to any Training Workshop in the following year.

For single day workshops, participants will be granted a full refund if cancellation occurs before 1 week of the workshop.

Please contact Scott for any questions or concerns you may have regarding a workshop or attending one.

Grievances: Please contact Dr. Scott Giacomucci at 610-203-2877 or Scott@PhoenixTraumaCenter.com